Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department wants you to know there is a toxic algae bloom in Lake Steilacoom. Areas of the lake with algae are unsafe for people and pets. [Read more…]
Four Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation to reauthorize, reform and re-energize the Export-Import Bank, an agency that supports hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs and levels the playing field so that American businesses are able to compete successfully in global markets. [Read more…]
This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.
Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms. [Read more…]
Representative Dick Muri and Senator Steve O’Ban will be hosting a telephone town hall at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. To participate, call 253.200.3122 to join in the conversation, or you can follow along online and entering the PIN: 381448.
From her calm and quiet demeanor to her striking red and white coat, Phoenix is a special girl indeed. Add in a little training and some good long walks, and this Pointer mix will surely impress you. [Read more…]
The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) today presented the 2015 National Advocacy Award to Rob Dunlop, President & CEO, KCTS 9, and Ed Ulman, Executive Director & General Manager, KBTC, for their exceptional efforts in furthering public television’s legislative goals and marshalling grassroots support for public broadcasting. [Read more…]
Fourteen local businesses and homeowner associations have been recognized for taking steps to reduce the amount of pollution entering Pierce County’s waterways in 2014.These businesses and associations received Pierce County’s “5-Star Excellence in Stormwater Management” award for exceeding operational and maintenance standards for their stormwater systems: [Read more…]
Surrender your heart cat lovers…Dexter is on the market. This sweet and social boy seeks your company, and has done well with the occasional pet, though he will need to be slowly introduced to other household cats and dogs. [Read more…]
Pierce County and Forterra ensured this week that one of the largest farms in Pierce County will be farmed for generations to come by removing development rights through a conservation easement. [Read more…]