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What I wish my parents had known about their medicine cabinet | Public Health Insider

This week, we are sharing community perspectives on preventing overdose and addiction. We start with a conversation with Maya, an 18-year-old who started abusing prescription drugs at the age of 13. Now, she’s in recovery and shares her insight with us.

  • Aug 28, 2017

Construction update on Nisqually to Paradise Road | Mount Rainier National Park

In the early 1900s, the Nisqually to Paradise Road was built to offer the best views possible as visitors approached the mountain.

  • Aug 25, 2017

More teens protected against cancer-causing virus | Department of Health

More Washington teens are getting the vaccine that protects against certain types of cancer, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Aug 24, 2017

Bonney Lake’s marijuana ban debated at public hearing

The Bonney Lake Planning Commission held a passionate public hearing last week about the city’s current marijuana business ban, and whether or not it should be lifted. Close to a half a dozen residents and near-by neighbors spoke to the commission about their thoughts on the ban during the Aug. 16 meeting.

Mountain View Fire and Rescue volunteer resigns following social media comments inquiry

A Mountain View Fire and Rescue volunteer firefighter has resigned from the department following allegations of racist comments on social media. The department received an email from an anonymous source on Sunday, Aug. 13.

Plan ahead now for Labor Day Travel | Department of Transportation

Heading out for one last summer holiday weekend? Planning ahead could be the key to smooth sailing whether on land or sea.

  • Aug 23, 2017

Enumclaw mayoral candidate announces treatment for lymphoma

“I have been living with it and dealing with it,” Jan Molinaro said. “It was caught very early on, which is very good news.”

Hypertension, obesity contributing factors in maternal deaths | Department of Health

Department of Health issued its 2014-2015 Maternal Mortality Review Report on maternal deaths today, and obesity and hypertension were common factors in pregnancy-related maternal deaths.

  • Aug 22, 2017

Bonney Lake takes lead on Sumner School District’s recreation program

Sumner School District representatives sat on the edges of their seats last week as the Bonney Lake City Council decided the fate of a decades-old recreation program.

Pierce County Council meeting to be held in Bonney Lake | Pierce County

The Pierce County Council will hold an In-district Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 24, at the Bonney Lake Justice and Municipal Center, 9002 Main Street in Bonney Lake.

  • Aug 21, 2017

Opioid epidemic, Sumner bridge, orienteering course, and more | Pierce County TV

Pierce County News for the week of Aug. 17, 2017

  • Aug 21, 2017

Buckley OK’s final phase of Perkins Prairie development

Buckley’s housing boom will continue, as construction of 50 more single-family homes was approved for the Perkins Prairie development on the south side of town.

Local fliers honor fellow aviator, a link to U.S. military history

Betty Dybbro sat patiently but finally had to ask, “When do we get to fly?” The excitement was expected from the 95-year-old Dybbro, who was one of America’s “fly girls” during World War II. There’s a dwindling number of female pilots who answered their country’s call to duty during a time of war, but she remains an exuberant example of a small-but-dedicated group who took to the air.

Teeter moves flagship HQ to Bonney Lake

You may have heard of Teeter, a back-pain relief company that has been selling its products nationwide for decades. But you may not know that Teeter was founded on Lake Tapps, and last week, broke ground on moving its corporate headquarters from Puyallup to Bonney Lake.

Sumner musician launches Kickstarter to fund music videos

After Sierra Lauren, a Sumner High School graduate, released her first ever EP , “True North,” in December 2016, she is looking to take two of her songs and turn them into professionally-made music videos to address hard hitting issues like bullying, teen suicide and pediatric cancer.

Drug free coalition hosts awareness walk Aug. 31

A walk to highlight International Overdose Awareness Day is being sponsored by the Foothills Drug Free Coalition.

  • Aug 15, 2017

Buckley to pay more for housing inmates at SCORE jail

Sending inmates to a regional jail will soon take a bigger bite out of Buckley’s law enforcement budget.

Festival brings full day of music to downtown Enumclaw

Downtown Enumclaw will be filled with tunes of all types Saturday as the fifth annual Enumclaw Music Festival brings performers to three stages.

  • Aug 15, 2017

Father sues PSE over daughter’s death

The victim, Madeline Roskie, 18, was reported inner-tubing in the Puyallup River with her boyfriend when she suddenly fell unconscious on Aug. 2, 2014. She was pronounced dead shortly after East Pierce Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene, allegedly by electrocution.

East Pierce receives grant to hire new firefighters

On Friday, Aug. 4, Fire Chief Bud Backer sent out a press release stating the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded East Pierce the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant, roughly $1.7 million for the next three years, in order to hire nine more firefighters to increase the department’s fire suppression abilities.