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On the move

For several years, Tasha Pasco, principal managing broker for Coldwell Banker Bain’s Tacoma and Puyallup branch offices, has been watching the progress underway at the Village at Chambers Bay. And for several years, she has known that as soon as her current lease was up, she was moving her office there.
That day has finally arrived. Later this month, Pasco and some 30 of her agents will set up shop in their new digs at 3633 Market Place W. in the Village at Chambers Bay. Their new 5,000 square foot space will feature a host of industrial-inspired design details like exposed beams and 16-foot ceilings. It also sports a double-sided fireplace, a lounge and patio.
The move represents an effort by Coldwell Banker Bain to relocate its South Sound offices into walkable neighborhoods. Within the last few years, they have opened… Read Full Story

Things are looking UP at U.P. Town Center

As part of its city hall relocation effort, University Place recently contracted with AustinCina Architects to design and plan the interior layout for the upper two floors inside the UP Civic and Library Building, also known as Town Center, a.k.a. The Village at Chambers Day. The interior design work will detail all spaces that will eventually accommodate U.P. City Hall, including council member offices and the council chambers.
That's according to City Manager Steve Sugg, whose office is inside the current city hall/Windmill Village complex at 3715 Bridgeport Way W. Sugg also said that once the design work for relocation is completed,… Read Full Story

Tacoma breaks ground

On Monday, July 10, Jason Zacharia, president of Kindred Rehabilitation, took the podium in turn with other healthcare leaders inside a white welcome tent. It was a ground-breaking ceremony for a $25 million investment in Tacoma's soon-to-be rehabilitation hospital now ready for construction on the same plot where the old Afifi Shriners building once stood at 815 S. Vassault St.
According to Zacharia, this ground was soon going to support the first free-standing rehabilitation hospital west of the Cascades, in both Washington and Oregon,… Read Full Story

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United Way honors youth doing good deeds
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United Way of Pierce County recognized some of the best and brightest youth from Pierce County schools on May 24 at Puyallup Park Pavilion for their volunteerism in their community and around the world. The 150 students from around the county were honored for tallying at least 145 hours of volunteer…

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Courage360 expands services to Bethel community
Heather Giron Fritts Courage360 CEO

Local nonprofit Courage360 is honored to announce that we have begun delivering services in Spanaway. In the interest of building a healthy community, Courage360 has joined United Way of Pierce County’s strong network of organizations to implement proven strategies and best practices that respond…

Police Blotter

West Pierce Fire and Rescue Paramedic accused of stealing controlled drugs On May 25, a West Pierce Fire & Rescue firefighter/paramedic was arrested and booked into the Pierce County jail under the suspicion of unlawful procession of a controlled substance. He has been accused of stealing controlled…

Campaign seasons has arrived
Steve Dunkelberger

The campaigns for the University Place City Council and School Board races have kicked into high gear now that the filing deadline has passed. Candidates are now out and about in search of endorsements, campaign donations and would-be voters. The top two vote-getters during the primary election on…

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1. Midwives are experts in the normal. We specialize in caring for normal, healthy women throughout their lives. While some women think of midwives for only pregnancy and birth, midwives are also extensively trained in women’s health and offer routine gynecological care, including birth control,…

Removing the state prohibition on nuclear attack planning
Rep. Dick Muri (R-Steilacoom)

Could Washington someday be the target of a nuclear attack? Many of us have watched with growing concern as tensions continue to grow between the United States and North Korea. Because of our proximity to the Korean peninsula, the media often reports that Seattle tops the list of potential targets.…

Live fire training held for West Pierce Fire and Rescue
Daniel Beers For the University Place Press

West Pierce Fire and Rescue (WPFR) got a chance to do some live fire training on a real house in University Place on May 11. The residents at 326 Oas Dr. W. kindly donated their house to the fire department in an effort to provide an opportunity for firefighters to hone their skills in as real an…

May is hunger awarness month in Pierce County
Daniel Beers

Pierce County has officially designated May as its first official Hunger Awareness Month. Sponsored by the Emergency Food Network (EFN), Hunger Awareness Month was designed to get the community involved through a variety of events throughout the month, to fundraise during a particularly busy time…