2017

Months

  • October
  • November
  • December

September

  • September 14, 2017
    Better ‘access to voting’ means more options for Pierce County voters | First look at proposed 2018 County budget: millions for public safety, homeless, behavioral health | Electric Car Show quietly draws 600 curious drivers to Steilacoom | Fife’s new City Manager to focus on transportation concerns | Pierce County Library rolls out new strategic plan after massive public survey | Meet the astronaut from Puyallup speaking at Festival of Books in October | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Woof Woof Walk, Mother Daughter Dance
  • September 7, 2017
    Ceremony at JBLM marks 100th anniversary in Pierce County | Fort Lewis Army Museum reopens after major renovations to exhibit space | Attn parents: tips from a School Resource Officer on relationship building, social media | Puyallup City Council approves larger master plan for Step by Step | Numbers show County ferry riders like new schedule changes | Technology plays a big role, when you flush in Sumner and Bonney Lake | Favorite foods at the Washington State Fair + Pierce County Thursdays! | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Classic Car Show, 50+ seafood festival
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August

  • August 31, 2017
    Girls learn about legal careers and meet mentors at Color of Justice event | Water rescue team out of Pierce County is helping in Houston | Pierce County uses new High Friction Road Surface for first time | County uses top coat on 30-miles of chip sealed roads this summer | Pierce County Council is coming to a community near you | Anderson Island run to have two-boat ferry service over Labor Day | Celebrate 100 years of JBLM history, from World War II to present | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Touch A Truck and birthdays at Sprinker
  • August 17, 2017
    County Council to tackle opioid epidemic in Pierce County | Major construction underway on new bridge in Sumner | Two parks in Sumner to get big improvements, plus online survey | Back to school means fall registration for adults too at Bates Technical College | Lewis Army Museum to reopen late August after extensive remodel | Mid-Century furniture and classic toys dazzle at Fife antique market | Orienteering course at Sprinker tests your map-reading skills | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Mobile Food Fest, Youth Learn to Golf
  • August 3, 2017
    New Pierce County voting system shines in Primary Election | DuPont hosts traveling Vietnam Wall, local veterans recount stories | New trail markers improve safety on city trails in DuPont | Sky bridge falls as demo ramps up at old Puget Sound Hospital | Local police say drivers are responding to new cell phone law | See the plans for Puyallup’s new Van Lierop Park & Riverwalk extension | Meet the Farmer: Sisters go ‘farm to bar’ with fresh herbs & cocktails | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Movies in the Park, Pitch in for Parks
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July

  • July 27, 2017
    Pierce County Corrections drops hiring age to 20 | McChord welcomes first female commander of 62nd Airlift Wing | Summer commercial inspections add new revenue to tax rolls | County Council sends 3-term charter amendment to voters | Community to choose $150,000 in improvements at Dawson Playfield | Fife’s Poodle Dog Restaurant a classic eatery with new life | County employees help Family Justice Center raise $7k for Victims Fund | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Skateboard Competition, Adult Trip cheesemaking
  • July 20, 2017
    Neighbors celebrate start of hospital demolition with block party | TACID brings candidates and accommodations to disabled voters | Pierce County burn ban breakdown: fire pits to brush burning | U.S. Census Bureau hiring short-term work now in Pierce County | Fife City Hall renamed to honor first female mayor | No disco here! Puyallup’s summer Noon Tunes are for kids | Lake Spanaway Golf Course celebrates 50 years of history | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Survival and Sampler Camps
  • July 13, 2017
    University Place Police arrests 12 drivers in Target Zero DUI Patrol | Lots of candidates means real choices on Primary ballot in Pierce County | Disability Vote Week reminds voters about ways to vote independently | What’s a side sewer, and how a new loan program can help with repairs | A look at where Pierce County spends homeless program dollars | Tacoma Art Museum breaks ground on new addition | Home Run Derby brings out the fans in this fun lead-off event | Community comes out for Triple A All-Star Game at Cheney Stadium | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Kite Festival, Pierce County Fair
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June

