From our July 5, 2005 start, the goal for The Suburban Times was to be a place to share the many varied voices of our communities. I’m not sure if we’ve achieved that goal, but we’ve come a long way. Here’s some numbers to ponder:
The Rainier Communications Commission (RCC) elected its leadership for 2017. University Place Mayor and Councilmember, Javier Figueroa, will continue as President. Puyallup Councilman Tom Swanson is the Commission’s vice president for the year.
Steilacoom Historical School District invites all to celebrate the opening of Front Desk, a student operated copy center service. Open House will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, from 5 – 6:00 pm at the Front Desk location, 510 Chambers Street, Steilacoom, WA 98388.
Washington would no longer be the only state in the nation without a statewide tourism marketing program under legislation introduced in both the state House and Senate this week. The legislation would create an industry-led Tourism Marketing Authority and provide performance-based industry funding mechanisms without additional taxes. Both HB1123 and SB 5251 (the same legislation […]
A state lawmaker wants to penalize local governments that haven’t enacted specific bans on marijuana businesses, but that still block state-licensed marijuana shops from opening because the drug remains illegal under federal law. State Rep. David Sawyer, D-Parkland, says cities like Lakewood should respect the will of Washington voters, who approved legalizing recreational marijuana in […]
If you live in the greater Tacoma area and like to eat crab (chicken is an alternate meal choice), dance to a fabulous rock band, splurge on fabulous desserts, then plan on attending the Lakewood First Lions Club’s fourth annual Crab Feed at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Clover Park Technical College’s […]
TACOMA, Wash. – A young child is among the latest to die because of the flu in Pierce County. The young child was under 10 years old and one of 17 flu-related deaths in Pierce County as of Jan. 17. Of the others who died, 14 were older than 60, and two were in their […]
Vehicle leaks can cause havoc for drivers and the environment. Motorists in Pierce County can find an affordable fix and keep pollutants out of Puget Sound, thanks to Puget Sound Starts Here’s “Don’t Drip and Drive” program.
The bipartisan panel recommended shifting hundreds of noncriminal patients away from the hospital in an effort to improve wait times for patient care and safety issues. Gov. Jay Inslee called for a similar shift in his budget proposal this year. Read more: Select Committee on Improvement in State Hospitals recommends shifting civil patients away from […]
Emergency Food Network is proud to announce that Michelle Douglas is their new Deputy Director. Douglas brings sixteen years of leadership experience with her to the position. She most recently served as Executive Director at the Rainbow Center in Tacoma and also served as Operations Manager at the Center for Dialogue and Resolution.