Uncle Thurm’s, Tacoma’s revered soul food restaurant, has closed its doors. The Lincoln neighborhood restaurant served its last meal on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. “There were multiple factors that brings us to this point, including Covid-19. My lease is terminated through sale of the property among other things,” said co-owner Thurmond Brokenbrough, who has operated […]
A news story from Pacific Lutheran University. First-year nursing majors and entry-level Masters of Nursing Science students were honored yesterday in the Regency Room at a white coat and blessing of the hands ceremony. “We’re at an historic moment in time when we need courageous and compassionate young leaders to lean into the critical work […]
The Lakewood City Council will hold a Regular Meeting on Sept. 20 (7 PM). Access the agenda and access instructions here.
Curtis Senior High School graduate Mikayla Gingrey is one of two students nationwide to be chosen to participate in the Star Trek Command Training Program this fall. As noted in South Sound Magazine. Read complete story at South Sound Magazine.
A press release from Cohen Veterans Network. Today, Cohen Veterans Network (CVN), a not-for-profit philanthropic organization that serves post-9/11 veterans, active duty service members and their families through a nationwide system of mental health clinics, revealed findings of its America’s Mental Health Suicide Prevention Pulse Survey, which looked at Americans’ general knowledge of suicide prevention. […]
A press release from Office of Rep. Marilyn Strickland. Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10), Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, released the following statement after voting to advance the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee’s portion of the Build Back Better Act. The legislation invests nearly $60 billion to make America’s infrastructure more […]
A press release from WA Cares Fund. Starting January 2022, Washingtonians will begin making contributions into the WA Cares Fund. The WA Cares Fund is a new long-term care (LTC) insurance benefit workers earn, like Social Security, that can help people stay in their own homes as they age. “Most people don’t think about long-term […]
A press release from Washington State Employment Security Department. Washington’s economy added 16,800 jobs in August and the state’s preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate remained constant at 5.1 percent from July to August, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD). Month Total Jobs (losses or gains) Unemployment rate 2019/2020 Unemployment Rate March 2020 -22,200* 5.3 […]
A press release from Washington State Employment Security Department. During the week of Sept. 5, there were 4,860 initial regular unemployment claims, down 6.6 percent from the prior week. Total claims filed by Washingtonians for all unemployment benefit categories numbered 245,345, down 4.8 percent from the prior week. Initial regular claims applications are 74 percent […]
A press release from Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. On Sept. 17, our 14-day case rate per 100,000 for Aug. 26-Sept. 8 is 642.5. The 14-day case rate offers the most reliable look at COVID-19 disease burden on Pierce County. Our hospitalization rate is currently 16.8 per 100,000. Today, we confirmed 382 COVID-19 cases and 3 […]
Mountain View Funeral Home: John Randall Evans; Dorothy A. Piccolotto; Divina V. Uri. Powers Funeral Home: James Andrew Whitney.
An announcement from Office of Jani Hitchen, Pierce County Council, District 6. Last week Council appointed four members to the Redistricting Committee. We had some stellar candidates proposed by the two parties. The four will now appoint a fifth member to act as Chair. They have a lot of work ahead of them, and all […]