  • June 29, 2017
    Patrol the waters of Lake Tapps with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Marine Services Unit | Home value notices show average property up 12% in Pierce County | Major lane changes coming to both directions I-5 through Tacoma | Next decade at Chambers Bay shows bright future ahead | Master Plan for Chambers Creek Properties headed to Pierce County Council | Puyallup celebrates new playground in downtown Veterans Park | Sprinker’s Zamboni driver to retire after four decades on the ice | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Chambers Bay Challenge, Bat League Heroes & Villains Camp
  • June 22, 2017
    County Council approves $2.3 million for behavioral health in supplemental budget | Chambers Bay and Regional Park celebrate 10th anniversary | Improvements coming to Port of Tacoma to handle bigger ships | Deadline approaching to register to vote in August 1 Primary Election | Wings & Wheels returns to County’s Tacoma Narrows Airport | Pierce County Ferry begins two-boat summer service, special runs for July 4 | If you missed Festival of Sail, climb aboard and see the Parade of Sail | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Parkland Prairie & Companionship Trail Exploration
  • June 15, 2017
    Tour the new expansion of the Pierce County sewer plant | Pierce County Jail looking to fill 18 corrections deputy jobs | University Place holds Target Zero emphasis patrol in June | Long-term benefits are lost when men fail to register for Selective Service | Puyallup adds pollinator plants, earns Bee City designation | Meet the Farmer: Franklin-Pierce farm also a hands-on classroom | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Eco Explorers Camp/Summer tennis camps
  • June 8, 2017
    Rural zoning in central Pierce County to be big topic in community plan updates | Demolition of old Puget Sound Hospital to begin in late June | County Council could put money toward existing mobile crisis teams | Lots of online feedback gives clear vision for south area of Chambers Creek Park | Festival of Sail brings tall ships to Thea Foss Waterway June 15-18 | Rainiers fans cheer on King Felix during rehab at Cheney Stadium | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: summer camps & movies in the park
  • June 1, 2017
    Pierce County doubles capacity at Chambers Creek Wastewater Plant | Volunteers needed to help foster kids at sanctuary home in Tacoma | It’s a ticket, not jail time, after County Council reduces fireworks penalty | Tree rot to blame for tree removal in some County parks | 10 farmers markets will be open by June in Pierce County | DuPont pays tribute to hometown Medal of Honor recipient | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Junk in Your Trunk, Tacoma Highland Games
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May

  • May 25, 2017
    Tacoma & Pierce County set tourism records in 2016 | Medicaid delivery changes coming to Pierce County by 2020 | Major paving project to impact Spanaway Loop Rd in June | Pierce County Ferry adds 2-boat service for busy Memorial weekend | Warm weather opens spray park early in Puyallup’s Pioneer Park | Pierce County Bike Map shows off huge trail network | Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fort Lewis in 2017 | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Track Meet, disc golf tournament
  • May 18, 2017
    Community plan updates begin for central Pierce County | County Council beefs up enforcement of nuisance properties | The Place for Jobs campaign kicks off in Pierce County | Adding electric car charging stations could be on horizon | Rocky Shores renovation gets ‘seal’ of approval at Zoo | University Place celebrates birthday of 107-year-old | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Companionship baseball, Kids golf clinic
  • May 11, 2017
    Orting students practice the most important walk of their lives | County’s behavioral health services to get fewer funds in supplemental budget | Pierce County Sheriff seeing more drugged driving incidents | Honoring fallen officers during National Police Week | Prosecutor visits Eatonville with crime-fighting initiatives | Health Department opens satellite office on Key Peninsula | Companionship program offers sports, events to kids of all abilities | Hunger Month brings Mail Carrier’s Food Drive and Hunger Walk in May | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Game bag rentals, Adult Trip to Snoqualmie Railroad
  • May 4, 2017
    Pierce County Ferry adds trial 7:40 PM run to Anderson Island | Candidate Filing Week is your chance to change the world…or maybe your community | County Elections gets national recognition for biometric clock | Help plan design for new Chambers Creek Trail at open house | Hey birders! Special birdhouse to attract Purple Martin’s now up in Fife park | Fife offers indoor paddle board yoga for an adventurous workout | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Tball registration, Pitch In For Parks
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April

