Your feet may be telling you something

We walk all over with them, but most of the time there’s no complaint – until it’s too late. The average woman will own 450 pairs of shoes in a lifetime. Men will own about half that many. Yet few people have their feet measured professionally, trusting only their feel. But a lifetime of ill-fitting shoes can result in pain and discomfort in our later years.

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Pierce County residents invited to informational U.S. Open meetings

Citizens who live in northwestern Pierce County will have two upcoming opportunities to learn more about the expected benefits and get an update on planning for next year’s U.S. Open golf tournament. The county will hold two meetings – one in Tacoma and another in Gig Harbor – in September and October, and is inviting all county residents to attend. [Read more...]

KBTC receives $100,000 community service grant

Tacoma, Wash. — KBTC has been awarded a $100,000 American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen community service grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help Pierce County improve youth outcomes for all students from preschool through college and onto careers. The nation’s graduation rate is at 80%, yet significant “graduation gaps” still exist for students of different races, ethnicities, family incomes, and disabilities, as well as those with limited English proficiency. In Pierce County, graduation rates are 78%, with the rate in Tacoma being 70.2%. [Read more...]

Library board to discuss Microsoft IT Academy, library facilities and more

At its September meeting, the Pierce County Library System Board of Trustees will discuss the library’s pilot project to provide Microsoft IT Academy Open Labs for transitioning military personnel and will hear how library facilities currently compare with the library’s facilities master plan which was compiled in 2008 and 2009. The board meets from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the library’s Processing and Administrative Center, 3005 112th St. E., in Tacoma. The meeting is open to the public. Download the board packet.