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If approved, the levy will increase the annual tax bill by around $32 a year, bringing the average total up to $160 annually.
The vast majority of the money will go replacing five fire stations on the Plateau.
Changes to help reduce traffic on the highway will be slow in coming, but one of the first major steps has now been completed.
Research topics range from freezing seeds to the effect of population river water quality and how tire particles affect the environment.
Many students on the Plateau and in the valley have a lot to look forward to in the near future.
A strike was averted last night when bus drivers and nutrition workers accepted their contract, but a union representative says few people are happy.
The levy, which is on the November general election ballot, would increase to 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value if approved by voters.
After authorizing a strike, nutrition workers and bus drivers will vote on a tentative agreement Sept. 17. If they approve, school will stay in session.
As the school year inched closer, the Dieringer and Sumner-Bonney Lake school districts threatened to strike. At the last minute, it appears teachers and districts have tentative agreements, which will be voted on during their respective Sept. 4 meetings.
Ecology annually recognizes the state’s top-performing wastewater treatment plants with the Outstanding Performance Award.
The beginning of the school year is right around the corner, but teachers, bus drivers and nutrition workers are discussing what pay raises they deserve, and whether or not to go on strike.
It may be difficult for a supermajority of voters to pass the measure, given the other property taxes they are paying now and others they will be voting on in the November election, but Fire Chief Bud Backer believes people will see the real need East Pierce is in.
Library system seeking to address budget deficit by increasing property taxes.
Bonney Lake, Buckley and Sumner are once again gearing up for their summer concert series.
If approved by voters, the bond would raise $80 million in revenue over a 20-year period in order to seriously overhaul some of the department’s outdated stations.
Sumner, Bonney Lake, and Buckley will be seeing rate increases in July, with Black Diamond’s service provider also looking to raise their rates.
Check out some photos from last Friday’s Sumner High School graduation.
Know where and when kids, and sometimes their families, can get free or reduced-fare meals over the summer break.
Kaylie Steinbacher, Zoie McCarter, Grace Sieber, and Katherine Hunter were among the top placers.
The Sumner School District broke ground last week on the new Valley Learning Center. Located behind Sumner Middle School, this new facility will be 35,000… Continue reading