Northland Credit Union Announces Plans to Merge with Gesa Credit Union

Northland’s branch will become a branch of Gesa, and all Northland staff will join the Gesa Credit Union family.

Small Loan Makes Lifelong Memory for High School Couple

With homecoming approaching, one high school student decided to make it a special night. All he needed was a small loan from his credit union.

July is CULAC Month! What’s Your Fundraising Plan?

Each July, credit unions come together to raise money for CULAC, the political action committee that helps elect credit union champions to Congress. Learn how to support Credit Unions for Kids while raising CULAC funds, and more.

Washington Legislative Update: Budget Passed, but Special Session Continues

The two-year budget includes a tuition cut for college students and ends a handful of tax exemptions.

Washington Legislative Update: Budget Gridlock Forces Second Special Session

The Washington State Legislature ended its special session without reaching critical budget agreements. They now begin a second special session.

Washington Legislative Update: Special Session Begins

Budget negotiators are in Olympia for a special session of the legislature to bridge budget divides.

Washington Legislative Update: Governor Signs Credit Union Bills

As the legislature heads into a special session, Governor Inslee signs two credit union bills into law.

Miracle Season Fundraising Special on KOMO-TV for Seattle Children’s Hospital

Volunteer for the one-hour televised special featuring inspiring patient stories and seasonal entertainment.

Oregonians Credit Union Staffers Will Take the (Polar) Plunge for Special Olympics

Oregonians Credit Union expects to report an increase in its Frozen Assets next month, but there’s no reason to alert the examiners and regulators. Chilly as the news may sound, these assets will be freezing for a good cause.

CU Magazine Honors Seven Northwest ‘Rock Stars’ In Special ICU Day Issue

For seven Northwest credit union professionals, every day is about making the “People Helping People” philosophy a reality. That’s why Credit Union Magazine is honoring Lesley Carrell, Amy Davis, Manuel Hochheimer, Janet McNeilly, Jeanette Radmer, Teri Robinson, and Corlinda Wooden in a special “Rock Stars” edition released this week to coincide with International Credit Union Day.

Oregon Senate Approves Funding Package, Ends Special Session

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is expected to sign a package of five bills aimed at providing more money for education, senior programs, and other state services after the state Senate gave its approval Wednesday to the legislation.

Kitzhaber Calls Oregon Legislators Back to Special Session

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has called legislators back to Salem for a special session beginning Monday, Sept. 30. On the agenda: an agreement between the governor and legislative leaders to increase school funding by $140 million. The special session comes on the heels of the last week’s Interim Legislative Days, when the Oregon Legislative Assembly held three days of “informational hearings” on legislation that passed in 2013.

Washington DCU issues Bulletin on Credit Union Act Changes

The Washington DCU has issued a bulletin detailing the rulemaking process for updates to the state Credit Union Act. Our compliance report tackles some of the changes taking effect July 28.

Washington State Legislature in Double-Overtime

The Washington Legislature has started its second special session of 2013. A possible state government shutdown looms if there is no budget agreement by June 30.

Governor Inslee Schedules Special Session May 13

The Washington Legislature completed its 105-day session without passing a budget. The Governor has scheduled a special session to begin May 13.

St. Helens Community Announces Result of Special Member Vote

St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union held a special meeting Tuesday in response to a petition to recall five of the credit union’s seven volunteer board members. More than 175 members were in attendance and a total of 1,431 ballots were received.

‘Biz Kid$’ Special to Debut in Portland as Show Continues to Earn Accolades

“Biz Kid$,” the credit union-backed financial literacy show for kids, will air a special entitled “Three Minutes to Change the World” on OPB in June. “Biz Kid$” was recently nominated for three Emmys and earned its first Parent’s Choice Silver Award.

Washington State Legislature Adjourns After Brief Double-Overtime

The Washington State Legislature approved a supplemental budget and adjourned its second special session sine die early Wednesday morning. Big banks lost their tax exemption, and $4 million was swept from the DFI’s financial services regulation fund.