Archive of: South Sound

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State Senate moves Transportation plan

Repairs and expansions may be coming to Washington state highways, ferries and other transportation infrastructure after today's votes by the State Senate. A $15 billion package will now be considered by the House of Representatives.

March 2015

World’s largest credit union adds to Tacoma

A fourth South Sound branch of Navy Federal Credit Union will be opening this week to serve the 26,000 local members of what calls itself "the world's largest credit union with more than 5 million members."

March 2015

Sound Transit sees record ridership in 2014

Sound Transit saw record ridership in 2014 with help from Sounder and Central Link Light Rail, but the Tacoma Link failed to meet its target for yearly boardings.

February 2015

10 accused of local bank frauds

Seven banks and credit unions in the South Sound were hit for almost $1 million in fraudulent withdrawals, and 10 defendants were accused in federal court this week with committing those crimes.

February 2015

New apartments open in Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor has gained a new $18 million luxury apartment community as Summit Tower is now open just off Kimball Drive. Just a week after gaining a certificate of occupancy, residents are already moving in.

February 2015

Pierce County residents die 6 years earlier

A community effort to improve health care conditions in Pierce County heard that, statistically, residents of King County will live six years longer than those who live just South of them.

February 2015

Industrial growth in Lakewood

Contractors are working to add more than 330,000-sq.ft. in warehouse and industrial buildings to Lakewood Industrial Park.

February 2015

Transportation package inches closer to Senate vote

The $15 billion bipartisan Senate transportation revenue plan was endorsed by the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday, pushing the bill closer to a full Senate vote.

February 2015

Small Cities/Big Opportunity, speaker says

Suburbs and the South Sound are in the 'sweet spot' of geographic and demographic trends within American society, according to nationally syndicated columnist Joel Kotkin. He spoke to a symposium at UWT today.

February 2015

June completion date estimated for Federal Way Ulta

Illinois-based cosmetics brand Ulta will be opening a store in Federal Way this spring, with construction already under way on a building along the city's main downtown thoroughfare.

February 2015
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