Have you seen a Badger?

Reposted from Facebook post of Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife We want to know if you see a badger, whether dead or alive. WDFW is building its knowledge of badger locations and population stability in the state. To do so, …we are seeking help from the public. If you see a live badger or…

Stay safe and legal this 4th of July

The Pierce County Fire Marshal and Department of Emergency Management wants to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July. The best way to safely enjoy the 4th is to watch a public fireworks display conducted by professionals. However, if you decide to purchase fireworks when they go on sale June 28, and use…

Relieve congestion on Interstate 5 between Lakewood and DuPont?

The public is invited to attend an open house to learn more about ideas to help relieve congestion on Interstate 5 between Lakewood and DuPont. Washington State Department of Transportation staff will host the open house where commuters and residents are encouraged to participate and comment. Proposed corridor improvements WSDOT officials will be on hand…

Flag lowering, April 15 – 150 years, remembrance of Abe Lincoln

Governor Inslee directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff Wednesday, April 15, in honor of a Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865, and died on April 15, 150 years ago. Flags should remain at half-staff until…

INVASIVE PLANTS TRAINING SCHEDULE

2015 EARLY DETECTION, REPORTING AND IDENTIFICATION OF INVASIVE PLANTS TRAINING SCHEDULE in WA/OR (March-June)                                                                      About the Program The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council (PNW-IPC) is a non-profit conservation organization (http://www.pnw-ipc.org/) working in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, Washington Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA), Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other state and local groups on a…

Leave your old flame behind – Upgrade to cleaner heat

Air quality in much of Pierce County does not meet federal standards for healthy air during colder fall and winter months, when many households rely on wood-burning devices for heating. In addition to enhanced enforcement of burn bans in the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone, a new regulation requires old wood stoves that are not…

Flag lowering via PIERCE COUNTY

Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, Dec. 7, for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was created by Congress in 1994 in honor of those Americans killed or injured as a result of the attack…

Survey on Washington Transportation

Just a quick reminder that the Washington State Transportation Commission would like to get your input on the future funding of our roads, bridges and ferries. Please take this 12 minute survey by clicking on the link below. Start Survey Thank you for taking time to share your views and helping to shape state decision…

Free workshop helps jobseekers land government jobs

OLYMPIA – Nearly 35,000 government jobs are concentrated in the greater-Olympia area, but successfully landing one of those positions can be difficult for many jobseekers. “About half of all applications get screened out, often because applicants don’t adequately describe how their skills and abilities match an advertised position,” said Don Chavez, a human resources consultant…

Washington Service Corps needs people now

OLYMPIA – The Washington Reading Corps needs people 17 years or older who are interested in education and want to make a difference by helping elementary school children learn to read. The Reading Corps, part of the Washington Service Corps under the federal AmeriCorps umbrella, has positions open at schools in Bellingham, Ferndale, Anacortes, Port…

Flag lowering, Sept. 11

Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, Sept. 11, for national Patriot Day, the annual memorial to the victims of the 2001 tragedy. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business Thursday, or first thing Friday morning, Sept. 12….