Behrooz Madjdi, reference associate for Pierce County Library System, received outstanding mention for the Library Journal’s 2014 Paralibrarian of the Year Award. Madjdi is one of two recipients of the recognition. These two individuals and the final winner of the national award are all Washington residents.
Friday, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee appointed Deputy Prosecutor Phil Sorensen to be a Pierce County Superior Court judge. He will take the bench on April 1 and be publicly sworn in on April 3. Sorensen fills a vacancy left by Judge Linda Lee, who was appointed to the Court of Appeals in January.
A bill to provide Washington’s foster children with legal representation in dependency proceedings faces one final hurdle before becoming law. Senate Bill 6126, sponsored by west Pierce County Sen. Steve O’Ban, passed the Senate unanimously on Feb. 17 but was amended in the House of Representatives before receiving unanimous approval there today. The Senate must now agree with the change before the bill can head to the governor’s desk.
Floods are a threat for areas hit by heavy late-winter snowfalls. Severe storms—sometimes in the form of deadly tornadoes or massive rainfall—often wreak havoc across the U.S. during spring.
Thursday, U.S. Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI), Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), and Rep. Charles Rangel (D-MI) introduced the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Act of 2014 to provide critical job training and worker assistance for Americans who have lost their jobs due to increased competition in the global marketplace.
Between 1861-65 the Civil War—or War Between the States—was fought primarily on the East Coast. That four-year-long encounter that came close to tearing apart the young country had relatively little impact on the Northwest—right?
Fred Meyer stores in Western Washington are supporting their local Boys & Girls Clubs through coin boxes at the register. Through May 24th, you can support your local Club when you shop at Fred Meyer by dropping some change in the box at check out. All donations collected at each store stay in the community to support local Clubs and programs.
As part of continuing efforts to end the cash-only nature of regulated marijuana markets, sixteen Members of Congress have asked federal banking regulators to implement new guidance that would bring licensed marijuana businesses into the banking system.
The Pierce County Council seeks public input as it prepares to update its shoreline development regulations for the first time since the 1970s.
By Renee Quinn
If you could reduce your risk of becoming diabetic by 58%, wouldn’t you? A collaboration between the Center for Disease Control (CDC), YMCA of the USA, and community partners are doing this thanks to the Diabetes Prevention Program at local Ys.
According to the CDC, 10.2% of Pierce county adults are diabetic and with more people dying of diabetes than breast and lung cancer combined, communities are taking action.