Health Department to test plans for dispensing mass medication

TACOMA, Wash. – A rapid response to dangerous diseases—natural epidemics or an outbreak following a terrorist release of anthrax or other biological agents—can make the difference between life and death.

In the event of such an emergency, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has a plan to dispense to all Pierce County residents within 48 hours medications that would help prevent disease from a biological agent exposure. [Read more...]

Pierce County Library changes digital media offerings

Pierce County Library is discontinuing two digital media services this month and expanding a third:

  • Axis 360, an e-book service, was discontinued on Sept. 26, 2014.
  • OneClickDigital, an e-book and audiobook service, will be discontinued on Sept. 30, 2014.
  • Hoopla, a multi-faceted digital media service, will expand to include audiobooks on Oct. 1, 2014.

Customers can immediately search for e-books and audiobooks in the library’s OverDrive catalog.

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Volunteers needed for bike, pedestrian count

Fall is here, and it’s time once again for the Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.

From Tuesday, Sept. 30 to Thursday, Oct. 2, volunteers will stand at key intersections in cities around the state – including Lakewood – to count bicyclists and pedestrians as they ride and walk by. Last year, the state counted more than 66,000 bikes and pedestrians.
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County conducts soil testing at former hospital site

An engineering firm will drill for soil samples the week of Sept. 29 around the site of Pierce County’s proposed new building for general government services in Tacoma. The county is considering a proposal to consolidate 15 or so departments – mostly in leased spaces – into a new general-purpose administration building on the site of the county’s former human services campus. The 9-acre site is located at 3580 Pacific Ave.

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City Manager’s Weekly Info Bulletin 9/26/2014

Community Vision Plan Workshop

The City of Lakewood has posted a video from its Community Visioning Workshop on its YouTube page:

The event took place Sept. 23, 2014 at the Sharon McGavick Student Center at Clover Park Technical College. The City is undergoing its Community Vision Plan process, which will help shape what the community looks like in the future. As part of the process, the City held the workshop to hear directly from residents. At the workshop, almost 100 attendees gathered in groups and, using pieces on a map, pieced together how Lakewood should grow and develop.

The Lakewood City Council is scheduled to get an update on the Community Vision Plan in October.
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