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2014
Months

December
  • December 25, 2014
    Look back at Pierce County’s role in the Oso mudslide recovery | Medal of Honor recipient Leroy Petry given house | Meet the Farmer: Terry's Berries CSA program | Explore Wilkeson’s coal mining history and historic coke ovens | Shark dives at Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium | Explore the hidden Sumner Link Trail | Eco Adventure Camp gets your feet wet in Pierce County parks | Visit Paradise at Mt. Rainier for trails and wildflower season
  • December 18, 2014
    U.S. Open Special - International media descend on Chambers Bay for special tour | U.S. Open caterer seeks local food and hiring local servers | A look inside the Corporate Hospitality Tents for the U.S. Open | Chambers Creek Regional Park boasts 5k trail and beach access | Chambers Bay explains hole changes for Open | USGA gives glimpse at course conditions for 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay | Chambers Bay hosts U.S. Open training for tourism industry | A historical look at Pierce County’s Chambers Bay property
  • December 11, 2014
    Orting feels cautious relief with new Calistoga levee in place | Winter weather brings tips for flood season preparedness | Want a job with Pierce County? New online hiring process makes it easier. | DuPont recognizes Wear Blue: Run to Remember group | Fantasy Lights celebrates 20th anniversary | Triplet tiger cubs go on exhibit at Pt. Defiance | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Snowman building contest, holiday skating schedule
  • December 4, 2014
    Pierce County’s child abduction software helps find missing kids | Road division cuts ribbon on decant facility in Frederickson | Recount 101: how Pierce County Elections handles a close race | Puyallup names one of its own for new City Manager job | Sprinker Ice Rink sees its busiest month in December | Kids interact with scuba diving Santa at Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium | Follow the journey of Tacoma’s Christmas tree from JBLM to the Pantages | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Jingle Bell Jam skate at Sprinker, Ski school registration

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November
  • November 20, 2014
    Pierce County Council passes 2015 budget with new positions for public safety | South Sound 2-1-1 connects people with services for free | More providers, more plans offered for this year’s Affordable Care Enrollment | County begins selling surplus properties online | Tacoma Art Museum opens new wing of Western American Art | Meet the Farmer: Red Barn Tree Farm brings tradition to holiday season | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Half price Fantasy Lights tickets, Black Friday skate
  • November 13, 2014
    Pierce County Council wraps up meetings with directors, prepares to pass 2015 budget | Respite care program helps caregivers get a few hours to themselves | Aging and Disability Resources offers dementia workshops | Puyallup gives amnesty to drivers who pay outstanding red light tickets now | Explore Wilkeson’s coal mining history and historic coke ovens | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Crafters Creations bazaar, Adult Trip on the Christmas Ship
  • November 6, 2014
    County Council looks at the proposed budget for the Sheriff’s Department | A look at veterans who work for Pierce County | WorkForce Central helps veterans transition to the work force | How to get the latest election results | Point Defiance Zoo asks for help naming the new baby tigers | A look inside the Corporate Hospitality Tents for the U.S. Open | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Fantasy Lights Walk/Extra ice session at Sprinker

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October
  • October 30, 2014
    Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, Pierce Transit move to a new radio system | Orting unveils plans for Bridge for Kids at Emergency Summit | Construction underway on County’s decant stormwater treatment facility | Niagara Bottling company opens new facility in Frederickson | U.S. Open caterer seeks local food and hiring local servers | Sumner cuts the ribbon on new Link Trail through warehouse district | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Room rentals/Wii parties
  • October 23, 2014
    Pierce County Drug Court celebrates 20th anniversary | Help Crime Stoppers get Winter Coats for Kids | Manufacturing designation brings in first grant money for military & defense sectors | A preview of the Pierce County General Election | Pierce County road crews have a snow day | Pierce County to hold public meetings about ADA changes to sidewalks | Chambers Bay hosts U.S. Open training for tourism industry | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Try Hockey for Free, Bingo Night
  • October 16, 2014
    JBLM honors Vietnam Veterans at 50th anniversary commemoration | Pierce County Council to begin public hearings about 2015 budget | Puyallup shows what can happen when leaves clog storm drains | Pierce County’s Road Division explains how citizens can prevent flooding | Pt. Defiance Zoo celebrates birth of three Sumatran tigers | Meet the Farmer: the modern-day pumpkin patch | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Monster Skate, Tiny Tots
  • October 9, 2014
    Parkland-Spanaway community gets new Sheriff's precinct | City of Puyallup joins South Sound 911 | Health Department talks Enterovirus D68, flu season | Domestic Violence Helpline in Pierce County answers 26,000 calls | International media descend on Chambers Bay for special tour | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Woof Woof Walk, Superhero Party
  • October 2, 2014
    Relive the homecoming when search & rescue members returned home from 9/11 | See how search & rescue teams receive structural training | Look back at Pierce County’s role in the Oso mudslide recovery | WATF-1 search members come home from Oso | Watch K-9’s and their handlers during tube training | Pierce Transit holds largest anti-terrorism drill in Pierce County | Robots are tested in a chemical drill at the Port of Tacoma | Puyallup examines lessons learned in 1980’s Columbian volcanic event | It’s time to gear up for winter and be prepared for storm season | First responders learn new strategies in active shooter drill

