Tag Archives: Western Washington

Board of Natural Resources approves land purchase on Olympic Peninsula for Common School Trust

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – The Board of Natural Resources today authorized the purchase of an 80-acre parcel of forestland on the Olympic Peninsula. The parcel, which is zoned as commercial forest, will be purchased from a private seller for $250,000. The Washington

Seattle Archdiocese data breach hits home, and highlights need to address identity theft

The Archdiocese of Seattle is one of 170 dioceses (geographic areas of responsibility) of the Catholic Church in the United States.

The Archdiocese encompasses all of Western Washington, stretching from the Canadian to the Oregon border and from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.

There are 173 parishes, missions and pastoral centers in the Archdiocese, serving 579,500 registered Catholics.

Identity theft is a growing problem nationwide, and Washington is no exception. In early March 2014 the Seattle Archdiocese learned that volunteers and employees at parishes and schools across Washington state became victims of a tax-identity fraud scheme. Through a

Bank of the Pacific receives approval for full-service commercial banking center in Vancouver, WA

Bank of the Pacific

ABERDEEN, Wash. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bank of the Pacific, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pacific Financial Corporation (OTCQB:PFLC), today announced that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) approved its application to convert its Vancouver loan production office (LPO) to a full-service

Pizza Hut donating 50% of two-day sales to Oso mudslide victims

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut restaurants across Western Washington are donating 50 percent of all pizza sales from 108 participating locations today to victims of the mudslide disaster in Oso, the restaurant in Smokey Point, closest to Oso, is donating 100 percent during this

Grays Harbor residents among 90,000 victims of identity theft at Archdiocese of Seattle

St Mary Parish in Aberdeen, WA

Some employees and volunteers at St. Mary School in Aberdeen are affected by a data breach at the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle. Sources tell us some are finding that their taxes were already filed. Some returns have been rejected, and

CONSUMER ALERT: Wash. officials warn of consumer rip-offs by mudslide charity scams

Scam Alert

OLYMPIA — As donors consider contributing to relief efforts for the Snohomish County mudslide tragedy, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman are urging consumers to be on guard against scam artists who try to take advantage of the

Vancouver coin company accused of cashing in without delivering

Blue Moon Coins

More than two dozen people have contacted Better Business Bureau to complain about Blue Moon Coins out of Vancouver, Wash., after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars. The company, which sells wholesale precious metals and coins, has earned an “F”

Hunters have until March 31 to apply for multiple-season permits

WDFW

OLYMPIA – Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter their name in a drawing for a 2014 multiple-season permit, which can greatly increase their opportunities for success in the field. In mid-April, the Washington Department of Fish

Ocean Shores baiting their hook for the Northwest Outdoor Adventure Expo

Ocean Shores

You might see a familiar booth at the Northwest Outdoor Adventure Expo, February 28 to March 2, at Century Link Field Center. The city of Ocean Shores will have staff in a booth under the banner “Ocean Shores, Something Fun!”

New scam sweeping US, hoping you return the call after “One Ring”

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First recognized by Better Business Bureaus on the East Coast, the “One Ring” phone scam is now being reported across the United States. As an industry leader in identifying and tracking emerging scam trends, BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western