Another dip in your paycheck Jan. 1

OLYMPIA – Premium collection for Washington’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave program is set to begin on Jan. 1, 2019. Passed with bipartisan support in the state Legislature in 2017, Paid Family and Medical Leave will provide every eligible employee in Washington paid time to care for themselves or a loved one through serious…

Triad Theater Events in December 2018

THE TRIAD THEATER is located at 102 E Yelm Ave in Yelm. The Triad Serves Wine, Beer & Specialty Drinks. Those Under 21 are Welcome too! The Triad Calendar — Triad Website — Triad Facebook Info & Quik Klicks: Details & TICKET Links below & on our WEBSITE Nov 30th, Dec 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th & 9th –…

Holiday bazaar at Lacamas Dec. 1 & 2

Lacamas Community Center’s 2018 Christmas Bazaar will be held December 1st & 2nd, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. There will be two buildings full of craft items for sale and free crafts for the kids to make! WHEN: Dec 1 at 10 AM – Dec 2 at 4 PM WHERE: Lacamas Community Center…

Community Plans and Public Notice

[Editor Note: This letter was sent from Cindy Beckett of the Midland Community to the Pierce County Council on 11/5/18.]  After watching the presentation from the executive offices at this Nov 5th meeting, I come away with continued concern of and for the people and their communities of the UGA – a concern I believe…

Danish Sisterhood Bazaar Nov. 17 @ PLU

Mark your calendar on November 17 from 10-3 for the 2018 Danish Sisterhood Bazaar. Thirty local vendors will start you on your holiday shopping. There will be a variety of items from which to choose–something for everyone on your shopping list. Enjoy fresh, hot off the pan, aebleskiver (Danish donuts) as well as other baked…

Night closures to I-5 Berkeley Street ramps

LAKEWOOD – Overnight closures of the southbound Interstate 5 ramps at Berkeley Street will continue the week of Nov. 5 as contractor crews preparing to build a new Berkeley Street overpass create a workzone for the project. In addition to the closure of the ramps, a section of Berkeley Street between Union Avenue and the…

Hope and healing come to the Orting Valley

Recovery Café opens to help people struggling with addiction More than 3 million young Americans between the ages of 12 and 25 suffer from drug addiction. Drug addiction is an issue that affects everyone, even here at home. In Pierce County, from 2012 to 2017, the number of opioid-related deaths rose to 423. The Orting…

Commemorating 100 Years since WWI

World War I Centennial and Veterans Day Event to be Held in Olympia Olympia – On November 11, 2018 the world and Washington State will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in World War I at 11:00 a.m., November 11, 1918 — the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of…

Standing for Press Freedom

Freedom of the Press is built into the Constitution of the United State of America, existing in the very first amendment. Indeed, having access to information of what is happening around us and being educated on the issues is tantamount to the success of a democracy. Today, in a press conference, a long time member…

Old Elk Plain Road Shop sale review – Oct. 29

Does anyone remember a few years ago the Elk Plain community was discussion a park plan for the old Elk Plain Road Shop? Well the county has found a buyer. And they no longer want to build a Lowe’s, they just want to build lots and lots of houses now. The County Council will be…

email regarding Lake Sierra Pacific

[Editor Note: This is the email I sent with photographs to Councilman McCune’s office on Thursday, October 25, 2018.] From: Marianne Lincoln Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 3:55 PM To: ‘Amy Cruver’ Subject: 208th Street waterflow at Sierra Pacific Development – Lake Sierra Pacific Re: Sierra Pacific Development on 208th Street Environmental Application Number 893775  …

2018-71 New Pierce County Ordinance

The Pierce County Council is reviewing and changing the rate structure for charging new development for traffic impacts. If you  drive mid-Pierce County roads, you know about traffic impacts for recent development. The proposal is set to have a hearing Monday, October 29, at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber with the Community Development Committee.  If…