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Sunday, October 04, 2015 This Week's Paper
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness in October, the City of Tacoma invites the community to the COURAGE to Break the Silence Rally from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Tollefson Plaza.

This year, rally speakers will focus on the topic of “building community through cultural awareness.”

The theme from the rally will be carried through the month with the City’s first Domestic Violence Awareness Conference on Oct. 29. The all-day conference will be at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. Registration is open at

Memorial Service for Glenn Ash, founder of Pierce County Prayer Breakfast, set for Oct. 10

Glenn Ash is remembered for bringing to Tacoma the largest religious event in the city’s history, the 1983 Billy Graham Crusade in the Tacoma Dome.  Ash, who was crusade chairman, died Sept. 6 in Prescott, AZ, his home for the past eight years. He was 92.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Lemay Family Collection Foundation Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St.  E., Spanaway. Tom Phillips of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will speak.  Phillips directed the 1983 crusade.  Ash considered  his crusade role as his life’s highlight.

Health Department seeks comment on proposed e-cigarette regulations

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has released proposed e-cigarette regulations. Residents can share their thoughts on the possible changes to the health code in writing until Monday, Oct. 19 as the next step of a proposed change after a public hearing earlier this month.
Currently, e-cigarettes are not regulated in the same way that cigarettes are. Much about e-cigarettes and their potential for harm remains unknown, even while those under 18 are using them in record numbers. Currently one in five Pierce County 10th graders uses these products - double the number who smokes cigarettes,…

Oct. 7 workshop offered on caring for neighborhood stormwater systems

Pierce County homeowners and homeowner association members are invited to a free workshop Oct. 7 to learn how to prepare neighborhood stormwater systems for the rainy season.

The 2015 Community Stormwater Event runs from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Allmendinger building on the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center, located at 2606 W. Pioneer Ave. in Puyallup.

Homeowners will learn simple steps to maintain storm drains, swales and stormwater ponds located within their neighborhood. People can also win items in a drawing including a line trimmer, and catch basin and storm drain maintenance…

Tacoma small business owners launch $12 for Tacoma campaign

The drive to address income inequality with a wage increase that works for Tacoma began today with the official launch of the $12 for Tacoma campaign.

Small business owners Don Hansen and Kevin Hayes are co-chairing the campaign in support of Measure 1B, which is on the Nov. 3 ballot and would increase the city’s minimum wage to $12.  The measure, put on the ballot by the Tacoma City Council, would boost the wages of minimum wage workers by 27 percent and also require that the city’s minimum wage go up in each future year based on the state’s cost of living.


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