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July 2015

08/03/15

40 Under Forty: Eager, Ambitious & Giving

Jennica Holmquist has always been in a hurry through her youthful 25 years, and that's enabled her to accomplish a lot before some other individuals have even awakened. Rachel Young is a bit older, but no less notable for achievements at work and in the community. Both are shining honorees in the 2015 40 Under Forty recognition.

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07/31/15

Kitsap Bank reaches milestones in Q2

Olympia Bancorp, parent company of Kitsap Bank, has reached the $1 billion mark in total assets after the end of its second quarter — the first time in the bank's 107-year history.

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07/31/15

Interfor gives up on Tacoma sawmill

According to a quarterly earnings report released yesterday, the Canadian company's new sawmill failed to achieve expectations as a result of "challenging lumber and log market conditions."

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07/31/15

SCJ Alliance earns national honors

The Zweig Group, which produces national rankings for outstanding architecture, engineering, environmental and multidiscipline firms in the U.S. and Canada, gave high marks for Lacey-based SCJ Alliance.

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07/31/15

40 Under Forty: Healthy & Active, Play Ball!

Lizz Lewis is bringing an emphasis on healthy fitness to employees of her family's extensive restaurant chain. And Matthew Simon is using Little League baseball to teach life skills. Both are 40 Under Forty honorees in the 2015 class.

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07/30/15

Ecology monitoring Puget Sound

Unseasonably warm temperatures and our continuing lack of rainfall are causing negative impacts on marine life and natural water flushing effects in Puget Sound. Scientists from the state Ecology department are monitoring.

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07/30/15

Some local banks ranked high

Columbia Banking System earned a high placement on a national ranking of financial institutions published today. Heritage Financial Corp. also made the list. The score factors profitability, capitalization and asset quality.

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07/30/15

New urgent care clinic in Federal Way

On Monday, Aug. 3, the Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center will open a new clinic, which will provide walk-in medical services for minor illnesses and injuries.

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07/30/15

UWT's Y Student Center wins award

Mortenson Construction and Tacoma-based McGranahan Architects announced that they received the National Award of Merit in the Educational Facilities Category from the Design-Build Institute of America.

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07/30/15

40 Under Forty: Learning & Teaching

Joe LeRoy, CEO of HopeSparks, is learning every day to improve in his new role. Joy Giovanini has been a classroom teacher for 12 years and now is helping all schools in her district to better prepare students for their futures.

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07/29/15

Office space still weak, Warehouse strong

Second-quarter data continues to show the South Sound's commercial real estate strength is in Industrial space, not Office leasing, according to broker Kidder Mathews.

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07/29/15

Female patients forbidden for Tacoma doc

In action announced today, a Tacoma physician has been restricted from seeing female patients pending resolution of charges that he engaged in sexual misconduct with one.

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07/29/15

Sanctions placed against local dentist

State Health Department authorities have restricted the operating privileges of a Puyallup dentist after she didn't properly monitor sedated patients.

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07/29/15

Insurance frauds charged locally

Two Pierce County residents have been charged in separate cases of insurance fraud after investigations by agents of the state Insurance Commissioner's office.

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07/29/15

Second 2015 penalty for Emerald

Employee error is cited as the cause of two hazardous waste spills on consecutive days last December at Tacoma's Emerald Services Inc. A $99,000 penalty was announced today by the state Department of Ecology.

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07/29/15

40 Under Forty: Funding futures for people, ventures

PLU grad Molly Hill has clearly found her place at a Gig Harbor financial firm, earning a VP title and ownership opportunity in 11 years. Ryan Carter is aimed at helping businesses find the financial solutions they need. Both are among 40 Under Forty for 2015.

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07/28/15

Apply now for ‘gopher’ permits

Anyone hoping to gain site approval and/or building permits in Thurston County in the coming year have a Monday, Aug. 3, deadline to request the required gopher review. Otherwise, the project might be delayed until next year.

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07/28/15

‘Battle of the Buildings’ is on

Fred Meyer and QFC grocery stores are joining a competition nationwide to bring more energy efficiency to commercial and retail buildings, as well as government structures. EPA is promoting this 'Battle of the Buildings.'

