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Climate change the hot topic in Olympia on Saturday
Downtown Olympia became a hub for climate change conversation Saturday, with more than 100 people from throughout Washington gathering for the South Sound Climate Action Convention. “I think that you’re … Click to Continue »
Dr. Wood: Community gardens grow healthier citizens
Did you know you live in an area where community gardens are thriving? You may even live near one and not know it. Community gardens are collaborative projects on shared … Click to Continue »
Local Knowledge Bowl team wins state title
A team of students from Pope John Paul II High School in Lacey took first place in the 1B classification at the state Knowledge Bowl tournament on March 18 at … Click to Continue »
Drivers have until March 31 to remove studded tires
Drivers in Washington have until Friday, March 31, to remove their winter studded tires. Starting April 1, drivers with studded tires face a $136 traffic infraction. Studded tires also damage … Click to Continue »
What’s Happening for March 25
Saturday (March 25) Capital Food and Wine Festival: Fundraiser with more than 100 regional wines, dozens of beers and hard ciders, local restaurant fare, and three stages of live music. … Click to Continue »

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Are you wondering if there's a hard and fast rule about what income is taxable and what income is not taxable? The quick (and easy) answer is that all income is taxable unless the law specifically excludes it. But as you might have guessed, there's more to it than that. Keep reading to learn more.
At some point, most small businesses owners will visit a bank or other lending institution to borrow money. Whether it's for startup costs or business expansion, understanding what your bank wants, and how to properly approach them, can mean the difference between getting your money for expansion and having to scrape through finding cash from other sources. Here's what you need to know.
Confused about which credits and deductions you can claim on your 2016 tax return? You're not alone. Here are six tax breaks you won't want to overlook.
As a businessman working in Seattle, I traveled the I-5 corridor between Seattle and Portland many times. When southbound from Seattle, I looked forward to driving through the Olympia area because it was such a pleasant and scenic part of the trip.
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