A crack in a roof and a leaky government in which your money is used in the latter case to plug holes – holes mostly imagined, many holes government-created – are similar in both the damage done and the costliness of repairs and that only if you can find, after repeated and frustrated attempts, the infernal source. [Read more...]
Here is a unique idea…. let’s use a popular game/pastime like Minecraft to promote college readiness. This is the thought of College Access Corps member Hannah Dominguez who is kicking off the College Bound Gamers program at the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse on Thursday.
Hannah is one of several AmeriCorps members scattered around the state who work with colleges to recruit their students to coach K-12 students and get them thinking about higher education. Sounds complicated? In reality it is a brilliant idea to promote volunteerism among college students while building partnerships with local school districts. The kids, of course, come out the winners. [Read more...]
With 420 million pornographic Internet pages – according to “Smart Freedom” by CareNet – littering “virtually every aspect of modern human life,” why do a handful of signs in Parkland “beckoning customers to a strip club using photos of scantily clad women” bother the Pierce County Council, member Jim McCune in particular?
For good reasons. [Read more...]
The following was posted without a correct email address.
Found at Sunnyside Beach Park on Thursday, 9 October, a small cross. Describe and claim via email to Ray Egan.
Because, quite simply, we’re not multitaskers.
In the days when service stations actually serviced customers by pumping their gas, I worked at one while attending college. Just not for very long – neither service station nor college. Too much going on at the same time for my simple mind to handle. [Read more...]
I do this every two years or so because I believe it is important – plus, the campaign signs littering the landscape inevitably reminds me. I also have a lot of fun gleaning email addresses from my voter’s guide to seek out and send these thoughts to the candidates that will represent the young people in Lakewood.
I want to remind you that even though they can’t vote, nor can they contribute financially to your campaign, young people do matter.
I recently saw an advertisement on Fox 13 News (Seattle) and was disturbed to see a retired law enforcement officer make statements that are not true, especially on a subject of public debate, House Initiative 594.
By Bev Bills
We have enjoyed occasional dinners or breakfasts at Denny’s in Lakewood (100th st.) for years! My husband likes the hotcakes and I like the waffles. There is a friendly, family ambiance that is welcoming. Last Saturday evening (August 29) we decided to visit for dinner and had a HORRIBLE evening…and will probably never go back there again!
By Michelle Galaz
In the middle of the afternoon in broad daylight on September 8, 2014, two young ladies volunteer for a congressional campaign. The reason they are walking down a street is they believe in the democratic process–vote, ask questions, read, and volunteer. One lady is a junior at the University of Washington as a Law and Policy major. She has been passionate about politics ever since visiting Washington, DC in 5th grade when she attended Drum Intermediate School in University Place, Washington, where she also graduated from Curtis High School. The other lady is an incoming freshman at Pierce College, new to the area but wanting to learn. [Read more...]