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The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is hosting Together Thursday (on Wednesday) from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 25 at Cheney Stadium, 19th and Tyler St. The cost is $7 for members and $15 for prospective members. Contact Judy Singley at (253) 627-2175 for more information.

The Kent Chamber of Commerce is hosting Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at McMonigle Veterinary Hospital, 1014 N. Central Ave. For more information, contact Marge Williams at (253) 854-1770.

August 2010

St. Joseph Medical Center receives award for stroke care

St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Silver Performance Achievement Award.

The award recognizes the medical center's stroke-care program and its success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care.

August 2010

Clover Park, Bates ink deal to broadcast student programs

A partnership between Clover Park and Bates technical colleges will provide Pierce County television viewers with more local programming options.

Beginning in September, viewers of Clover Park Technical College Television will be able to watch Bates student-produced programming on Comcast channel 28 every Friday. The agreement provides Bates access to county cable households for its student-produced programming for the first time in six years.

August 2010

HOV environmental mitigation project begins in Tacoma

The Washington State Department of Transportation has begun construction on a wetland site off SR 167, mitigating the potential impacts of future high-occupancy vehicle construction projects in Tacoma.

The $1.5 million project is being funded by the 2005 Transportation Partnership Ac and will include a 10-acre wetland mitigation site near 31st Avenue Court East.

August 2010

People on the Move

John Blankenship has been hired as interim executive director of the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau. He is the former executive director of Wolf Haven International in Tenino.

Tracie Cochran has joined the South Sound Washington Business Center as director and Linda Jadwin has been promoted to the chief operating officer. Cochran has a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in business administration, and she is currently working on her CPA license.

August 2010

Port of Tacoma settles EPA paperwork dispute for $137,000

The Port of Tacoma has agreed to pay $137,000 to settle a dispute with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over paperwork related to the former Kaiser Aluminum smelter site.

The dispute focused on a half-acre former waste-handling area cleaned up by Kaiser in 2002 before the port purchased the Tacoma Tideflats property.

August 2010

Tacoma takes home 2010 Joint Planning Award

The American Planning Association-Washington Chapter and the Planning Association of Washington has honored the City of Tacoma with a 2010 Joint Planning Award for the Complete Streets Design Guidelines.

The awards recognize outstanding contributors to the field of planning in Washington and  exemplary planning efforts; promote quality planning at all levels of government and by the private sector; and increase public awareness about the role of planning in the state.

August 2010

Blog watch: Economy, shorelines, trails and caring

WashACE Blog takes a look at "Employers and the Economy" and more calls for a special legislative session to fix the state's budget.

Check out The Live Wire for the latest "Shoreline Update Update."

August 2010

Phishing attacks drop, but threats still exist

Phishing attacks were down 10 percent from April to June 2010 compared to the second quarter of 2009, according to Internet Identity.

However, the Tacoma-based company's Second Quarter Phishing Trends Report shows that despite this drop, phishing attacks targeting e-commerce, gaming, Web services and social networking sites significantly increased.

August 2010

Rainiers, Mariners extend player development contract

The Tacoma Rainiers and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a four-year extension to their player development contract, guaranteeing the agreement through the end of the 2014 season.

The Rainiers have served as the Triple-A affiliate of the Mariners since the 1995 season.

August 2010
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