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State fair canceled as pandemic continues

Jul 21st, 2020 | By
State fair canceled as pandemic continues

For the first time since World War II, there will be no Washington State Fair this fall. The fair’s board of directors announced in July that the annual extravaganza in Puyallup will be canceled because of health concerns over the pandemic. The event had been scheduled for Sept. 4-27, but social distancing and other required
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Ex-Army medical leader heads Pierce County pandemic recovery

Jul 14th, 2020 | By

Ken Farmer, who has been a high-ranking physician in the Army and a leader of senior living communities, is the new head of Pierce County’s disaster recovery office. In his six-month role, Farmer will help guide the county’s efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, coordinating with county government and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
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Hotels converted for homeless seniors

Jul 6th, 2020 | By

Volunteers of America, considered one of the nation’s top providers of housing for homeless veterans, also provides low and moderate-income housing for other groups of homeless people, including seniors. The non-profit organization (VOA) VOA has five senior housing communities in Washington, including Booth Gardens Apartments in Seattle. The others are in the Spokane area. Foreclosed
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Senior centers, homeowners, farms get pandemic money

Jul 1st, 2020 | By

Senior centers are among the public organizations in Pierce County sharing $3.8 million of federal funding that was allocated through the county government in May to help the citizenry recover from and cope with impacts of the COVID-19 virus. The largest share of the funding ($2.2 million) was earmarked for a new foreclosure prevention program
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