Local Government HEADLINES
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.
Would a stream by any other name taste as sweet? Thats what water purveyors put to the test Friday night in an annual contest for the best-tasting municipal water supply in a five-county region.
Chambers Bay golf course in University Place made money last year for the first time, recording the highest number of rounds played in its six-year history.
Pierce County leaders urged Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday not to veto a section of the state budget that directs the Washington State Patrol to coordinate local law enforcement for providing traffic control during the 2015 U.S. Open in University Place.
Washington State Ferries Director David Moseley has announced his resignation, effective April 15.
Applause erupted in the council chambers at Sumner City Hall on Monday night, after the City Council approved a community garden land-use agreement just in time for this year’s growing season.
Three immigrants detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma continued their weeklong hunger strike Saturday, and, according to relatives who have visited them, they have no intention of giving up until their demands are met.
This bastion of conservative, traditional values is home to the Christian ministry Focus on the Family, megachurch New Life Church and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Army and Air Force bases ring the city.
Colorado has freed the weed, but it doesnt come for free not even close. After taxes, one Denver store charged recreational customers $411.81 for an ounce of marijuana last month, more than twice what many patients pay for medical marijuana.
A lot of talk about pot tourism has accompanied legalization in Colorado, but visitors to the state face a big hurdle to partaking.
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