9/16: Wednesday Briefing

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STATE The Washington Emergency Management Division is hosting an emergency preparedness webinar on Thursday, September 17th, at 11:30am Links to the online event can be found at Facebook.com/WashEMD in the “events” section, or by going to bit.ly/re-prepare2. PIERCE COUNTY The Pierce County Council has made more money available for rent and mortgage assistance to small […]

9/14: Monday Briefing

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STATE The Washington State Dept of Health notes that air pollution due to wildfire smoke can provoke symptoms that can look a lot like COVID-19: coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath. Serious wheezing and shortness of breath are always worth a call to your health care provider — or 911 if you are really struggling to […]

9/9: Wednesday Briefing

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STATE The state health department’s agency operations were severely impacted by wind storm damage on Monday and Tuesday this week, with several services temporarily unavailable The department was forced to delay updates to COVID-19 data on Tuesday, so numbers may appear skewed this week. FIRES & AIR As of Wednesday morning, September 9, wildfire smoke […]

9/7: Labor Day

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STATE Red Flag Warnings indicating critical fire conditions have been issued from Monday morning to Wednesday evening along the Cascade range and the Cascade foothills even below 1,500 feet, and for the eastern slopes of the Olympic Mountains, the Black Hills and the lowland areas of the central coast and southwestern Washington. Road closures across […]

9/4: Wildlife Awareness Day

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FEDERAL There are only 26 days left to fill out the 2020 Census, which helps determine how federal funds and representation are allocated to our community. Fill out your form online using your phone, tablet, or computer at my2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 to complete over the phone STATE The state Department of Health has provided […]

9/2: Sean Duncan, On Wellbeing

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Sean Duncan discusses how he’s maintained social connection without the crutch of social media, and how he’s incorporated the science of wellbeing into his a world without open mics, gyms, clubs, and more. Interview begins at .

8/31: Guilded Lilly, Caboose-Shaking Music Makers

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Nancy, Rob, and KC of the bluesy-funk-rock band Guilded Lilly share their musical journeys, the story of their name, and messages of musical merriment.  Interview begins at .

8/28: Friday Update

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STATE The state has updated guidelines for counties that remain in modified phase 1. outdoor group fitness classes with five or fewer people are allowed indoor religious services can be held at 25% capacity or 50 people (whichever is less) social gatherings with 5 or fewer people outside the household per week Professional services can […]

8/24: Mark Monlux, Wish I were here

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Mark Monlux updates us on how the CLAW Artists’ Guild and other artist collectives have adapted to virtual meetings, lessons, and group drawing sessions. Interview begins at .

8/21: Hilltop Business Crawl with Hilltop Action Coalition

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Kristine Coman and Alyssa Torrez from the Hilltop Action Coalition brief us on this weekend’s Hilltop Business Crawl, explaining how to get our neighborhood passport for the chance to earn prizes while safely patronizing our local establishments. STATE The governor has updated requirements and guidance for several sectors: All customers are now required to wear […]