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07/28/15

Washington, Oregon farmers aid food banks

Dairy farmers in Washington and Oregon joined in the month of June to collect almost 200 pounds of food and cash donations to support the wholesale food bank networks of the two states.

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07/28/15

Doctors’ results bring rewards

Quality and value of care, not number of procedures bring cash rewards to three local physicians' groups from nation's largest insurance provider for seniors and other Medicare recipients.

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07/28/15

40 Under Forty: People & Sustainability

The assistant director for human resources at Kent School District, Robert Humes, and Christine Cooley, a long-time sustainability advocate and teacher, are recognized as South Sound 40 Under Forty honorees for 2015.

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07/27/15

Pierce County issues warning to illegal pot shops

The Pierce County Marijuana Enforcement Policy Task Force started issuing letters of intent to marijuana shops, declaring they must legalize or shut down entirely by July 1, 2016.

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07/27/15

Reseller permits available 'on demand'

State tax collection officials have a new 'customer friendly' website feature that allows instant access to prior-approved reseller permits.

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07/27/15

Adding Tucson to Tacoma firm

One of Tacoma's prominent industrial supply houses, Stellar Industrial Supply, has announced a pending expansion into Arizona.

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07/27/15

Trade, climate top union meeting

Members of labor unions from across Washington met this weekend in SeaTac -- birthplace of the state's $15 minimum wage movement -- and heard about Trade Agreements and Climate Change.

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07/27/15

Comment invited on Medicaid plan

State Health Care Authority is asking for public comment on its intended request to allow federal Medicaid funding to cover nontraditional services for the 25% of state residents enrolled in Apple Health plans.

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07/27/15

40 Under Forty: Party & Building for tomorrow

Lynda Foster is a passionate community organizer and Rising Star within Washington State Democrats. Devin Page is building, too, in the physical sense as VP Construction for The Rush Companies. Both are 40 Under Forty honorees.

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07/24/15

Bank earnings, loans continue strong

Three major regional financial institutions reported strong quarterly earnings and loan demand for the three months ended June 30th. Homestreet, Columbia and Heritage all performed well and the latter two declared quarterly cash dividends.

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07/24/15

Bates student finished hot

South Sound fire service student Adam McKee earned a silver medal in a recent national skills competition. The student at Bates Technical School is currently a resident volunteer firefighter at Enumclaw Fire Department.

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07/24/15

Tacoma golf pro going to Oregon

Professional golfers from five states in the Pacific Northwest will square off against Tacoman Todd Erwin, defending champion, in the Senior Oregon Open starting next Tuesday near Pendleton.

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07/24/15

Medical marijuana laws effective today

Several laws concerning alcohol and marijuana will be coming into effect today, including major marijuana market reforms and the banning of "palcohol."

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07/24/15

More water coming to Lake Tapps

Lake Tapps will be getting more water soon, which should be welcome news to recreationists and businesses looking to make extra cash during an extra-sunny summer.

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07/24/15

40 Under Forty: Taxes & Kids are key

Leaving a distinguished and active Army career to become a tax accountant exemplifies Michael Hurst's commitment to what's most important. Karissa Thompson is leading Puyallup to greater service for kids. Both are 40 Under Forty honorees.

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07/23/15

Roofing contractor could face prison, fines

Peter Daniel Yeaman, who runs Southgate Roofing, is charged with unregistered contracting and doing business when his workers' compensation insurance was revoked.

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07/23/15

FMC authorizes Northwest Seaport Alliance

The Federal Maritime Commission announced that it has completed its "competitive review and analysis" of the alliance agreement and voted unanimously to allow the alliance to go into effect.

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07/23/15

40 Under Forty: Giving, Building = Community

Sherrana Kildun believes in the power of people and philanthropy to build communities. Adam Laneer Construction's owner subscribes to similiar precepts as he leads a rapidly-growing firm in Lacey. Both are 40 Under Forty honorees.

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07/22/15

Goodguys Car Show to boost Puyallup economy

The Goodguys Car Show event is coming to the Puyallup Fairgorunds this weekend and it promises to bring a brief shot in the arm for the local economy.

