Pacific Lutheran University announcement. Pacific Lutheran University announced today that it has earned the 2023-2024 Military Friendly School designation. PLU received a “gold” designation and was ranked the sixth most “military friendly” institution among private universities offering doctorate degrees. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses […]
Changing Minds event in Tacoma this May
MultiCare announcement. TACOMA, Wash. — Changing Minds is an annual benefit of the MultiCare Behavioral Health Foundation, which takes place during Mental Health Awareness Month. The fundraiser highlights behavioral health issues and helps sustain and expand mental health services for people of all ages in our region. This year, a breakfast will be held on May 25 […]
CPSD Promising Future: Joanna Cromer
A Clover Park School District story. Our Clover Park School District Promising Futures Friday featured student this week is Carter Lake Elementary School fifth grader Joanna Cromer. Joanna moved to the United States during fourth grade after her family was stationed in Germany for eight years. There have been many days when Joanna misses her home, […]
Obituary Notices – March 18, 2023
New Tacoma Cemeteries and Funeral Home: Willie Arlandus Baylis; Jeralee Helen Folsom (Weston); Dorothy Louise Loveless. Edwards Memorial Funerals Homes, Chapels and Crematories: Jackie J Bentz. Mountain View Funeral Home: Merlin “Mack” R McKenzie. Gaffney Funeral Home: Leonard James Laudadio.
Hope, dignity and purpose
Pierce County Executive, Bruce Dammeier announcement. This last Wednesday I delivered my annual State of County Address at the Steilacoom Town Hall. I was honored to be joined by Nisqually Tribal Chairman Willie Frank III, Bobby Whitener from the Squaxin Tribe, Judges Tim Ashcraft and Kevin McCann, Auditor Linda Farmer, Council Chair Ryan Mello, Councilmembers Dave […]
Steilacoom Town Administrator March 17 Report to Council
Read the Town of Steilacoom Administrator’s March 17 report to the Town Council by clicking here.
Nighttime train and track testing will start up as early as next week
Sound Transit announcement. Most of the civil construction is complete, with N. I Street and Yakima Avenue restoration being the largest activity along the alignment. Testing will start up at night next week, so expect a rolling traffic control effect, along with vehicles, equipment and crews throughout the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension area. Also, the […]
Letter: Do You Feel You Are Being Overtaxed?
Submitted by Spanaway Concerned Citizens Group. Do you feel you are being overtaxed? On March 21, 2023, at 3 pm, the Pierce County Council is meeting to approve Proposed Ordinance No. 2022-81s. An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Levying an Additional Sales and Use Tax of One-Tenth of One Percent for Housing and Related […]
Partners for Parks Announces Historic H-Barn Restoration Project
Partners for Parks announcement. One of Lakewood’s most historic buildings, the H-Barn at Fort Steilacoom Park, is preparing to undergo a major restoration designed to benefit the entire Lakewood community and beyond. Partners for Parks, a nonprofit focused on enhancing the quality of life for Lakewood residents, is launching a fundraising project to support a $7.5 million […]
Josphine Mwangi and Madeline Sprute are TCC’s 2023 All-Washington Scholars
Tacoma Community College announcement. Every year, each of Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges honors two or more high-achieving students at the All-Washington Event at South Puget Sound Community College. Attended by the Governor or a representative from the Governor’s office, the event is an opportunity to showcase the outstanding talent found within the community […]
Sounder trains available for Sounders FC vs. Los Angeles FC
Sound Transit announcement. Seattle sports fans can save on travel time, parking and gas by taking Sound Transit’s popular Sounder trains to this weekend’s Sounders FC game. Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express and King County Metro service to and from Lumen Field. The special service will be […]
Mary Bridge Children’s names chief medical officers
Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network announcement. TACOMA, Wash. — Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network has announced the appointment of Vanessa Carroll, MD, MBA, to chief medical officer of its hospital, and the promotion of Barbara Thompson, MD, MBA, to chief medical officer of its health network. “We are thrilled to welcome Vanessa to the […]