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April 2013

05/01/13

WA tops in bike-friendliness

Washington has been named the most "Bicycle-friendly State" by the League of American Bicyclists, the sixth consecutive year the state has earned the designation.

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05/01/13

Jobless rates mostly declining

Unemployment rates were lower in March than a year earlier in 306 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 44 areas, and unchanged in 22 areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

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05/01/13

Online labor demand rising

Online advertised vacancies rose 204,300 in April to 5,103,100, according to today's Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data report.

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05/01/13

Tacoma spending tally lower than expected

Tacoma's current 2013-14 biennium spending is so far $3.7 million lower than budgeted, and spending during the 2011-2012 biennium was $4.5 million lower than expected, said finance officials in their end-of-biennium report to City Council yesterday.

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04/30/13

Boeing rolls out new aircraft for Saudi Arabia

Boeing today rolled out the F-15SA, as part of a new era in fighter aircraft capability and affordability for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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04/30/13

Tacoma's Transfer Center chosen as best U.S. public works project

The American Public Works Association has selected the Tacoma Solid Waste Management Recovery & Transfer Center as a 2013 Public Works Project of the Year.

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04/30/13

Jobs numbers rising, business numbers falling

Although the number of U.S. businesses has declined four years in a row, total employment is up by more than 1 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest County Business Patterns report.

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04/30/13

Manufacturing jobs up for state

For the second year in a row, industrial employment in the state of Washington posted a gain, as reported by Manufacturers' News, Inc.

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04/30/13

Clover Park awarded College Sparks grant

Clover Park Technical College was awarded a $149,670 grant by College Spark Washington as a part of its Community Grants Program.

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04/29/13

Higher home sales this spring?

Higher home sales may be in the breezes this spring, as the number of Americans who signed home-buying contracts last month totaled the most in three years, according to the latest report by the National Association of Realtors.

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04/29/13

SBA deems Rusnak tops in state Financial Services

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that it has chosen Elizabeth Rusnak, vice president and senior loan officer for the Northwest Business Development Association, as its 2013 Washington state Financial Services Champion of the Year.

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04/29/13

MBA Pierce Co. to host Parade of New Homes

Eleven homes showcasing the newest trends and best products on the market will be open for special viewing this month as Master Builders of Pierce County hosts the South Sound Parade of New Homes.

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04/29/13

Goodwill hopes to turn cleaning into placement

Tacoma Goodwill has announced that this year's cleanup effort will collect 1,250,000 pounds of donations, generating funds to help 9,000 southwest Washington residents with job training and placement in the community.

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04/29/13

Grand opening set for MGH gift shop

Mason General Hospital Auxiliary’s new gift shop will hold its grand opening on Wednesday, May 15, as part of the National Hospital Week celebration.

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04/29/13

Bill calls for bridge refinance work group

The transportation budget bill passed yesterday by the Washington Legislature directs a work group to be convened to study refinance options for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

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04/29/13

Boeing board OKs quarterly dividend

Jim McNerney, chairman, president and CEO of Boeing, reported today that the company's board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of 48.5 cents per share.

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04/26/13

Small businesses optimistic, but cautious

A little more than half (54%) of small business owners remain optimistic about their business prospects in the long term, according to the newest survey by American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor.

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04/26/13

Comcast volunteers set for tomorrow

More than 2,000 local employees and their families and friends will "make change happen" tomorrow as they volunteer to improve 13 locations throughout Western Washington and Spokane as part of 12th annual Comcast Cares Day.

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04/26/13

South Sound leads the Industrial market

Puget Sound-based Kidder Mathews commercial real estate firm reports in its first quarter summary that Pierce County and South King County led the way for Industrial Space absorption. Regional vacancy stands at 5.62 percent, down significantly from 8.47 percent at the depth of the recession.

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04/26/13

Olympia High School team headed to NYC

Olympia High School students outpaced other schools from across the country to advance to the final round of the 13th Annual National Economics Challenge.

