Pierce College hires Col. Mark Haskins as new Executive Director for Military Programs

Mark Haskins

LAKEWOOD, WASH. – Retired United States Air Force Col. Mark Haskins will join Pierce College as the new Executive Director of Military Programs later this summer. As a former director of warfighting education for the United States Air Force LeMay Center for Doctrine and Education, Haskins brings with him a distinguished career in the military, along with extensive educational knowledge. He also served as commander, department chair and professor of Air Force Studies at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. [Read more...]

TPU: Utility Customers Targeted By Scammers

Scam calls to Tacoma Public Utilities customers have increased in the past couple of weeks, and the utility wants to help ensure no one loses money.

Scammers have mainly targeted commercial customers, demanding they make an immediate payment with a prepaid card or risk having their service disconnected. Customers are often directed to purchase a Green Dot or Money Pak card. [Read more...]

Lakewood Chamber: JBLM could lose 16,000 more jobs

The Army recently completed a 2014 Supplemental Programmatic Environment Assessment (SPEA), which poses that Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) could lose up to 16,000 military and civilian jobs.

You’ll recall that the South Sound recently lost the 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team (Lakewood’s Community Connector). This reduction was the result of the initial 2013 Programmatic Environment Assessment (PEA).

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Windermere Professional Partners Announces the Launch of ChambersBayHousing.com

UNIVERSITY PLACE –  Windermere Professional Partners Property Management (WPPPM) proudly announces the launch of ChambersBayHousing.com.  Since the USGA announced Chambers Bay as the site of the 2015 US Open Golf Championship, the University Place community has been buzzing about opportunities available for homeowners near the course to make their houses available for rent to visitors, media, sponsors, and perhaps even players.  Until now, a uniform, consistent source of options and information did not exist.  ChambersBayHousing.com changes that. [Read more...]