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Since beginning her job as Green River College president on July 1, Suzanne Johnson has been learning as much about the institution as she can.
State report underscores need to address underlying health factors | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Of the 49 state legislative districts, Pierce County’s 29th and 27th—which span from Tacoma to Lakewood—ranked highest in the state for hospitalizations people could have avoided.
Pierce County News for the week of July 20, 2017
An east Pierce County man has recovered after he contracted West Nile Virus during a recent trip to California.
ENUMCLAW SHOPLIFTER CAUGHT: A shoplifting incident at a Roosevelt Avenue business was…
If everything falls into place, fans of the popular Foothills Trail will…
King County and the King County Fire Chiefs Association issued an ongoing fire safety burn ban
Pat Johnson served in Buckley city government for 26 years.
But things could have been worse.
Losing weight is one thing, Cheri Jackson knows, but keeping it off is another.
With most of their planning and preparation in the rear-view mirror, King…
From Saturday July 15 to Sunday July 16, the public was able…
On July 8, Miners Day took place in Black Diamond, Washington. Miners…
The Department of Health confirmed today that the number of people diagnosed with hantavirus this year has reached five, the highest number reported in the state since 1999.
With a healthy sampling of new attractions alongside a handful of old favorites, organizers are putting finishing touches on the 155th annual production of the King County Fair.
The overwhelming majority of countries require some sort of paid leave for new moms, but in the United States, only four states and Washington D.C. have any sort of policy in place.
A trio of Enumclaw schools were honored when the King County Green Schools Program identified buildings that are reducing waste, increasing recycling, conserving resources and cutting costs.
Neighbor to Neighbor’s efforts to collect signatures restarted on June 23. About 200 signatures have been collected so far.
State Fire Marshal Charles P. LeBlanc reminds residents that “if you blow it up, clean it up.”
Pierce County News for the week of June 29, 2017
When vehicles sit in prime parking spots — hour after hour, generally unattended — it hurts local business. That’s the stance taken by the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce and the impetus behind a suggestion that some autos be allowed to sit longer while others are ticketed.
Every year around the Fourth of July, 911 operators are inundated with calls regarding fireworks. The majority of these calls are non-emergency related, but tie up the 911 system, potentially delaying an emergency call from getting through.
Communities in unincorporated King County will see increased traffic safety patrols following the unanimous approval by the Metropolitan King County Council of funds for emphasis patrols.
Across Washington, high school seniors are celebrating their graduation while other students…
Consider this your 2017 guide to fireworks: what’s legal, what isn’t, and where larger firework shows can be watched.
Since 1980 the Make-A-Wish Foundation has been granting wishes to children all…
A special filing period has been announced in Pierce County, as candidates are needed to fill a handful of election ballots. During the recent filing period, some races failed to attract a candidate.
Archbishop J. Peter Sartain celebrated Confirmation at Sacred Heart Parish in Enumclaw April 30, then visited the local parish cemetery to consecrate new ground for Christian burials.
One driver was airlifted to Seattle and another was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital, the result of a two-car crash Wednesday morning in Enumclaw.
The two-hour session will begin at 5 p.m. July 18 in council chambers at City Hall, 1339 Griffin Ave.
Enumclaw’s Lisa Horton is one of 50 educators from throughout the Unites States chosen to be a teacher adviser for the “Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms” initiative.
During the last three summers, Lake Tapps hasn’t had a single drowning incident. And the Bonney Lake Police Department, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), and the Washington State Parks Boating Program are aiming to continue this pattern by bringing Operation Dry Water back to the lake.
A media storm hit Buckley this past week after a student at Glacier Middle School was told by several students to commit suicide.
At 6:29 PM on Sunday, June 25th , at the height of the hot temperatures, crews from East Pierce Fire and Rescue were dispatched to a large brush fire near the Tehaleh Development, off of 198th Avenue E, and were on scene for three hours.
Fans of live music will have plenty of listening opportunities this summer, with the cities of Bonney Lake and Buckley each hosting a summertime concert series. In all cases the music is free. All guests need to provide is a lawn chair or blanket – and perhaps some cash if plans include a stop at one of the vendor booths.
Possible state shutdown means health department staff and service cuts | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
If lawmakers in Olympia fail to pass a budget by June 30, county residents would begin to see disruptions to essential public health services on July 1. Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has contingency plans in case state funding ends because of a state government shutdown.
esterday Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Juan Jose Gaitan Vasquez, 26, with murder in the first degree for the gang initiation killing of Samuel Cruces Vasquez, 26, in April of last year.
This year’s draft TIP plan — which is slotted to be voted on during the June 27 meeting — outlines roughly $45.5 million in various road projects all around the city. The projects are broken down into four different categories, and each have their own funding sources, most of which are not from the city’s accounts, because transportation funding is scarce.
Denise Trivelas has announced her retirement from Plateau Outreach Ministries after nearly 20 years of service to the Plateau community.
Families throughout the area, particularly school-age children, can receive nutritious meals throughout the summer months. In all cases, food is provided free, courtesy of local school districts, cities and civic organizations.
The housing crisis that has rocked big cities has trickled down to smaller communities like Enumclaw. That unfortunate fact — the product of a rebounding economy and often-limited housing inventory — was emphasized during the most recent meeting of the Enumclaw City Council.
The King County Fair has received a financial boost from King County government, with funds earmarked for youth programming during the 2017 edition of the fair.
East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters and EMS teams are always busy, but 2016 looks to have been a particularly busy year for the department. Every year, East Pierce releases an annual report detailing what the department achieved in the last year, as well as various facts and stats. Last year, the department was called out to more than 10,000 calls — a new record for East Pierce.
Pierce County News for the week of June 15, 2017
The Tacoma Pierce County health Department made the announcement on June 16, after staff inspected the lake.
On one of the hottest June evenings of the year, as the weather settles into a scorching 85 degrees, four teenagers head outside Maple Valley Fire Station 81 in full firefighter bunker gear. This group of Zone 3 Explorers cheer each other on as they complete stair climbs, hose hoists, hose advances and other firefighter challenges.
Across the state of Washington, big gains in construction and new and used auto sales helped fuel a jump in taxable retail sales to a record $145.9 billion in 2016, a 7.8 percent increase over calendar year 2015.