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September
  • September 25, 2014
    County Executive presents proposed 2015 budget to County Council | Naturalization ceremony swears-in new citizens in Pierce County | Derelict piling removal underway off Steilacoom and Chambers Creek shorelines | Salmon Homecoming in Puyallup to welcome families in October | Free homework help online through Pierce County Library System | Weekend tickets for U.S. Open at Chambers Bay sell out | Meet the Farmer: Meat producers and the mobile slaughter unit | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Birthday parties, Kidz Love Soccer
  • September 18, 2014
    See how the County assesses property value | Central Pierce Fire and Rescue talks fall prevention among seniors | Thefts of storm water grates becoming a safety concern in central Pierce County | No extension planned for Tacoma Narrows Airport runway protection zone | Fife cracks down on unsafe activities at hotels & motels with new legislation | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Sprinker Car & Truck Show, Sock Hop
  • September 11, 2014
    Performance audit prompts efficiencies for Pierce County Jail | RallyPoint/6 in Lakewood connects veterans with jobs, housing | Pierce County Emergency Management maps schools for first responders | Leadership conference in Tacoma accelerates work to help homeless families | County road division tests 7 pavements in Frederickson | Sounder riders in Puyallup and Sumner to get new parking garages | Washington State Fair has free U.S. Open exhibit featuring Chambers Bay |Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Ice skating and hockey lessons

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August
  • August 28, 2014
    PCN Farming Special: Meet the Farmer: Terry's Berries CSA program | Meet the Farmer: Stringtown Winery and Lavender Farm | Pierce County’s Ag Program brings help to farmers | New Puget Sound Fresh mobile app promotes 25 local farms | County wins 2040 Vision Award for Agriculture Program | Meet the Farmer: Veteran Orting pumpkin farmer keeps crop hyper-local | Meet the Farmer: Clean Food Farm explains organic practices | Meet the Farmer: Cox Christmas tree farm in Eatonville
  • August 21, 2014
    PierceWorks! in Puyallup helps middle-aged adults find employment | WorkForce Central report shows people not seeking training for in-demand industries | Hotshop Heroes program from Museum of Glass comes to JBLM | Pierce County asks people to report polluted water | USGA reports U.S. Open tickets for Chambers Bay selling fast | Meet the Farmer: Stringtown Winery and Lavender Farm | Parks & Rec: Touch a Truck free event, Totally Tuesdays
  • August 14, 2014
    Lake Tapps homeowners buy dock signs to improve safety | Boots2Work Career Fair in August just for service members | Fife names new police chief | Fountain in Fife gets a makeover for centennial celebration | Experience the fur brigade of 1855 at Ft. Nisqually | Parks & Rec: Movie in the park—Frozen, Youth outdoor soccer
  • August 7, 2014
    Waste sort at Hidden Valley Landfill digs deep into County garbage | More voters use ballot drop boxes in County primary election | Don’t be fooled: Workshops teach seniors to avoid scams | 9th St. E near Lake Tapps Park reopens 25 feet lower | Bridge art in south Tacoma showcases local artists | Crews remove ivy in Spanaway’s Bresemann Forest | Preserving a historic home in University Place | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: FootGolf, Blake Island

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July
  • July 31, 2014
    Aerospace Summit focuses on Boeing forecast, workforce training | WSDOT prepares to open eastbound Sprague ramps | Anderson Island opens 82-acre park | Ft. Steilacoom Golf Course gets FootGolf course | Puyallup celebrates new playground in Pioneer Park | Eco Adventure Camp gets your feet wet in Pierce County parks | Parks: Kite Festival/Pierce County Fair
  • July 24, 2014
    Special Tourism Show - Chambers Creek Regional Park | Ft. Lewis History Museum | Gig Harbor maritime & summer trolley | Paradise at Mt. Rainier | Northwest Trek ziplines | Sumner Link Trail | Brown’s Point Lighthouse Keepers | Shark dives at Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium | Tacoma Museum Pass | Tacoma’s Theater District
  • July 17, 2014
    Construction to start on new I-5 HOV lanes by Tacoma Dome | Puyallup River Bridge at 167 moved 60 feet for new bridge | County Council passes semi-truck parking regulations | USGA holds last Women’s Amateur Public Links in DuPont | Lake Tapps to get new dock numbers, water temperature buoy | Tacoma Museum Pass gets visitors into more museums for less | Visit Paradise at Mt. Rainier for trails and wildflower season | Parks: Totally Tuesdays/Disc Golf national tournament at Ft. Steilacoom
  • July 10, 2014
    Residents near Chambers Bay packed a County Council meeting for USGA presentation | County Council passes resolution to take a stand against human trafficking | New ballot boxes in Orting, Graham for August 5th Primary | Safe Streets helps neighbors plan for National Night Out | County wins 2040 Vision Award for Agriculture Program | 4,000 attend Wings and Wheels at Tacoma Narrows Airport | Tacoma’s Theater District still entertaining after nearly 100 years | Parks: Gross Out Olympics/Stroller Strides
  • July 3, 2014
    USGA talks course conditions at Chambers Bay, ‘homework’ for pro golfers | Measles outbreak reaches Pierce County | Long-term unemployed eligible for WorkForce training and job placement | Get your car leaks checked for free with Don’t Drip and Drive campaign | Chambers Creek Regional Park boasts 5K trail, beach, & playground with a view | Fife is a hidden gem for community parks | Parks: Boat rentals at Spanaway Lake Park

