TACOMA, Wash. – Youth who use tobacco, such as cigarettes and e-cigarettes, risk dying early. Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will offer a free Youth Tobacco Prevention Workshop July 29, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at Tacoma Metro Parks’ STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St. Youth ages 12-18 can learn more about how smoking and vaping can make […]
By Katarina Starnes Each year, we mark the start of the flu season with warnings. From remembering to wear a coat to stocking up on vitamin C, most people think of the common flu as just another pesky hassle of the season. However, every year as many as 55,000 deaths occur from the influenza virus. […]
By Jon Cox Lakes Class of ’66 Classmates. As you know, or as your 50th Class Reunion Committee hopes you know. Our 50th Class Reunion is rapidly approaching. The Lakes Class of 1966 50th Class Reunion is on Saturday night, September 10th, 2016 at the Emerald Queen Casino & Hotel in Fife, WA.
TACOMA – The Grand Cinema is excited to begin offering $5 admission to all current members of The Grand every Monday. Members will be able to see any regular screened movie, any time of day, all year for $5 (excluding holidays and special events). As a nonprofit, our members help sustain the operating budget and […]
By Debby Abe Carrying on a decades-long tradition, the Tacoma Buddhist Temple will host its annual Bon Odori Japanese Folk Dance Festival on Saturday, July 30. The popular street fest features dancers in colorful kimonos and cotton yukatas performing communal dances in front of the temple. Everyone is welcome to participate. Just jump into the […]
By Charles Ames Some random rumblings about the Cleveland bout… In the interest of full disclosure, Trump and I are a lot alike; we both have a Melania on our arm (and I really should get a doctor to look at that).
TACOMA – Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead for a full weekend closure of a busy Tacoma intersection and a northbound Interstate 5 exit. From at 11 p.m. Friday, July 29 through 4 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, the intersection of Portland Avenue and East 28th Street and the northbound I-5 exit to Portland Avenue will […]
TACOMA– The Junior League of Tacoma (JLT) will host its Second Annual Wine & Stein fundraiser on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 2 – 6 p.m. at Freight House Square (2501 E “D” St.,Tacoma). Proceeds from the event will support the League’s mission, trainings, and community partners. JLT is currently focused on alleviating youth experiencing […]
Calling all Tacoma-area Pokemon trainers. TCC Communications student Sam will be putting out some lures near the Proctor Fire Station tomorrow (Thursday, July 21), 2:30 – 6:30. Come on down and catch some Pokemon – and don’t forget to bring some food for the Food Drive. More info on the event’s Facebook Page.
TACOMA –A Pierce County man in his 20s tested positive for the Zika virus. The man likely caught the virus recently while in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory known to have mosquitoes infected with the Zika virus.