Port’s Connie Bacon to speak to Republican Club

Connie Bacon, Vice President of the Port of Tacoma Commission, will be the featured speaker at the April 1st meeting of the 2nd & 29th Districts Republican Club. She will be addressing the benefits, concerns, and economic implications of the newly formed “seaport alliance” unifying the management of the marine cargo terminals, and investments for the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle. [Read more…]

LIFE class: ‘The U.S. Golf Open in University Place’

University Place City Council member, Chris Nye, will give a presentation on the golf tournament coming to Pierce County in June. This free class will cover the history of the Chambers Bay Golf Course, how it was chosen to host the Championship, details on how the city is preparing for this event, a video produced the U.S. Golf Open Committee, followed by a Q & A period. [Read more…]

PLU to host 8th Annual Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education March 4-6

TACOMA — Pacific Lutheran University presents the Eighth Annual Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education, a unique and perpetually relevant three-day event that provides educators, students and community members a way to use the lessons of the Holocaust to empower themselves and others to challenge prejudices, violence and other forms of dehumanization. [Read more…]

PLU Spotlight Series: ‘…And justice for all?’

TACOMA — The semester beginning Feb. 4 at Pacific Lutheran University takes on a special focus with the inaugural Spring Spotlight Series, four months of events that fall under the theme “… and justice for all?”

Programs developed and supported all across campus feature a wide range of justice-related events open to the community, including film screenings, discussions, interactive workshops, rallies and the prestigious Powell-Heller Conference on Holocaust Education. [Read more…]

Author Brandon Stogsdill returns to roots at Parkland/Spanaway Library

Brandon Stogsdill

Meet local author Brandon Stogsdill at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13 at Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library. Snacks will be provided at this free event.

Parkland native Brandon Stogsdill discusses the true life events written about in his book The Boy with the Gun.  Learn how Stogsdill went from being a troubled kid and imprisoned felon to a college graduate, successful youth mental health counselor and author. [Read more…]