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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.

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.