4/7: Stephan Childers of the Tacoma Collective of Electronic Music Ambassadors

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Stephan Childers shares his love of electronic music and community connection as he tells us about TCOEMA, the Tacoma Collective of Electronic Music Ambassadors.

Interview begins at 9:09.

WASHINGTON STATE

  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has suspended hunting and fishing seasons until at least May 4th.
    • All planned razor clam digs have been canceled until further notice.
    • Anglers are advised to mail or hold on to catch record cards until it is safe to drop off them.
    • All state boat launches, state day-use recreation areas, and state camping areas also are closed through May 4.
    • Aquatic invasive species checks are still being carried out by Fish & Wildlife staff
    • More info can be obtained by calling 360-902-2200 or going to wdfw.wa.gov
  • Washingtonians may report price gouging by snapping a photograph or taking an electronic screenshot and including the image with any complaints filed with the Attorney General at atg.wa.gov/file-complaint.
    • Complaints may also be called in to the AG’s office 10am to 3pm, Monday through Friday, at 1.800.551.4636.

TACOMA

  • The deadline for small businesses in Tacoma to apply for the city’s COVID19 stabilization loan program is today, April 7 at 5pm.
    • Loans of up to $15,000 are available to businesses with up to 10 employees.
    • Applicants must submit an online form by following links at CityOfTacoma.org.
    • Small businesses may still apply for state grants through the end of June online at startup.ChooseWashingtonState.com/covid-grants.
  • Tacoma’s parking services division is offering two new on-street parking programs for the duration of the statewide stay-at-home order.
    • Motorists from the general public who have an ADA placard may request a temporary ADA parking space to be deployed near their place of work at no cost to the requester.
    • Companies that rely on curbside pickup may request the installation of short-term pickup and drop-off loading zone signs.
    • Individuals or companies wanting either type of parking space sign can visit cityoftacoma.org/parking or call (253) 591-5371.
    • Fares for on-street parking remain temporarily suspended.

PIERCE COUNTY

  • Pierce County‚Äôs Veterans Assistance Programs have temporarily been expanded to assist veterans who are at risk of eviction or who are late on bills. Vets may call 253-798-7449 to find out what emergency assistance may be available to them and their families.
  • Pierce County’s COVID-19 Temporary Care Center will open Wednesday, April 8 to help reduce community transmission of COVID-19. People must meet all of the following requirements to qualify for this housing:
    • Known exposure or suspected/known COVID-19 infection
    • Unable to self-isolate or quarantine
    • Able to independently perform all activities of daily living, and
    • Deemed stable to be discharged from the hospital
  • Please note, the center is a motel, not a medical facility. All guests must be referred after medical evaluation