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Published April 16th, 2014 - 8:39PM
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.
Published April 16th, 2014 - 5:20PM
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.
Published April 16th, 2014 - 7:21AM
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.
Published April 15th, 2014 - 6:44AM
The University Place City Council made the unanimous decision Monday night to ban recreational marijuana businesses from operating in the city of 31,000.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 9:55PM
Last week’s 911 outage prompted the most widespread use ever of Pierce County’s emergency alert system, which sends messages to land lines and cellphones across the county.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 12:05AM
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.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 12:05AM
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.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 10:03PM
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.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 9:57PM
Pierce Transit wants to buy 10 new buses at a cost of $5.4 million, moving forward with a purchase put off last fall.
Published April 10th, 2014 - 11:37AM
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.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 8:43PM
Four tower cranes up to 175 feet tall soar above a maze of concrete and rebar at Pierce County's sewage treatment facility, where a $353 million expansion is in full swing.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 6:17PM
For nearly nine months, Tacoma North End neighbors near wooded Mason Gulch and the would-be buyers of one of the Northwest’s most iconic timber-era mansions have battled over the mansion’s fate.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 12:53PM
Midland-area residents will be the first to benefit from the portion of the flood control tax set aside for local projects.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 7:16AM
The Tacoma City Council unanimously decided Tuesday to move away from a nearly 6-year-old compensation philosophy that aimed to pay city workers more than most of their peers.
Published April 8th, 2014 - 9:29AM
Pierce County Council members Monday proposed 15 amendments to their revision of shoreline policies.
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