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Avoid e-cigarettes, says CDC | MultiCare Health System

More than 1,080 cases of vaping-related illnesses have been reported across the country.

  • Oct 14, 2019

All invited to attend kick-off conversation about affordable housing

The Calvary Presbyterian church will be hosting a “community conversation” on affordable housing on Oct. 26.

Rates of sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise in Washington | Department of Health

Rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have all been rising over the last few years.

  • Oct 9, 2019

Passport Day tomorrow, Oct. 5 | King County

Go to Renton to apply or renew your passport.

  • Oct 4, 2019

Danish Hall received much-needed repairs

The project allowed the original wood of the building to be shown for the first time in decades.

Flu poised to strike; vaccine now widely available for all ages | Department of Health

241 people in Washington died from the flu last year.

  • Oct 3, 2019

Washing chicken spreads germs | Public Health Insider

September was National Food Safety Education Month — how much do you know?

  • Oct 2, 2019

100+ Women Who Care to host their second meeting

The group has a novel way to raise money for local nonprofits.

New app for teens and young adults who want to quit vaping | Department of Health

The app helps people deal with urges and cravings for nicotine.

  • Sep 30, 2019

State Parks collecting oral histories about Mount St. Helens eruption | Washington State Parks

Share a memory of the eruption 39 years ago for future generations.

  • Sep 27, 2019

Crystal Quilters hosting two-day show at Expo Center

Come Saturday, Sept. 28, or Sunday, Sept. 29, to see some awesome creations.

National Park looking for Rainier volunteers

Those who participate will get a coupon for free admission on a day of their choosing.

  • Sep 23, 2019

Walk, don’t run, to stay healthy, local doctor says

Light to moderate exercise is better for people than heavy workouts, according to Dr. Jim Merrill.

Cascade Foothills Chorale has new rehearsal space

The group is also considering a chance to perform in D.C.

Warning signs of suicide, and how to help | MultiCare Health System

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death overall in the U.S.

  • Sep 19, 2019

New program aims to foster leadership skills, establish community-driven project

The deadline to sign up for RDI’s Pierce County/White River Plateau Rural Community Leadership Program is Sept. 23.

Artists sought for new fall Scarecrow contest, Gallery 2020

The deadline to enter the Scarecrow Contest and the City Hall gallery are in October.

Library hosting new gardening, crafting classes

A Community Meet and Greet is scheduled for Sept. 21.

Enumclaw senior center plans for improved transportation for rural residents

A new King County grant to create senior “hubs” will help fund the effort.

New community scavenger hunt encourages reading, being active | Pierce County Library System

Get ready to pick up a book, shoot some hoops, and even have a pillow fight.

  • Sep 11, 2019