Letter: Foster Care Placement Crisis in Pierce County

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By Erika Thompson

Pierce County has a desperate need for foster families. Each night there are children sitting in the Tacoma office waiting for placement. On Monday there were eight children, on Tuesday six children ranging from age 2-14 years still without a place to rest their head at 10 pm. [Read more…]

QuickBooks workshops this summer at Pierce County Libraries

Cover the basics of the software that allows you to organize finances, create invoices, track sales, trim expenses, view key financial reports and be ready at tax time. Class instructor Pam Giles, of Liquid Assets Accounting, has 25 years of accounting experience with small and large businesses. Registration required. Register online at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar [Read more…]

WSDOT: Weekend closure for northbound SR 167 Puyallup River Bridge

PUYALLUP – Drivers who use the northbound State Route 167 Puyallup River Bridge (Meridian) are encouraged to plan ahead for delays.

From 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25 to 5:30 a.m. Friday, June 26, drivers will encounter alternating right and left lane closures on the northbound SR 167 Puyallup River Bridge. Over the weekend, motorists can expect a full closure of the northbound bridge.

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