2013

Months

December


  • December 26, 2013
    Best of 2013 - Healing Bridge brings whimsy to sick kids | The cuddliest little additions at Pt. Defiance Zoo | South Prairie Creek celebrates big salmon return | Sumner history captured in new pictorial book | New memorial at JBLM honors military police | Fun Run mother-daughter reunion goes viral | Meet Orting’s new farmer on the block | Take to the skies with the Fosdick Flyers
  • December 19, 2013
    Economic Special - Aerospace Summit focuses on workforce training | Bates Machinist training sees high rate of job placement | Chambers Bay shows off hole changes | Seattle tunnel brings jobs, cement work to Pierce County | Port container business up 35% | FabLab gives local inventors place to turn ideas into profits | Hub at Gig Harbor restaurant opens | Pierce Transit starts summer trolley service in Gig Harbor | Fife pool hires Olympic gold medalist
  • December 12, 2013
    County Council overrides veto, bans marijuana businesses | New land purchase extends Foothills Trail | Pierce Transit offers custom bus to and from Olympia | Puyallup warns mall shoppers about holiday crime | Holiday crime trends in Pierce County | Treecycling makes it easy to recycle fresh trees | Chambers Bay posts strong revenue growth | Parks: JingleBell Jam, Snowman Building Contest
  • December 5, 2013
    Tacoma company uses technology to burn wood cleanly | Puget Sound Clean Air uses fines, incentives with wood stove users | Fife to raise stormwater rates in 2014 | Mixed use development opens in University Place | Fantasy Lights adds displays, LED lights | Meet the Farmer: Cox Christmas Trees | Parks: Sprinker Bazaar, South Hill tree lighting
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November


  • November 21, 2013
    Disabled woman reaches out for County services, keeps her home | Holidays increase demand for human services | Pierce County Council adopts 2014 budget | Bates Machinist training sees high rate of job placement | Pierce County focuses on aerospace job training | Puyallup reminds citizens about catch basin cleaning | Fife’s new K-9 already showing success | Sprinker hosts welcome home for 555 Engineer Brigade | Parks: Black Friday ice skate
  • November 14, 2013
    Citizens given more time to review County budget | Homeless task force sets guidelines | Freezing Nights opens doors for homeless | Fife considers stormwater fee increase | Thanksgiving Basket Brigade needs volunteers | Behind the scenes of Fantasy Lights | Parks: Fantasy Lights Walk
  • November 7, 2013
    Health coverage sign-ups made easier with mobile van | State Health Exchange works around federal website | Marijuana ordinance bans businesses for now | Pierce County Council budget hearings update | Winter storm prep tips | University Place gets Whole Foods | Parks: Veterans Day Skate/Stroller Strides
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October


  • October 31, 2013
    Election week: how to track your ballot | Citizens can watch budget hearings live | How to talk with someone experiencing domestic violence | Colorful mural comes to Fife | Sumner's history book comes alive | Parks: Wii birthday, Thanksgiving cooking class
  • October 24, 2013
    Open enrollment time for Affordable Health Care Plans | What you need to know about flu shots | How emergency crews are preparing for flood season | What’s being done in Puyallup to protect Salmon | New Memorial at JBLM | Parks: Free Hockey event and Monster Skate
  • October 17, 2013
    Orting levee gets millions from Flood Control District | County Council wrestles with marijuana rules | Drone surveillance ordinance passes County Council | What to know before you vote | Tips for your next food bank donation | Sewer work in U.P. impacts Grandview drivers | DuPont opens first grocery store | Parks: Monster Mash Dash/Superhero Party
  • October 10, 2013
    Meet veteran pumpkin farmer Allen Scholz | New website aimed to help farmers | 2nd half property tax deadline nears | University Place voter guide | Study confirms aerospace pumps billions into economy | Gig Harbor Distillery | Parks: Click it, Don’t kick it
  • October 3, 2013
    Tornado narrowly misses County facility | How to prepare for severe stormsn | Pierce County Ferry saves on fuel costs | Mediation a cheaper option to resolve court issues | Sprinker to host regional ice skating championships | Puyallup Library welcomes author Susan Cooper |Medical Examiner brings clarity to autopsy photography | Parks: Tae Kwon Do classes
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September


  • September 26, 2013
    South Prairie Creek celebrates big salmon return | Water quality projects at Spanaway Lake | Executive’s 2014 budget proposal, Council approves jail cuts | Immigrants become U.S. Citizens at ceremony | Columbian volcano expert has advice for Puyallup | Sumner sells golf course | Fife Museum opens WWII exhibit | Parks: Sprinker car show
  • September 19, 2013
    Hub at Gig Harbor restaurant opens | Tacoma Narrows Airport gets Hub, new runway | County office becomes more citizen-friendly | Fife pool hires Olympic gold medalist | Chihuly inspires Hilltop Artists at Museum of Glass | Parks: Facility rentals
  • September 12, 2013
    Groundbreaking kicks off Western Art at Tacoma Art Museum | Pierce County Jail loses bookings, faces layoffs | PCTV moves facilities, partners with Bates | Family activities at Washington State Fair| Healing Bridge brings whimsy to sick kids | Parks: Sprinker tennis program
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August