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Iconic Cow moovin' on from fairgrounds

04/26/13

Iconic Cow moovin' on from fairgrounds

Next Monday, fair operators will have crews remove the iconic Cow’s Head from high atop the entrance cube at the corner of Meridian Street and 9th Avenue SW in Puyallup.

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04/26/13

Light rail rolling south from SeaTac a bit

Sound Transit gathered elected officials this morning to celebrate the start of construction of the future Angle Lake Station and 1.6-mile elevated guideway that will extend light rail service from Sea-Tac Airport to South 200th Street in SeaTac.

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04/26/13

Consumers still driving economy upward

Overall, the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the first quarter of 2013; short of the 3 percent economists were predicting, but higher than the 0.4 percent posted in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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04/26/13

Weyerhaeuser Q1 sales, earnings rise

Weyerhaeuser Company today reported net earnings of $144 million for the first quarter. This compares with net earnings before special items of $9 million for the same period last year.

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04/25/13

Tacoma museum nets national honor

The Children’s Museum of Tacoma will be one of four Association of Children’s Museums members celebrated as 2013 Promising Practice Award recipients.

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04/25/13

CHI lauded in HHI report

Tacoma's Catholic Health Initiatives (in the Franciscan Health System) was one of 25 success stories highlighted in the first ever Healthier Hospitals Initiative 2012 Milestone Report, released today.

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04/25/13

Pierce YMCA revitalizes Sumner project

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is pursuing an alternate location in Sumner, with the potential to break ground as early as spring 2014.

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04/25/13

Federal Way eye surgeon unveils training device

A new cataract surgical device developed by John Jarstad, medical director of Federal Way-based Evergreen Eye Centers, was recently unveiled at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons symposium in San Francisco.

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04/25/13

Heritage announces first quarter results

Heritage Bank has announced a net income of $2.9 million in the first quarter of 2013, with net income for the quarter at $0.19 per diluted common share.

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04/24/13

Pierce County Library System earns national medal

The Pierce County Library System has been chosen by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as a National Medal recipient.

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04/24/13

Westwood purchases second site in Lakewood

Westwood Financial Corp., one of the largest owner-operators of shopping centers in the U.S., has purchased the Lakewood Colonial Center.

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04/24/13

Northwest Rail Institute introduced

The Northwest Railroad Institute was formally introduced today as a way to "train" the next generation for entry-level railroad industry job opportunities.

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04/24/13

UWPC offers tech grants to CBOs

United Way of Pierce County has just received a grant through The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to enroll Pierce County Community-Based Organizations in the Washington Connections Portal.

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04/24/13

TrueBlue announces 1Q revenue increase

TrueBlue, Inc., the nation's leading provider of blue-collar staffing, today reported revenue for the first quarter of 2013 of $346 million, an increase of 11 percent compared to revenue of $311 million for the first quarter of 2012.

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04/23/13

KeyBank earns 8th straight award

KeyBank has earned its eighth "Outstanding" rating from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, for exceeding the terms of the Community Reinvestment Act exam.

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04/23/13

Spring Fair drew crowds despite the rain

The annual Spring Fair in Puyallup greeted 102,090 guests during the April 18-21, 2013 run, in spite of typical spring weather in the Pacific Northwest. Crowds ignored the intermittent rain at the state’s seventh largest fair.

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04/23/13

Walt's Auto Care to become Meineke

In an effort to advance its market penetration into the Pacific Northwest, Meineke announced today the acquisition of Seattle-Tacoma mainstay Walt's Auto Care Centers whose headquarters is in Fife.

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04/23/13

Capital Medical adds to its board

Two new board members at Olympia's Capital Medical Center.

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04/23/13

Boeing continues expansion elsewhere

Boeing Canada Winnipeg today announced plans to increase its manufacturing site by more than 22 percent, primarily to house new composites work for Boeing's 737 MAX airplane.

