Local Government HEADLINES
Pierce County Council member Stan Flemming says he has moved from University Place to Gig Harbor so that he has the option of running for re-election in 2014.
Ethics board: Tacoma City Councilman Robert Thoms improperly benefited Tacoma Public Schools' bond measure
Tacoma's ethics board has found newly appointed City Councilman Robert Thoms violated city ethics rules when he supported a council resolution endorsing a school bond measure while his lobbying firm was under contract with Tacoma Public Schools.
Several Pierce County cities will see a leadership shakeup at the end of this year, as many cities are losing their mayors and others have attracted challengers.
If a makeshift committee has its way, a historic but increasingly unstable totem pole that has stood in downtown Tacoma for more than a century would be taken down and left to decay publicly as a piece of the citys living history.
As the state prepares for today's release of draft rules to control the marijuana market, Pierce County is slowly developing its own plans to zone where pot can be legally grown, processed and sold.
The slow-motion process of filling an empty judicial seat in Pierce County’s largest court takes another step Wednesday, with no clear date for a final decision.
Yet another candidate has announced a bid to unseat incumbent Joe Lonergan in Tacomas Fifth Council District.
The Puyallup parks department has saved two popular programs after a long and sometimes contentious budget process that involved parks staff members and other city officials.
A recall election for Pacific Mayor Cy Sun has been scheduled for June 25, King County officials announced Thursday.
A recall election for Pacific Mayor Cy Sun has been scheduled for June 25, King County officials announced today.
Citing fairness issues, Tacoma’s City Council unanimously rejected a measure Tuesday that would have given nearly 400 non-union Tacoma Public Utilities workers $4.7 million in market-based pay raises over the current two-year budget cycle.
More than 400 nonunion city workers mostly Tacoma Public Utilities employees are set to receive what officials are calling market-driven rate adjustments and other pay increases totaling $5.1 million over the next two years, under a proposal headed for a City Council vote Tuesday.
Tacomas City Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a $4 million spending plan for the citys newly created Transportation Benefit District, with the bulk of the money to be spent on local street repairs.
The City of Fife is accepting applications to fill a vacant position on the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Citizen Advisory Board, according to the citys website.
In the end, Tacomas City Council formally selected the same downtown-to-Hilltop route for its preferred choice to extend the citys Link light rail system that it tentatively picked last week. But the councils action Tuesday hardly resembled an exercise in rubber-stamping.
Lights & Sirens: Four charged with burglary for breaking into Tacoma home after woman moved to nursing home
Word on the Street: Puyallup City Council approves appointments to new citizens task force on homelessness
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- State lawmakers vote 'no' on flaws, 'yes' to photo retouching
- Hawks give Puyallup's Veltung a shot at WR
- Skagit River Bridge collapse
- GM Jack Zduriencik talks about the decision to send down Jesus Montero