The Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, which brings together 280 corporate and non-profit partners, applauded the bipartisan compromise which restored funding to all parts of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP). A previous proposal eliminated funding for most conservation projects which provide critical public access for hiking, camping, hunting and fishing. The final compromise invests $55 million in the WWRP and funds all parts of the grant program. A complete list of WWRP funded projects is available HERE. [Read more…]
The Pierce County Council unanimously appointed Monica Butler as the newest member of the Pierce County Library System Board of Trustees. Butler, a Gig Harbor resident, replaces Allen P. Rose, whose term expires at the end of July. Butler’s first meeting with the board is Aug. 12. She will serve a five-year term. [Read more…]
The Lakewood City Council will meet on Monday, July 6, 2015 (7:00 P.M.) in the City of Lakewood’s Council Chambers (6000 Main Street SW). Download the meeting agenda here.
TACOMA – Drivers who use Tacoma area highways may encounter nighttime delays the week of July 6 while construction crews plan a series of overnight ramp closures as part of the I-5: M Street to Portland Avenue – HOV and I-5 – Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road – Northbound HOV projects. [Read more…]
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The Pierce County Fire Marshal and Department of Emergency Management wants to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July. The best way to safely enjoy the 4th is to watch a public fireworks display conducted by professionals. However, if you decide to purchase fireworks when they go on sale June 28, and use them if they are legal where you live, be sure to practice good firework safety. [Read more…]
The public will soon find a faster, more convenient method of meeting its permitting needs through the City of Lakewood. [Read more…]
The City of University Place City Council Regular Meeting scheduled for Monday, July 6, 2015 has been canceled.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Members of the general public are invited to attend the 2015 “Freedom Fest” at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Saturday, July 4, from noon- 10 p.m. at Cowan and Memorial Stadiums on JBLM Lewis-Main. [Read more…]
The legislature adopted a bipartisan capital-budget proposal late Tuesday evening which provides significant investments in local infrastructure and community projects. Similar to the proposal released during the 2015 regular session, the capital budget builds over 2,100 classrooms, funds 80 parks statewide, including nearly $107 million for the Senator O’Ban’s communities in the 28th District. [Read more…]