The Rainier Communications Commission (RCC) elected its leadership for 2017. University Place Mayor and Councilmember, Javier Figueroa, will continue as President. Puyallup Councilman Tom Swanson is the Commission’s vice president for the year.
The seven-member Pierce County Council has elected its leadership and made assignments on Council committees and other boards and commissions.
Submitted by Susanne Bacon Reality and fiction sometimes seem to overlay each other in strange ways. When Lakewood-based author Susanne Bacon started writing Telling Truths, her third Puget Sound romance based on the fictitious small-town of Wycliff, she envisaged what might happen if an oil refinery were built in a quaint Victorian tourist destination. “All […]
TACOMA, Wash. – Flu is already at epidemic levels this winter. Flu-related hospitalizations and deaths are at a much higher level than this time last year. In Pierce County, 12 people have died from the flu. Most are between 60 and 90 years old and had underlying health conditions. The youngest victim was in her […]
Submitted by Chas. Ames We no more than curbed ebola, then Zika came on a tourist visa. Jolly Old England voted to Brexit, then took the walk of shame the next day. Boy… we would never do something THAT stupid.
Incoming Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier has built his executive team with a focus on ensuring a wide variety of perspectives are heard and constituencies are represented. To that end, earlier today he announced the following appointments to his executive team:
Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom, is taking on a new role as the assistant ranking member for theHouse Judiciary Committee. Muri, who represents the 28th Legislative District, was selected for the position by leaders for the House Republicans.
Submitted by Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office High Priority Offender Program The High Priority Offender (HPO) Program focuses resources on the small percentage of the criminals who cause a large percentage of the crimes. After a year of preparation, Prosecutor Lindquist formed the HPO Unit in 2016. We are using data, intelligence, and modern technology […]
What can members of our community do to address the growing challenge of homelessness? People of faith and goodwill are invited to attend one of two interactive learning sessions regarding homelessness in Pierce County on Jan. 19 or 24; participants will come away with a better understanding of this crisis and will be briefed on […]
Submitted by Chas. Ames …seen around town…