Consequences of an epidemic

Families of Ebola infected patients are quarantined for 21 days.  - Courtesy photo
  • Nov 17, 2014 at 4:01PM

Geri Jeffery and I wait as the Facetime connection on her laptop once again reconnects. The sound and video of her friend on the other side of the screen, Patrick Sesay, is delayed by the more than 6,600 miles between Maple Valley and Makeni, Sierra Leone, as well as a tenuous satellite connection. Sesay’s bald head reappears, his smile and excitable response making Jeffery laugh. He is full of life, despite the somber subject at hand — the state of his country.

Drop-in sessions provide details on improvements for Puyallup and Sumner stations | Sound Transit

  • Today at 12:00PM

Sound Transit is offering several opportunities to learn more about progress on the Puyallup and Sumner station access improvements at neighborhood drop-in sessions taking place Nov. 19 through Dec. 14.

Stolen eyedrops | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

  • Today at 10:00AM

Officers spoke with the manager of a SR 410 grocery store regarding a shoplifting incident by a juvenile. The manager told officers the juvenile’s father approached him and told him his stepson had concealed merchandise.

Ebola preparedness continues in Washington hospitals | Department of Health

  • Today at 9:00AM

Preparations for identifying, isolating, evaluating and treating patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease in Washington continues, even though the likelihood of the virus appearing in the state is still considered low.

2015 Fee Schedule available | Tacoma - Pierce County Health Department

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 2:00PM

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has posted its final 2015 Fee Schedule. The fee schedule outlines all fees for services the Health Department provides.

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