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07/22/15

TrueBlue sees 38 percent year-over-year revenue bump in Q2

Tacoma-based labor services firm TrueBlue, Inc., announced today that revenue for the second quarter of 2015 was $628 million — an increase of 38 percent — compared to revenue of $453 million for the second quarter of 2014.

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07/22/15

Olympia Council approves purchase option for 'LBA Woods'

The property's current owner, DR Horton, is currently seeking permits to turn the property into a large, 400-lot residential development, which will include 238 single-family homes and 162 town homes.

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07/22/15

40 Under Forty: Leadership in business, the arts and the community

Applying leadership lessons from his military service, Joe Dudek is general manager of Amazon's large Sumner facility. Anna James Miller leads Federal Way Symphony administratively. And as a defense attorney, Casey Arbenz argues for justice on behalf clients and leads in the community. All three are being honored at 40 Under Forty.

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07/21/15

Denver company announces South Sound leases

DCT Industrial Trust, an industrial real estate company based out of Denver, today announced a number of development leases in the South Sound.

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Red Lion Hotel fire causes $50,000 in damage

07/21/15

Red Lion Hotel fire causes $50,000 in damage

This morning, about 50 guests at a Red Lion Hotel in Tacoma had to evacuate their rooms as a fire roared in the stairwell.

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07/21/15

South Sound unemployment stabilizes in June

June, which is seeing a healthier seasonal job market in the service providing sector, has seen the unemployment rate stabilize.

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07/21/15

40 Under Forty: Marketing & Listening

In six years, Bobbie Bailey has created a full-service marketing firm that brings talents from half a dozen employees to bear on clients' branding needs. Ryan Mandell is leading 66 co-workers into a service model that's also good business. Both are 40 Under forty honorees.

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07/20/15

Federal Way's Center Plaza sold for $14.2 million

On Friday, Federal Way's Center Plaza was sold to real estate firm Northwest Capital Corp for $14.2 million.

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07/20/15

Commencement Bank to open new Auburn loan center

The loan center, which will open on Tuesday, Aug. 11, will be located on 4798 Auburn Way North.

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07/17/15

40 Under Forty: Education, service bring focus on others

Education led to opportunity, beginning with political engagement, then into public service and private sector application of policy for today's 40 Under Forty honorees.

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07/17/15

New market president for CHI Franciscan's peninsula region

CHI Franciscan Health has named David Schultz market president for its peninsula region, which includes Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton and Silverdale and St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor.

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07/17/15

Alderbrook Golf Course turning 50

Alderbrook Golf Club in Mason County is about to celebrate its 50th birthday.

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07/17/15

Sting catches South Sound pot stores selling to minors

The Washington State Liquor Control Board found six South Sound marijuana businesses selling to minors during the first complete round of compliance checks.

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07/17/15

MultiCare opens new urgent care in Puyallup

The walk-in clinic, located at the MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital campus (220 15th Avenue Southeast), will be open seven days a week from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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07/16/15

Olympia may take first step to block major housing development

The Olympia City Council could prevent development on a 74-acre plot of land and create the city's fourth largest park, if everything goes according to plan.

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07/16/15

Olympia Coffee Roasters expands to new building

The company, founded in 2005, is expanding their flagship location on Cherry Street in downtown Olympia to a neighboring building on 4th Avenue, thanks to a Grow Olympia Fund loan.

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07/16/15

Tacoma Community College gets cybersecurity grant

U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer announced today that TCC won a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to educate and train cybersecurity professionals.

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07/16/15

Kitson Boards trying to make comeback

Today, the company sent out an email explaining that it would soon be coming to Kickstarter under a new name, K Boards.

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07/16/15

40 Under Forty: Creating virtual medicine & cupcakes

A trail-blazing guide to creating new technology-enabled models for delivery of health care and a former unhappy accountant who is now "truly fulfilled" by frosting cupcakes in her store at 4 a.m. are today's featured "40 Under Forty" honorees.

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07/15/15

State sees modest job growth in June

Washington saw modest job growth in June, resulting in a 5.3 percent unemployment rate for the month, on a preliminary, seasonally adjusted basis, according to estimates by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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07/15/15

Local security hires for U.S. Open exceeds goal

More good economic news from the U.S. Open: Over 340 University Place residents were hired to fill temporary security positions at the tournament, exceeding the pre-event goal set by members of the University Place City Council.

