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Students encouraged to seek WIAA scholarships

Two students can receive a $5,000 scholarship, while another eight finalists can receive $1,000.

Holiday Bazaar at Danish Hall

Stop by Nov. 9 for crafts and treats.

Be careful: deathcap mushrooms are in season | Public Health Insider

If you experience symptoms after eating wild mushrooms, call the Washington Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222.

  • Nov 1, 2019

Middle schooler parenting discussion groups

Join local NEXUS professionals and other parents of teens to discuss various issues and accomplishments.

Prevent infant deaths with safe sleeping | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

October is SIDS Awareness Month — it’s one of the top three causes of infant deaths in Pierce County.

  • Oct 28, 2019

Local artist carves 500-plus pound pumpkin

The cow carving took him nearly 5 hours to complete

MakerFest celebrates DIY culture | Pierce County Library System

The Nov. 2 event has everything from science activities and robotics to emergency preparedness and homesteading.

  • Oct 24, 2019

Add a flu shot to your fall traditions | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

More than 40 people in Pierce County died of the flu last year.

  • Oct 23, 2019

Harvest activities on the Plateau

There’s haunted houses, pumpkin patches, craft fairs, and even a “farm to fork” fundraiser to Samsarafest.

Myriad services offered at resource fair

The Enumclaw library and the Escuela de la Vida is hosting a resource fair for everyone this Friday, Oct. 18.

Annual coat drive helps battle the winter chill

Gamblin Motors is hosting the drive through Nov. 30.

You need to do more than ‘practice safe sex’ to be sexually healthy | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

The World Health Organization has a broad definition of sexual health, which includes not only physical safety, but mental and social well-being.

  • Oct 16, 2019

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.