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Earnings fell in January

Average weekly earnings fell by 0.5 percent between December and January, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.

February 2008
Future of transportation requires plugging in

Future of transportation requires plugging in

Demand for oil is going up just as supply is tapering off. That means higher fuel prices will continue to go up if America continues to rely on fossil fuels. Oil products make up 97 percent of the nation's transportation fuels, after all.

February 2008

Tacoma Rainiers, Venture Bank ink deal

Tacoma Rainiers and Venture Bank today announced a five-year agreement that will rename Cheney Stadium's Gold Club to the Venture Bank Gold Club and make Venture Bank the Official Bank of the Tacoma Rainiers, the Triple-A farm team of the Seattle Mariners.

February 2008

Mayor outlines 'state of Tumwater'

Tumwater may get a boost in tourism in a few years if a state plan to build a new salmon hatchery at Pioneer Park moves forward, Mayor Ralph Osgood said at a Tumwater Chamber forum today.

February 2008

Residents haven't saved enough for retirement

The generation that coined the phrases "never trust anyone over 30"and "let it all hang out" is now between the age of 43 and 61. State residents are living up to their mantras, according to a survey KeyBank and Zogby International that suggest Washington's Baby Boomers are living contradictions when it comes to finances. They want to be in control, but many have a laissez-faire attitude when it comes to managing their money.

February 2008

Bonney Lake clinic fills urgent care gap

Sound Family Medicine has announced plans to expand its operations in Bonney Lake as a way to provide urgent care services not otherwise available in the area.

February 2008

Gregoire announces local appointments to state commissions

Gov. Chris Gregoire has announced appointments to the following boards and commissions:

February 2008

People on the move

Puget Sound Energy has announced that Andy Wappler, a popular local broadcaster and accredited meteorologist, will help its effort to raise public awareness of the need for energy efficiency and greater use of renewable energy sources. Wappler, who comes to PSE after being chief meteorologist for Seattle's KIRO-TV, will be a senior public relations manager for the utility. He will also head up the utility's speakers bureau.

February 2008

Bank breaks record in 99th year

Kitsap Bank reported solid performance for 2007, with record earnings of $10.9 million. Assets rose 6 percent, growing by more than $43.4 million to an all-time high of $770 million at year end. Total loans for the institution grew by $49 million to $653 million - an increase of 9 percent - while deposits totaled $601 million.

February 2008

Safeway gives food away

The division of Safeway Inc. that includes stores in the South Sound contributed more than $32.5 million to non-profit organizations by way of cash, gift cards, and in-kind goods and services during 2007. Benefiting charities were those with an emphasis on health and human services, special needs and education, and fighting hunger.

February 2008
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