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Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has vetoed the County Councils ordinance that prohibits licensed marijuana businesses from operating until the U.S. Congress removes marijuana from the list of federally controlled substances.
A proposed boost in funds for street and utility work and a slight increase in staff would lift Puyallup’s budget in 2014, following several years of cutbacks in Pierce County’s third-largest city.
Pierce County has the highest average property tax rate in Washington, higher than more populous and affluent King County or any of the other 37 counties in the state.
A year ago, the future looked bleak for two Pierce County infants. Born a month apart in 2012 she in November, he in December both were left by their drug-addicted parents at the hospital.
Fife residents could start permanently paying higher stormwater rates every year to help fund about $5 million in utility projects.
The Pierce County Council on Tuesday adopted a $271 million budget for core government services next year. But it was a potential sliver of that total that ignited an outcry leading to its removal.
Months after threats of bus service being slashed and drivers laid off, Pierce Transit now says it plans to expand hours next year and that it can sustain that higher level of public transportation through 2019.
Mechelle Winder imagined herself living out the dream she shared with her husband when she bought a home in DuPont after he was killed in Iraq six years ago. That was what they planned to do together at the end of his tour with Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 1st Special Forces Group.
The Pierce County Council on Tuesday finalized the 2014 budget that will cut the jail’s spending, give employees their first cost-of-living adjustment in three years and raise a number of fees.
A new alignment in the Washington state Senate calls for some new math. The controlling coalition that runs the Senate will welcome Republican Jan Angel as the group's 26th member.
The Pierce County Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday night that prohibits licensed marijuana businesses from operating in the county until the U.S. Congress removes marijuana from the list of federally controlled substances.
The Pierce County Council is expected to decide Tuesday whether to ban recreational marijuana businesses, choose a less restrictive course or put off a decision for another five months.
The Pierce County Council voted Tuesday to oppose Tacoma’s effort to further tax utility earnings to fix the city’s residential streets.
They dont expect the Hilton, said the inmates crammed into a cell at the states womens prison at Purdy, but a little elbow room would be nice.
In recent weeks, in libraries and schools all over Tacoma, City Manager T.C. Broadnax has presented the case for Proposition 1 and its bid to fix city streets.
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