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Happy New Year – 2018

Monday welcomes a new year to the world, as Americans everywhere take a holiday to contemplate what lies ahead. This daily e-newsletter of local business headlines will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2nd.

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Taking the ‘long-term view’ of sales

With this slight pause in the normal frenetic pace of business between two major holidays, perhaps you have time to learn. And 'selling' is a key part of every enterprise, whether a private sector business or non-profit organization.

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Bumper harvest from Christmas Forest

Greater Olympia gathered earlier this month at the Christmas Forest, a major fund-raiser for the foundation supporting Providence St. Peter Hospital.

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State AG slaps Comcast, again

Investigation stemming from a 2016 lawsuit is now leading the state to increase its claims against the nation's cable TV provider for alleged violations of Washington state's Consumer Protection Act.

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South-bound 5 freeway gets 2 lanes today

Traffic flow will resume late this afternoon on the I-5 freeway south of DuPont, following successful removal of damaged passenger rail equipment from Monday's fatal derailment.

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AG goes after retailer that isn’t ‘charity’

Thrift stores in the retail marketplace often seem to be related to non-profit organizations, even when they aren't. State lawyers believe that confusion is intentional for at least one chain.

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Record sign-ups for state health program

More Washingtonians than ever signed up for the government administered health plan marketplace through its first deadline on Friday, Dec. 15.

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More jobs, more workers = stable jobless rate

More jobs, more workers = stable jobless rate

A growing supply of available workers is keeping Washington's unemployment rate from falling further, below its historic position.

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Medical practices connecting

Healthcare as an industry seems in constant change, and a merger announced today will link GI doctors from Olympia to Kirkland.

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State fines health plan for thin network

A health plan without enough authorized medical providers is not much of a bargain, according to state insurance supervisors. That situation brought a $1.5 million fine announced today.

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For the Record: Thurston County a/o 6/1/2017

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Bankruptcy Cases Filed

• Henry Anthony Guerra fdba Guerra-McCann LLC, Chehalis  Chapter 7  4/13/0201
• Michael Neal Case  fdba Best Case Construction, Olympia  Chapter 7  4/28/2017
• Peter Orvis & Ellen Marie Lauritzen  fdba Pete Lauritzen Construction, Quilted Works by Ellen, Olympia  Chapter 13  5/3/2017
​• KLLO LLC, Yelm  Chapter 7  5/4/2017
• Anthony Leo Cereghino  fdba Cereghino Concrete & Landscaping LLC, Lacey  Chapter 7  5/10/2017
• Derek William White  dba 323 Business Solutions, Rochester  Chapter 13  5/15/2017
• John Wood dba Janna Wood Organist, Shelton  Chapter 7  5/18/2017
• Murry Eugene Fields II  dba Northern Lights Contracting LLC, Sterling Development Partners, Tumwater  Chapter 7  5/18/2017

• Jo’el Roth dba Jo’el Roth, Lacey  Chapter 7  3/26/2017
• Jonathan Emmanuel Paiz dba Phoenix Venture Group LLC, Lacey Chapter 7  3/27/2017
• Barbara Michelle Johnston dba Beautiful Body Studio and Salon, Olympia  Chapter 7  3/30/2017
• Linda Ann Snavely fdba Linda’s Gardening & Hydroponics Inc., Linda’s Gardening, Shelton Chapter 7  3/30/2017
• Robert L. Crocker fdba Mary’s Corner Delivery / White Label Apps, Chehalis  Chapter 7  3/31/2017
• Evelyn Joann Crabtree fdba Paws Perfect Dog Grooming, Shelton  Chapter 7  4/4/2017
• Christopher John Faber dba A Cut Above, Centralia  Chapter 7  4/7/2017
• Southbank Dairies LLC, Curtis  Chapter 12  4/13/2017

