‘National Night Out’ in Tacoma and Pierce County

Tacoma — Let’s celebrate National Night Out together! Tuesday, August 4, 2015, join thousands of people enjoying themselves at National Night Out in America.

“National Night Out provides a perfect opportunity for people to get to know their neighbors and continue the important work of making all neighborhoods in Pierce County safe, clean and healthy,” said Priscilla Lisicich, Executive Director of Safe Streets Campaign. [Read more…]

County Parks and Recreation updates ‘Junk in Your Trunk’ event schedule

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Pierce County Parks and Recreation will host two more Junk in Your Trunk community events this summer.Junk in Your Trunk is a variation of the traditional garage sale concept. Vendors use their vehicles to transport and sell items in the Sprinker Recreation Center parking lot. Events will last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Junk in Your Trunk events will take place on: [Read more…]

Sheriff’s Log: Immigration Issues

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By Paul Pastor, Pierce County Sheriff

Earlier this month, in San Francisco a man illegally in this country killed a young woman with a stolen gun. This man had previously been convicted of felonies and had already been deported five times. This has prompted concern and debate with regard to detention of non-citizens on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency detainers. [Read more…]

Miller is Pet of the Week

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Pit Bull Terrier mix Miller is one cool pooch. He’s been an absolute stud at every offsite adoption event, digging time outside of his kennel to get to know the locals. No matter who comes his way, Miller showers all with big sloppy kisses — he’s a lover, not a fighter. He also gets along well with other dogs, though Miller’s history with cats is unknown. A slow and careful introduction to resident cats would be best. [Read more…]

Travel Tacoma + Pierce County Scavenger Hunt, Aug. 13

By Bridget Baeth

Travel Tacoma + Pierce County is hosting a downtown Tacoma scavenger hunt on August 13 to promote local downtown businesses and introduce locals to their Tacoma + Pierce County Visitor Information Center. The Grand prize will include a one-night stay at the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Tacoma, dinner at the acclaimed Pacific Grill and $500 to splurge on the shops in the city. Other prizes include a gift card to a local favorite–The Harmon, and Museum District Passes, for entry into the Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, LeMay-America’s Car Museum and the Washington State History Museum. [Read more…]