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04/23/13

State jobless rate fell in March

March unemployment statistics for Washington reported out this morning at 7.3 percent seasonally adjusted, down from 7.5 percent in February, even though total number of jobs filled fell by 5,500 from February.

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04/22/13

Saint Martin's, Centralia College cont. partnership

A partnership that authorizes Saint Martin's University to offer baccalaureate degree programs to Centralia College students while they remain on the Centralia campus was officially renewed at a signing ceremony.

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04/22/13

March a positive month for pensions

In March, pensions in the Milliman, Inc. Pension Funding Index experienced a $29 billion increase in funded status based on a $14 billion decrease in the pension benefit obligation and a $15 billion increase in assets.

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04/22/13

Virginia Mason CEO makes influential list

Gary S. Kaplan, chairman and chief executive officer of the Virginia Mason Health System, has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare for the eighth time by readers and senior editors of Modern Physician and Modern Healthcare national magazines.

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04/22/13

South Sound student wins NFIB award

Four Washington state high school students, including one who attends Federal Way Senior High School, were awarded National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Awards.

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04/22/13

Capital Medical Center honors volunteers

To celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week, Capital Medical Center will be honoring its current hospital volunteers tonight.

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04/22/13

Tacoma Screw's online expansion pays off

After 67 years of business, Tacoma Screw Products, Inc. launched a new Web store and its efforts are paying off.

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04/22/13

Des Moines seeks developer for marina

The City of Des Moines wants to update its marina and is looking for a development partner.

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04/19/13

Nationwide Open House this weekend

In the midst of an improving housing market, thousands of homes throughout Washington will open their doors this weekend as part of the fourth annual Nationwide Open House sponsored by the Washington Association of Realtors.

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04/19/13

Saint Martin's to dedicate engineering hall

Saint Martin's University is inviting the public to gather at its Lacey campus on Monday for the formal dedication of the Fr. Richard Cebula, O.S.B. Hall, the university’s new teaching and learning engineering facility.

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04/19/13

TCC tabs Treat as new evecutive VP

After a nationwide search for a new executive vice president for Academic and Student Affairs, Tacoma Community College announced today that Dr. Tod E. Treat has agreed to join the school and will start in July.

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04/19/13

Goodwill announces new outlet store

Goodwill has announced the May 2 opening of an outlet store in the heart of Tacoma’s Nalley Valley district.

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04/19/13

FAA approves Boeing Dreamliner improvements

The Federal Aviation Administration today approved system improvements on the much-scrutinized battery systems for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

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04/19/13

Tacoma shipping volumes up in Q1

Port of Tacoma's container volumes are up 37 percent to 469,233 TEUs year to date through March.

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04/19/13

Kilmer welcomes State Farm to district

Congressman Derek Kilmer used a Facebook posting this morning to celebrate the announcement that State Farm will begin occupying downtown’s Tacoma’s former Russell Building and Columbia Bank headquarters building by late this summer.

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04/19/13

State Farm confirms move downtown

"We expect to initially hire approximately 300 employees, and that will be for claims support to our customers," said State Farm Insurance spokesman Bruce Hilliard of the company's impending move into downtown Tacoma.

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04/18/13

Top Places to Work 2013 winners honored

The Business Examiner Media Group's regional Top Places to Work 2013 award-winners were announced last night at the Sharon McGavick Conference Center in Lakewood.

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04/18/13

TAM seeks expansion approval

The Tacoma Art Museum will meet with the Landmarks Preservation Commission for expansion approval.

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04/18/13

FASTSIGNS moves in Lacey

FASTSIGNS is celebrating more than 15 years in local business; the company is also moving to a larger location in Lacey.

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04/18/13

Laborworks continues national expansion

LaborWorks industrial staffing agency has opened its tenth office in Reno, Nevada.

