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USS Olympia visited the Pacific Northwest

Posted: March 23 2018

The USS Olympia— a Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine (SSN 717)— arrived March 16 at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton. Awaiting the submarine and its 100-member crew’s arrival, were military cohorts and their…

The business of daffodils

Posted: March 23 2018

March can be a gloomy time for Washingtonians. Sure spring is officially here but the gray skies and near-constant rainfall reminds local business owners that the economic boom from the…

Gender pay inequality now illegal

Posted: March 23 2018

In 1943, Washington was one of the first states in the country to address the disparity between what women and men were paid with the passing of the Equal Pay…

Timberland Bank named one of the top 10% of community banks in U.S.

Posted: March 22 2018

Timberland Bancorp, known locally as Timberland Bank, was awarded the Community Bankers Cup by Raymond James & Associates. The award was given based on the bank’s stellar 2017 performance. Raymond James &…

Locust Cider opening taproom in Tacoma

Posted: March 22 2018

Dry, sweet, or somewhere in between, a good cider is hard to beat. Tacoma residents soon will have the chance to try different varieties of local ciders straight from the…

U.S. Census Bureau releases 2017 population estimates

Posted: March 22 2018

The numbers are in and it’s no big surprise that Pierce County is on the rise according to data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. Since the 2010…

Three Tacoma students will be members on All-Washington Academic Team

Posted: March 21 2018

Every year, a handful of Washington’s highest-achieving technical and community college students travel to Olympia for recognition of their dedication and hard work. Tomorrow, three students from Bates Technical College…

State Farm awards Tacoma $215,000 grant

Posted: March 21 2018

Tacoma is one of 11 United States cities that State Farm will award $4 million total in grants. The grant Tacoma was awarded was for $215,000. The funds will go…

City of Kent suing opioid manufacturers and marketers

Posted: March 21 2018

Cities all over the United States have felt the effects of opioid addiction. Kent is among the cities hard hit by the epidemic. On March 20, Kent Mayor Dana Ralph…

New senior apartments open in Des Moines

Posted: March 20 2018

As the Baby Boomer Generation continues to reach retirement age, the question of what’s nextis omnipresent. Seniors want to be comfortable, maintain their independence and lifestyle, but also be practical in…

Sea-Tac Airport prepares for spring break rush

Posted: March 20 2018

The Port of Seattle estimates more than half a million travelers will pass through the terminals at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport bound for destinations both foreign and domestic in the next…

Seaside community plans expansion after record sales in 2017

Posted: March 20 2018

Homes in Seabrook — a coastal resort town in Southwest Washington, approximately two and half hours west of Seattle — are selling quickly. In 2016, total home sales for Seabrook were $32.5…

Local officials seeking service providers for homeless youth

Posted: March 19 2018

In an effort to end youth and young adult homelessness in the South Sound, Pierce County and the City of Tacoma announced a Request for Information from service providers interested in…

Study on high-speed corridor between Vancouver and Seattle gets funding

Posted: March 19 2018

The Premier of British Columbia, John Horgan, met with Gov. Jay Inslee and announced British Columbia has pledged $300,000 toward conducting a study on the possibility of a high-speed corridor…

Four area gastroenterology practices merge

Posted: March 19 2018

Four Western Washington Gastroenterology practices — Digestive Health Specialists, Gastroenterology Associates, Northwest Gastroenterology, and Overlake Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology — merged to form Washington Gastroenterology. Together, the practices employ more than 40 board certified…

Boeing HorizonX Invests in drone radar company

Posted: March 18 2018

Boeing announced its investment in Fortem Technologies, a Utah-based company that develops radar for unmanned aerial vehicles. Fortem is developing what it calls its TrueView drone radar technology. “Radar technology is…

Thurston County 6th healthiest; Pierce, Lewis, and Mason less so

Posted: March 16 2018

According to the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report, of Washington’s 39 counties, Thurston County is the 6th healthiest in the state. Topping the list is San Juan County. Second healthiest…

Tacoma Dome accepting proposals for new website

Posted: March 16 2018

It’s time for tacomadome.org to start anew. The City of Tacoma is accepting proposals from web developers to replace the existing site. The Tacoma Venues & Events Department will help manage the project, which will entail…

Two new MultiCare clinics opening in South Sound

Posted: March 16 2018

Two new MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care clinics are scheduled to open in the South Sound area this month. The first, in Federal Way, opens on Mar. 20 at 31861 Gateway…

Gov. Inslee Signs Executive Order Forming Southern Resident Orca Task Force

Posted: March 16 2018

On March 14, Governor Jay Inslee signed Executive Order 18-02, which established the Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force.  The task force pairs the Puget Sound Partnershipand the Washington Department of Fish and…

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