Public invited to comment on transportation projects

After months of collaborating with local and regional transportation planning organizations, the Washington State Department of Transportation is ready to present its annual list of future statewide transportation-improvement projects to the public for review and comment.

Anyone is welcome to provide feedback on WSDOT’s draft of the 2015–2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) beginning Tuesday, Nov. 18, until Wednesday, Dec. 17. The 30-day comment period is the last step of a process that finishes near where it began: talking with local residents, leaders and planners in communities across the state. Any comments WSDOT receives will be sent to the appropriate local-planning organization for consideration. [Read more...]

Library’s ‘Scout’ membership campaign offers rewards, Nov. 17-Dec. 19

Earn badges and prizes just for referring friends to Scout, Pierce County Library’s interactive online library experience. Scout players who refer one and three new members earn badges. Players who refer 10 or more earn a badge and $15 Starbucks gift card while supplies last. The two players with the most new sign-ups will win a badge and a $75 Starbucks gift card. The membership campaign runs Nov. 17 to Dec. 19, 2014. Learn more at the Scout Refer a Friend page. [Read more...]

Burn ban issued for Pierce County

Watch out Lakewood, the use of fireplaces and wood stoves is prohibited until air quality improves.

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a Stage 2 burn ban for all of Pierce County, effective at noon, today, Nov. 17. The ban is in effect until further notice. These conditions are expected to persist for some time.

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Video: status of Affordable Care Act in Pierce County

Watch a presentation (link below) by the Health Department on the implementation status of the Affordable Healthcare Act in Pierce County – a topic of the Lakewood Community Collaboration Meeting, Wednesday, November 12. The Collaboration group (open to all) meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 9:30 am, at Lakewood City Hall.