Workshop lays out basics of Social Security Disability

PIERCE COUNTY — When someone experiences a disabling injury or illness, it can trigger a range of unsettling emotions and fears, not only for the person with the disability, but for their family members and friends, too. It may be comforting to know that when a long-term disability happens, Social Security Disability can provide financial…

July 2 – Spanaway Lake closes because of toxic algae

TACOMA – PIERCE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT – On July 2, the Health Department closed Spanaway Lake because of high toxic algae levels. Test results show the algae contain toxins at levels that are harmful to people and pets. You should stay out of the water and not use it for recreation— don’t swim, wade, waterski, or…

June 27 blood drive in Graham

GRAHAM — On Saturday, June 27, Cascade Regional Blood Services will have their Bloodmobile in Graham, Washington. Please donate if you can to assist with those hospitalized in this pandemic. Before you arrive to donate, be sure you have eaten well and consumed plenty of non-caffeinated fluids. Bring your picture ID. If you are under…

Councilmen seeking Phase 2 in Rural areas of Pierce

June 2, 2020, the Pierce County Council will consider the following: 1. Proposal No. R2020-40, Safe Start Washington Plan Modification Request A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Requesting the Governor to Consider Modifications to the Safe Start Washington Plan to Enable a County with a Population of 75,000 or More to Request Phase 2…

Spanaway To Go

SPANAWAY, WA — Due to the Declaration of Emergency by Governor Inslee there is a temporary closure on all bars and restaurants in the State of Washington. Drive-Thru and To-Go operations are still available to customers, sitting in dining rooms together is banned.  Governor’s COVID-19 Resource Page Wednesday, March 18, our editor drove around Spanaway…

Life Decisions, preparing for the worst

Five Wishes: Personal, Medical, Emotional, Familial, Spiritual Life is fragile and the unexpected can happen any day.  One only has to read the daily newspaper or tune into the news to see that.  When it comes to health care, preparing for the unexpected is more than important regardless of age – it’s essential.  “Five Wishes”…

Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave is Here

OLYMPIA – Washingtonians now have access to the most generous Paid Family and Medical Leave program in the U.S. Nearly all workers in this state, including part- and full-time, may be able to take up to 12 weeks to care for themselves or a family member through a serious illness or injury, to bond with…

Toxic chemicals found on Brookdale site

The development of the Brookdale Golf Course and its associated historical assets has been controversial for many years. The presence of wagon ruts on the property was preserved by the golf course management, as well as the cemetery of its early settlers. Now officially sold to Ichijo USA Co. LTS of Redmond, the golf course…

Central Pierce Relay for Life 2 events

There will be a Central Pierce Relay for Life Meeting at Paradise Bowl, on 125th and Pacific in the Meeting Room, Vision for a Cure 2020 Celebrating 20 years of service Monday November 4th, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. Central Pierce Relay for Life will have a Kick-off Fundraising event at Trinity Lutheran Church, 12115 Park Avenue Parkland,…

Crisis Recovery Center Groundbreaking Nov. 6

PIERCE COUNTY, WA — Join us as we take a big step closer to bringing a much needed behavioral health service to our community, the groundbreaking for the new Pierce County Crisis Recovery Center. Featured speakers include Executive Bruce Dammeier, Sheriff Paul Pastor, Senator Steve O’Ban and others.  DATE: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, 11:00 a.m. LOCATION:…

New Health Center Coming to Bethel Middle School

With three years of funding from Kaiser Permanente, Community Health Care will open a new clinic to serve Spanaway students SPANAWAY – School-based health centers have been associated with improved educational outcomes including better attendance and higher grades as well as decreased emergency department use and hospital admissions. Now, Spanaway’s Bethel Middle School will get…