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07/15/15

New Seattle office for Heritage Bank

Olympia-based Heritage Bank has announced the opening of a new downtown Seattle office.

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07/15/15

Council sends $12 minimum wage to ballot

On Tuesday, July 14 the Tacoma City Council passed a proposal to put a $12 minimum wage on the ballot, 7-1. Councilmember David Boe cast the lone no vote.

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07/15/15

Telling local stories & helping business grow

A Gig Harbor native and another who grew up in Olympia are each applying their professional skill sets to further advance the South Sound. Tourism promotion and financing local business ventures are their focus.

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07/14/15

Unclaimed property workshops for businesses in Tacoma

The Washington State Department of Revenue will conduct a pair of workshops tomorrow in Tacoma to educate businesses on unclaimed property.

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07/14/15

Tacoma gets D grade in renter survey

Tacoma’s home sales market may be on the rise, but the city’s renters are apparently none too satisfied.

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07/14/15

Four South Sound hospitals named 'Most Wired'

Hospitals & Health Networks' annual Most Wired Survey gave top marks to MultiCare Health System, Madigan Army Medical Center, Mason General Hospital and St. Elizabeth Hospital.

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07/14/15

40 Under Forty: A nurse and a business exec ‘caring’ for others

Two doctoral studies students are members of 2015 "40 Under Forty" class. Public health advocate and nurse Jamilia Sherls and experienced business security manager Judd Johnson each are making significant impacts on their community.

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07/13/15

Pierce County health providers disciplined

Four health care providers in Pierce County were disciplined by the Washington State Department of Health during May, according to a release today from the Department of Health.

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07/13/15

Council to consider minimum wage proposal

According to the proposed ballot measure, which will be considered by the Tacoma City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday evening, the minimum wage would raise to $12 by Jan. 2018.

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07/13/15

Two South Sound companies settle with EPA

Sumner-based wholesale seafood distributor Shining Ocean and Roy-based Wilcox Farms have both settled fines for federal chemical storage violations.

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07/13/15

40 Under Forty: Coaching new career & covering community

Getting started in a new technical industry job five years ago has been challenging for Mathew Jones, a "40 Under Forty" honoree, but he's succeeding as he's done before. Gayle Selden, on the other hand, has her steady hand on the helm of a 56-year-old, third generation family business -- and helping others to build community.

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07/10/15

Legislature passes transportation package

Today, the House of Representatives passed the 16-year, $16.2 billion statewide transportation package, which includes $1.85 billion for the Puget Sound Gateway and the completion of SR 167.

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07/10/15

A design to serve & solving homelessness

Today's honorees from "40 Under Forty" Class of 2015 are both passionate about serving their communities. One works daily to place homeless persons into permanent housing and the other uses her creative design talents on behalf of many nonprofit agencies.

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07/10/15

Home prices up in Tacoma in June

According to the latest market statistics from residential real estate company Redfin, home prices and sales in Tacoma are on the rise month over month, while listings appear to be going down.

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07/10/15

Opposition to Pierce Co. general services building gets signatures

Pierce County’s plan to consolidate its offices into a general services building on the former Puget Sound Hospital site will have to wait on a public vote.

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07/10/15

Two businesses extend stay at Port of Tacoma

The Port of Tacoma Commission authorized a pair of lease agreements that will ensure the stay of Eco Building Products and SAFE Boats International.

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07/09/15

Mud Bay gets 'Retailer of the Year' honor

Thurston County-based Mud Bay, the Pacific Northwest’s largest independent pet retailer, has been selected as the 2015 retailer of the year by an industry publication.

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07/09/15

‘Passionate for kids’ ... and community

A former nationally board-certified English teacher who remains passionate about the welfare of children and a fourth-generation insurance agent about to take the helm of a 119-year-old family agency are today's featured "40 Under Forty" honorees.

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07/09/15

Tacoma Link expansion open house next week

Next Wednesday, July 15, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Sound Transit will hold an open house on the potential Tacoma Link expansion at the Tacoma Evergreen State College (1210 Sixth Avenue).

