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Council appoints McClellan to fill Marsh seat

Fife City Council appointed Lisa McClellan to the council seat vacated by Winston Marsh, who resigned from the council to focus on his health and family.
Marsh was starting his second year as mayor when he resigned in February. The council then elected Kim Roscoe to serve the final year of the two-year, largely ceremonial mayoral term.
McClellan was one of five applicants who applied for the council appointment and who were interviewed during the Tuesday meeting. She will serve in council position six through the year, until an election is held in the fall.  If only one candidate campaigns for the council position, he or she will be selected and confirmed in either the primary election. If two people run for the position, they will face each other in the primary in August and then the general election in November.Read Full Story

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East Pierce Technical Rescue Team prepares for the predictable

You’re having a really bad day when you see this team. The East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters who belong to the Technical Rescue Team respond to extraordinary or highly dangerous rescue situations such as building collapses, confined-space entrapments, wilderness and high-angle rescues. On March 7, they participated in a drill that simulated a parking garage collapse following an earthquake. They practiced the complex skills necessary to identify potential risks, stabilize concrete slabs and cut and move debris to reach a patient trapped in a vehicle.
The Technical Rescue Team is one of four special operations teams at East Pierce… Read Full Story

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It’s Just Business

Some fresh, new opportunities are coming to light for local small businesses via World Trade Center Tacoma. Rising on the foundation of Tacoma’s longtime sister city relationship with Fuzhou, China, and thanks to changes in government policy in that country, doors are beginning to open in China for Tacoma entrepreneurs to engage in cross-border business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce. Michael Fowler, senior consultant for the China Trade and Investment Program at World Trade Center Tacoma, is helping to secure these opportunities… Read Full Story

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Be Well - Inside & out: South Hill Mall to host Children’s Dental Health Day
Jackie Fender

Healthy oral hygiene habits are built starting as early as two years of age and can help ensure the development of strong and healthy adult teeth. This is just one of the reasons why the American Dental Association sponsors a National Children’s Dental Health Month each year in February. It may…

It’s just business: UWT business plan competition reaches out to veterans
William Manzanares

The Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE) at University of Washington-Tacoma has launched its first ever business plan competition. With the goal to create future business leaders in Pierce County, and Tacoma in particular, the competition is open to all colleges and universities…

The Lions Den

What do Lions do? You have probably asked that question before. We do a lot of service, we raise funds and have a lot of fun. We have a shared culture that we learn about as we grow. We become Lions by taking an oath. We become a Lion at heart when some project bites. After that we treasure being…

Fire and Rescue News

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers. Lint and other debris can build up in your dryer vent creating a fire hazard by reducing air flow to the dryer and backing up dryer exhaust gases. The leading cause of home clothes…

The People’s Gathering: A Revolution of Consciousness
Zach Powers PLU Marketing & Communications

Genesis Housing and Community Development Coalition will host a professional development conference called The People’s Gathering on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University on Friday, February 24. The full-day conference will focus on skills and strategies to facilitate difficult conversations…

Forum designed to help businesses prepare for a disaster

Join Pierce County’s Economic Development Department along with County, Federal and State partners at its first post disaster recovery forum Tuesday, March 7 from 8 a.m. to noon at Dacca Barn, 2820 54th Ave. E. in Fife. This free half-day event is intended to encourage businesses…

Investigation of gull deaths on tideflats continues
Steve Dunkelberger

Early laboratory results suggest that whatever killed sea gulls along the Tacoma waterfront last month likely isn’t harmful to people, but more tests are underway to determine the source of the die-off of upward of 80 seagulls. “Based on what we know so far, water pollution or contamination is…

Sheriffs on the lookout for sex offender
David Rose

Pierce County Sheriff's deputies need your help to find sex offender Edward Butler. The 58-year-old has warrants for domestic violence assault in the fourth degree and violation of a domestic violence no contact protection order. Butler is also wanted for failure to register as a Level II sex offender.…

Community Meeting

Telecare Corporation is hosting a meeting for Milton community members to learn about an Evaluation and Treatment facility that we are considering relocating from Lakewood, WA. Date: Monday, February 13 Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: City of Milton, Activity Center 1000 Laurel Street | Milton,…

Parents plead for homicide suspect to turn himself in
David Rose

On Feb. 27, 2016 Bubba Mathes was one of two victims killed in a horrific car crash in Pierce County. He’d been at a party with friends and after posting a video of his fun night out, 39 minutes later he was riding in Dennis Mouth’s Lexus when Mouth crashed his car trying to exit I-5 to Port of…

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