What the 2020 Census reveals about Pierce County

The 2020 Census was released late this decade, somewhat caused by squabbles about how it would be conducted and somewhat caused by working through the pandemic. Where the population numbers land impacts representation, number of Congressional Districts, and how the new lines are drawn to balance the population in legislative and county districts. The population…

Get Tickets for Haunted Headlights in Graham

PIERCE COUNTY PARKS — After a successful first year in 2020, the Haunted Headlights drive-through experience returns to Frontier Park for four days of family-friendly Halloween fun. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1 and must be purchased in advance online. No tickets will be sold at the event. Haunted Headlights participants will remain in their…

Free Shredding October 16

The Parkland Spanaway Rotary Club(FB/webpage) will host on site document shredding event Saturday, October 16, from 10 am – 2 pm, at Paradise Lanes and Entertainment Center (12505 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98444). The shred event is sponsored by TwinStar Credit Union so all proceeds(donations) raised go to support  local nonprofits and the causes supported…

To be a Brave or not?

By Marianne Lincoln BETHEL, SPANAWAY, WA — Due to a legislative bill passed this year in Washington State, the Bethel School District has been forced to review its mascot for Bethel High School due to its Indian connotations. Last Spring, the School Board chose members for a committee to review the mascot and come up…

Redistricting Pierce County

By Marianne Lincoln They slipped this meeting under the radar on me. I looked at the redistricting page on the link I Googled and there was no meeting dates. But, lo and behold, the scrolling pictures on the Pierce County Council page has a different redistricting link. Here is the Redistricting link for meetings. September…

“Stream,” Public Meeting Sept. 23, bus rapid transit on Pacific Avenue

Pierce Transit hosts live, virtual Bus Rapid Transit update Sept. 23 Public invited to virtual meeting covering project updates, timelines, Q&A and more  Pierce Transit is planning the first phase of Stream service, a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line along a 14.4-mile portion of Pacific Avenue/SR-7 between downtown Tacoma and Spanaway. The corridor is currently…

Firework use will be limited in unincorporated Pierce County starting in 2023

PIERCE COUNTY, WA — Starting in 2023 the discharge of fireworks in Pierce County’s unincorporated areas will be restricted to July 4 and Dec. 31 only. That’s according to new legislation passed this week by the Pierce County Council. Additionally, starting in 2023 the Pierce County Fire Marshal will have the authority, in consultation with…

Pierce County Redistricting

By Marianne Lincoln [Editor Note: Updated with new date. The County Council has delayed this one week due to lack of sufficient notice to candidates.] Ten years ago, I started my first blog called Lincoln Literature. In the blog, I followed the process of redistricting Pierce County (2011) very closely. I included quotes of the…

Aug. 30 Public Safety Meeting

PIERCE COUNTY — On Monday, August 30, 2021, 6 p.m., the Pierce County Council’s Public Safety Committee will hold its meeting in Frederickson at the new Cross Park meeting site. That is located at 4420 Military Road East. Presentations include the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management sharing about emergency management and response in Pierce…

Online open house for SR 702 roundabout east of McKenna

MCKENNA – A new single-lane roundabout will replace the existing two-way stop at the intersection of State Route 702 and Eighth Avenue South in Pierce County. Starting today, Aug. 24, community members can learn more about the intersection improvement plans during an online open house. The Washington State Department of Transportation will use public feedback…

JBLM supporting Afghans

JBLM Soldiers join Fort McCoy task force supporting Afghans JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington — The Department of Defense recently approved a request for assistance from the State Department to provide temporary housing, sustainment, and support inside the United States for Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) principal applicants, their families, and other individuals at risk, at Fort…