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Puyallup River Watershed Council is keeping it clean

Sep 19th, 2019 | By
Puyallup River Watershed Council is keeping it clean

Nothing makes the Puyallup River Watershed Council happier than clean water, a healthy environment and thriving communities. That’s the never-ending goal of the council, which works with local residents, governments and businesses to protect and enhance the health of the watershed that stretches from Mount Rainier to Tacoma’s Commencement Bay. The watershed spans about 1,040
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Reasons to celebrate Medicare’s birthday

Sep 19th, 2019 | By
Reasons to celebrate Medicare’s birthday

Medicare marked its 54th birthday on July 31. Here are some reasons why to wish it belated best wishes: Medicare guarantees access to healthcare for older adults and people with disabilities. 59 million Americans rely on it for health insurance coverage. • More than 95 percent of Americans consider Medicare an important program. Nearly 90
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Adventure photographer is still answering nature’s call

Sep 19th, 2019 | By
Adventure photographer is still answering nature’s call

Dan Clements couldn’t believe what he was seeing. For the past week, he and five others had been trekking through British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, returning to a sailboat anchored off the coast of Gribbell Island to sleep before resuming their search for one of the world’s most elusive species. It was September 2017. The
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Musical get-togethers put rhythm in the lives of memory-loss patients

Sep 18th, 2019 | By
Musical get-togethers put rhythm in the lives of memory-loss patients

Every Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 4:30, Mountain View Community Center in Edgewood throws open its doors and welcomes folks and their care partners struggling with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injuries, strokes and PTSD. At a recent session, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and friends streamed through the door two by two, ready to gather and sing, play an instrument or just listen and take an hour and a half away from their daily lives dealing with the effects of memory loss.