Archive of: Olympia

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Mary Pontarolo: Woman of Influence

An advocate for some 33 years on behalf of survivors of sexual and domestic violence, Mary Pontarolo of Olympia's SafePlace will be recognized as a 2014 "Woman of Influence" next week.

October 2014

Roof Doctor cited by L&I for ‘malpractice’

State safety inspectors from Department of Labor & Industries have issued citations with up to $219,600 in potential penalties against The Roof Doctor Inc., a South Sound contractor.

October 2014

Jean Carr: Woman of Influence

Jean Carr, a co-founder of Olympia's SCJ Alliance, has accomplished much with the engineering and planning firm. But this Woman of Influence is most proud of the family she and her husband have created.

October 2014

State Auditor can't find econ. dev. results

Auditor says measuring results from economic development efforts is "virtually impossible," at least as regards local affiliates of state program.

October 2014

Local bankers leading trade group

Jim Haley, president & CEO of Thurston First Bank in Olympia, is chairman at Community Bankers of Washington for the new fiscal year. He succeeds Hal "H.R." Russell of Tacoma's Commencement Bank.

September 2014

Locals earn PGA tour cards

Two professional golfers with South Sound links received their player’s cards for the 2015 PGA season.

September 2014

Regence faulted for HealthPath launch delay

Two Washington state agencies working together for low-income residents covered by both Medicare and Medicaid said this week they are delaying the start of the managed care model until July 2015. And blame for the delay goes to Regence BlueShield, state representatives said.

September 2014

State revenue forecast inches upward

Legislative representatives and agency staff members met today in Olympia for the quarterly review of State Revenue Forecast Council. And they heard mostly good news.

September 2014

State workers to see pay raises

Negotiators for Washington Federation of State Employees and Governor Jay Inslee reached a tentative agreement for the next two-year labor contract early today. It includes raises of 3% and 1.8% over two years.

September 2014

Banks, ‘repurposing’ & bankruptcies

Efforts to remodel (repurpose) downtown buildings for renewed lives are covered in next week’s Business Examiner edition, along with several stories about new bank branches opening in the South Sound.

September 2014
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