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Memorial stone in University Place park recognizes West Pierce firefighters killed in the line of duty
A memorial stone at a University Place park holds two names: Merritt Nichols and Raymond Kadow.
Firefighters climbed 69 flights of stairs to the top of Columbia Tower in Seattle today while wearing their 50-pound work gear, in honor of 6-year-old Cole Vukich of University Place.
West Pierce Fire & Rescue will have a new fire chief come Saturday, who is already familiar with his predecessor; They’re brothers.
The University Place City Council has approved a tax incentive it hopes will kickstart development in and around Town Center. Developers who apply and are granted the incentive wont have to pay property taxes for eight years on new apartments or other multifamily housing units. They still will have to pay taxes on land used for retail or other commercial development.
Cole Vukich of University Place grew up in hospitals and clinics ever since he was diagnosed at age 2 with a rare blood cancer. Now with the 6-year-old in remission, Vukich is to be the honoree at the annual stair-climbing fundraiser, which his father and 1,550 other firefighters from five countries will race up 69 flights of stairs at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle in full gear to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
A University Place School Board member wants to charge tuition for out-of-district students, who make up nearly a fifth of the school district’s approximately 5,600 students.
With the Shari's restaurant demolished to the ground at the Green Firs shopping center in University Place, you might be wondering about a replacement.
Arne Handeland University Place resident, teacher and now published historian sees a parallel between two projects more than a century apart that shaped the birth and future of his community.
The Lakewood Republican issued a statement to constituents today assuring them that he does not have cancer, contrary to rumors but that he has been diagnosed with a precursor to leukemia known as MDS, myelodysplastic syndrome.
A Pierce County jury Thursday found a 25-year-old man guilty of murdering his pregnant girlfriend during an argument outside a University Place duplex in 2011.
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