Local Government HEADLINES
Pierce County officials learned a valuable lesson earlier this month when they tried to direct a pair of returning osprey to a new nesting perch on the Chambers Bay waterfront: Don't mess with Mother Nature.
Transit system wants to sign contract with a California consulting firm to improve the agencys public image.
Tacoma’s solid waste department says the city is saving money with every-other-week garbage pickup, which marked its first anniversary last month.
Prisons and jails in Washington are not only using the federal Affordable Care Act to cut their own health care costs, they’re also signing up soon-to-be released inmates so their health care coverage begins as soon as they walk out the door.
Work will begin this summer on connecting two downtown streets on the University of Washington Tacoma campus to make it easier for people to walk and bike safely.
Gig Harbor city administrator Denny Richards, who has run city government for the last two years during a period of layoffs and financial struggles, will be replaced by a yet-to-be named successor at the end of the year.
Spring is in the air, and the pinwheels are sprouting throughout Pierce County. Volunteers are planting hundreds of the spinning toys this month as part of Pinwheels for Prevention, a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of child abuse.
After working toward crafting regulations that would allow businesses that grow, sell and process marijuana-related products to locate in the city, the Gig Harbor City Council put on the brakes Monday night.
The University Place City Council made the unanimous decision Monday night to ban recreational marijuana businesses from operating in the city of 31,000.
Last weeks 911 outage prompted the most widespread use ever of Pierce Countys emergency alert system, which sends messages to land lines and cellphones across the county.
For years, the debt tied to Town Center made for contentious conversation in University Place. The city refinanced at the end of 2012 quieted some public displeasure but didn't change the fact that Town Center accounts for 87 percent of the city's total debt.
University Place bet its reputation, its future and millions of dollars on its Town Center project. Now, a decade later, residents new and old might be witnessing the tipping point between a promise made and a dream realized.
Thursday's seven-hour 911 outage apparently stemmed from a malfunction in the telephone networks that people use to make everyday calls, not the separate system that sends calls to emergency dispatchers, state officials said Friday.
Pierce Transit wants to buy 10 new buses at a cost of $5.4 million, moving forward with a purchase put off last fall.
State Auditor Troy Kelley released details of a six-week audit of surplus computer sales Thursday that found four of 13 state agencies examined were selling computers that still had confidential data on them.
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