Latest Pierce County, Washington Stories

2011-07-28 00:01:02

Evergreen Children's Clinic provides excellent service and cutting edge knowledge with the introduction of their website resources to help raise healthy kids from infants to teens. Puyallup, WA (PRWEB) July 27, 2011 Evergreen Children's Clinic is a Puyallup pediatrician that leverages its website in many ways, using it as not only a powerful marketing tool but also as a general resource for knowledge of changing pediatric medicine. Medicine and health are dynamic and ever-changing issues,...

2011-06-28 07:00:00

TACOMA, Wash., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Childhood obesity affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States. Recognizing this growing epidemic plaguing our nation, Metro Parks Tacoma has partnered with Subway® Restaurants to overhaul the nutritional value of summer lunches the district provides in its parks through the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. Metro Parks is the only public agency in the state partnering with a national restaurant...

2011-05-19 13:43:00

TACOMA, Wash., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While other events are being cancelled or scaled back, the Tacoma Events Commission (TEC) is embarking on the biggest expansion in its 32-year history. The 2011 Tacoma Freedom Fair - celebrating the Centennial of Naval Aviation - is expanding from one to four days, each offering an exciting event in a different location. Regulars needn't worry - the annual festivities on the Ruston Way waterfront, complete with live music, a thrilling air show,...

2010-10-05 08:44:04

Study finds less toxic pollution falling from atmosphere since 1991 Most toxic pollution falling onto Puget Sound's waters has decreased "” some by as much as 99 percent "” below earlier estimates, according to a region-wide study. Despite the overall decline, the study found that industrial areas like Tacoma still have the Puget's Sound's highest air-deposited contamination levels. The study, by researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and...

2010-08-11 13:58:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Vigor Marine LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vigor Industrial, has completed the asset purchase of Marine Industries Northwest, Inc. (MINI) in Tacoma, WA. The transaction closed on August 9, 2010 and Vigor Marine officially began vessel repair and conversion operations the same day. Key points of contact for the company are General Manager Adam Beck and Ship Repair Manager Mark Donahue. Adam brings 24 years experience in the marine repair...

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Mount Rainer National Park
2013-04-24 16:30:45

Mount Rainer National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States. The park holds 236,381 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the Puyallup and Yakama tribes. Many sites were found throughout the park showing evidence of older tribes including rock shelters and projectile points. The establishment of the park began in 1893, when the Pacific Forest Reserve was established. This area included a national forest as well as Mount Rainer and...

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