Local Government HEADLINES
Pierce Transits board voted unanimously Monday to continue a trolley service after a trial run proved popular this summer and met the agencys ridership and revenue goals.
A controversial proposal to ship coal to Asian markets through a Longview export dock will get an airing this week in Tacoma, the last stop on a statewide tour.
Pierce Transit wants to continue running old-fashioned-looking trolley cars in Gig Harbor in future summers after a trial run that ended in late September proved popular and met the agency's ridership and revenue goals.
A parade of mayors, county officials and the like spotlighted transportation gaps and choke points from Lacey to the north Olympic Peninsula on Wednesday night.
A move to explore a variable tax rate for flood control in Pierce County was shot down Wednesday.
The Edgewood City Council has approved a new utility tax that will increase Police Department staffing, which has dwindled by nearly half over the last four years.
Money from a new countywide flood control tax is expected to be parceled out to projects for the first time this week, with $6.4 million designated for Ortings Calistoga setback levee.
Tacoma City Council members on Tuesday quietly approved a pair of settlement agreements that will pay two former employees a total of $320,000. The votes were unanimous.
The city of Federal Way said Tuesday that for the second time during Mayor Skip Priests re-election campaign it is asking an outside authority to investigate his behavior.
A message about quick weight loss distributed via the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department twitter account Thursday was not sent by the agency, spokeswoman Edie Jeffers said Wednesday.
The Pierce County Council approved a $3 million jail budget cut Tuesday, laying off 16 corrections deputies despite objections from jail guards.
Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy presents a budget for 2014 minus the deep cuts of years past. But bad news for the county jail continues to dominate the agenda.
Based on testimony at a public hearing Thursday, theres not much doubt how Tacoma residents feel about the prospect of free rides ending on the Tacoma Link light rail system.
A building leased by Pierce County in Tacoma was evacuated Wednesday after employees smelled an odor and some complained of illness, according to Tacoma Fire.
The Tacoma City Council is one step closer to approving two dedicated funds to repair and improve the city’s bumpy and busted roads.
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