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Pierce-based effort seeks speed record

A joint effort between American and Canadian engineers, called North American Eagle, is set to test its 50,000-horsepower F-104 jet car in an attempt to travel more than 800 mph to bring the land speed record back to the United States. The title is currently held by an English team. North American Eagle is based in a hangar at Shady Acres Airport near Spanaway.

November 2008

Boeing employee harvest 2 million meals

Three area food distributors recently accepted donations of nearly $400,000 from The Boeing Co., Boeing employees and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound.

The three distributors accepted the contributions during the annual Boeing employees' Food & Essentials drive. The donations will generate nearly 2 million meals for the region or enough to feed about 5,600 families of four for a month.

Boeing representatives announced the results during a celebration event at Northwest Harvest's warehouse in Kent. Food Lifeline, Northwest Harvest and the Emergency Food Network, all of which distribute resources to Puget Sound food banks, accepted the checks.

November 2008

Kreidler launches anti-fraud Web site

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is using his office's Web site to help fight insurance fraud.

In an effort to protect consumers, the fraud section of the site has been expanded to educate people on how to recognize and avoid fraud, and to make reporting easier. It also features facts about fraud and examples of real cases.

November 2008

Tank maker moves to Satsop

When the Satsop Development Park was first conceived as a way to reuse the mothballed and unfinished nuclear power plant in Grays Harbor, community leaders believed the park's former Turbine Building some day would be home to a special company with the vision to see opportunity reflected in the facility's unique, super-sized assets.

That day has finally come, said Satop officials now that Brown-Minneapolis Tank Co.  has signed a 15-year lease with seven, extension options, with the Grays Harbor Public Development Authority for the complex and 10 acres of surrounding property. 

November 2008

South Sound pesticide handlers hit with EPA fines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached settlements with two companies for violations alleged by pesticide handlers in the South Sound.

Among EPA's latest actions: 

November 2008

Shellfish harvest approved along King waters

An area of  south King County has been approved for commercial geoduck harvest for the first time since the state began monitoring shellfish areas in the 1960s. The Department of Health approved the harvest area, which is located two miles between Des Moines and Federal Way. The area covers some 138 acres.

November 2008

State disciplines South Sound health care providers

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

November 2008
Next few months crucial for economic outlook

Next few months crucial for economic outlook

The Labor Market and Economic Analysis branch of the Washington State Employment Security Department held its 14th annual Economic Symposium today at Saint Martin's University.

The day-long event included employment pattern discussions, anticipations in growth in the state's "green economy," as well as local forecasts for the business and labor climate in the days to come. The fact that the room was filled with people was not lost on Employment Security Commissioner Karen Lee.

"Unfortunately we are living in interesting economic times," she said.

November 2008

COFFEE BREAK: Election trickle down

The Business Examiner would like to know your thoughts of the year to come now that local, state and national elections have been held and winners have been declared.

To reply to the poll, send an e-mail to Poll results will be published in Friday's BE Daily. 

November 2008

TSA approves Tacoma firm's security measures

The Transportation Security Administration has approved four biometric readers from Sagem Morpho for use in critical pilot tests of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program at U.S. port operations in Los Angeles, New York and Long Beach. The selection by TSA puts the Tacoma technology firm among the elite developers of biometric security devices whose technologies will define future TWIC specifications.

November 2008
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