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Four emerge from Puyallup Tribal Council primaries

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians held its primary elections on April 22 for two open seats on the Puyallup Tribal Council. From a field of 14 candidates, four emerged to move on to the general election on June 10. With 923 tribal members casting their votes, this was a record turnout for a Puyallup Tribal Council primary.
Among the candidates that will move on to the general elections are two incumbents: Tim Reynon (who received 326 votes) and Marguerite “Maggie” Edwards (233 votes). Facing off with them will be newcomers James “Jim Jim” Rideout (305 votes) and Monica Miller (214 votes).
Having served 18 years on the Puyallup Tribal Council, Edwards brings her seasoned experience and viewpoints to the mix of candidates. She also brings her years as a tribal court judge and code writer. Edwards feels that her long-term… Read Full Story

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Be Well - Inside & Out

The folks at Classy Cuts really know what they’re doing. With more than 10 years of doing business in Tacoma’s 72nd Street neighborhood (and five years at their Bonney Lake location), owner Tina Dao and team have created a full service salon that caters to the entire family and focuses on customer retention and service.

“Many hair salons specialize in just treating or pampering women,” explained Dao, “and other salons specialize in kids cuts or cuts for men. We take the approach of serving the entire family in an atmosphere where everyone can be comfortable. Why go to three different places to get your family haircuts taken… Read Full Story

It’s Just Business: Starting a business is like raising a child

Running a business is tough. It really is probably one of the hardest jobs to deal with. And for you parents out there, and single mothers, you have the toughest job on the planet. So I guess the best advice for any potential business owner is to raise your business like a child.
When a child is first born, you must take all the time to nurture and take care of him/her. I can make the comparisons between business and child because I started my first business back when my daughter was a toddler. I have watched both grow up and now my daughter… Read Full Story

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Comcast volunteers built nine gardens-and connections-in Tacoma’s Hilltop

More than 200 Comcast employees, family and friends converged on Tacoma’s Hilltop on April 22 to build nine new gardens for the Hilltop Urban Gardens (HUG) farm network. The work was part of the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, where Comcast employees give back to their communities. Nearly 30 projects…

Teachers vs. teachers at volleyball fundraiser

Surprise Lake Middle School and Columbia Junior High Booster Clubs are coming g together for the second annual Cat Fight Fundraiser. The two clubs decided to work together last year to raise money and have fun and decided to do it again this year. Volleyball teams comprised of teachers from each school…

SR 167 timeline, details taking shape
Steve Dunkelberger

Plans are moving forward for the extension of State Route 167 as a way to better connect the warehouse and distribution hub of the Kent Valley to the Tacoma Tideflats and ease traffic through the region. Washington State Department of Transportation staffers held a series of public meetings about…

East Pierce to seek levy lid lifts

At the regular meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners on April 18, the Board adopted resolutions to place two propositions on the Aug. 1 primary election. Proposition One: To lift the Fire Protection Levy Lid back to the previously approved $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value. Proposition Two:…

Fire and Rescue News: Open House in Edgewood!!

Last year East Pierce Fire and Rescue began a new tradition of hosting small open house events at some of our stations.  While we can’t host an open house at every station each year, we plan to continue to rotate through all of the communities that we serve biannually. This year we are opening…

Small business job creation continued in March

NFIB report: Strong month for hiring despite a tight labor market Small business owners continued to hire in March, and they are having to increase compensation to remain competitive in a tight labor market, according to the March Jobs Report released April 6 by the National Federation of…

It’s Just Business: Looking for a chance
William Manzanares

“I truly believe in positive synergy, that your positive mindset gives you a more hopeful outlook, and belief that you can do something great means you will do something great.” – Russell Wilson In past articles I pretty much complained about find skilled workers. At the time I saw the articles…

Jackie Fender Special to Tacoma Weekly

The process of job hunting can be a daunting experience, especially for young adults new to the journey of being gainfully employed. Luckily, Pierce County residents can seek some insight into the process at JobFest 2017 on Wednesday, April 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at Tacoma’s STAR Center (VIP access…

The Changing Faces of the Library Through Technology
Dan Beers For the Milton-Edgewood Signal

It is widely thought that the Greek philosopher Heraclitus was the first to note “change is the only constant in life.” This sentiment especially holds true for libraries. It was not that all long ago that these were quiet refuges of study, where finding a book meant searching through narrow drawers…

Northwest Detention Center: inside the fence
Steve Dunkelberger

(Editor’s note: This article is the second in a series about the Northwest Detention Center, located on the Tacoma Tideflats and home to up to 1,575 detainees. Last week’s edition covered the City Council’s concerns about the privately-managed facility and its temporary moratorium against potential…

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