  • April 20, 2017
    County Council adopts comp plan updates, little change to farmland | More volunteer CASAs is focus of Pinwheels for Prevention campaign | Family Justice Center to help domestic violence victims’ pets to safety too | Behavioral health projects a big part of supplemental budget at County Council | See which bills affect Pierce County at the end of legislative session | WSDOT reminds drivers about long-term Exit 133 closure on I-5 | Sumner OK’s construction of new Bridge Street Bridge near Cannery | Zoo welcomes male tiger in hopes of growing Sumatran Tiger population| Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Adult hockey classes, gymnastics
  • April 13, 2017
    New ballot style, new election system coming to Pierce County | Homeless data breakdown: survey shows more people are sleeping outside | South Sound 911 moves Tacoma Fire to new communication system | Two County parks need volunteers for Parks Appreciation Day | Daffodil Festival princesses visit Pierce County Council | Sumner’s daffodil float finds paradise with Daffodilian award | Tacoma Rainiers swing for the fences at home opener | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Spring Fever ISI skating competition, Kidz soccer classes
  • April 6, 2017
    Museum Special -Italian glass master Lino Tagliapietra visits the Museum of Glass | Tacoma Art Museum new hub for Western American Art | LeMay Museum honors BMW with old & new showstoppers | Foss Waterway Seaport museum explores Tacoma’s maritime history | Karpeles Manuscript Museum is place to find rare historic treasurers | Take ‘car trip of catastrophes’ with Washington State History Museum | Experience the fur brigade of 1855 at Ft. Nisqually | Local museums tell the history of Chambers Creek and Chambers Bay
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March

  • March 30, 2017
    Pierce County Council examines supplemental 2017 budget proposals | Performance audit on County Jail reveals many causes of overtime | Fife City Council appoints new councilmember Lisa McClellan | Puyallup asks citizens for designs ideas for VanLierop park property | Register in April for Pierce County Parks & Rec summer camps | U.P. Curran Orchard to have pruning parties, learn to cut back your trees | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Tennis lessons, Frontier Park Yard Sale
  • March 23, 2017
    County Council takes more time with farmland amendments to resolve mapping error | What’s an Ad Hoc Committee and what does it do? | Sewer permitting moves to Pierce County Annex, impacts University Place and Lakewood | From IRS scams to exploiting power of attorney, tips to protect seniors | Sneak peek! See the new County website before it launches March 31st | Remembering Tacoma’s famous hometown golfer Ken Still | Puyallup seniors show how woodcarving keeps them sharp | Pierce County honors 18 groups, 60 people for volunteering this year | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Backpacking class, Family Bingo Night
  • March 16, 2017
    Executive Dammeier proposes funds for deputies, homeless in State of the County | Ransacked mental hospital a shell of what it used to be | Pierce Transit promotes service changes with free rides through March 18 | Deadline nears to submit comments on Chambers Creek plan | Puyallup’s free art walk has a surprise around every corner | Volunteers of the Year build playground, coach sports and represent kids in court | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Robotics & engineering classes for kids
  • March 9, 2017
    Valley farmland, Bonney Lake, Sumner could see changes in comp plan update | 2017 trends for building permits & housing construction in Pierce County | Fife police support city’s OK for marijuana production & processing | Fingerprinting, pistol licenses: South Sound 911 opens public counter on Saturdays | Pierce County Elections to use socioeconomics to pick new ballot box locations | Parkland to be home to new Pierce Center for Arts & Technology | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Finding Dory movie night, 50+ trip to Oregon
  • March 2, 2017
    Security measures increase at County’s vacant Puget Sound Hospital | Halfway through session, which bills could impact County the most | New judge serving Lakewood, U.P. a familiar face in Tacoma | Fife city council appoints first female mayor to fill Marsh resignation | JobFest to connect teens and young adults with employment in April | County road to Crystal Mountain nearly finished, improves safety | Snowfall and gondola draw crowds to Crystal Mountain | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Camp Showtime, Learn to Skate
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February