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04/18/13

HOCM awarded world's first Green Globe certifications

The Hands On Children's Museum is the first children's museum in the world to receive Green Globes certification for its new sustainable building located on Olympia's East Bay waterfront.

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04/17/13

Nat'l garbage strike reaches King County

Garbage, recycle, and yard waste drivers, employed by Allied Waste/Republic Services, honored picket lines early this morning in Kent/SeaTac, Seattle and Lynnwood.

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04/17/13

Top Places to Work 2013 named tonight

Up to 200 guests are expected to celebrate Top Places to Work 2013 this evening at Sharon McGavick Student & Conference Center at Lakewood’s Clover Park Technical College.

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04/17/13

LEED Gold for Group Health in Puyallup

The Group Health Puyallup Medical Center, a newly opened 53,000-sq. ft., two-story facility, is the first project in the country to achieve certification under the new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Healthcare rating system.

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04/17/13

JBLM to listen to civilians on realignment

Military officials want to engage their civilian neighbors in the conversation about upcoming changes that have been announced or are possible as the nation’s budget is rebalanced following the conclusion of battles in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

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04/17/13

Inter-generational stress means turn-over

A clash of generational cultures in the workplace -- particularly between the values and perceptions of those born before 1964 and those born after 1981 -- is an underlying cause of the high turnover rates experienced within the hospitality industry.

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04/17/13

Federal help with health premiums in 2014

Nearly 598,000 Washingtonians will be eligible for premium tax credits in 2014 that will help them pay for health coverage. This federal financial accommodation is in the Obama Care program.

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04/17/13

State jobless rate hits 4+ year low

After three months at 7.5 percent, Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to an estimated 7.3 percent in March, according to Washington’s Employment Security Department.

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04/17/13

State House GOP leader resigns role

Rep. Richard DeBolt has stepped down as House GOP Leader due to health concerns. He notified his staff and fellow Republicans this morning, and shared the information in a speech on the floor of the State House of Representative shortly thereafter.

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04/16/13

Hourly earnings tick up

Real average hourly earnings for all employees rose 0.2 percent from February to March, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This increase stems from unchanged average hourly earnings and a 0.2 percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.

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04/16/13

CPI decreases in March

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers decreased 0.2 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.5 percent before seasonal adjustment.

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04/16/13

Don't fall for Boston Marathon scams

Washington state officials are warning people not to fall victim to fake Boston Marathon fundraisers using the tragedy to scam people into making bogus contributions.

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04/16/13

Local orgs win Bear Paw of Approval Award

Four local businesses - two private companies and two public entities - are the first annual winners of the Polar Bear Paw of Approval Award.

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04/16/13

Depart. of Revenue wins national award

The Washington State Department of Revenue has won a national award in recognition of its efforts to help businesses easily file and pay taxes accurately.

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04/16/13

AmeriCall, Rainier Connect announce partnership

Tacoma-based AmeriCall, a company specializing in communications technology, messaging and telephone answering service outsourcing, has announced a partnership with Rainier Connect, a telecommunications and network technology provider.

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04/15/13

Leadership change for Tacoma architects

Tacoma's BLRB Architects is adding a new managing principal, Lee Raymond Felton, to its leadership core.

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04/15/13

Lacey senior center's dedication tomorrow

The City of Lacey will officially dedicate its newly expanded senior center during a public ceremony at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

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04/15/13

Tacoma Chamber honors Targa with environmental award

At Friday’s Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber Luncheon, the 11th annual Tahoma Business Environment award was presented to Tacoma’s Targa Sound Terminal.

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04/15/13

Puyallup's NMS up for five awards

Judges evaluating contest submissions for the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored Puyallup-based New Media Solutions with five nominations for NATAS’ Emmy award.

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04/15/13

New TRCVB travel guide available

The Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitor Bureau has announced the arrival of the 2013-2014 "Travel Tacoma + Pierce County" Visitor Guide.

