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May 1, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Petitioners want slide-clearing work to go to local residents

A Darrington man says people and companies most affected by the Highway 530 mudslide are not being properly considered for the job of clearing the buried highway, and he has collected hundreds of signatures on a petition asking state officials to rectify the situation. Brian Roggenbuck said Thursday he had collected 700 signatures, and wrote to Gov. Jay…

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Comments | More in Environment, General news, Government, Weather Beat | Topics: Darrington, Inslee, jobs

September 19, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Bremerton Naval Shipyard hiring for more than 1,000 jobs

BREMERTON — Puget Sound Naval Shipyard says it’s hiring more than 1,000 helper trainees in all trades. The Kitsap Sun says starting pay is $15.11 an hour. Shipyard spokeswoman Mary Ann Mascianica says the new helpers will boost the workforce to more than 11,500. Major projects are under way on the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis, ballistic…

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March 20, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Marijuana growing operation planned at Raymond

RAYMOND, Pacific County (AP) — The Port of Willapa Harbor is ready to lease buildings at an old log yard in Raymond for a large-scale marijuana growing operation. The port manager and mayor told The Olympian they hope the operation would bring 30 to 40 jobs to the community. The lease depends on Marcus Charles…

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February 23, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Postal Service cutting 300 jobs in Washington

The Associated Press More than 300 jobs will be cut by the Postal Service in Washington as it consolidates eight mail processing centers into two, the agency said Thursday. The facilities are being consolidated because of a 25 percent decline in first-class mail since 2006. “It’s unfortunate it had to come to this,” said Ernie Swanson, a spokesman…

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Comments | More in Government | Topics: jobs, mail, Olympia

February 14, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Goodwill breaks ground on Seattle job-training center

Seattle Goodwill will break ground Wednesday on a new job training and education center, next to its store near Rainier Avenue South and South Dearborn Street. The three-story 50,000-square foot building will also house administrative offices. It is scheduled to open next April and will increase Goodwill’s training and education space, allowing the non-profit to serve…

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