All eight locations in Tacoma’s library system will close for two weeks at the end of August while staff install tracking technology on all books and discs. The technology will speed up returns and checkouts.
Washington’s hot, dry summer means deployments of Pierce County firefighters across the state to help fight wildfires have ramped up this year, at the same time that departments are being cautious about sending crews far from home.
Tacoma Science and Math Institute makes a temporary move to the old Camp 6 Logging exhibit, which closed in 2011. In 2017, students will move to a new permanent building inside the park’s zoo property.
As part of Nurse Camp, more than 100 campers experienced last week the ability to join nurses and other health care providers as they provided care for patients in nearly ever discipline MultiCare offers. Students got to participate in hands-on job shadows, mock codes and surgery on deceased pigs.
Gov. Jay Inslee is directing the state Department of Ecology to develop a cap on greenhouse-gas emissions. But he opted against pursuing a low-carbon fuel standard that would have jeopardized mass-transit funding.
Pierce County has drawn a line in the sand for unlicensed medical marijuana operations amid changes in state law: Dispensaries must obtain licenses or cease sales. If they fail to do either by next summer, the county won’t let them stay open.