Local Government HEADLINES
Nearly 20 public officials from Pierce County are traveling 2,900 miles to the U.S. Open this week to prepare for the major golf championship’s arrival next June at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place.
The Tacoma City Council will consider two items at its regular Tuesday meeting regarding a proposed $30 million retail and apartment building in the Proctor District.
Tacoma voters could decide this fall to more than double the term limits for people elected to both the City Council and mayor’s office under a proposal by Mayor Marilyn Strickland.
They serve as alarm clocks, calendars, meeting reminders, notepads and music devices. They connect us to the world through social media and yes, they are sometimes still used to make a phone call.
Despite its ban on recreational marijuana enterprises, Pierce County has reviewed dozens of applications for pot-related state business licenses and is checking each applicant for criminal histories, land-use violations and zoning problems.
A memorial service for Herman Dillon Sr., the late chairman of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians tribal council, will be Sunday at the Tacoma Dome.
A city of Tacoma 10-year strategic plan is in the works, one that comes with a $300,000 price tag. City Council members say it will be worth the expense.
People have hailed cabs for decades, be it off the street or by calling dispatch. Phones are still involved today, but a new breed of car service so-called rideshares named Uber, Lyft and Sidecar arent your typical taxis.
South Sounds 911s board voted Wednesday to accept Puyallup as a full member, appearing to end the citys status as the last holdout from the regional emergency dispatch system.
The time has been changed for the memorial service for former state Court of Appeals Judge Christine Quinn-Brintnall.
Fircrest City Council held its first public discussion in more than a decade Tuesday night about repealing the city's Prohibition-era alcohol ban but made no decision.
Pierce County developers who disturb or remove wetlands will soon have a new option for replacing these sensitive havens for native wildlife.
Iraq veteran Brian Ansley hit a wall last September when he started calling VA Puget Sound to make a medical appointment. Doctors could not see him until December, he was told. Then, a few weeks before the scheduled visit, he got a call from the Department of Veterans Affairs canceling the appointment because the doctor was unavailable.
Pierce County officials are not moving ahead with a mental health court like neighboring counties have, deciding instead to address a more immediate need for intervention.
Lakewoods city manager is recommending a $20 car tab renewal fee as part of a larger transportation funding package in the city.
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