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2009-08-21 15:04:00

OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Heritage Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: HFWA), parent company of Heritage Bank and Central Valley Bank, today announced that the Puget Sound Business Journal honored Heritage Bank as the Silver Award Winner in the Large Business Category of Washington's Best Workplaces. Brian Vance, President and CEO commented, "Heritage Bank is honored to be a Silver Award Winner in the Puget Sound Business Journal's Washington's Best Workplaces in 2009....

2009-03-20 13:39:29

U.S. plane maker Boeing sent out 900 layoff notices Friday, part of a cutback of 10,000 jobs Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney announced in January. About 650 of the job cuts were in the Commercial Airplanes unit and about 700 involved workers in the Puget Sound area, The Seattle Times reported Friday. With the new cuts, Boeing has reduced its workforce by 2,000 this year. Friday's notices give workers a 60-day warning that their jobs are ending, the Times said.

2009-01-22 09:30:00

Results of year-long project to map history of local tech community revealed at Urban Leadership Series event. SEATTLE, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) (http://www.washingtontechnology.org), North America's largest statewide association of technology companies, IT departments and individual technology professionals, today unveiled the results of a year-long project to document the history of the Puget Sound technology industry. Working...

2008-10-09 15:00:19

Puget Sound Energy's Powerful Choices for the Environment (Powerful Choices), a cooperative in-classroom educational program that teaches Washington state middle school students how their actions impact the environment, recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary at an event at PSE's Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility near Ellensburg, Wash. "It's gratifying to know and note that Powerful Choices has been in existence long enough now to see the same middle school students reach adulthood and...

2008-07-31 12:00:59

Today, July 31, marks the 30th anniversary of the Utilities Underground Location Center (UULC), the "Call Before You Dig" non-profit organization, which provides one-call service to more than 1,000 utilities in Washington and Montana. Established in 1978 by five Seattle-area utilities, including Puget Sound Energy (PSE) predecessor companies Washington Natural Gas and Puget Sound Power & Light, the UULC has processed more than 6 million calls from homeowners, renters and businesses...

2008-07-27 15:00:32

By Joseph Turner, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jul. 27--Where will the next Sea-Tac Airport be built? At Paine Field outside Mukilteo? In the desertlike flatlands near Moses Lake in Eastern Washington? How about in the Tanwax-Lacamas community in south Pierce County? All three of those sites were under consideration in the early 1990s when Puget Sound officials were looking for capacity to handle the growing passenger and freight traffic at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Those...

2008-07-27 09:00:28

By Joseph Turner, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jul. 27--Where will the next Sea-Tac Airport be built? At Paine Field outside Mukilteo? In the desertlike flatlands near Moses Lake in Eastern Washington? How about in the Tanwax-Lacamas community in south Pierce County? All three of those sites were under consideration in the early 1990s when Puget Sound officials were looking for capacity to handle the growing passenger and freight traffic at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport....

2008-06-19 12:00:34

By Lynda V. Mapes, Seattle Times Jun. 19--It took several years and $100,000 of staff time to investigate and follow up, but the state Department of Ecology was vindicated last week when a state board upheld its findings against an Everett company the agency fined for piling fill as much as 17 feet deep on 12 acres of wetlands near Marysville. The company, Pacific Topsoils, fought orders to remove the fill and restore the wetlands brought by both Snohomish County and Ecology beginning in...

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2006-04-15 10:11:59

SEATTLE -- A water-loving rodent native to South America that has destroyed thousands of acres of wetlands in the southeast has been spotted near Lake Washington. Nutria are semi-aquatic, chocolate-colored rodents that can weigh more than 20 pounds and eat one-quarter of their weight a day in crops and plants of all varieties. Also called coypu, or swamp rats, they burrow through marshes and levies, and females can produce more than a dozen offspring a year. A trapper recently caught nine...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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