Republican tax bill gives breaks to local breweries

While Democrats and Republicans continue to argue over the benefits and detriments of the Republicans recently passed and signed tax overhaul, there’s at least one group of local businesses owners who are likely to raise a pint to the sweeping tax changes — small breweries.

2017s top 10 stories | Year In Review

The constant stream of reports and stories means it can be difficult to take a fresh breath and give yourself room for reflection. But looking back over a years-worth of news can be remarkably thought-provoking, and that’s exactly what New Years is for

Volunteers needed to help identify people experiencing homelessness | Pierce County

Pierce County is looking for volunteers for the 2018 Point-In-Time Count on Friday, Jan. 26th, 2018.

  • Jan 3, 2018

Black Diamond recall set for February special election

King County Communications Officer Kafia Hosh said putting the measure on the Feb. 13 ballot will cost the city around $5,000, but the full cost won’t be known until after the election.

Gallery 2018 features work of Bonney Lake photographer

The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2018 will present its first show of the year, a display by Bonney Lake photographer Mike Dilbeck.

New sick leave rules go into effect Jan. 1 | Labor and Industries

Voters approved the change as part of Initiative 1433, which passed in November 2016.

  • Jan 2, 2018

Enumclaw moves forward with downtown plaza proposal

Convinced that downtown Enumclaw has unrealized potential, the city will soon be looking for developers interested in turning dreams to reality.

Man charged with child rape, exploitation

Black Diamond police arrested the man, 38, on Dec. 7, and he was charged in the King County Superior Court on Dec. 12.

Bonney Lake couple to keep holiday spirit alive year-round

With their kids all moved out of the house, Suzy and Brent Fountaine thought they’d use some of the extra room to really get back into the holiday spirit. It took an entire month to unpack everything, wire the houses and lights together and build a base, but the Fountaine’s expansive Christmas village is back and bigger than ever.

Medicine take-back plan approved | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Beginning in spring of 2018, Pierce County will have more secure and convenient options to dispose of unwanted medicines, protecting our communities in the process.

  • Dec 27, 2017

A new face at Exodus Housing

Tonya Tunnell-Thornhill, the new executive director of the non-profit that aims to help families escape domestic violence, came in at a time when funding was being slashed at many domestic violence programs in the county.

Holidays in Pierce County | Pierce County TV News

Pierce County News for the week of Dec. 21, 2017

  • Dec 26, 2017

Treecycling in Piece County

When the holidays are over, don’t forget to treecycle your fresh cut Christmas tree.

  • Dec 26, 2017

Districts to float levies, adjust to state changes

In a joint press release, the Enumclaw, Sumner-Bonney Lake, White River and Dieringer school districts announced Dec. 8 they will be placing Educational Programs and Operations Levy and Instructional Technology Improvement Levy measures before voters.

Black Diamond council passes budget, opposes coal mine and recycling center

The last Black Diamond City Council meeting of 2017 has come and gone, with the city wrapping up this year’s business quickly and efficiently. The biggest item on the Dec. 7 agenda was passing the 2018 budget, which was approved unanimously by the council.

Bonney Lake Costco expects mid summer opening

Updates are few and far between, but commuters along state Route 410 will have noticed the skeleton of the building being erected over the past several weeks.

Mount Rainier National Park announces winter hours

Recent storms have set the stage for winter recreation at Mount Rainier National Park, with enough snow at Paradise for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding. However, the Paradise snow play area remains closed due to an insufficient snow depth to open.

  • Dec 21, 2017

Lindquist discusses public safety with Bonney Lake | Pierce County Prosecutor

Knowledge is power, the saying goes, and sharing information makes our community safer.

Influenza on the rise in Washington; health officials say “Get vaccinated now” | Department of Health

Influenza illnesses are increasing and health officials at the Washington State Department of Health urge Washingtonians to get a flu shot now. Officials also want people to avoid spreading the flu and to know when it’s okay to be cared for at home and when they should get medical care.

  • Dec 20, 2017

East Pierce looking for citizen input

East Pierce Fire and Rescue is seeking up to 12 interested citizens to help shape the future of their community by participating in a Citizens Advisory Committee that will provide feedback and recommendations on planning for facilities, emergency vehicles and other capital equipment needs.

  • Dec 20, 2017