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…

In Memoriam for the unclaimed

PIERCE COUNTY, WA — You are invited to join Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier and Medical Examiner Karen Kline-Parhamovich, M.D. for a ceremony to lay unclaimed decedents to rest.  What happens when someone dies, and no one claims their body? In Pierce County, the Medical Examiner’s office arranges the cremation of the decedents and provides…

Replacing the Milroy Bridge

Pierce County seeks public input on early environmental findings for River Crossing Bridge project Early findings from an environmental review of a proposed new bridge across the Puyallup River into Fife are available for public review and comment through Friday, Sept. 24. The bridge project – known as the River Crossing – is part of…

Aug. 21, Garfield Street Fair

PARKLAND — The Garfield Street Fair will be held on August 21, 2021, in the PLU parking lot. There will be a car show will be in the middle and the vendor spaces with be along Garfield Street and other spaces around the car show. The event will run from 10 am to 3 pm….

Back To School Fair

Annual Back To School Fair 8/21: Free School Supplies Our Savior Lutheran Church will be having its Annual Back To School Fair on Saturday, Aug 21 from 10-Noon. Students must be present to participate. Our Savior Lutheran Church is located at 4519 112th St E, Tacoma, WA 98446.

Aug 26 at Keithly Middle School

Pierce County Councilmembers Jani Hitchen and Marty Campbell will be in Parkland for a Community conversation on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at Keithley Middle School, 12324 L Street South, Tacoma. Bring your questions to the meeting where we will create space for a Parkland community conversation. In addition, we have invited several Parkland…

Health information for hot weather

Colling centers in Puyallup Colling Centers around Pierce County including Cross Park – Cooling Center From the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department When the weather heats up, know how to stay safe. When outside temperatures are very high, the danger for heat-related illness rises. Older adults, young children, and people with mental illness and chronic…

Unclaimed deceased residents, County seeking friends or family

Pierce County Medical Examiner seeks family or friends for more than 170 unclaimed decedents What happens when someone dies, and no one claims their body? In the case of Pierce County, Wash., the Medical Examiner’s office arranges the cremation of the decedents and provides a respectful ceremony at a final resting place. A public memorial…