Recently on-line I signed up for “Classic TV and Film – Free No Subscription.” The first thing I watched was an old, old classic staring John Wayne (as guitar picking and warble throated Singin’ Sandy). As you may have already guessed this is a fifty-two minute black and white film from the early days before […]
A story from West Pierce Fire & Rescue. West Pierce Fire & Rescue is dedicated to ensuring the community is prepared in the event of a disaster. During major disasters, such as an earthquake, firefighters may be delayed in their response to 9-1-1 calls and the community will need to rely on each other to […]
A story from Pacific Luthern University. During her senior year at PLU, Chloe Willburn ‘21 wanted to intern with the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families. As a social work major, Willburn believed that the experience gained from working alongside DCYF would benefit not only her but her future clients. But the internship […]
An announcement from the City of DuPont. Read the weekly report online by clicking here. Read past reports here.
A press release from Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The August 4, 2021 Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health Agenda and packet are available for view on our website. Watch the meeting live on our website or through Zoom and entering Meeting ID: 966 8527 3697 and Passcode: 484284, when prompted.
A press release from the City of Lakewood. Many of our neighbors need help more now than ever in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and organizations like the Emergency Food Network (EFN) have answered the call. According to EFN, there are more than 70 food pantries and meal sites in Pierce County. The system […]
A press release from the Rebecca Parson Campaign. TACOMA, WA – Rebecca Parson, who is challenging Rep. Derek Kilmer for his House seat in WA-06, will sleep outside Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home after Pelosi’s decision to adjourn the House for a six-week paid vacation without extending the eviction moratorium. Meanwhile, Rep. Kilmer said nothing about […]
Edwards Memorial Funerals Homes, Chapels and Crematories: David Jens Hefte. Mountain View Funeral Home: Jerry A. Fankhauser; Jason Brandon Handrock; William Arthur Offner; Lorraine Ann Sturnick. Hill Funeral Home: Brenda Rae Parson.
A press release from Little Church on the Prairie. LAKEWOOD – Little Church on the Prairie invites the community to join us on Tuesday, August 3rd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on the front lawn. There will be live music, carnival-style games and prizes for the entire family, and an opportunity to meet our community, city, and safety […]
Submitted by John Lincicome. “Do I have to go, too?” Simple question. Seems there’s adult stuff to do that requires being accompanied by the kid of the family. “Yes” she said with a word and a look. “Now go wash and put on clean clothes.” No reason to fuss no more, only thing to do […]
The 2021 Summer Concert Series will again take place in Pioneer Park (1700 Commercial St., Steilacoom, WA 98388) from 6:00-7:30 pm. August 4, Danny Vernon (The Illusion of Elvis) August 11, Jessica Lynne Witty (Country) August 18, 3 Legends Tribute (Jackie Wilson, James Brown and Michael Jackson) August 25, Michael Powers (Smooth Jazz) The Summer […]
Larry Saunders served our country and the City of Lakewood with distinction, retiring from the Army to organize Lakewood’s Police Department, and serve as our first chief. Returning from Iraq, where he re-joined the Army to establish a police college in Baghdad, Larry embraced Lakewood with tireless community service: our Boys & Girls Club, Rotary […]
A press release from Lakewood Rotary. On Wednesday, July 28, Lakewood Rotary dedicated a Little Free Pantry at LASA (the Living Access Support Alliance) at 8956 Gravelly Lake Drive SW in Lakewood. This Little Free Pantry (LFP) is one of seven pantries Lakewood Rotary has installed or incorporated in Lakewood since late December 2020. All […]
A press release from Office of Rep. Marilyn Strickland. Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) released the following statement on H.R. 4502, the seven-bill minibus appropriations package. The government funding package invests in the American people by creating good-paying jobs, growing opportunity, and providing a lifeline to the middle class, working families, small businesses, and our nation’s […]
Submitted by John Arbeeny. The Clover Park Education Association (CPEA-local teachers’ union) May 2021 update letter had a entry that was subtle yet profound regarding the District’s relationship with “kids”: “5. ……….Ron (Banner-District Superintendent) was clear that the district is getting a lot of pushback on adopting this (equity) policy. The district’s philosophy is that […]
On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass new federal funding that has been championed by U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) to support two projects that aim to provide more affordable housing and job opportunities in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma. The investments aim to revitalize a historic Tacoma neighborhood and help ensure […]
The Lakewood City Council will hold a Regular Meeting on August 2 (7 PM). Access the agenda and access instructions here.
A press release from Community Oncology Alliance. Millions of people delayed medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local oncologists are participating in a new initiative encouraging Washingtonians to schedule potentially lifesaving cancer screenings. Led by two national nonprofit organizations with local ties—the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) and CancerCare—the “Time to Screen” campaign provides assistance and […]
A press release from Office of Rep. Derek Kilmer. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve $50 million in federal funding in fiscal year 2022 for the Puget Sound Geographic Program, which provides critical grant support to state, local, and tribal governments to implement projects to improve water quality, protect shorelines, and enhance […]
During the week of July 18 – July 24, there were 4,554 initial regular unemployment claims (down 10.0 percent from the prior week) and 311,097 total claims for all unemployment benefit categories (down 1.5 percent from the prior week) filed by Washingtonians, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD). Initial regular claims applications are now […]