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Procession, memorial impact local area

UPDATE: WSDOT announced that all lanes and ramps at SR 512 and I-5 are open to traffic. Westbound SR 512 left turns are open to South Tacoma Way.

Those commuting home from work in the Tacoma and Lakewood area today may encounter slowdowns due to the memorial for slain Lakewood Police Sgt. Mark Renninger, and Officers Ronald Owens, Tina Griswold and Greg Richards being held at Tacoma Dome.

More bystanders showed for the procession this morning than planners had anticipated, as residents wanted to show their respect and appreciation to the victims' families and law enforcement personnel.

December 2009

Officers' processional will impact buses, roads

Sound Transit expects significant delays on Tacoma Link service and several bus routes during tomorrow's procession and memorial service for slain Lakewood Police Sgt. Mark Renninger, and Officers Ronald Owens, Tina Griswold and Greg Richards.
Between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., the memorial procession will travel along South Tacoma Way between the City of Lakewood toward the Tacoma Dome and will significantly impact all traffic in the vicinity.

December 2009

Water leak on Portland Avenue fixed

Tacoma Water crews have fixed the water main break that caused icy and dangerous conditions on East Portland Avenue this morning, and has begun the process of removing the three inches of ice on the road. Road crews will use de-ice machines, as well as salt and graters to improve the driving conditions.  
The road should be open and drivable this afternoon.

December 2009

People on the move

University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus recently appointed Kyan Flynn as senior director of enrollment for its three Western Washington learning centers, including Tacoma, Tukwila and Bellevue. She will be responsible for new student recruitment, marketing, public relations and business development.

Christine 'Dean' Wright has joined Boe Architects in Tacoma as a Project Associate. She is managing the design of a waterfront custom residential project in Gig Harbor and working on 3D delineation for the predesign study for a new Aquatic Center Addition at the University of Puget Sound.

December 2009
B.C.-bound trams unload in Tacoma

B.C.-bound trams unload in Tacoma

Two modern streetcars, manufactured by Bombardier Transportation and shipped from Bremerhaven, Germany, off-loaded at Port of Tacoma this week for use in the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.

They are being loaded onto a trailer for road transport to Vancouver.

December 2009

Merchants' group stands against AG office deal

Downtown Merchant Group members in Tacoma gathered this morning to debate a proposal by developers of the Pacific Plaza to have its floor-level space rezoned to allow office use, instead of retail.

That change would allow the Attorney General's office to relocate to the building along Pacific Avenue. And that, the merchants said, would not help the neighborhood develop retail draws to benefit all.

December 2009

Blog Watch: Climate & Taxes

As world leaders converge on Copenhagen for an international conference on Climate Change, WashACE blog offers some commentary and observations on the "science" being used to justify proposals.

Blooger Richard Davis also concludes that Washington's legislators are unlikely to tackle real tax reform when they meet in Olympia next month to handle a growing $2 billion deficit in the current budget.

December 2009
Fastest Growing Companies named

Fastest Growing Companies named

Wichert Electric Inc., a Chehalis-based electrical contracting company specializing in commercial, industrial and residential electrical projects, was named 2009 Fastest Growing Company at a Tacoma event.

Tacoma-based BCRA with a 640 percent combined increase in gross sales and employee expense over a 10-year period is the Longevity Award recipient in the Business Examiner recognition program.

December 2009

Forza Coffee pays tribute to fallen officers

Forza Coffee Co. was impacted at both a corporate and local level when a man entered its store near McChord AFB in Parkland yesterday morning and killed four Lakewood police officers.

"As a retired police officer, this senseless shooting hits extremely close to home to me," said Brad Carpenter, CEO of Forza Coffee. "These officers put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, and this crime cuts deep into the heart of the entire Forza family."

November 2009

Overnight lane closures set in Tacoma

Construction on the new interchange at Interstate 5 and State Route 16 in the Nalley Valley will close I-5 and SR 16 lanes this week.

Crews will close the left lane of westbound SR 16 at the Nalley Valley viaduct for survey work today.

November 2009
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