On Jan. 29, 2016, nearly 2,000 people in Pierce County were homeless.
Movies can be our window on the world and windows into our own lives. In observance of Older Americans Month, the Pierce County Library system and Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources are showing three remarkable films that explore the significant experiences and contributions of older adults who still want to be a part of […]
TACOMA — Today, Citizens for a Healthy Bay unveils a new logo. “We work to engage our community in the restoration and protection of our waters, so connecting with people really matters to our work. Often, our first connection with our community members is through our logo, so we wanted to reimagine our logo to […]
The Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to announce the 2017 Preservation Grant Program, which assists in funding preservation efforts in Pierce County.
Pierce County Superior Court today announced Chris Gaddis as its newest Court Administrator. He will begin his new role on May 2, 2016. Gaddis has had a 23-year career in law enforcement and has been the Chief of Police for the City of Normandy Park since 2012. In addition, he served for one year as […]
In the end, federal prosecutors weren’t able to convince a jury that state Auditor Troy Kelley stole $3 million, evaded taxes and lied under oath. Read more: Jury finds state Auditor Troy Kelley not guilty of lying to IRS, deadlocks on other charges | The News Tribune
Postponing the most important decisions can be disastrous. It can tear families apart and destroy what took a lifetime to establish. Three final decisions are the most important and come into play at the most stressful time of life – when death occurs.
By Chas Ames Over a decade ago, four portable rooms were placed on Oakwood Elementary School’s grounds funded by a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant. Not too long after, the budding project, then re-named Harrison Preparatory Academy, moved into its own building at the old Lake City Elementary. Today, Harrison Preparatory School has spent […]
By Chas Ames We are coming up on a week since a teen, feeling desolate, being bullied online, felt like she had nowhere to turn, took her life. Now and forever. This is not a faceless Middle America statistic. This is a young child that lived here in Lakewood. Here in my neighborhood.
Although Murrelets are commonly seen along the northwestern coast of the U.S. and Canada, their nesting habits were virtually unknown until the 1970’s. Whereas other seabirds commonly nest in colonies on isolated rocky cliffs, it was discovered that these plump, web-footed birds fly to coastal forests to lay a single egg on a mossy branch. […]