Local Government HEADLINES
The ghost of David Brame continues to haunt the debate over how Tacoma should govern itself.
Bird-watchers who regularly visit Chambers Bay and the shoreline along the Pierce County-owned Chambers Creek properties in University Place may have noticed something new atop two wooden piles along the beach.
After a weekend deluge in September, golf supervisor Tony Bubenas knew something didn’t look right about the greens at Lake Spanaway Golf Course.
A state Department of Corrections employee who was reassigned amid an ethics investigation has filed a legal claim alleging race, gender and age discrimination by the agency.
The Tacoma City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to end a four-year court battle by selling two parking lots to the owner of Hotel Murano.
Puyallup officials want to better inform residents how the city spends money generated by its red-light cameras, a process that hasn’t been tracked in detail since the cameras were installed about six years ago.
If anything good came out of the disastrous mudslide in Snohomish County, it might be this: Other counties throughout Washington began taking closer looks at their own mudslide risk assessments, wanting to make sure theyre not surprised in similar ways.
Bosses at Tacomas Click cable system have said for years that customers have to pay more every year in part because local broadcasters are demanding more money for the right to rebroadcast their channels.
Of course Tacoma needs more bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks. City traffic engineers say they’re the first to admit that.
They were already annoyed. Then along came an anecdote. The story said a bicyclist was hit by a car on St. Helens Avenue, near The Mix restaurant, sometime in April. He was hurt, hospitalized. Lots of people saw it. It wasn’t all true, but gossip prompted action.
An evening forum at City Hall showed Tacoma’s rogue street painters succeeded in sparking an urgent public debate about the city’s need for more crosswalks and bike lanes.
A Lakewood police officer who worked off-duty for Pierce Transit has accused the transit systems acting public safety chief of wrongfully firing him after the officer reported his concerns about the chiefs leadership.
Pierce Transit fired Public Safety Chief Rod Baker this week for switching two off-duty Tacoma police officers from hourly to salaried employees without authority, according to a copy of Baker's termination letter obtained Friday by The News Tribune.
About 70 members of a Pierce County-based search-and-rescue team began searching Tuesday for victims from the massive mudslide in Snohomish County.
Four months after being placed on paid administrative leave, Pierce Transit Public Safety Chief Rod Baker was fired Monday.
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