Archive of: Tacoma

Title Issue

CBS expanding into McKinley neighborhood

The Community Based Services program is expanding into the McKinley neighborhood, from East 38th St. to East 72nd St. between the railroad tracks west of McKinley and the eastern city boundary.

The expanded area will have a dedicated code enforcement officer, community liaison police officer and program development specialist who will work directly with the neighborhood. Together, they will strive to eliminate blight, reduce crime and increase community awareness.

February 2010

Around the Sound

Saint Martin's University will host information sessions about its School Administration Certification Program at the University's Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Avenue SE in Lacey, on the following dates: 4:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 7 p.m. March 3. The program provides future educational leaders with a flexible route to becoming a school principal or program administrator. For more information, contact Mark Haddock at (360) 486-8831 or mhaddock@stmartin.edu or visit the College of Education Web site.

According to the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department, of the county's population of 740,957, approximately 100,000 county residents have no health insurance and 300,000 have no dental insurance. Join the City Club of Tacoma and Dr. Sumner Schoenike, a board-certified pediatrician with more than 30 years of experience, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave. for a discussion about what cuts will mean for local health care, the uninsured, and a look at who pays the bill. Make reservations by Feb. 15 by calling (253) 353-2489 or e-mailling  office@cityclubtacoma.org.

February 2010

Around the Sound

Bank of America Home Loans in Lakewood is sponsoring a free home buyer's seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at 5700 100th St. SW, Suite 550. For more information, or to register, e-mail Kristopher.Shook@bankofamerica.com or call (253) 651-6160.

Saint Martin's University will host information sessions about its School Administration Certification Program at the University's Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Avenue SE in Lacey, on the following dates: 4:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 7 p.m. March 3. The program provides future educational leaders with a flexible route to becoming a school principal or program administrator. For more information, click here or contact Mark Haddock at (360) 486-8831.

February 2010

Library offering new services, classes for job seekers

The Tacoma Public Library has launched an initiative to help jobless residents develop and enhance their job search skills.

With unemployment rates hovering near 9.5 percent in Washington, the library has opened an Education & Job Center at the Main Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., with an array of resources and classes to help people looking for work.

February 2010

Port of Tacoma maintains bond rating

In the face of a deep recession that has prompted plunging cargo volumes and financial losses throughout the shipping industry, Moody's Investor Service says that the Port of Tacoma has maintained its bond ratings.
 
Moody's maintained Aa3 and A1 ratings on the Port of Tacoma's Senior and Subordinate Revenue bonds, respectively, and an Aa3 on its General Obligation Limited Tax bonds.

February 2010

MINW completes phase one of IT project

Medical Imaging Northwest has completed phase one of a comprehensive digital imaging and data management integration project designed to enable the electronic collection and distribution of the medical records, images and patient reports that radiologists need to make diagnoses.

"Automated pre-fetching of prior studies from different systems across the network results in better diagnostic services and fewer repeat exams," said Andrew Levine M.D., chair of MINW. "This will enable our radiologists to dramatically cut the turnaround time on reports, reducing the time it takes to get diagnoses back to patients and their physicians."

February 2010

Home values continue to decline

Home values across the country declined again during the fourth quarter of 2009, as the Zillow Home Value Index fell 5 percent year-over-year, and 0.5 percent quarter-over-quarter, to $186,200. That marked the 12th consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines, according to the fourth quarter Zillow Real Estate Market Reports.

Despite home value declines seen across most of the country throughout 2009, some markets experienced what appeared to be a bottom in home value declines, or even increases in home values during the year. However, the fourth quarter of the year brought signs that the fledgling recovery of home values in many of these markets is slowing again. If the declines are sustained, the result will be a "double dip" in home values, defined as two periods of sustained declines in home values separated by a brief period of stabilization or recovery.

February 2010

Blog Watch: School vote, forests, shorelines and taxes

Check out Exit 133 for the unofficial results of Tuesday's special election in which Tacoma residents voted for schools, and an overview of what happened during last night's city council meeting.

The Business Improvement Area Blog offers perspective on "Why property owners and businesses should care about the City's Urban Forestry Program."

February 2010

WWEE receives grants

Washington Women's Employment & Education received two foundation grants totaling $40,000 during January in support of its flagship program, Reaching Employability and Achieving Career Habits. 

The donations were made by an anonymous donor ($35,000) and The Fund for Women & Girls, a component fund of The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation ($5,000).

February 2010

News Tribune receives President's Award

The Tacoma News Tribune was one of 10 recipients of 2009 President's Awards given by the McClatchy Co. in recognition of journalism excellence.

The News Tribune received the award for its coverage of the killing of four Lakewood police officers. The paper followed the story in print and online for 10 days, issuing dozens of breaking news posts, e-mail alerts and news tweets each day.

February 2010
« Previous 1  ···  213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222  ···  312 Next »
Edit Module
Advertisement