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WSDOT partners with JBLM for I-5 congestion relief

The Washington State Department of Transportation is taking action to help ease congestion motorists are experiencing on northbound Interstate 5 between Lacey and DuPont.

Those actions include improving signal timing at DuPont/Steilacoom and Nisqually interchanges, adding more WSDOT incident response crews to quickly clear disabled vehicles in the area and working closely with personnel from Joint Base Lewis-McChord to coordinate other congestion-reducing efforts.

September 2010

Harborstone named 2010 Air Force Credit Union of the Year

The U.S. Air Force has awarded its 2010 Air Force Credit Union of the Year honor to Harborstone Credit Union for its commitment to military personnel and their families on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The 2010 Air Force Credit Union of the year recognizes Defense credit unions that provide exceptional service to local military communities. Harborstone was specifically commended for its extensive support on JBLM-McChord Field, for the fallen Lakewood police officers and military personnel returning from deployments, the Air Mobility Rodeo participants, and numerous events and programs supporting military families.

September 2010

Social Security publishes final HEART Act rules

Social Security Administration has published final rules about the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act.

The HEART Act changes the way the agency treats certain cash payments to members of the uniformed services and veterans under the Supplemental Security Income program, which will enable some of them to continue to receive government disability benefits and others to receive a higher benefit amount.

September 2010

Fort Lewis preferred site for 5,700 additional soldiers

The Army has announced its preference to add 5,700 soldiers and 8,260 family members to Fort Lewis, according to a post on the C-9 Blog.

The proposed action could station up to 5,700 soldiers and their families at Fort Lewis.

Click here to read the full post.

September 2010

UW Tacoma, Evergreen top choices for veterans

The University of Washington Tacoma and The Evergreen State College are among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools offering opportunities and support for military veterans, according to the Military Friendly Schools list released today by G.I. Jobs.

Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience.

August 2010

Around the Sound

Thurston County Chamber of Commerce and the Seattle District SBA are hosting a seminar about how to get a loan to start, expand or buy a small business from 1 to 2 p.m. July 20 at 809 Legion Way SE, Olympia. Call (360) 357-3362  to register.

The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is hosting a military affairs meeting at 8 a.m. July 20 at Burs Restaurant. Call (253) 582-9400 for more information.

July 2010

Around the Sound

The 15th Annual Puget Sound Bead Festival is scheduled for July 9-11 at the Hotel Murano's Bicentennial Pavilion, 1302 Broadway, Tacoma. The festival includes vendors, artists & bead merchants and artisans from across the country, bringing beads from all around the world. Admission is $7 for all three days. Click here for more information, or call The Bead Factory at (253)-572-5529, ext. 121, or (888) 500-BEAD.

The South Sound Partners for Philanthropy is hosting its annual Summer Fiesta at 4 p.m. July 12 at the Schmidt Mansion in Tumwater. The Summer Fiesta is open to all South Sound nonprofit agencies that are interested in learning more about South Sound Partners. For more information contact Ryan Betz at (360) 956-0755.

July 2010

Pierce College military program ranked as one of nation's most popular

Pierce College has been recognized by Military Times Edge magazine as one of the 50 Most Popular Colleges in its June/July issue.
The school ranked 14th based on where active-duty military use their tuition assistance benefits. The data used in the ranking was provided by the Air Force, Army, Army National Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

June 2010

Around the Sound

Individual help with foreclosure issues will be available to the public at an upcoming free foreclosure workshop at 11 a.m. June 5 at the Best Western Park Plaza Hotel, 620 S. Hill Park Drive. Attendees should plan to bring current photo identification and Social Security number, last two years of W-2's and the most current tax return, last two pay stubs and two months worth of bank statements, complete file for first and/or second mortgage, and other account balances and monthly payment information. Click here for more information.

The Arts Commission of the City of Olympia is hosting a community arts roundtable at 6 p.m. June 7 in the Timberland Library meeting room, 313 8th Ave. SE. The topic is art record keeping, including cataloging artwork and basic information about digital images.  Speakers include Susan Rohrer and Domenico Spatola-Knoll. For more information, call  Stephanie Johnson at (360) 709-2678.

June 2010

People on the Move

Allyn Hughes has earned Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Life Underwriter designations. He is a partner with Brooks, Hughes & Jones, a registered investment advisory firm in Old Town, Tacoma.

Tacoma artist Lisa Kinoshita is the winner of The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation's third annual "Foundation of Art Award." She is the founder and owner of Mineral, a metals studio and art gallery. Her work can be seen in exhibitions throughout the Pacific Northwest and has been featured in local and national media outlets including Seattle Magazine, Seattle Metropolitan, Elle and The New York Times.

June 2010
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