Pierce County officer Jeff Papen won the Washington State School Safety Resource Officer of the Year Award. Papen has worked as a resource officer for ten years. He works as a resource officer at the Puyallup School District.
Rachel Velez took over the concession stand at Volunteer Park on the Key Peninsula in March 2017 to sell burgers, hotdogs, and fries. Velez said she hopes to stay open long enough to serve up specials of food from the south, mainly chicken.
How do you market a high-end property in Pierce County? Alex Gray, Concierge Auctions project sales manager for the most expensive listing in Pierce County, talks about how to market a $10.5 million home just outside Gig Harbor.
Offering support and training for a career in dental work, the mission of Adorned in Grace Tacoma is to help survivors of sex-trafficking to become "thrivers." It also raises money through a bridal shop.
Kim Rioux and Dave Fremont have feathered their Fox Island nest with a collection of exotic birds that include four large macaws they've trained to fly free and return. And the big beaks of the parrots make for handy bottle openers.
Kelly Bolender, an engineering design teacher at Kopachuck Middle School, is retiring after 35 years in education. On his last day, he presided over his final CO2 car derby, a popular class project where students engineer and build small race cars from blocks of wood.