South Hill Library closed Nov. 1-30 for improvements

South Hill Pierce County Library will be closed Nov. 1-30 for improvements. During this time, the bookmobile will be open for people to check out and return books and other materials. The library’s meeting room will be open Nov. 3-30 so people can pick up items they have placed on hold. Some computer access also will be available. Restrooms will not be available. [Read more...]

Letter: Jeanette Lineberry for judge, endorsement information (on back of your ballot)

By Dick Muri, Steilacoom

Jeanette Lineberry, a former Pierce County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, finished first in the August 5 primary election for Pierce County District Court Position #8. In addition to serving as a prosecutor, Jeanette has experience in private practice representing individuals, families and business owners. She currently serves as a pro-tem Judge and is also the attorney for the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center where she assists victims of domestic violence. [Read more...]

Help shape the future of Pierce Transit

Are you a successful leader at your job, on your board, or at your school or university? Have you had experience speaking on behalf of a community group or neighborhood? Do you have fresh ideas about how we can improve public transportation? Join Pierce Transit’s Community Transportation Advisory Group (CTAG) and use your leadership skills, experience and ideas to help shape the future of Pierce Transit.

Pierce Transit is accepting applications to fill current vacancies on its Community Transportation Advisory Group (CTAG). New CTAG appointees will serve a three-year term which begins upon their date of appointment by the Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners.

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Public invited to Pierce County Council meeting on Fox Island, Oct. 28

This week, the Pierce County Council will hold its regular Tuesday meeting on Fox Island in the 7th Council District. The county charter directs the council to hold a number of its weekly meetings at various locations throughout the district to give county residents – who may not be able to attend regular meetings in Tacoma – a greater opportunity to participate in their government. [Read more...]

Treat your eyes right this Halloween

Halloween is a time for Tricks, Treats and Things That Go Bump in the Night. Unfortunately, Halloween is also a time of sight-related hazards. But with some care and planning, you can make sure that you and your little goblins enjoy a safe Halloween.

Masks & Makeup – Decorating the face with makeup approved for the skin is almost always preferable to wearing a mask.  The eyeholes in a mask are often too small to allow full vision and may shift during wear and obstruct sight. The Food and Drug Administration suggest these ways to avoid eye irritation:   [Read more...]

New radio system improves public safety and transit

Pierce County and Pierce Transit officials are delivering on the South Sound 911 promise to improve public safety and emergency communications throughout the region by launching a new radio system.Pierce Transit shifted to the system in May. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, as well as police departments serving Gig Harbor, Fircrest and Roy, moved to the system on Oct. 16. [Read more...]

Featured Pet


thomasWe’ve had our eye on one amazing guy named Thomas and we think you’ll agree. This big love is a 5 year old black Domestic Shorthair and is sure to leave a lasting impression on your heart. Thomas has a laid back and relaxed personality that you are sure to love. This guy would do great in a quiet home, but we feel would also thrive in a home with older children and pets. His past history is unknown, therefore a slow introduction would be ideal. This is one kitty you don’t want to miss out on. Stop by the shelter and discover Thomas for yourself today. Reference #A487986

Contact The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County, (253) 383-2733 for more information. You can now see all shelter pets online.