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Hundreds gather to celebrate MLK

Tacoma's first African American mayor Harold Moss fought back tears when he keynoted the event at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center on Monday.

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Deputies try to ID trio of women stealing from small businesses

Pierce County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for help identifying three women caught on surveillance video stealing from a bike shop in Puyallup’s South Hill area. Deputies say they may be suspects in other retail thefts as well.
Owner Nier Brittain at Inspired Ride Bicycles at 14712 Meridian Ave. E. says one woman came in and told his employee she was looking for a bike for one of her grandchildren. “She was here to engage the salesman and to distract him,” said Brittain.
The video shows two more women enter the store and immediately walk over to the wall holding bike accessories. “She’s putting stuff in her purse… Read Full Story

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MEDICARE CLASSES OFFERED AT PIERCE COUNTY LIBRARIES

Are you turning age 65 soon? Want to know more about Medicare? Join Sound Outreach and the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) for a free class on:
· Medicare Parts A and B
· Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage plans
· Part D prescription drug plans
· Medicare and your employer insurance
· When to sign up for Medicare
· Much, much more.
There will be a question-and-answer session after the presentation.… Read Full Story

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Family Game Night to benefit music students
Matt Nagle

Now that the New Year has begun it’s time for the annual Family Game Night at Columbia Junior High School on Jan. 16. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. Gather up the family and friends and have a very enjoyable night out while doing something good for Fife music students at this main annual fundraiser…

The Lions Den

The Melvin Jones Fellowship Program is just another way Lions Club International (LCI) has chosen to honor our founder Melvin Jones. This Melvin Jones Fellowship (MJF) was established in 1973. The MJF program recognizes donations of $1,000 to Lions Clubs international Foundation (LCIF). A new MJF…

Help needed to find armed robbery suspect
David Rose

Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives need your help to identify the suspect who robbed a convenience store on 112th Street South in Parkland at gunpoint. At 6:40 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 detectives say he walked into the Handy Corner Grocery store and pulled a ski mask over his face, then…

Be Well - Inside & out

Alicia Barrett was climbing the typical corporate ladder at a Fortune 50 retailer after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and a stint at a regional retailer. Yoga had long been a part of her personal life, so she decided to make marry it with her professional life…

Edgewood police chief to retire at end of year
Derek Shuck

After nearly a decade with the Edgewood Police Department, chief Ed Knutson is hanging up his boots and retiring at the end of the year. “It has been an honor and pleasure serving the citizens of Edgewood for the past 9 and a half years. You have made me and the other officers feel welcome and appreciated…

Marsh brings gregarious attitude to Fife Council
Derek Shuck

If you want to meet up with Fife Mayor Winston Marsh, just hold a barbeque in your back yard. The long-time Fife resident has a penchant for making friends thanks to his outgoing attitude, and is never one to turn down food. “I’m the kind of guy where you walk down the street in the summertime…

The real cost of mental health In Pierce County
Paul Pastor Pierce County Sheriff

Last week, the Pierce County Council took a four yes – three no vote that rejected a 1/10th of 1 percent tax increase to fund mental health programs. (A “super majority” of five votes is needed for any tax increase.) I respect the Council’s prerogative on this vote even as I am disappointed…

Indian Ed program holds festive December Family Gathering

Native American families gathered at Fife High School on Thursday, Dec. 15 to share a meal together, make crafts and hear updates on current and upcoming Indian Education events. Fife Schools’ Indian Education Coordinator Martha Sherman heartily thanked everyone who took part. “I would like to…

The Lions Den

As we are in the swing of the holiday season, here are some projects that our local C-3 Lions clubs are doing or have done. First is Lions Day at the Races honoring Lion Patty Allen. This is a fun, multiple district social event honoring Lion Patty Allen who is the retiring Multiple District Executive…

Fire and Rescue News

Winter holidays are a time for family and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season. As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can…

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