South Sound magazine proudly announces that it has been awarded the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award by the Society of Professional Journalists in the category of Public Service journalism for its in-depth report on family homelessness in Pierce County.
A Pierce County-based Urban Search and Rescue team has completed a record deployment to the massive SR 530 landslide in Snohomish County.
The first 80-member rotation of Washington Task Force 1 (WATF-1) deployed on March 24 and returned April 4. The second 80-member rotation deployed on April 4 and returned on April 19.
Unwanted and unused prescription drugs can be harmful to people and the environment. You can safely dispose of these medicines – including controlled substances – during the 8th nationwide drug “take back” day on Saturday, April 26.
More than 130 people celebrated Wednesday’s Ribbon Cutting of the newly renovated BMW Northwest in Fife. Owned by longtime Lakewood resident, Manfred Scharmach, the Ribbon Cutting also kicks off a Celebration Sales Event April 25-27. El Gaucho catered Wednesday’s grand opening and will be back for the weekend event. Below are some pictures from Wednesday’s event. [Read more...]
TACOMA – When 900 fifth graders descend on the 11th annual Tacoma-Pierce County Children’s Water Festival this Thursday, April 24, they can learn how to become clean water ambassadors.
Saturday, April 26, is Parks Appreciation Day in Pierce County and it should be a typical spring day in wet Western Washington. Nevertheless, the county’s Parks and Recreation Department knows that lots of volunteers will brave the elements and turn out to help beautify their communities from 9 a.m. to noon.
TACOMA – Pierce County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) partners have identified the two top health priorities for the county as mental health, acknowledging a substance abuse connection; and access to quality health care and community services, with a health equity focus.