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Thurston Consumer, Business Confidence Rises in Q2

Thurston County consumer, executive and small business owner confidence rose sharply in the second quarter of the year, likely driven higher by the improved state of financial, job and real estate markets, a new survey has found.

After 10 Years, Olympia Brewery Site Still Sits Silent

Ten years ago Thursday the whistle at the former Olympia brewery sounded for the last time, a final symbolic toot to signify the end of an era: The brewery was closing after more than 100 years of beer-brewing tradition.