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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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News Briefs: September 19, 2014
Matt Nagle

FIFE SCHOOLS SCHEDULES TWO FLU SHOT CLINICS Fife School District is partnering with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) to provide Flu Shot Clinics at district locations this fall. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the single best way to protect you and your…

New clues reinvigorate cold case murder
David Rose

Deep in the ground of the Sumner Cemetery, new clues have been unearthed in a cold case shrouded in mystery since 1989. “How can you solve a homicide when you don’t know who your victim is?” said renowned forensic anthropologist Dr. Kathy Taylor. Taylor helped the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s…

Fife targets ‘chronic’ hoteliers
Steve Dunkelberger

The strip of hotels and motels along Pacific Highway are set to become safer through a program meant to cut down on chronic trouble making in the rooms that is draining police resources.  Fife City Council passed two progressive ordinances earlier this month geared toward reducing crime and increasing…

Laughter, tears intermingle at McCrossin’s celebration of life
Matt Nagle

Friends, family and loved ones, staff and students of Fife Schools gathered in the Fife High gymnasium on a warm Sept. 13 afternoon for a celebration of life for Superintendent John McCrossin, who passed away on Aug. 26 following a brief bout with cancer. While there were few dry eyes in the house…

Pedestrian Safety

It’s that time of year again when children are heading back to school. As our days get shorter and children are out earlier, please use extra caution when driving. Children will be waiting at bus stops and using crosswalks.   Since 2001, an average of more than 15,500 children; ages 14 and…

News Briefs: September 5, 2014

TACOMA, PIERCE COUNTY AIR QUALITY HITS THE MARK   After years of hard work to reduce air pollution, a plan is being submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency that shows greater Tacoma and surrounding communities meet a federal air pollution standard.   Tacoma and Pierce County violated…

Police, communities must work together for everyone’s safety
Paul Pastor, Pierce County Sheriff

When we raise our right hand to swear our oath of office as a peace officer, we enter a realm of risk. Two risks are the most serious. The first risk is that we will have force used against us and will be killed or seriously injured in the context of carrying out our duties. The second risk is that…

Search is on for accused killer, three others in custody
David Rose

Tacoma Police are asking for the public’s help finding Raphael Smith following the murder of Kevin Young at the King Oscar Motel on South Hosmer Street. A murder warrant has been issued for the 32-year-old Smith. "If you see him, or know of him, do not approach him. He should be considered armed…

News Briefs: August 22, 2014

ROAD CLOSURE ON JOVITA BOULEVARD   Jovita Boulevard will be closed to all traffic on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. from 114th Avenue East at Jovita, to West Valley Highway. The city will be performing yearly scheduled maintenance, cleaning of the culverts, and replacing and/or installing…

A tale of two cities:
Steve Dunkelberger

Marketed as the first business-to-business marijuana trade show in the nation, CannaCon Northwest seemed like any other trade show, with vendors of insurance providers, swag bags of T-shirts and hats and small business owners swapping business cards. “It’s like any home and garden show,” organizer…