  • February 23, 2017
    Pierce County licensing office fields questions about car tab fee increase | Puyallup asks you & your pet to become crime-fighting duo in Paws on Patrol | South Hill Neighborhood Plan gives green light for more development | DuPont finds solution for buckled sidewalks from citizen | Hockey for kids and adults sees spike at Sprinker Rec Center | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Foothills Dash, Bridal Expo
  • February 16, 2017
    New FEMA flood maps to impact hundreds in Pierce Co. beginning March 7 | Sumner uses HESCO sandbags, keeps close eye on White River | 100-year old Tacoma Trestle replacement to impact Sounder riders | Civility Forum brings community together to talk tolerance and understanding | Fife History Museum reopens with stories of local war heroes | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Colleen Hacker Success Soccer Camp, Bricks for Kids Lego class
  • February 9, 2017
    Meet the team who manages Pierce County’s snow response | Valentine's for adults: property tax appraisals are headed your way | University Place gathers information on marijuana uses and zoning | Fife temporarily moves Council Chambers to school district board room | Social Security workshops look at ways to bridge the gap in 2035 | Online resources for Social Security, plus what’s new in 2017 | Meet the Farmer: Richter's hot house rhubarb | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Registration for youth basketball and adult slowpitch
  • February 2, 2017
    Homeless Count in Pierce County includes focus on teens, young adults | Sheriff asks citizens for feedback in countywide survey | Send-A-Vet helps wounded combat vets with psychological healing | Don’t clog your pipes with grease, sewer issues rise around Big Game | Avoid herbicide spraying by maintaining your own roadside | South Sound Together will have you saying "I love it here" | A historic look back at Pierce County Superior Court : Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Pitch In For Parks, Superhero Party
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January


  • January 26, 2017
    Anderson Island will see more island and ferry improvements in 2017 | Grants bring LED runway lights to Thun Field | What snow & ice conditions are expected for the rest of winter | Don’t Drip & Drive offers incentives to get your car checked | Parks program for young adults with disabilities opens in South Hill | Steins, Vines & Grinds will quench your thirst for historic beverages | History behind living on Day Island in University Place | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Mexican cooking classes, daddy daughter dance
  • January 19, 2017
    Community honors Dr. King at MLK celebration in Tacoma | Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber says County’s ’17 outlook is strong | Puyallup/Sumner Chamber discuss local economic forecast | WorkSource Job Center opens new location, 8,700 jobs available now | Winter clothing donations needed for Jan. 27th Homeless Count | Fantasy Lights sets new attendance record, up 12% over last year | Tacoma Rainiers Triple A All-Star Game tickets go on sale | Fife’s Art ‘N’ Stitches embroiders high school memories | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Princess Party, free family movie nights
  • January 12, 2017
    New elected officials take oath of office in Pierce County | Timeline announced for old hospital demo and South Sound 911 construction | Law makers kick off 2017 long session with focus on education | Flu shot still best medicine for deadly start to Pierce County flu season | 10 car licensing locations in Pierce County offer convenient service | Lahar warning system on Mt. Rainier gets technology upgrade | Eggs are a family affair at Wilcox Farms in Roy | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: No Sun Fun Run, Pierce County Race Series
  • January 5, 2017
    PCN Special: Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Pierce County News with the PCTV staff, as they remember their favorite stories of the last 10 years.
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