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Applicants Sought For The City Of Tacoma Transportation Commission

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill three positions on the Transportation Commission: At-Large, District No. 2, and District No. 3. All members must be Tacoma residents.

Tiny Tots Development Center Celebrates Opening Of New Childcare Facility in Othello

Last week, Tiny Tots Development Center celebrated the completion of their new development center facility in Othello with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The facility, which was supported by a $1.5 million award through HSD’s Child Care Bonus Program and $900,000 in capital funding from the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL), creates 80 new childcare slots including:

Burien City Council Selects Five Finalists for City Manager

During an executive session on Mon., June 6, the Burien City Council discussed the qualifications of 12 candidates for the City of Burien city manager position. They selected six candidates and two alternates during their regular meeting. Five candidates confirmed interest in proceeding. The candidates, listed below, represent a wide range of experiences and backgrounds:

Cultural Festivals Coming To Eastside And South Tacoma

The Public Health Centers for Excellence at Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department in partnership with Tacoma Creates, 5,166 community members of all ages across the Eastside and South Tacoma, have selected the cultural projects they most want to see in their communities

Highline Receives Funding For Summer Quarter Running Start

Due to recent state and federal funding, Highline College is prepared to offer up to 15-college credits (tuition-free) to new and current students for its Running Start program, a dual credit program for high school juniors and seniors to take college-level classes tuition-free, as well as those interested in enrolling in professional-technical classes, for the summer quarter.

Applicants Sought For The Tacoma Creates Advisory Board

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill the following positions on the Tacoma Creates Advisory Board:

Seattle Parks And Recreation And YMCA Of Greater Seattle Announce Summer Job Fairs

Step up and help kids this summer - do work that matters! Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and YMCA of Greater Seattle (YMCA) have an alarming number of summer positions to fill in roles that serve youth in the Seattle area, especially around water-related activities and day camps that provide childcare for parents this summer.

Peanut Butter Recall, State Investigating Possible Salmonella Case Contamination

OLYMPIA -- Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is working with local and federal public health partners to investigate a case of Salmonella that is likely linked to consuming contaminated Jif® brand peanut butter products. The Whitman County resident, who was not hospitalized, has a confirmed case of Salmonella associated with a nationwide peanut butter outbreak involving 11 other states.

2022 Historic Preservation Awards Nominations Open

The Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for the 2022 Historic Preservation Awards. The awards celebrate the best in preservation projects and programming.

Commerce Dept Awards $1.7 Million On Planning Grants To Address Housing Affordability Statewide

Decades of underbuilding homes at all income levels has created a supply and demand imbalance playing out today in the affordable housing and homelessness crisis in communities across Washington state. One study suggests the shortage is more than 225,000 units.

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