8/3:  Sherrana Kildun of Habitat for Humanity

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Sherrana Kildun of Habitat for Humanity talks about how the organization is helping to preserve and grow home ownership in Tacoma and Pierce County. Becky and Sam also share that the station will have live election coverage and commentary from KTQA & KTAH personnel and guests tomorrow!

Interview begins at 10:40.


  • The governor released guidelines for overnight group summer camps and similar activities.
    • In phases 2 and 3, no overnight camps may operate with individual campers from separate households sleeping in shared cabins or living spaces
    • Up to 10 members of a single household may occupy a sleeping cabin
    • All communal meals must be eaten outside, or as take-out to be consumed in the household cabin
    • All organized activities must take place outdoors and must follow the same guidelines as summer day camps
    • All orders regarding workplaces and masking must be followed
    • Mixed-household overnight camps may only resume operation in Phase 4
    • The full memos can be found at coronavirus.wa.gov in the “News” section
  • The job search requirements for those applying for and receiving unemployment benefits will remain suspended through Sept. 1.
    • Due to the Labor Day holiday, the soonest claimants may be required to actively seek work is Sept. 6.
    • Until then, claimants can continue to answer “no” to the job search question on weekly claims
    • More information is available at esd.wa.gov.


  • Pierce County businesses may qualify for a grant to reimburse up to half of certain COVID-19-related expenses.
  • Youth in Pierce County entering grades 4 through 12 are invited to join the Seeds of Peace Youth Summit, where students will participate in peer-led discussion groups and connect with community leaders.
    • The program runs once a week from August 7 – August 28th with virtual and in-person options
    • Registration closes tonight, August 3rd, so email PierceCountyYouth@gmail.com now to sign up.
  • Tomorrow, Tuesday August 4, at 8pm is the deadline to submit your ballot for the August primary election.
    • Ballot boxes are found throughout the county
    • Call 253-798-VOTE for assistance on where to find a box or how to vote if you didn’t receive your ballot.
    • Drive-thru services for last-minute help are available at the Pierce County Elections office at 2501 S. 35th St. in Tacoma from 8:30 am to 8pm on Tuesday.
    • More info is found online at PierceCountyWA.gov/elections


  • The city council will hold its weekly meeting tomorrow, August 4th at 5pm via zoom.
    • It will be broadcast in real time on TVTacoma, at TVTacoma.com, and on the city’s facebook live account.
  • The city has launched a campaign for motorists to slow down to 20 mph on residential streets as more residents are using streets for recreation and play.
  • The Tacoma Urban League invites all to participate in a webinar that focuses on navigating biases in virtual work spaces and gathering spaces.
  • Emergency Food Network will be holding a food box distribution event tomorrow, August 4th, at Tacoma Community House starting at 10 am until all boxes are gone.
    • Recipients should enter the parking lot via “L” street and observe masking and physical distancing norms.
    • For more information, call 253-584-1040
  • Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank, located at 3543 E. McKinley Ave in Tacoma, is in dire need of volunteers to help fulfill delivery and drive-thru food bank service
    • All volunteers adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols
    • Call 253-426-1994 if you are able to help