• Bruce James Weichmann dba Forevergreen Tree Service and Landscape, Lacey 2/20/2017
• Ricky D. Sharp fdba Cedar Ridge Industries LLC, Rochester Chapter 7  2/20/2017
• Shawn Neil Thompson dba 2unique4antique, Lacey Chapter 7  2/20/2017
• Sage Nathaniel Holbrook fdba Sage Landscape Maintenance LLC, Olympia Chapter 13  2/21/2017
• Mark Randolph Sayre dba EarthCare, Tumwater Chapter 13 2/27/2017
• Jennifer Indigo Cahan fdba Cahan Furniture, South Sound Custom, Olympia Chapter 7  3/8/2017
• Sidney Robert Acevedo fdba B&R Productions, Robbie Acevedo Farrier, Chehalis  Chapter 7  3/10/2017
• Christian Michel Muller dba Best Entertainment Inc., Yelm Chapter 13  3/15/2017
• Roberto Loera Huizar dba Huizar Floor Covering, Yelm Chapter 13  3/15/2017

Lydia Celia & John Andre Drescher dba Lila’s Lounge Vintage Warehouse, Olympia  Chapter 7
​• Nantha Souphommanichanh dba Nana Thai Restaurant LLC, Nan Thai Resta LLC, Olympia  Chapter 7
• Elaine Mose Hicks fdba 5 Star Child Care, Lacey Chapter 13
• Richard Lee Hunter dba Espresso by the Bay, Lacey  Chapter 13

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Lawsuits Filed In Thurston Co. Superior Court

• DKS Associates dba DKS Associates Inc. vs URS Corp., Flatiron Constructors Inc., Wash. St. Dept. of Transportation, et al Sub-contractor collection. 3/16/2017
• Tyler Rental Inc. vs Dustin Klatush dba Klatush Construction Collection. 3/17/2017
• ProBuild Company LLC vs Elite Exteriors Inc. Collection action seeks $26,234.61 past due on open account, plus interest, costs and fees. 3/20/2017
• Priscilla Zal, Zal’s Dental Prosthetics LLC vs Greg Wallace, Pacific Dental Arts Inc. Wrongful discharge, assault & battery seeks damages. Defendants’ answer and affirmative defense deny many specifics, then seeks offset for breach of non-compete and trade secrets act. 3/22/2017
• The Sherwin-Williams Co. vs LJ Hilton Inc. dba Affordable Asphalt Co., John Richard Johnson Collection. 3/28/2017
• Creekside Management, Rainier Distillers, Percy Newby as trustee vs Anthony Zaca, Maria Grasmick Dispute over purhase and sale of business.  4/3/2017
• Security Contractor Services Inc. vs NW Fence Builders, Clint Snowden Collection. 4/13/2017
• Gateway Division 1 LLC vs Civil Investments LLC, Britton Parkway LLC Property sale dispute.  4/14/2017

• Delbert Lee McGill, Hereford Farm LLC vs Vernon Horst Dispute over joint corporation 2/8/2017
• Tyler Rental Inc. vs JB Landscaping LLC Collection 2/9/2017
​• Holroyd Company Inc. vs Cereghino Concrete & Landscaping LLC, Anthony Cereghino, Raymond Rasmussen Collection 2/22/2017
• State of Washington vs King Mountain Tobacco Company Inc., Mountain Tobacco Distributing Inc. Dispute over cigarette manufacture. 2/24/2017
• Kaufman Real Estate LLC vs SCCM LLC Breach of contract. 2/24/2017
• Puget Sound Energy vs Comcast Cable Communications Management LLC Damages 3/1/2017
• Steve Palmer, Lynn Moses vs The Rock Group LLC, David London Seeks injunction to protect plaintiffs’ equipment. 3/8/2017
• Joseph L. DeFronzo vs Hall-Equities Group Severance payment. 3/15/2017

• Al’s Welding & Steel Fabrication Inc. vs CT Specialties LLC, John Lindsey Breach of warranty, Consumer Protection Act, fraudulent misrepresentation. 1/17/2017
• River City Environmental Inc. vs Olivas Valdez Inc. Subcontractor collection 1/23/2017
• Mountain Lumber & Hardware Inc. vs Jason Michael Palen, dba Palen’s Remodeling Collection 1/26/2017

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