What a Career!

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Jim Sharp, Fire Chief, West Pierce Fire & Rescue

When Colleen Adler started out as a 9-1-1 dispatcher at Fire Comm I doubt she had any idea where her career would take her.  She has actually made a couple of careers for herself at West Pierce Fire & Rescue.  Sadly for us it is coming to a close on April 30th.   Fortunately for Colleen this means more time with her family, especially her grandbabies.

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Statewide Flag Lowering April 15 to honor victims of Oso mudslide

Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in memory of the victims of the SR 530 slide that occurred on March 22, 2014.

Flags should remain at half-staff until the end of the day on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, or first thing Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014. Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

Southbound I-5 Ramp, Lane Closures April 14

Drivers on Interstate 5 in Lakewood will see southbound I-5 ramp and lane closures for restriping work next week.

Weather permitting, at 10 p.m. Monday, April 14, the Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5 and the southbound I-5 exit to Berkeley Street will close. At that time, the southbound I-5 auxiliary lane between Thorne Lane and Berkeley Street will also close. An hour later at 11 p.m., southbound I-5 in the area will be reduced to one lane.

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L&I releases first study to focus on obesity and occupation

Truckers, movers, and police and firefighters are likeliest to be obese. Doctors, scientists and teachers are the healthiest.

Those are the results of a first-of-its-type study the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries sponsored connecting what you do for work with obesity. The study also examined the percentage of workers in specific occupations who smoke, have adequate fruit and vegetable servings, participate in leisure time exercise and report high physical demands of their job.

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