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Four emerge from Puyallup Tribal Council primaries

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians held its primary elections on April 22 for two open seats on the Puyallup Tribal Council. From a field of 14 candidates, four emerged to move on to the general election on June 10. With 923 tribal members casting their votes, this was a record turnout for a Puyallup Tribal Council primary.
Among the candidates that will move on to the general elections are two incumbents: Tim Reynon (who received 326 votes) and Marguerite “Maggie” Edwards (233 votes). Facing off with them will be newcomers James “Jim Jim” Rideout (305 votes) and Monica Miller (214 votes).
Having served 18 years on the Puyallup Tribal Council, Edwards brings her seasoned experience and viewpoints to the mix of candidates. She also brings her years as a tribal court judge and code writer. Edwards feels that her long-term… Read Full Story

Be Well - Inside & Out

The folks at Classy Cuts really know what they’re doing. With more than 10 years of doing business in Tacoma’s 72nd Street neighborhood (and five years at their Bonney Lake location), owner Tina Dao and team have created a full service salon that caters to the entire family and focuses on customer retention and service.

“Many hair salons specialize in just treating or pampering women,” explained Dao, “and other salons specialize in kids cuts or cuts for men. We take the approach of serving the entire family in an atmosphere where everyone can be comfortable. Why go to three different places to get your family haircuts taken… Read Full Story

It’s Just Business: Starting a business is like raising a child

Running a business is tough. It really is probably one of the hardest jobs to deal with. And for you parents out there, and single mothers, you have the toughest job on the planet. So I guess the best advice for any potential business owner is to raise your business like a child.
When a child is first born, you must take all the time to nurture and take care of him/her. I can make the comparisons between business and child because I started my first business back when my daughter was a toddler. I have watched both grow up and now my daughter… Read Full Story

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What is your dream job?

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney What is your dream job? Have you ever asked yourself this question? I ask this question in all of the interviews for employment that I conduct. I do this because I truly want to know what the applicants at my…

Deadline nears to enter VIBE’s first ever business plan competition
William Manzanares

Things are moving along nicely for the Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship’s (VIBE) first ever business plan competition. Open to all colleges and universities in the South Sound and members of the broader community as well, the competition is generally patterned after the popular…

It’s Just Business: It’s never too late to learn money management
William Manzanares

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin      Have you ever thought to yourself about why you weren’t taught about money management in school? Not only do they not teach you this in school, money isn’t talked about much there either. Well, the…

Muslim Community Appreciation Day
Duncan Rolfson

On Saturday, March 11, community members of many religions, races and beliefs congregated at the Islamic Center of Tacoma for a day consisting of appreciation and education. The gathering at the local University Place mosque was equipped with a plethora of familiar, state fair-esque activities aimed…

Milton family escapes house fire

A family of six lost everything when their home was destroyed in a fire Saturday evening. Firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue were called to the home on the 500 block of 13th Avenue in Milton at 7:30 p.m. Smoke alarms alerted the family, who evacuated the home before the firefighters arrived.…

Dancing the night away at the SLMS powwow

The annual powwow at Surprise Lake Middle School attracted dancers, drummers and spectators alike for an evening of community and family on March 3. Always a wonderful event, this 2017 powwow was no different, as everyone enjoyed music, cultural sharing and vendors selling food and Native-themed wares.…

Fire & Rescue News: Common Questions Regarding

East Pierce Fire & Rescue (EPF&R) responds to 9-1-1 medical aid calls in Edgewood, Milton, Sumner, Bonney Lake, Lake Tapps, South Prairie and rural Buckley, serving a community of 88,000 people spread out over an area of 150 square miles. In 2017, it is estimated that EPF&R will respond…

An Open Letter to the Citizens of the City of Edgewood

Like many of you, I am a father, husband and grandfather. I take pride in my community and I am proud to be a member of the Edgewood Police Department. I have been a Patrol Officer for the better part of 21 years, and I have spent a great deal of that time in the City of Edgewood. Often we are notified…

Pierce County READS does more than promote reading

The Pierce County Library system READS is marking its 10th year with the selection of a book that is not only gripping and impactful, but also relevant and local. The county’s largest community one-book reading program is encouraging everyone to read “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War”…

Tacoma Police searching for accused I.D. thief
David Rose

Mail theft is a widespread problem for many communities in Western Washington. "It's unfortunate that you can't leave things in your mailbox but we do have a lot of thefts just from unsecured mailboxes," said Officer Loretta Cool with Tacoma Police. Detectives have identified one suspect…