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PSE to start planning for community meeting

Puget Sound Energy is planning a public forum concerning its planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) plan as pressure and concerns continue to rise in the community and in City Hall.
Details about the forum are still in the works and come after Tacoma Councilmembers Ryan Mello and Victoria Woodards joined the call for PSE to address critics of the proposed 8 million gallon plant.
The councilmembers sent PSE President and CEO Kimberly Harris a formal letter last week outlining their concerns and their call for more community dialogue about the proposed LNG facility.
“There are serious, valid concerns regarding the safety of this plant in the currently proposed location. Our community has every right to fully understand the benefits and the risk of the project in order to make an informed decision and to better inform ourselves… Read Full Story

CRIME STOPPERS: Thief caught on camera smashing car window in Tacoma

It’s a crime that only takes seconds and it could impact you for the rest of your life. One victim is learning that the hard way after investigators say a thief stole personal information she’d left inside her in Tacoma.
Investigators say the man, caught on surveillance camera, broke out the back window of Jamie-Lee Collman’s vehicle while it sat parked outside her friend’s home on South Yakima Avenue. Collman says the thief got away with her job hunting portfolio.
“It had my Social Security card, birth certificate, resume with all my personal information,” she said.
Since the burglary, Collman says she’s… Read Full Story

It’s Just Business: The cost of being cheap

In a lot of ways, service industry businesses – restaurants, auto repair shops, beauty salons, etc. – are unique ventures with their own set of challenges and rewards, and number one among these is the people who walk through the door. Service industry businesses depend on the lifeblood of interacting face-to-face every day with a constant flow of customers – the people who decide whether you make it or not in your business. You have a product or a skill that they don’t have and so they need you. They have the capital you need in order… Read Full Story

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Native American Youth Leadership Academy kicks off its third year
Matt Nagle

The 2016 Native American Youth Leadership Academy (NAYLA) kicked off its third consecutive year Oct. 13 at the Puyallup Tribe’s Little Wild Wolves Youth and Community Center. Attracting between 100-150 students from 18 area school districts, NAYLA’s primary objective is to bring Native American…

Dave’s of Milton to host weekly ‘Paint Nite’
Derek Shuck

Milton is a city of art, and now residents looking to express that side of themselves are already flocking to “Paint Nite” every Wednesday at Dave’s of Milton from 7-9 p.m. For the past eight months, Dave’s has been clearing plates and moving in easels as a groups of citizens come to replicate…

GOP Sen. Pam Roach seeks election to County Council
Carolin Jones

Republican state Sen. Pam Roach, the longest serving member of the state Senate, is running for a seat on the Pierce County Council District 2 in 2016. One of Pam Roach's top priorities, if elected, is to further economic development for the Port of Tacoma, ultimately aiming for more competitiveness…


Mill Ridge Village is proud to say we have been hosting the annual Night in Tuscany, a fundraiser, for VFW Post 11401 Fife, Milton, Edgewood for approximately nine years. In 2015 we raised more than ever had been done in the past, about $4,400. Our goal this year was to reach $5,000. We are proud…

Port of Olympia rally includes support for Standing Rock
Derek Shuck

On Saturday, Oct. 22 more than 200 protestors rallied at the Port of Olympia to protest the arrival of fracking sand at the facility. The protest not only rallied against the sand sitting just a few meters away, but touched upon larger issues such as the potential Oil shipping terminals in Gray’s…

Puyallup Tribe joins others at state capitol to support I-873
Derek Shuck

Members of the Puyallup Tribe gathered with non-profit group Washington for Good Policing on Oct. 20 on the steps of the State Capitol to support I-873, a bill that will change restrictive language in Washington State law regarding police use of deadly force. Currently, Washington State law provides…

Use of force: a cop’s perspective
Steve Dunkelberger

Editor’s Note: Staff writer Steve Dunkelberger is attending the seven-week University Place Public Safety and Criminal Justice Community Academy class and will highlight the issues facing law enforcement officers and communities along the way. Tacoma has a similar program every fall as well. Pierce…

Save Tacoma Water files suit against city over legal bills
Steve Dunkelberger

Save Tacoma Water has filed a lawsuit in Pierce County Superior Court against the City of Tacoma, claiming the city violated the state’s Public Records Act by heavily redacting records the group sought regarding legal billing for Pacifica Law Group about the water initiatives earlier this year.…

FME Chamber announces board of director positions

The Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber currently has three Board of Director positions open, which will be approved by the Board of Directors at the Nov. 9 regular Board Meeting. The following people have been nominated to serve on the Board: SLATE OF CANDIDATES Mark Coleman, Copy Wrights Printing…

The Lions Den

The Lions in Multiple District 19, which covers British Columbia, Washington and Northern Idaho, have access to a screening unit that travels all around our Multiple District. This is a very busy unit and must apply well in advance of your project to have a chance to have this unit at your event.…