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07/09/15

UWT gets funding for one last building renovation

The 2015-2016 capital budget includes $16 million to fund the renovation of the Tacoma Paper and Stationery building.

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07/08/15

Source: Army drawdown could cut 1,250 positions at JBLM

Rumors are swirling in Washington, D.C. over the proposed U.S. Army drawdown, which could cut 40,000 active duty positions nationwide.

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07/08/15

A ‘powerful’ force & next-gen biz owner

A very active member voice in greater Tacoma civic and creative sectors as well as the arts, education and athletics is a 2015 "40 Under Forty" honoree. Learn more about him and a young Alaskan native who now leads a Tumwater business in this blog item.

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07/08/15

Health care coalition moves out of pilot phase

The South Sound's Cascade Pacific Action Alliance, a regional health coalition, has officially moved out of its pilot phase and has achieved designation as an Accountable Community of Health.

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07/08/15

South Sound community colleges post high success ratings

According to a chart compiled by College Measures and published by CNN Money, several South Sound community colleges have a high success rating.

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07/07/15

City council could look at keeping Click!

Tacoma Public Utilities Boardmember Bryan Flint presented an alternative option: having the city go all in and competing with local Internet service providers.

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07/06/15

'Phenomenal' activity in South Sound home sales

Home sales volumes around western Washington are reaching their highest levels in a decade, and the South Sound is no different, according to the latest statistics from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

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07/06/15

Sound Sleep leases space for Tacoma showroom

Sumner-based Sound Sleep Products has leased more than 4,000 square feet of showroom space in downtown Tacoma to serve as a showroom for its newest licensed product.

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07/06/15

Rush Companies opens capital advisory business

Today, Gig Harbor-based Rush Companies announced that it recently opened a real estate capitol advisory arm called Rush Capital.

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07/06/15

40 Under Forty: Building structures, a new life

The first two members of South Sound's "40 Under Forty" class of 2015 are a builder based in Gig Harbor and a mid-level manager at the region's only full-service water park resort hotel in Centralia.

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07/06/15

40 Under Forty for 2015 selected

Official notifications are underway for the 2015 "40 Under Forty" recognition program, sponsored by Timberland Bank and produced by Business Examiner Media.

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07/06/15

Terreno acquires $12.3 million property in Kent

With the deal, the San Francisco-based acquirer, owner and operator of industrial real estate will receive four industrial distribution buildings.

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07/02/15

Seattle credit union approves merger

Sound Credit Union will be gaining additional members this fall after substantial approval by members of Port of Seattle Federal Credit Union to merge with the Tacoma organization.

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07/02/15

Businesses eligible for drought-related disaster loans

Nonfarm businesses In Pierce County and King County — as well as nine other counties — have been made eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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07/02/15

Kreidler overturned on association plans

Association health plans have new hope under Washington Healthplanfinder exchange review. Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler will not appeal a decision that reverses his prior position.

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07/02/15

Sumner YMCA gets boost from legislature

The Washington State Legislature approved $2 million for the new YMCA. It's the latest in the round of fundraising for the YMCA that has reached a total of $16,432,918.

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07/02/15

Lake Tapps opens up for all recreation

The Cascade Water Alliance announced today that Lake Tapps is now fully open for all recreation, including motor craft, effective immediately.

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07/01/15

Commercial, industrial building strong

Non-residential construction remains strong in today's report from the Census Bureau, showing its second-strongest pace since 2002. Manufacturing-related projects are leading the growth trend.

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07/01/15

South Sound jobs still growing

More persons joined the regional labor force in May, according to new data out today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a slightly larger percentage of them did find work.

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07/01/15

New health care group includes MultiCare

Cambia Grove, a new health care industry collaboration, today named MultiCare Health System as an anchor partner. It seeks to establish the Pacific Northwest as a region as an epicenter for the new economy.

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07/01/15

Anchor Bank pays dividend

Anchor Bank makes cash dividend payment to its holding company, further confirming its emergence from a long-term slump started in the Great Recession.

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07/01/15

Construction licensing sting nabs violators

Unregistered construction work found in L&I "surprise sweeps" around state and nation. Offenders discovered by L&I in Olympia area, Kennewick, Bellevue-Redmond and Vancouver.

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