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Pierce County juvenile court officials recently were forced to rehire three laid-off detention officers and give them more than $190,000 in back pay after an arbitrator ruled theyd been wrongfully let go.
Pierce County has spent only one-quarter of its snow-and-ice removal budget so far this year, a sign of the mild winter that just ended – or at least a mild snow season.
She was shy, old-fashioned, a little dowdy. She’d had a traumatic youth, and no particular passion or work other than playing the piano. And she was just the first of four wives for writer Ernest Hemingway who, when Hadley Richardson met him, was a struggling Chicago journalist.
No vacancy is no excuse for denying treatment to the mentally ill. That idea, the core of a legal ruling issued Wednesday by Pierce County Superior Court Commissioner Craig Adams, throws an inconvenient wrench into the gears of the state's ailing mental-health system and forces a public debate over a practice known as psychiatric boarding.
Feb. 27: Four sets of straps bind patient B.P. to the gurney. She can’t feel them; swimming in a medicated dream, she snores like an old baby. Parked in a narrow hallway at Western State Hospital, she’s about to have her day in court – again.
A clogged mental-health system has left patients languishing in emergency rooms, awaiting a spot in a state psychiatric hospital. Now the state is moving to reduce the number of those spots assigned to Pierce County patients.
The Pierce County Library System says its campaign to persuade major publishers to reduce their e-book prices and restrictions for libraries is working.
Pierce County Council members are concerned the Sheriff’s Department didn’t consult with them before deciding to move its Mountain Detachment three miles to Eatonville’s Town Hall.
The Pierce County Flood Control Zone District (FCZD) Advisory Committee has announced it will meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 1 at the Port of Tacoma Fabulich Center.
Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer Mike Lonergan calls it a big mistake. More than 183,000 property tax bills his office mailed Friday are missing the return address on payment stubs.
County commissioners and county councils can suspend a county treasurer who is accused of misconduct. But they cant suspend an assessor-treasurer, which is the name of the dual job in Pierce County.
More than 183,000 property tax statements mailed Friday are missing the return address on first- and second-half payment stubs.
For many Pierce County residents, another year of sliding home values caused property tax bills to decline this year.
Pierce County leaders have shelved plans to ask voters to create a metropolitan park district as a separate source of tax revenue for parks.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is exploring the possibility of saving money by contracting out medical care provided by 38 nurses, physician assistants and other workers at the county jail.
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