100 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 17, 1913
“Good roads” measures stepped into the open before the 13th session of the Washington Legislature today. A bill for the Pacific highway, and the taking over of the Mount Tacoma canyon road as a state turnpike, was introduced in the Senate by Ralph Nichols of Seattle, chairman of the Senate Roads Committee. In the House, a bill for a $20,000,000 bond issue for a network of roads over the state was shoved into the mill by Rep. Foster of King County.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 17, 1963
When Gov. Albert D. Rosellini delivers his budget message, scheduled for this evening for home consumption on radio and television, it is certain that school forces and for that matter all state agencies, will be in for a jolt. The tip-off to this came in his State of the State message yesterday when he not only called for fiscal responsibility but in discussing education said that because of fiscal limitations, the state cannot “do all that may seem highly desirable” for education. Within the same statement, the governor also indicated he probably will not recommend more junior colleges – a subject dear to the hearts of more than one school district in Pierce County.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 17, 1988
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians voted to recall three tribal council members Saturday, the second time in 18 months that a recall effort has been successful. The three members ousted by the tribe’s voters were Council Chairwoman Bertha Turnipseed and council members Lena Landry and Rollen Hargrove, who formed the majority bloc on the five-member council. The votes to recall the trio were 181-133 against Turnipseed, 182-134 against Landry and 179-139 against Hargrove.