Michael Thompson

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Tribal Admin buildings closed Monday, Dec. 27, 2021

Tribal Admin buildings closed Monday, Dec. 27, 2021

Good day, Tribal community. Given the risk of dangerous weather conditions, Tribal Council has decided to close Tribal Administration buildings on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. Employees who are able to work remotely should do so. All vital or emergent services such as Law Enforcement, Security, Gaming Regulatory Agents, DV Shelter, and House of Respect Residences (Assisted Living Facility) will continue to operate according to their schedule.--Tribal Administration
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Tribal Council opens EQC-Tacoma’s new hotel

Tribal Council opens EQC-Tacoma’s new hotel

The Puyallup Tribal Council and Puyallup Tribe Culture Director Connie McCloud, with Emerald Queen Casino General Manager Frank Wright Jr., opened the new EQC hotel in Tacoma with a blessing on Wednesday morning. The latest addition to the new casino features a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views of Puget Sound, a fitness center, conference spaces and 155 luxury rooms and suites. Coast Salish artwork is visible throughout the hotel. From left to right are Councilwoman Anna Bean, Vice Chairwoman Sylvia Miller, Chairman Bill Sterud, Councilwoman Annette Bryan, Councilwoman Monica Miller and Councilman Fred Dillon. Councilman James Rideout was unable to…
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Statement from Puyallup Tribal Council on the loss of life in the Salishan neighborhood

The Puyallup Tribal Council would like to send our deepest condolences to those families who lost a loved one on October 21. This is a tragedy to each and every one of us. Our hearts are filled with much sadness for all of you who are grieving this loss. We as a community can only hope that everyone will stand beside the family members left behind and comfort them in this time of need. The Puyallup Tribal Council would like to send prayers to each and every one of you and ask you to be safe.
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Main Admin Building to remain closed Tuesday; appointments should be rescheduled or handled remotely

The main Tribal Administration Building will remain closed today and also will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, June 29. The extreme temperature is impacting the building’s HVAC system. The air conditioning system is unable to maintain a comfortable working temperature for employees. An HVAC contractor is on site to repair it. Updates on reopening will be provided later. For today and Tuesday, employees should work remotely to ensure their department’s services continue or, contact their directors to discuss options. Appointments should be rescheduled or handled remotely. All other Administration buildings are open as normal. Employees who must retrieve something from the…
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Main Admin Building closed today; all other offices open; appointments should be rescheduled or handled remotely

Good morning, Tribal employees. The Main Administration Building’s air conditioning is broken. Our HVAC vendor will not be able to fix it until Tuesday at the earliest. Therefore, we are closing the Main Administration Building for today (Monday, June 28, 2021). Employees should work remotely to ensure their department’s services continue or, if unable, contact their directors to discuss options. Appointments should be rescheduled or handled remotely. All other Administration buildings are open as normal. If you must retrieve something from the building, contact Security. We intend to reopen Main Admin tomorrow. We will update you on the AC fix…
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Take precautions during heat wave

Tribal Administration advises all employees to take safety precautions during this heat wave.Elders, young children, infants, people with chronic medical conditions and pregnant women are especially vulnerable to heat-related illness and death, according to the National Weather Service. See the service’s tips for staying safe in severe heat: https://www.weather.gov/safety/heatAdmin buildings will be open to employees and visitors with appointments. We encourage Elders 60 and older to work remotely or stay home. Employees who normally work outside should work inside if possible.Check on loved ones who might need help. “Think about the Elders in your family,” Dr. Alan Shelton, the Tribe’s…
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LNG hearings to begin Monday; watch online

LNG hearings to begin Monday; watch online

April 12-April 23 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm The two-week hearing on the Tacoma LNG Air permit issued by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency begins Monday. “Tacoma LNG is in a densely populated area, but no authority has looked at the consequences of a catastrophic incident,” said Bill Sterud, chairman of the Puyallup Tribal Council, in a media advisory issued by the Washington Environmental Council (read the advisory through this link: https://wecprotects.org/news/puget-sound-energy-to-be-tried-in-court-over-tacoma-lng-facility/). “That is unfair and dangerous.” Click the following link to observe the Tacoma LNG hearing only during the scheduled time, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm from…
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