Hey Lakewood residents! Have you been so busy crafting your ugly, er, holiday sweater that you’ve forgotten to register for the City of Lakewood’s 3rd Annual Jingle Bell Rock Your Ugly Sweater 5K on Dec. 6?
Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, November 22, 2014, in memory of Washington State Representative Roger Freeman who passed away on October 29, 2014. [Read more…]
After gathering public input over the past few months, the Washington State Transportation Commission has selected Chimacum as the name for the next 144-car ferry.
The commission had considered four proposed names that were determined to meet eligibility requirements: Cowlitz, Sammamish, Suquamish and Chimacum. [Read more…]
After months of negotiation and discussion, members of the Pierce County Council voted unanimously Monday, Nov. 17 to adopt the county’s 2015 budget. The new budget takes effect Jan. 1 and, among other things, will devote more resources to public safety and corrections. [Read more…]
Tacoma – Hilltop resident and community advocate Justin Leighton has announced his bid for Tacoma City Council, District 3. The Council seat, currently held by Lauren Walker, will be vacated after Walker finishes the last of her two terms serving Tacoma. [Read more…]
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…]
The development team working on Pierce County’s proposed new general services building will begin removing and testing bricks from the vacant building on the site to determine how they can be used as part of the project. [Read more…]
On Monday, Nov. 17, the Lakewood City Council unanimously adopted its 2015-2016 Biennial Budget.
- WHAT: Lakewood Police Department 5th Annual Fallen Officer Food Drive.
- WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 26.
- WHERE: Lakewood Police Department, 9401 Lakewood Dr. SW.
- WHO: The Emergency Food Network, as in Police has partnered with the organization that provides food to some 60 food banks
The Lakewood Senior Activity Center, located at 9112 Lakewood Drive SW, keeps a busy schedule. After all, the SAC exists to promote healthy minds and bodies by providing recreation and social opportunities for older adults. Courses for fitness, art, writing and even computer literacy run for weeks. Day to day, there are plenty of other events freely open to the public, or with only a couple days’ advance.