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Businesses, media will honor Lakewood Four

Businesses, media will honor Lakewood Four

News Talk 97.3 KIRO FM's "Ron and Don Show" will be broadcast live from the Lakewood Ivar's restaurant next Tuesday as part of a fundraiser for the fallen Lakewood Police officers and their families.

Ivar's Seafood Restaurants announced today it will donate 100 percent of profits from chowder sold Tuesday (whether it's a cup, bowl, tanker or bread bowl) to the trust for the families of the slain police officers via the Lakewood Police Independent Guild Fund.

December 2009

More public access for memorial

Due to the overwhelming response and interest in attending the Memorial Service honoring four murdered Lakewood police officers next Tuesday, a second remote site will be showing the processional and the memorial service.

Christian Faith Center, 33645 20th Ave. S. in Federal Way, will be open at 9 a.m. to show a live video feed from both the processional, which begins around 10 a.m. and the memorial itself, scheduled for 1 p.m.

Pacific Lutheran University is also hosting a remote viewing site at Olson Auditorium, and doors there will open at 9 a.m. Several Seattle television stations are also scheduled to broadcast the day's activities.

December 2009

Earlier start improves education odds

It was "Black Friday" yesterday -- the last Monday in November -- at Clover Park Technical College.

Three students, Teresa Thompson, Amy Finnerud, and Melissa Linear, showed up at 4:30 a.m. to be first in the registration line, an assembly that formed through the entire length of the administration building. Instead of buying a toy or the latest electronic gizmo as shoppers were doing over the weekend, they are hoping to get into class. 

December 2009

Suspected cop killer dies, officers honor their fallen

The subject of the intense manhunt in the Lakewood Police officer shooting Sunday, Maurice Clemmons, was shot and killed after a confrontation by a police officer in the south Seattle area early this morning.

A gun that belonged to one of the murdered Lakewood officers was found on the suspect.

December 2009
Manufacturers growing in Thurston

Manufacturers growing in Thurston

The Thurston County Economic Development Council and Thurston Chamber hosted a tour of select manufacturing companies in the county Friday to highlight the growing significance this business sector has on the South Sound.

Manufacturing represents some $500 million in payroll in the county, a figure that has steadily been growing.

November 2009

Data shows workforce, jobless growth

Unemployment rates were higher in September than a year earlier in 371 of the 372 metropolitan areas in the U.S. and lower in just one area, according to a new report today from Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland, is the only metropolitan area in the country where employment increased year-over-year.

Within the Tacoma-Seattle-Bellevue statistical calculations, the numbers of persons comprising the available civilian labor force grew by 56,500 from September 2008 to 2009.

October 2009

Workers Comp rate hearing next week

The Department of Labor & Industries said today it hopes for good attendance at public hearings next week on proposed workers' compensation insurance rates for 2010.

The agency will take testimony on a proposed 7.6 percent average increase in premiums next year at the sole South Sound hearing in Tumwater on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. in the L&I Headquarters, 7273 Linderson Way S.W.

October 2009

Local merchants accused in geoduck thefts

Three men face multiple charges of illegally buying geoduck clams, following a 13-month investigation by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's enforcement program.

Kwang Mo Lee, 52, and Myung C. Lee, 48, have each been charged by Pierce County prosecutors with seven counts of buying geoduck clams without a commercial license.  Kluok Chan, 33, was charged with five counts of first-degree trafficking in stolen property.

October 2009

People on the move

Nori Roman has been promoted from a commercial loan officer in Auburn to an assistant vice president and private banking relationship manager in Tacoma for Columbia Bank. She has resided in Tacoma for 10 years and serves on the board of Hope Sparks.

Gig Harbor BizBuilders Networking Groups chapter recently installed James Kruger as permanent chair to replace Alvin Mullins of Remax Town and Country.

James Holt is a new eMedia designer with Tacoma's Vision Service Group. He is a graduate of The Art Institute of Seattle.

October 2009

People on the move

Connie Covert, R.N., B.S.N., has been selected by her peers to be the "Mason General Hospital Employee of the Month" for October. An employee of the facility for nearly 35 years throughout the past 41 years, she started in the Birth Center (labor and delivery), moved to oncology, and then to the emergency department, where she still works part-time when she is not house supervisor.

The Society of Women Engineers has named Saint Martin's University professor Amanie Abdelmessih, Ph.D. as the 2009 recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Educator Award. She is a professor for the Department of Mechanical Engineering, where she received tenure in 2001.

October 2009
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