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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 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

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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