Archive of: Lakewood

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Swine flu claims first victim

A Snohomish County man in his 30s with underlying heart conditions died last week with what appears to be complications of swine-origin influenza. This is the first death in Washington associated with the new flu strain.

May 2009

AG announces major victory in foreclosure scam case

The Washington Attorney General's Office declared a major victory for consumers today in response to a judge's order that a notorious foreclosure rescue scammer must pay more than $3.2 million to victims plus $179,000 in penalties for violating the Consumer Protection Act.

May 2009

Lakewood bank expands with mortgage arm

Northwest Commercial Bank has opened a full-service mortgage department and will operate it as a wholly-owned division of the Lakewood-based bank.

May 2009

EFF announces report on grade school performance

The Evergreen Freedom Foundation has announced the release of its "Report Card on Washington State's Elementary Schools 2009."

May 2009

Weyerhaeuser posts quarterly loss

Weyerhaeuser Co. today reported a net loss of $264 million for the first quarter, or $1.25 per share, on net sales of $1.3 billion. This compares with a net loss of $148 million, or $0.70 per share, on net sales from continuing operations of $2 billion for the same period last year.

May 2009

Commercial construction spikes, still troubled

Nonresidential construction spending for March reported by the Census Bureau today showed increases in manufacturing construction at huge refinery and steel-mill projects. While that might seem like a good sign, Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, said those projects were well underway before the downturn started and do not illustrate an improved economy.

May 2009

Swine flu medications arrive, few cases reported

Following just-in-case procedures, truckloads of medication and other medical supplies needed to treat swine flu have started to arrive in the state as a precautionary measure in case they're needed to help treat people if the number of cases grows.

May 2009

Commerical real estate market in limbo

Market report on Puget Sound commercial spaces complied by  GVA Kidder Mathews and CB Richard Ellis suggest a market in wait.

May 2009

People on the move

Charlotte Braden, a registered nurse at St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, has been named the 2009 Pierce County Nurse of the Year by the Pierce County Nurses Association. She is a charge nurse in the hospital's 10-bed Intensive Care Unit, where she cares for critically ill and injured patients. This is the ninth time in the past 11 years that the Pierce County Nurse of the Year has been a member of the St. Clare staff. The award-winner is chosen by the association, which is affiliated with the Washington State Nurses Association. Nurses are nominated by their co-workers and peers. The award ceremony will be held May 8 at the Landmark Convention Center in Tacoma. The ceremony also will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Pierce County Nurses Association.

April 2009

Federal stimulus boosts Sounder extension

Sound Transit has awarded a contract for track and signal improvements on the Tacoma-to-Lakewood rail corridor, boosted by a $4.6 million federal stimulus infusion that will help bring commuter rail service to South Tacoma and Lakewood.

April 2009
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