Where is the traffic?

By Marianne Lincoln I looked at the traffic count report for Pierce County today and decided to compile a list. As you look, please note in your mind, at these levels of traffic, which type of road surface does it have. Also ask yourself, how many lanes are taking this number of cars. Pacific Avenue…

Pierce County fails at ecology according to community members

By Marianne LincolnI f you have lived in the suburbs of Pierce County more than 30 years, you have seen a great deal of change. What were once gravel roads with large ditches, became oil and gravel composites. Those composites are now arterials carrying significant traffic numbers within the urban growth boundaries. Waterways that used…

Local COVID19 Vaccine sites

Registration is open for these events. DRIVE-THRUApril 14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.Pierce County Emergency Management eventFranklin Pierce High School11002 18th Ave E, Tacoma, WA 984451,540 doses of Pfizer vaccine (first of two doses).Begin registration here: https://www.solvhealth.com/book-online/gJXLrA DRIVE-THRU April 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Clover Park Technical College4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA 984991,500 doses of Moderna vaccine (first of two…

Pierce County Council response to Phase 2 rollback announcement

Responding to the news Monday that Pierce County will move back to Phase 2 of the state’s Roadmap to Recovery plan, Pierce County Council Chair Derek Young issued the following statement: “The news that our county will return to Phase 2 effective April 16 is discouraging. This setback is a gut-punch to all of us,…

Pierce County is rolled back to phase 2

Inslee announces three counties to rollback to Phase 2 Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the rollback of three counties not meeting the Phase 3 Healthy Washington metrics for reopening activities. The three counties returning to Phase 2 are: Cowlitz County Pierce County Whitman County “These metric trends are driven by the virus and we must continue…

5 Ways Recent Immigrants Can Embrace Their New Community

[Guest Post] By Meredith Jones 5 Ways Recent Immigrants Can Embrace Their New Community If you’re a recent immigrant to the United States, you may feel overwhelmed as you try to adjust to your new lifestyle. Even though you likely miss your family and your hometown, you’re probably excited about experiencing everything the US has…

Pierce County Virtual Caregiver Conference

PIERCE COUNTY — Thousands of Pierce County residents take care of a friend or family member with a serious health condition. While being a caregiver can be a labor of love, it can also be very stressful. On top of normal stress, the isolation created by COVID-19 has resulted in incredible challenges for care takers…

Pierce County Planning Commission, is it rigged?

By Marianne Lincoln On Tuesday, April 6, the Republican Councilmembers on the County Council, joined by Councilman Campbell, voted to place a leader of the Master Builders on the Pierce County Planning Commission. I requested information from the County Executive’s office regarding other people who had applied for the position. No information was provided, in…

Bethel Board Position 4 open

Cindy Henry-Young, Director from District 4, the Bethel School Board has resigned. The Board will be appointing a new Board member to fill the vacancy. District 4 covers the following schools: Frederickson Elementary Frontier Middle School Graham Elementary Graham-Kapowsin High School Kapowsin Elementary Liberty Middle School Nelson Elementary North Star Elementary Pioneer Valley Elementary Anyone…

2022 Tourism grants

Pierce County tourism grant applications now being accepted for 2022 funding cycle The Pierce County Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the 2022 tourism grant funding cycle. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on April 16, 2021. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.piercecountywa.gov/tourismgrants or call 253-798-6150. Pierce County Lodging Tax (LTAC)…

County Council reviewing incident with Sheriff Troyer

PIERE COUNTY — At its Monday Study Session, the Pierce County Council met with legal representation from the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to learn what options are available to the Council as it relates to the Jan. 27 incident involving Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer. Members asked preliminary questions to learn what options are…