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St. Clare opens radiology suite

St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood has expanded its services with the addition of a state-of-the-art Interventional radiology suite. Advanced technology in the IR suite aids physicians in providing enhanced diagnosis, treatment planning, and therapeutic intervention without major surgery.

Patients who are admitted to St. Clare Hospital benefit from the increased availability of these procedures because the need to transport patients to other facilities for these services has been eliminated.

October 2008
Tacoma Chamber Expo runs today

Tacoma Chamber Expo runs today

The 124th annual Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber meeting and breakfast brought 700 local business people together at the Greater Tacoma Trade and Convention Center to hear about the economy and what the future may hold for the local business community.


October 2008

SBA offers online export training

A new online course will help small businesses explore exporting opportunities in international markets. Global Enterprise: A Primer on Exporting is a free, self-paced course that provides practical guidance on exploring international markets.

The new course is available from the Small Business Administration training Web site

October 2008

Puyallup contractor charged with theft of taxes

A Puyallup contractor was charged today with stealing more than $13,000 in sales tax she collected from her customers.

Charges of first degree theft and filing false or fraudulent tax returns were filed in King County Superior Court against Coleen A. Escamilla of Auburn. Escamilla, who also is known as Colleen Gonzalez, is the former owner of C's Construction Labor Security and Cleaning.

October 2008

Boeing talks collapse

Boeing officials announced the second round of mediated talks with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have ended without a contract and that no new talks are scheduled.

October 2008

State tax collections continued slide in September

Tax collection numbers for the General Fund-State tax payments in the mid-September to mid-October collection period returned to the pattern of weakness seen in the July and August collection reports, the state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council reported today. Receipts for the month were $48.3 million, 4.8 percent, lower than expected, due mainly to a $43.5 million shortfall in Revenue Act receipts. All other revenue categories except for cigarette taxes also came in below their forecasts. 

October 2008

MultiCare To Host 'Together For Kids: Walk Across America'

Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center and the MultiCare Center For Healthy Living are part of a national effort to fight childhood obesity. 

October 2008

State disciplines local health care providers

The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in the South Sound.

October 2008

State disciplines local health care providers

The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in the South Sound.

October 2008

COFFEE BREAK RESPONSE: bail out or life line?

The Business Examiner asked readers Wednesday for their thoughts on the $700 billion package that is now law for the government to buy "toxic debt" as a way to free up financial markets.

We received a few unsigned comments, but most of them followed the vein of these thoughts by Olympia CPA Bill Puckett: 

October 2008
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