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Food Fight! For a cause

There's nothing like a little friendly competition to capture a community's attention.
Two community organizers do just that with another round of the Fife Milton Edgewood Food Fight. Rather than the typical lunchroom action of slinging mashed potatoes and hamburger buns through the air, this food fight more constructive, a food drive with all proceeds benefitting the Edgewood FISH Food Bank and the families in need the nonprofit serves.
Mill Ridge Village Executive Director Jennifer Reich and April Balsley, Director of Membership Development at the Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber of Commerce, make up "Team Red" (Reich) and "Team Blue" (Balsley).
The idea is simple. Each team has their barrels placed around Fife, Milton and Edgewood. Folks can choose who walks away champion by placing non-perishable food into the bin of… Read Full Story

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FBI, POLICE WANT YOUR HELP IN SEARCH FOR FUGITIVE

The FBI and Tacoma Police Department are seeking the public’s help in locating a fugitive whom investigators believe is responsible for murders in the Tacoma area. Santiago “Pucho” Villalba Mederos, 25, may be in Mexico and speaks both English and Spanish. Mederos is known to have family living in the Las Grutas, Guerrero and Cuernavaca, Morelos areas of Mexico and also has ties to Washington.
A reward of up to $20,000 is offered for information that leads to the arrest and extradition of Mederos.
Mederos is a member of the Eastside Lokotes Sureno (ELS) gang and is wanted for his alleged involvement in several crimes committed… Read Full Story

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Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement includes Milton

As Washingtonians prepare for upcoming summer travel, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission emphasizes the simplest step in keeping families safe: buckle up. The national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign is taking place now through June 4, concurrent with Memorial Day, one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.
“It’s more than just putting your own seat belt on in the car; it means making sure everyone else in your car is properly restrained, especially children,” said Cesi Velez, Project… Read Full Story

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Boyington finally honored

The sun shone bright Friday, May 19. Perfect weather for those who looked to the skies in admiration of the F4U Corsair fighter plane that flew overhead Lincoln High School in honor of the unveiling of the Pappy Boyington, Perpetual Garden Memorial monument. The festivities led by Master of Ceremonies,…

Fire & Rescue News: Be A Safe Sitter This Summer

For years, adolescent babysitters have been “stepping in” for parents who are “stepping out”.  And while many of these young people bring with them a love and desire to care for children, few are prepared for the magnitude of responsibilities they assume. East Pierce Fire teaches the…

Community takes strides against hunger, literally

The Emergency Food Network (EFN) wrapped up its first official Hunger Awareness Month on Saturday, May 20, with a Hunger Walk and 5K Run fundraiser. More than 650 runners and walkers took advantage of a beautiful sunny morning at Lakewood’s Fort Steilacoom Park to show support for a noble cause…

5K walk/run spreads the message that ‘You Matter’
Matt Nagle

When author and motivational speaker Jamicka Edwards launched her one-woman “You Matter” movement several years ago, she traveled locally and nationally to inspire people of all ages to live in their purpose every day. Her book “You Matter: What would living in your purpose everyday look like?”…

5K walk/run spreads the message that ‘You Matter’
Matt Nagle

When author and motivational speaker Jamicka Edwards launched her one-woman “You Matter” movement several years ago, she traveled locally and nationally to inspire people of all ages to live in their purpose everyday. Her book “You Matter: What would living in your purpose everyday look like?”…

Class and Cannabis at The Gallery
Daniel Beers

Even after Initiative 502 passed a few years back, the stigma of selling cannabis was still very much in the minds of those in the community. Folks tended to think of dingy “Green Cross” storefronts in sketchy parts of town. However, Tedd Wetherbee, owner of The Gallery chain of cannabis stores,…

It’s just business: Serial entrepreneur looks for new challenge
William Manzanares

I write often about the dream of business ownership and the challenges of operating businesses. I have also written about mentorship and giving back to the community. So here is my newest challenge for readers to help me find a business that needs help to get off the ground. Do you or do you know…

Mountain View Community Center offers free class for financial education

Mountain View Community Center is now offering a complimentary 14-week College Credited Class for those who qualify. This course was designed to inspire and guide individuals and families to grow their personal and financial resources and leave poverty and its impact behind for good. Students…

Fire and Rescue News: Kids Can Die In Hot Cars

Sometimes in our hectic lifestyles, we get so overwhelmed that we take shortcuts or forget things altogether. Shortcuts may include leaving the kids, pets or elderly in the car to avoid the hassle of loading and unloading. Maybe your older children asked to stay in the car and play while you run in…

Tacoma Police seek I.D. of bank robber with ‘raspy voice’
David Rose

Tacoma Police are asking for the public’s help to I.D. a bank robbery suspect. “The thing that stands out about this guy is he apparently has a pretty raspy voice,” said Officer Shelbie Boyd. On May 1, police say the suspect walked into the bank at 12:22 p.m. in the 900 block of Tacoma…

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