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Columbia Bank acquires Pacific Continental

Columbia Bank has announced today its purchase of Eugene, Ore.-based Pacific Continental Bank, a transaction valued at approximately $644.1 million.

Seattle firm to turn Tacoma's Washington Building into apartments

Seattle real estate investment firm Unico Properties has purchased the Washington Building in downtown Tacoma, with plans to turn the historic structure into apartments.

Holiday weekend schedules

Happy Holidays ! is the seasonal greeting, with much of the region's business world and government offices closing today until next Tuesday.

Bank of the Pacific corp. raises dividend

A strong financial performance in the past fiscal year has prompted directors of the parent to Bank of the Pacific to raise its cash dividend.

Olympia, Tacoma among top October housing markets

Real estate valuation firm Pro Teck has released its October list of top statistical areas for residential real estate, and hovering near the top of the list are the South Sound’s anchor communities: Olympia-Tumwater at No. 3, followed one spot down by Tacoma-Lakewood.

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Tax filings open today, per IRS

Federal tax collectors and processors began running individual tax returns on schedule, according to an announcement today. And this year's deadlines are later than the normal April 15th date.

Costs of living up slightly

Inflation not much of a worry from 2016 results, as the annual rise in Consumer Price Index as calculated by the federal government was 0.3 percent in December.

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Archive »State News

NFIB seeks to kill I-1433 ‘sick leave’

Small business representatives, retailers and some farm industry organizations are challenging the state mandate for all employers to pay sick leave starting Jan. 1, 2018.

New state GDP estimate released

The government's statistics prove what you see on local streets: the South Sound and Washington state economy continue to grow.

State senator headed to Trump team

GOP leadership in the state Senate seems assured, even after today's resignation by Sen. Brian Dansel to take a new position with the federal Department of Agriculture.

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Archive »Regional News

Another acquisition for Kidder

Regional commercial real estate leader Kidder Mathews continues an expansion into Southern California.

Bank CEO’s passing being absorbed

The dynamic executive leader of regional powerhouse Columbia Bank passed away suddenly late Sunday. Her family and hundreds of employees, along with thousands who felt her passion for community are in mourning.

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