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Tuesday, February 09, 2016 This Week's Paper
Pierce County hailed winner by Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters has bestowed a rare Public Sector Champion award to Casey Kaul, on behalf of the Pierce County Auditor’s Recording Team.

Public Sector Champions are individuals and jurisdictions that have achieved excellence in planning, leadership and service. The Recording Team – led by Kaul – won the award for Excellence In Constituent Service.

The award recognizes the Recording Team for its response to a recording-system upgrade in 2011. Introducing the new system created a lot of phone calls and emails from confused and unhappy customers, but team members believed their…

Memorial Garden Dedication & Blood Drive in Memory of Baby Jayden

The Fife Police Department and the Wayman family are inviting the public to honor baby Jayden Wayman with a Memorial Garden Dedication and Blood Drive. Jayden’s life was tragically cut short in 2010 when his family vehicle was struck by a drunk driver.

Although his death was tragic, Jayden was able to give three other babies a chance of continuing their lives through his organ donations. To honor his donation, a blood drive will be held in conjunction with the dedication. The blood drive will be held 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday,  Oct. 29 at Fife Criminal Justice Center 3737 Pacific…

Climate Conversations to Highlight Vulnerability, Opportunity

This autumn, The City of Tacoma’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability will host a free three-part series detailing Tacoma’s climate risks and what we can do to reduce our climate pollution and improve our local environment while preparing for change.

“Cities like Tacoma are leading the way toward environmental sustainability,” said Tacoma Council Member Ryan Mello. “I’m excited about the conversations we will have on these significant issues and eager to hear what steps our community can take together.”

The series will bring regional experts together…

Pierce County TV features documentary of Chambers Bay

Pierce County TV is airing a new documentary about Chambers Bay and the 2015 U.S. Open.  The feature tells the story of the course and compiles all the video film crews captured over two years.  

A promo of the documentary can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8Xvw9lJV1g

The documentary plays on Saturdays at 6:30 pm, Sundays at noon and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. starting this Saturday, Oct 10.
It can be seen on PCTV Channel 22/522 HD on Click!, and Channel 22 on Comcast.

The documentary…

Great Washington ShakeOut 2015 set for Oct. 15

Since earthquakes may happen anywhere you work, live, or travel, Tacoma Fire Department stresses the importance of being prepared and practicing how to protect yourself during a quake.

At 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 15, millions across the country will practice the survival skill of “Drop, Cover, and Hold On.”

The goal of the drill is to prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe for you, your organization, and your community. Why is this drill important? As with anything, to act quickly you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake…

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