The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency reports all burn bans in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties have been lifted. The outlook for the next few days is windy and rainy, with a rise in temperature.
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…]
Due to continued stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is maintaining a Stage 2 burn ban in Pierce County.
These bans remain in effect until further notice. [Read more…]
Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage 1 burn ban for Pierce County, effective at noon on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The Stage 1 ban continues in effect in Snohomish County. The bans remain in effect until further notice. [Read more…]
TACOMA, Wash. – Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has concluded the 21-day monitoring period of a traveler who returned from an Ebola-impacted West African country late last month. The person had no fever or Ebola symptoms throughout the monitoring period. The Health Department received word from Centers for Disease Control via Washington State Department of Health Oct. 22 and followed the guidelines to assess the traveler’s risk level, which was low. [Read more…]
By Cassandra de Kanter
Tacoma, WA—Washington’s largest nonprofit spay and neuter clinic celebrates an exciting milestone this week. On Wednesday, November 12, Tacoma-based Northwest Spay & Neuter Center will perform its 60,000th surgery, celebrating with a free surgery for patient number 60,000.
Pierce County Library System will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 11, to observe Veterans Day. While the library is closed, people may continue to access free services from the online library which offers downloadable e-books, audiobooks, songs, movies and magazines and e-sources with subscription magazines such as Consumer Reports, Morningstar Investment Research Center, car repair manuals and more.
Idlewild Elementary’s Carmelina Luna was with the STAR 101.5 Elementary Teacher of the Week award on Thursday, Nov. 6. In a local contest conducted by STAR 101.5 radio, Carmelina Luna, a 1st grade teacher, was nominated by her student, Gabriel Byrne. STAR 101.5’s Corine McKenzie, from the Curt & Corine Afternoon Show, made a surprise visit to Mrs. Luna’s Idlewild Elementary classroom in Lakewood. [Read more…]
Are you looking for someone who needs a great home? Someone who needs a second chance? Someone smart and friendly? Look no further, this little guy is one cool cat! [Read more…]