Letter: Foster Care Placement Crisis in Pierce County


By Erika Thompson

Pierce County has a desperate need for foster families. Each night there are children sitting in the Tacoma office waiting for placement. On Monday there were eight children, on Tuesday six children ranging from age 2-14 years still without a place to rest their head at 10 pm. [Read more…]

28th District Republican Club invites you

By Toni Aulerich

The 28th District Republican Club is having their annual picnic on Saturday, June 27, at Titlow Park beginning 12 noon. State Senator Steve O’Ban and Representative Dick Muri as their guest speakers as well as other candidates and local city officials from DuPont, University Place, Lakewood, Steilacoom and Tacoma. Pierce County Sheriff will be giving short presentations about what is going on in their cities and the county. To RSVP and/or further information please call club President, Ron Suslick, at (253) 312-1315. Hoping to see you there.

National Guard members in disaster health assessment

CAMP MURRAY, WA – For the first time, the U.S. Department of the Army will conduct a Disaster Mental Health Assessment on military members following a domestic emergency.

Nearly 300 Washington National Guard soldiers and airmen who responded to the SR 530 Landslide in Snohomish County will undergo the assessment this weekend to help the Army determine the level of mental stress caused by a disaster response at home. [Read more…]

Noise advisory for Camp Murray neighbors on Sept. 26

CAMP MURRAY, WA -The Washington National Guard will fire a cannon salute at approximately 3 p.m. on September 26 at the north end of Camp Murray on the parade field. The cannon salute is part of a change of command ceremony. The duration of the ceremonial cannon firing is estimated to be less than 20 seconds, but will be audible in Tillicum, on Camp Murray and on parts of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Questions or concerns should be directed to the Washington National Guard public affairs office at 253-512-8989. The citizen-soldiers and airmen of the Washington Military Department are dedicated to the mission of safeguarding lives and property in Washington state.

POW/MIA Recognition Event, Sept. 19

CAMP MURRAY, WA – Celebrated as a day of remembrance and hope for the speedy and safe return of American Prisoners of War and those still Missing in Action, the Washington National Guard and Washington Department of Veteran Affairs will host the National POW/MIA Recognition Event, Friday, Sept. 19th at 9:45 a.m. in front of the Winged victory statue on the capitol Plaza in Olympia, WA. [Read more…]