Additional law enforcement officers will patrol Pierce County roads starting today in search of drivers texting or talking on their cell phones.
On a ridge above the Puyallup River Valley, the world seems to have flipped upside down. Or maybe it’s just returned to normal. Fifteen minutes from the big-box stores of Meridian Avenue, the Chase Garden offers up scenic vistas, colorful alpine plants and shady forests that provide an alternative to the asphalt oceans of nearby South Hill.
On the second day of ballot counting, Orting voters appeared to be approving a tax measure that would generate $825,000 for the local fire district through 2017.
Orting voters are making a crucial decision on the future of their emergency services. Residents have received mail-in ballots to vote by Tuesday on a tax measure that would generate $825,000 each year through 2017.
Some of the youngest parade-watchers were the warmest as the 80th Daffodil Parade worked its way through a chilly drizzle in downtown Tacoma on Saturday morning.
Thousands of Pierce County residents participate in the Daffodil Parade every year, from school marching band performers to politicians. This year for the first time, average citizens can buy a ride in the parade and view the festivities from a new vantage point.
An 18-year-old woman will face two vehicular assault charges for a crash in Orting last year that seriously injured herself, her boyfriend and another driver.
A 65-year-old veteran known to have angry outbursts walked away from the Washington Soldiers Home in Orting Monday and has not returned, officials said.
As Carrie Little walked the muddy soil of her Orting farm last week her black retriever Moose let out a series of barks for reasons only he knew. A group of nearby tom turkeys immediately gobbled back a reply. For Little, the interspecies exchange was just a symbol of the ties that bind – a choreography, Little calls it, between the animals, plants and humans that occupy the land she farms with her husband, Ken.
A King County Sheriff’s Deputy was among five people injured in a three-car crash near Orting tonight, according to the Washington State Patrol.
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