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Puyallup Tribal Council welcomes one incumbent, one new member

It was standing room only in the Puyallup Tribal Council Chambers on June 15, as tribal community members gathered for the official swearing in of two council candidates who came out winners of the 2017 election – Tim Reynon and James “Jim Jim” Rideout.
With the scent of burning sage perfuming the air, the Tribe’s Culture Director Connie McCloud stepped forth to offer a blessing to get things started. Then Council Chairman Bill Sterud addressed the crowd, making a point to acknowledge and thank those candidates who didn’t win a seat at Council this election round but still put themselves out there to offer themselves to their tribe.
“I’d like to thank the other candidates that were part of this,” he said. “It’s hard to put your heart and soul, your dreams, your reputation out to the world, and I want to… Read Full Story

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INFOBLOX TO HIRE UP TO 100 PEOPLE
Infoblox Inc., the Silicon Valley-based network control and security company, has designated its Tacoma office as a “Center of Excellence for Technology Innovation” and a “Hiring Hub.” The company has nearly doubled its employee count from its initial hiring phase and is planning to expand its headcount to as much as 150 people by the end of 2018.
When Infoblox leaders were seeking to establish a new Center of Excellence, they considered 12 different communities across the nation. The site selection criteria focused on areas with higher education institutions that produce… Read Full Story

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fife Police Blotter

The students at Hedden Elementary held their annual field day June 14 and got to visit with Fife police officers and inspect police vehicles.
Fife Police Department is alerting drivers that 12th Street East, from 46th Avenue East to 54th Avenue East, will be closed until Aug. 26.
The Safe Street of the Week is 48th Street East, between 70th Avenue East and Freeman Road East.

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Lion’s Club partners with Fife School District for vision, hearing screening

A new partnership was formed this year between the Fife Lion’s Club and the Fife School District. Just this year the Washington State Legislature has passed a new unfunded mandate that all schools are required to screen school age children in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 7th-grades now for…

Woman targets elderly for check fraud, identity theft
David Rose

Pierce County Sheriff's Detectives are asking for the public's help to identify a woman using a stolen identity belonging to an 86-year-old woman suffering from dementia. “In this particular case, somebody in the family recognized what was going on, which is a good thing, especially if you have…

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…

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,…

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,…

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