  • August 29, 2013
    Special PCN - on location at NW Trek
    It's a special show from Northwest Trek! Zip through the tree tops and experience a bison traffic jam. Prepare yourself for cute baby animals, behind the scenes access, and what to know before you go.
  • August 22, 2013
    Tacoma Link Light Rail celebrates 10 years | New Sheriff patrol boat named for fallen deputy Kent Mundell | Floodplain in Orting protects homes east of the Puyallup River | HOA workshops help prevent neighborhood flooding| Summer road work in Pierce County winds down| University Place celebrates Beckonridge improvements | Meet the Farmer: Jeremy Sanford ‘new kid on the block' | Parks: Touch A Truck, free kids event
  • August 15, 2013
    Access to Recovery opens doors for addicts | Pierce County Council protects gun ranges | Puyallup puts moratorium on marijuana business | Tacoma Link celebrates 10 years | Pierce Transit switches to renewable natural gas | Flooding prevention in Orting near Orville Rd | Homeowners call in volunteers to pick fruit for food banks | Parks: Cinema on the Sound
  • August 8, 2013
    Power outage planned for Steilacoom| Historic preservation grants help preserve local history | Puyallup celebrates National Night Out | Carwash kits help protect Puget Sound | University Place festival marks 18 years | FabLab gives local inventors place to turn ideas into profits | Parks: Kids’ Golf
  • August 1, 2013
    Sales tax revenue holds off Pierce Transit cuts| BBQ raises money for domestic violence victims | Cheney Stadium to hold military career fair | Tacoma-Pierce County gets new brand | Team effort brings company to Puyallup | Parks: Pierce County Fair
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July
  • July 25, 2013
    Fife celebrates widening of 70th Avenue| World War II exhibit opens at Fife Museum | Council delays vote on moving County elections | Where will you be for National Night Out? | Facelifts for 8 public boat launches | Program serves free summer meals for kids | Parks: Spanaway Lake boat rentals | YouTube
  • July 18, 2013
    Aerospace Summit focuses on workforce training | IT applications save taxpayer money | Creosote pilings removed off Chambers Bay | DuPont stabilizes firefighter staffing | Sumner approves transportation plan | U.S. Open hospitality sales begin at Chambers Bay | Parks: Chambers Challenge
  • July 11, 2013
    Pierce County considers land use rules for marijuana industry | County elections could move to odd-years | New mobile app for voters | Muri appointed to 28th District | Energy challenge saves taxpayers money | Pierce Transit starts summer trolley service in Gig Harbor | Fly the skies with the Fosdick Flyers | Parks: kids pirate party
  • July 4, 2013
    Public meeting answers U.S. Open questions | County Council appoints District Court Judge | Valuations show property value increase | Cities to get 10 percent from flood control tax | Fife opens first farmers market | Baby animals abound at Pt. Defiance | Parks: Gross Out Olympics

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June


  • June 20, 2013
    (Aviation Special) Skills Center trains teens in carbon fiber | Aerospace industry impacts Pierce County | Thun Field Airport - historical spot for the community | Tacoma Narrows Airport runway work complete
  • June 13, 2013
    Port container business up 35 percent | Health dept. to assist Affordable Care Act enrollment | Building codes changes take effect July 1 | Progress on Foothills Trail missing link | Ferry schedule will affect July 4th riders | Public meeting to answer U.S. Open questions | Parks: Junk in Your Trunk
  • June 6, 2013
    Pierce County Jail to close pods, cut positions | Parkland to get new Sheriff’s Precinct | Steve O’Ban appointed to State Senate | Sumner to replace two bridges | UP opens history museum | Building permits in new construction double | Tehaleh development busiest for construction | Parks: Movies in the Park

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May


  • May 30, 2013
    Mental health legislation to help Pierce County Jail | 20 years of construction wraps on 112th Street East | Changes to Puyallup’s water utility bill | Meet Pierce County Emergency Management’s new director | Tacoma restaurant expands to Tacoma Narrows Airport | Parks: outdoor volleyball league
  • May 23, 2013
    Drownings trigger community action on Lake Tapps | Water safety for summer fun | Water rescue training for police and fire | New police boat tests the water in ferry drill | Officers ride for fallen in Police Unity Tour | UP to get Applebee’s restaurant | DuPont to hold kids safety fair | Parks: Coed Frisbee League
  • May 16, 2013
    National events reflected in active shooter drill | Remembering fallen law enforcement officers | Changes to the dangerous animal ordinance | Pierce Transit to cut 84 staff | Seattle tunnel brings jobs, cement work to Pierce County | Surprise baby tiger at Pt. Defiance | Parks: Stroller Strides
  • May 9, 2013
    White House honors PC Library | Juror Appreciation Week | Valley cities hold Volcano Awareness Month events | Taxes hit you hard? Consider these exemptions & deferrals | Beckonridge roadwork in UP to help schools | State Men's Amateur coming to Chambers Bay | DuPont's Dynamite Train | Parks: Rainier to Ruston
  • May 2, 2013
    Sound Transit Link headed further south | McCarthy president of Puget Sound Regional Council | Runway construction starts at Tacoma Narrows | Pierce County addresses food waste | Community Gardens Summit this week | Sumner to get YMCA | Zoo opens new Stingray Cove | Parks: T-ball/coach pitch

