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Cannibis at Kushman’s Everett Cannabis Dispensary on Evergreen Way on Tuesday. Cannabis sales are surging since Snohomish County reported the nation’s first case of coronavirus 10 months ago, pushing the state’s excise tax collections from those purchases to their highest levels ever. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Cannabis sales surge, proving pot is pandemic-proof

There are more customers, and some regulars are stocking up — just in case there’s a shortage.

Cannibis at Kushman’s Everett Cannabis Dispensary on Evergreen Way on Tuesday. Cannabis sales are surging since Snohomish County reported the nation’s first case of coronavirus 10 months ago, pushing the state’s excise tax collections from those purchases to their highest levels ever. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Bob Dylan sells entire song catalog to Universal Music Publishing in ‘landmark agreement’

By Kate Feldman New York Daily News Bob Dylan, the nasally voice…

  • Dec 8th, 2020

Food retailers see ‘eye-popping profits’ as workers reap little benefit

Detroit Free Press Profits soared an average of 39% in the first…

  • Dec 8th, 2020

Local Business Briefs

Summit Pacific CEO Josh Martin elected to state Hospital Association board Summit…

  • Dec 7th, 2020
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With ”Christmas Creep” pushing the holiday shopping season ever earlier, stretching the limits of already-strained shipping networks, FedEx and United Parcel Service are girding for their biggest test yet in the e-commerce era.

Retailers are warning of shipping delays as millions shop online

By Lauren Zumbach Chicago Tribune This isn’t the year to procrastinate on…

  • Dec 7th, 2020
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With ”Christmas Creep” pushing the holiday shopping season ever earlier, stretching the limits of already-strained shipping networks, FedEx and United Parcel Service are girding for their biggest test yet in the e-commerce era.

High costs, regulations get in the way of adding accessory dwelling units in Olympia

By Brandon Block The Olympian Kelsey Hulse hit refresh on her computer.…

  • Dec 2nd, 2020

Permitting requirements haven’t stopped ADUs in Olympia, they’ve just made them illegal

By Brandon Block The Olympia On Sunday, The Olympian explored the potential…

  • Dec 2nd, 2020

Carnival Corp. backs down from legal fight with LeBron over trademark

By Taylor Dolven Miami Herald Carnival Corporation has backed down from a…

  • Dec 1st, 2020

More apartments proposed in Thurston County

By Rolf Boone The Olympian South Sound developers appear ready to meet…

  • Dec 1st, 2020
Summit Pacific's Urgent Care entrance screening station is one of five in the Elma medical complex. (Courtesy photo)

Harbor Business Briefs

PUD Board approves 2021 budget The Grays Harbor PUD Board of Commissioners…

  • Nov 30th, 2020
Summit Pacific's Urgent Care entrance screening station is one of five in the Elma medical complex. (Courtesy photo)

Small businesses that took PPP aid may face a tax problem

By Evan Ramstad Minneapolis Star Tribune A recent IRS ruling tying up…

  • Nov 30th, 2020

GGHI’s upcoming business forum features Boeing manager on navigating the pandemic

The December Virtual Business Forum, hosted by Greater Grays Harbor Inc. will…

  • Nov 25th, 2020

Will Tech Jobs Move to Lewis County?

Housing, tech amenities and bandwidth are challenges

  • Nov 23rd, 2020

Year-end fiscal cliffs are approaching for millions of Americans

By Reade Pickert and Olivia Rockeman Bloomberg News A whole range of…

  • Nov 18th, 2020
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Dennis Company stores donate barbecues to fire departments

The Elma Dennis Company/Ace Hardwarwe store recently donated Traeger barbecues to the…

  • Nov 16th, 2020
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Economic pain from new COVID-19 restrictions will be uneven, after Inslee’s order

By Paul Roberts The Seattle Times With a second wave of business…

  • Nov 16th, 2020

Local Business Briefs

REG becomes founding investor of GGHI’s new Member Dues Relief Fund Greater…

  • Nov 16th, 2020

Restaurant owners nervous about latest shutdown

Local restaurant owners have mixed feelings about Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest shutdown in the war against COVID-19.

  • Nov 16th, 2020

Toilet paper shelves again left bare, as grocery store shoppers worry about Washington restrictions

By Nicole Brodeur The Seattle Times In announcing new statewide restrictions aimed…

  • Nov 16th, 2020

A third of the world’s air routes have been lost due to COVID-19

SYDNEY, Australia — Before the coronavirus, a decadeslong aviation boom spawned a…

  • Nov 14th, 2020