Federal cuts threaten program closures, staff reductions at health department

By Edie Jeffers

TACOMA – Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is facing a budget cut of more than $1.6 million because of Title XIX Medicaid Administrative Match federal funding formula changes. The federal funding reimburses the Department for services it provides to low-income people who receive Medicaid.

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Free special needs transportation expands in rural Pierce County

Pierce County News Release

Community Connections is expanding special needs transportation in rural Pierce County. The “Beyond the Borders Connector,” a four-month pilot project, provides eligible riders with a link to services in rural communities. The transportation program is administered by Pierce County and serves seniors, individuals with disabilities, and people with low incomes. The new routes are available in Sumner/ Bonney Lake/Prairie Ridge, as well as, Spanaway/Roy/Yelm, and connect with Pierce and Sound Transit stops.

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Lakewood Hosts Free Workshop on Cyber Crime & Identity Theft

LAKEWOOD, WA – The City of Lakewood’s economic development team has collaborated with their counterparts in Pierce County government to conduct a free forum for businesses of all sizes on preventing online crime and business identity theft. Businesses will learn about and what they can do to prevent or mitigate potential threats. Interested participants must register to attend at the link below. The City and County will host the workshop (March 20 – 8:30 am-12 pm) in Lakewood City Hall’s Council Chambers at 6000 Main Street SW.

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