PUYALLUP – Beginning Monday, May 24, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin daytime shoulder closures and overnight lane closures on northbound State Route 167 from Puyallup to Auburn. Crews are shifting travel lanes to create multiple work zones along nine miles of northbound SR 167 to build a northbound high occupancy […]
During the the week of May 9 – May 15, there were 19,619 initial regular unemployment claims (up 18.2 percent from the prior week) and 469,098 total claims for all unemployment benefit categories (up 7.6 percent from the prior week) filed by Washingtonians, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD). Initial regular claims applications are now […]
Washington’s economy added 11,200 jobs in April and the state’s preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate stayed constant at 5.5 percent from March to April, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD). Month Total Jobs (losses or gains) Unemployment rate 2019/2020 Unemployment Rate March 2020 -23,100 5.3 percent* 4.4 percent April 2020 -385,800 16.3 percent* 4.3 percent […]
On May 21, our 14-day case rate per 100,000 for April 29 – May 12 is 306.7. The 14-day case rate offers the most reliable look at COVID-19 disease burden on Pierce County. Our hospitalization rate is currently 10.1 per 100,000. Today we confirmed 263 COVID-19 cases and 1 new death, a man in his […]
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Lakewood Drive will close between Steilacoom Blvd and Flett Creek on Monday, May 24, 2021 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. as crews stripe the roadway (weather permitting). This is the finishing touch on the project – no more closures after this one.
By Bruce Dammeier, Pierce County Executive. I suspect many of you woke up last Tuesday morning and didn’t feel much different. The CDC and the Governor had announced changes in masking guidance for those who are fully vaccinated, and Pierce County was moved to Phase 3. But those of you coming into the office still […]
Upcoming Meetings: Council Meeting – June 1, 2021, at 6:30 PM. Zoom Invite: us02web.zoom.us/j/84895996320 Planning Commission – June 14, 2021 at 6:30 PM. Zoom Invite: us02web.zoom.us/j/84392261519 Civil Service Commission – May 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM. Zoom Invite: us02web.zoom.us/j/86430542756 Preservation and Review Board – May 26, 2021 at 6:30 PM. Zoom Invite: us02web.zoom.us/j/84705609211 (*) Meetings […]
Submitted by Irene Coco, LASA Case Manager. In front of LASA’s office building on Gravelly Lake Drive, now lives a Little Free Library. It was built by Boy Scout, Seth Atkins, as his Eagle Scout Project. We hope this will provide local residents with access to lots of great reading material, especially with our local […]
Read the Lakewood City Manager’s (John Caulfield) May 21 Info Bulletin to the Mayor and City Council online by clicking here.
On May 20 the governor signed legislation into law that will establish an advisory group to assist with the design, development, and implementation of a statewide database for police use of force. This database will enable use of force data to be collected and made available to the public, policymakers, researchers, and law enforcement. Senate […]
The Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting/workshop Monday, May 24, in person at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will also be broadcast on Zoom for those who cannot attend in person. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting in person must pre-register by noon on May 24 by emailing […]