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April


  • April 25, 2013
    Special exhibit honors crime victims | How DV services have changed since the Brame shooting | Save the date: Drug Take Back Day | Community Cafes reach out to seniors | Data shows Tacoma air pollution is getting better | Parks Appreciation Day | The personal art of children’s illustrator Eric Carle | Parks: Disc golf
  • April 18, 2013
    Beyond the Borders brings transit to rural Pierce County | How property owners can avoid herbicide spraying | WSDOT to close 38th southbound mall exit | Don't Drip and Drive free car inspections | PCTV Emmy nominations | Sumner Council honors marching band | Inclusive Play at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma | Parks: Learn to play hockey
  • April 4, 2013
    District Court offers online scheduling | Shoreline rules could affect waterfront property | County Council addresses foreclosed homes | Pierce County saves $1 million in energy costs | Puyallup Farmer’s Market adds Wednesdays | Parks: Parks Appreciation Day

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March


  • March 28, 2013
    Port of Tacoma hosts multi-agency bomb drill | County airport to lose FAA tower during runway project | Family Support Centers face cuts | Tips for combating allergy season | Growing tourism in Pierce County | Timeline for U.S. Open volunteers and tickets | Parks: Magnificent Mutt Show
  • March 21, 2013
    Grant program gives the gift of heat | Pierce County thanks 500 volunteers | Health officials concerned about youth survey results | Chambers Bay shows off hole changes | Parks: Dogs in parks
  • March 14, 2013
    Tacoma Narrows could lose control tower | EDB says business climate seeing up tick | Fife's 70th Avenue gets infrastructure award | Job fair to help 60% unemployed young adults | Tiger cubs reunite after illness | Parks: Barn Yard Sale
  • March 7, 2013
    EDB says major companies moving to Pierce County | Bills in Olympia could help Pierce County | Council shows support for 167 funding | Key Center gets crosswalk | Milgard Center to get 3D mammograms | UP opens Harbor Greens grocer | Publishers respond to E-books campaign | Puget Sound Amateur ready for players | Parks: Family Bingo Night

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February


  • February 28, 2013
    JBLM first to get new Apache | Council passes flood plan | County leaders tour facilities | Property taxes Q & A | The secret's out, flying is affordable | Enviro news: solar compactor trash can | Daffodil Court visits Council | Parks: Adult trips
  • February 21, 2013
    Cyber crime targets small businesses | See the County's newest K-9 cop | Understanding your property taxes | Mild winter saves snow-fighting money | Deputies to ride in Police Unity Tour | Fife talks transportation | Fife councilmember dies | Murray Morgan Bridge reopens| Parks: golfing
  • February 14, 2013
    Pierce Transit OKs some weekend service | McCarthy lays out 2nd term goals | The cost of future transportation | Long lines for concealed pistol licenses | Changes in Social Security | SWAT team trains at flooded house | Parks: Foothills Dash
  • February 7, 2013
    Deputies encounter more mental illness in field | Sewer plant expansion about to start | Seen land clearing on 94th in Puyallup? Here's what's coming | What makes Pierce County boater-friendly | $1.2 million for wood stove program | DuPont opens third hotel | Landlords going to smoke-free housing | Parks: Youth basketball

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January


  • January 31, 2013
    Tacoma keeps SR-520 afloat | Senate majority changes in Legislature | Pierce County's top cop swears-in | Take off in the new Sheriff's plane | February ballot requires supermajority | Homeless numbers drop in Pierce County | There's a new Assessor-Treasurer in town | Parks: Breakfast with Blade
  • January 24, 2013
    Pierce Transit Service Cuts Coming | Highway 167 Expansion? | Housing Market Trends | Buidling Permits on the Rise | Fruit Tree Classes and Gleaning Program | Fun Run Surprise | Parks: Reflections on Ice
  • January 17, 2013
    Early flu season | Storm drain cleaning | McCarthy begins second term | New Pierce County council members | UP for Art | Parks: Daddy/daughter dance
  • January 10, 2013
    New Carbon Monoxide Law | Pierce County Fire Marshal on set | New Puyallup K-9s | Teen glass program | Parks - No Sun Fun Run

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