Election information and results schedule for the August 2014 primary

On August 5, 2014, Pierce County will join with the rest of Washington State in voting in the 2014 primary election. The Pierce County Auditor’s office has published an election information and results schedule that details what’s on the ballot, what special elections are taking place, how to vote, where to vote, when we’ll know the results, and a number of other frequently asked questions. Click to access the 2014 Primary Election Information and Results Schedule.

Family Heritage Feature: Answers to questions you didn’t know you had


By Dee Haviland Fournier, Instructor, Heritage Quest Research Library and Dorothy Wilhelm, Humorist, Confused about her family

Dorothy: I’d like to construct a good clear family history for my kids, but those ancestry websites can be overwhelming. Can’t you give me an easy way to get started?

Dee: Clean Out Your Closets! Find your photo albums, birth certificates and other certificates, school records, address books, journals, diaries, Bibles. Now you’re ready to begin. [Read more...]

CPTC Awards First Honorary Degree to 94-Year-Old Cosmetology Supporter


LAKEWOOD, Wash. – Long-time Cosmetology Program supporter and volunteer 94-year-old Elnora Medley was awarded Clover Park Technical College’s first Honorary Degree at the 2014 Commencement Ceremony June 18 at the Tacoma Dome.

Dr. Lonnie L. Howard, CPTC President, along with Lua Pritchard, Board of Trustees Chair, presented the honorary degree to Medley, who was dressed in graduation cap and gown.

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TNT: ‘Not a done deal’ to send immigrant kids to JBLM

“Military assets would not be used to transport young immigrant detainees to Washington state if Joint Base Lewis-McChord is selected as a temporary holding facility for a surge of Central American children who have been held at the U.S.-Mexico border, a Defense Department spokesman said.” Read more at The News Tribune website.

StoryCorps to record in Pierce County in July

StoryCorps, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving and sharing the stories of people from all backgrounds and beliefs, will visit Catholic Community Services of Western Washington-Southwest (CCS) in Tacoma from July 15-19.  StoryCorps will partner with CCS to record five days of interviews about family homelessness and the larger issues that surround it—poverty, unemployment and inequality—with a focus on capturing stories about families.

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