North Olympic Peninsula unemployment rates dip in May

North Olympic Peninsula employers added nearly 400 jobs in May as Clallam and Jefferson County unemployment rates fell by about one-half of 1 percentage point,… Continue reading


Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition

Some Amazon company investors said Monday they are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2018


Study looks at maritime trades impacts on Jefferson economy

A study to determine the effect of the maritime industry on the economics of Jefferson County was discussed Monday at the Jefferson… Continue reading


EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Luncheon meetings are usually Wednesdays at noon at Blakeslee’s Bar & Grill, 1222 S. Forks Ave. This Wednesday’s guest… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Rogue wave survivor renamed, loading logs destined for China

While roaming the waterfront this week, the buzz was all about last weekend’s maritime festival. Every person I spoke with said they thought the festival… Continue reading

Seattle repeals homeless-aid tax after Amazon objects

Seattle leaders Tuesday repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks after a backlash… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Monthly luncheon meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 11:15 a.m. in the… Continue reading

Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2018

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Tribe sponsors small business planning series … and other items

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe will sponsor a six-part small business planning series beginning Monday, June 11. All classes will be held… Continue reading

Starbucks’ Schultz mulling ‘philanthropy to public service’

Starbucks Corp.’s Howard Schultz is stepping down as executive chairman of the coffee company he helped transform into a… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2018

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Luncheon meetings are usually Wednesdays at noon at Blakeslee’s Bar & Grill, 1222 S. Forks Ave. Lunch of $9.75… Continue reading

Sequim Starbucks among 8,000 that closed for anti-bias training

By Terry Tang and Joseph Pisani The Associated Press The Sequim Starbucks is among the more than 8,000 U.S. stores that were closed for a… Continue reading

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Samples earns medical center leadership award … and other items

Olympic Medical Physicians specialty clinic manager Michelle Samples received an OMC leadership award. She was presented the award during the organization’s recent… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Remember life jackets, radio for fun, safe boating

MONDAY IS MEMORIAL Day, a federal holiday that was originally known as Decoration Day and originated in the years following the Civil War that honors… Continue reading

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Main Street Program in PT wins Sustainable Future award … and other items

The Port Townsend Main Street Program (PTMSP) was awarded the Sustainable Future Award at the state Main Street’s Excellence on Main Awards… Continue reading

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Unveiling set for room’s grand opening; bench featured

First Security Bank’s Sequim Branch at 114 S. Sequim Ave. is hosting a grand opening for its addition of a community room Wednesday,… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Soft hemlock exported to China

LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON Global Gold, a 580-foot Panamanian-flagged cargo ship loaded with about 5 million board feet of debarked logs, eased off the Port of… Continue reading

BUSINESS BRIEFS: 2018 Healthgrade safety honor given to Jefferson Healthcare; KONP releases guest lineup

Jefferson Healthcare has been named as a recipient of a Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award. The designation recognizes superior performance of… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Twice-monthly luncheon meetings are held at 11:45 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Sunland… Continue reading

Seattle OKs taxing companies like Amazon to aid the homeless

Seattle’s largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2018