Archive of: South Sound

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Rains reduce fire closures for tourists

The cooler, wetter weather since Sunday has reduced the risk from persistent forest fires north of Mount Rainer, so a major tourism route around the national park reopened this afternoon.

September 2017

40/40: Building schools & learning for all

You likely won't find many individuals with more passion for the power of education that these two young community leaders. Both are acting on their beliefs in ways that earn a place on the 2017 "40 Under Forty" recognition list.

September 2017

Taking a ferry? Plan to wait

On the eve of summer's final long holiday weekend, state transportation planners are warning of huge volumes and long delays.

August 2017

Q1 2017 retail sales up strongly

Both Tacoma and greater Pierce County showed bigger percentage gains in taxable retail sales during the first three months of 2017 than did Washington state as a whole.

August 2017

Week-long concrete drivers' strike ends

A new labor agreement between concrete suppliers and their union delivery drivers operating in the greater Seattle market reached this morning ended a week-long strike, ending the threat to half King County's building boom.

August 2017

Other negatives in regional economy

Weaker conditions for manufacturers, slumping new- and used-car sales and continued soaring housing prices are all cited by the latest report from Washington state's official forecast office.

August 2017

Former CFO sentenced to prison

A CFO in a healthcare plan heads for federal prison, following his sentencing today in an embezzlement scheme that cost his employer more than $631,000.

June 2017

New USAF commander coming to McChord

The main active Air Force flying unit at JBLM is gaining a new commanding officer next month, and she will a 'first' in the position.

June 2017

‘Warriors’ shooting under the sun

Army troops and their units from JBLM are deployed to a firing range in central Washington this weekend to practice their war-fighting skills under the blazing sun.

June 2017

Kitsap Bank wins marketing plaudits

A local South Sound-based community bank has again earned marketing awards in a Seattle competition.

June 2017
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