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…

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…

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…

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 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…