Archive of: South Sound

Title Issue

2014 Women of Influence named

Seven "Women of Influence" in the South Sound have been named by a judging panel of past honorees. They will be celebrated at a special dinner event Wednesday, Oct. 15.

September 2014

Banks, ‘repurposing’ & bankruptcies

Efforts to remodel (repurpose) downtown buildings for renewed lives are covered in next week’s Business Examiner edition, along with several stories about new bank branches opening in the South Sound.

September 2014

Obamacare $$ to South Sound clinics

Three community health care providers and facilitators will be sharing some of a $295 million allocation in Affordable Care Act funding announced today in Washington, D.C.

September 2014

No progress in Fred Meyer labor talks

Members of Teamsters Union Local 117 voted 241 to 2 over the weekend to authorize a strike at the Fred Meyer grocery warehouse distribution center in Puyallup.

September 2014

PSE ordered to share gain with ratepayers

The state Utilities and Transportation Commission ordered Puget Sound Energy to return $52.7 million from the sale of service territory and equipment near Port Townsend to its rate-paying customers.

September 2014

Fewer $$ to regional workforce councils

Federal funds passed through the state Employment Security Department will fund programs at Workforce Central in Tacoma, Pac Mountain Workforce Development and 10 other units around the state. But each will see a reduction from what was received last year because the job market is better.

September 2014

Construction update, Point Ruston

Concrete deliveries are flowing and construction is underway on the building that will house Point Ruston Neighborhood Grocer. A video shows the work.

September 2014

Murdock Trust challenge to Saint Martin’s

M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust has awarded a $250,000 capping grant to Saint Martin’s University for its newest academic building.

September 2014

Pierce Transit CEO to helm state ferries

Lynne Griffith was named assistant secretary of the State Transportation Department for the State Ferries Division this morning. She had announced her retirement in July as CEO of Pierce Transit.

September 2014

Lewis, Mason open for manufacturing grants

A new program to strengthen local manufacturing efforts identifies Lewis and Mason counties as eligible, along with many other non-urban areas of the state.

September 2014
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