Local Government HEADLINES
Nine weeks ago, Joe Lopez was just a resident of Tacoma.
The public has spoken, and the Tacoma City Council seems to agree: the best way to get from downtown to the Hilltop — if you’re a light rail train — is to travel north on Stadium Way.
Key Peninsula Fire Department Chief Tom Lique resigned from his post Tuesday night and will be on administrative leave until Saturday, his official last day.
Undersheriff Eileen Bisson, who oversees the county jail and is the No. 2 ranking leader in the Pierce County Sheriffs Department, said Wednesday she will retire at the end of February.
The Pierce County Council has appointed a panel to develop solutions for problems plaguing the deficit-ridden county jail.
It took a few weeks longer than expected, but the Puyallup City Council on Tuesday placed a four-month freeze on development plans on the east side of the city, where controversy has grown as thick as daffodils once did.
Tacoma City Council members voiced approval for giving pay raises to the city’s nonunion workforce for the first time in five years. A final decision could happen next week.
Tacomas Marilyn Strickland was one of four U.S. mayors chosen to comment on the State of the Union Tuesday on the show PBS Newshour, following the presidents address.
Tacoma City Councilman Anders Ibsen said Tuesday evening that hes back home for good, having left the U.S. Marine Corps reserves after three weeks of training. He will rejoin the council on Feb. 11.
Edgewood has stopped charging a utility tax after a resident sued the city on behalf of voters who oppose the tax, which was imposed late last year.
The city of Tacomas nonunion workforce received its last pay raise in 2009. But that doesnt mean these workers havent seen any additional pay or benefits in five years.
A Pierce County councilman is weighing ways to regulate bikini baristas and control how much skin the coffee servers are showing.
A former Pierce Transit bus driver injured on the job when attacked by hooligans contends the agency and its insurance company are improperly withholding disability payments hes due.
The city of Tacoma’s nonunion workforce could see its first general pay increase in five years if the City Council approves a proposal Tuesday.
Pierce Transit awarded additional paid leave to employees in violation of its own policies and had inadequate controls over its timekeeping system, the state Auditors Office reported Monday.
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