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04/12/13

Walmart to hire 300 for new Tacoma store

Walmart is hiring approximately 300 associates to work at its new Tacoma store, which will open this summer.

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04/12/13

Stewardship account could generate local jobs

The Senate Ways and Means Committee approved a bill to establish the Environmental Legacy Stewardship Account.

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04/12/13

Sinclair snags regional broadcast stations

Seattle-based Fisher Communications broadcast stations have been acquired by Sinclair Broadcast Group in a $373.3 million deal.

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04/12/13

Construction materials still flat

National construction materials prices were flat in March, but are higher year over year, according to today's Labor Department Producer Price Index report.

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04/12/13

Twitter launching new music app?

Following Twitter's recent acquisition of a music service is the question of whether the company is now rolling out its own music app.

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04/11/13

Military members tightening family budgets

As Pentagon officials seek to make military budget cuts required under sequestration, career service members at JBLM and elsewhere are increasingly making cuts of their own.

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04/11/13

One-third like to do own tax return

As April 15 approaches, a majority of Americans (56 percent) have a negative reaction to doing their income taxes, with 26 percent saying they hate doing them.

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04/11/13

RiteAid in Fed Way to host grand opening

The newly remodeled Rite Aid Wellness Store in Federal Way, located at 2131 SW 336th St., is holding a grand opening event this Saturday.

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04/11/13

2-in-5 chance: LWIT prez from So Snd

Kirkland’s Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s Board of Trustees are considering two Pierce County college educators for their vacant president position.

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04/11/13

Doing your taxes this weekend?

If you are you one of the millions of Americans who haven't filed (or even started) your taxes yet, Tacoma accounting firm Doty, Beardsley, Rosengren & Co. has some last minute tax advice for you.

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04/11/13

TV set seller attracts many complaints

Bellevue-based WorldWide Electronics LLC is racking up consumer complaints from customers who paid thousands of dollars for televisions that were never delivered, according to Better Business Bureau.

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04/11/13

More teens should find summer jobs

Continued employment gains across the economy, particularly in lower-skilled, lower-paying hourly wage categories, should benefit teenagers seeking jobs this summer, according to a new outlook released by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

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04/10/13

House Democrats unveil budget proposal

Democrats in the Washington State House of Representatives unveiled their budget plan for the 2013-15 biennium today. But just as quickly as local Democrats sang praises of the proposal, Republicans came out to attack the plan.

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04/10/13

Feb. unemployment rates mostly decreased

Unemployment rates were lower in February than a year earlier in 287 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 69 areas, and unchanged in 16 areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

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04/10/13

Sound Transit open house tomorrow

Anyone interested in the potential expansion of the Tacoma Link system can attend a Sound Transit open house tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome Station, 424 East 25th Street.

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04/10/13

Few CEOs leave posts in March

Turnover among the nation's chief executive officers plummeted to an eight-month low in March.

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04/10/13

Sprinker wins 'Biggest Energy Loser' award

Sprinker Recreation Center has won Pierce County’s “Biggest Energy Loser” award for 2012 by cutting its energy use in half.

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04/10/13

Swantown Marina earns 'Clean' label, again

Clean Marina Washington has recertified Swantown Marina as a Leadership Level Washington State Clean Marina. Swantown was first certified as Leadership Level Clean in 2008.

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04/10/13

AmeriCall celebrates 75 years

AmeriCall, an answering service and call center services provider based in Tacoma, is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

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04/10/13

Soloy finalizes deal with Chinese comp.

Soloy Aviation Solutions, an Olympia-based company, doesn't just look in the South Sound, or even Washington, for clients. This company has a global view and that has paid off. The company has signed a contract with China’s Changhe Aircraft Industries Group for 12 AC311 Honeywell engine kits for delivery throughout 2013.

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04/09/13

Lending to franchises highest since recession

According to new research released today, lending to America’s franchise businesses will reach its highest level since the recession, providing $23.9 billion in lending to support 59,300 unit transactions.

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