Friday, August 23, 2013


Daily Biz Briefs

Today’s Top Headlines:
Microsoft’s Ballmer to step down by year’s end
WA UTC recommends seven more years for CenturyLink
Pair of awards for Olympia Master Builders
Thurston to ban plastic bags? Maybe
Port of Olympia, Shin-Nishinomaya now sisters

Microsoft’s Ballmer to step down by year’s end

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today announced that he will retire within the year. [Read more]

WA UTC recommends seven more years for CenturyLink

96.9 KAYO Country The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission is recommending that CenturyLink be allowed seven more years of pricing flexibility in setting residential and business landline telephone rates under a multi-party settlement agreement filed today. [Read more]

Pair of awards for Olympia Master Builders

Olympia Master Builders was recently awarded two Association Excellence Awards from the Executive Officers Council of the National Association of Home Builders. [Read more]

Thurston to ban plastic bags? Maybe

Thurston County may soon ban plastic carryout bags at local groceries and shops, according to County officials. [Read more]

Port of Olympia, Shin-Nishinomiya now sisters

A “sister marina” agreement has been signed in the Washington state capital by the Port of Olympia’s Swantown Marina & Boatworks and Shin-Nishinomiya Yacht Harbor. [Read more]

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