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June
  • June 26, 2014
    Washington State is working on plan for texting 911 in emergencies | Housing trends raise property value assessments, hit mailboxes this week | Health Department removes underground storage tanks | Fireworks: what’s legal and illegal | Fire Marshal on 4th of July safety, liability when fireworks start fires | City of Fife begins search for new city manager | Pt. Defiance Zoo opens new Sharkmania exhibit with Buzz Saw Sharks | Anyone can swim with sharks in Zoo’s Shark Dive adventure | Parks: Chambers Bay 5K, Stroller Strides classes
  • June 19, 2014
    Pierce Transit holds largest anti-terrorism drill in Pierce County | Detailed planning makes anti-terrorism drill possible | Special Saturday hours June 28th for Auditor’s licensing office | Governor makes first visit to Chambers Bay with kids from First Tee | Sumner residents sing national anthem for Smithsonian | Meet the Farmer: Terry's Berries CSA program | Parks: Tour de Pierce/Highland Games
  • June 12, 2014
    JBLM impact study to examine growth and encroachment around base | Antibiotic resistance: why your doctor is less likely to prescribe antibiotics | Construction of South Fork Floodplain resumes in Orting | Pierce Transit bus connector runs between South Hill and downtown Puyallup | Puyallup throws parade for 3 high school sports champs | Local teen makes cut in Women’s Amateur Public Links qualifier | Community builds Sumner Learning Garden for school kids | Parks: Eco Adventure Camp for kids, Dog Dayz of Summer
  • June 5, 2014
    Pierce County designated an ‘Aerospace Corridor’ | Port of Tacoma to get more flexibility with Harbor Maintenance Tax | Puyallup opens new segment of Riverwalk Trail, missing link to Foothills | Meeker Days Festival to offer themed concerts, family activities | Sumner receives tree city award | Bates culinary students make 6,600 sack lunches for Special Olympics | Tickets on sale for the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay | Parks: Junk in Your Trunk sale, stay cool with Learn-to-Skate program

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May
  • May 29, 2014
    Mt. Rainier still poses threat, County unveils new active volcano website | Tacoma businesses chip in to keep Link Light Rail free for two years | Community invited to see Narrows Airport plan at last open house | Construction update on the STOP Facility in South Hill | DuPont starts community policing program | U.P. organizing letter writing campaign to deployed 16th Combat Aviation Brigade | Seahawks visit the White House to celebrate Super Bowl win | Parks: Movies in the Park/Track & Field
  • May 22, 2014
    Boeing Frederickson lands 777X tail work | Health Department starts seasonal beach water testing | Distracted driving & cell phone emphasis patrol through June 1 | Driver alert: 6-week road closure near Lake Tapps Park | Former Bonney Lake man receives Medal of Honor | Fort Lewis Military Museum has firearms, statue of Saddam Hussein | Parks: Junk in your trunk sale/Adult Trips
  • May 15, 2014
    Pierce County celebrates Jury Appreciation Week | Low-income seniors register now for farmers market vouchers| Lake Spanaway Golf Course fully operational, new turf after fungal rot | Easy tips to do at home for Puget Sound Starts Here Month | Sumner Link Trail now complete, offers 8-miles of paved trail | Puyallup Public Library checkout process goes high tech | No new names added to the list at this year’s Law Enforcement Memorial | Parks: Rainier to Ruston/Colleen Hacker Success Soccer Camp
  • May 8, 2014
    South Korean delegates visit County Drug Court | New loan program helps people with septic repairs and replacement | Road closures affect Brookdale/Parkland during sewer project | County seeks public input in upcoming Comprehensive Plan meetings | Multiple agencies chip in to preserve farm land in Puyallup River valley | Pierce County Council votes for Milroy Bridge restrictions in Fife | DuPont to host USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship | Parks: Disc golf locations, junior golf program
  • May 1, 2014
    New Puget Sound Fresh mobile app promotes 25 local farms | Meet the Farmer: Clean Food Farm explains organic practices | 27th Street in University Place now safer for school kids | Family Justice Center needs volunteers, donations | Men sport heels, raise awareness at ‘Walk A Mile in Her Shoes’ | Parks prom for kids of all abilities highlights work of two staffers | Parks: Mom son dance, Kids night out

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April
  • April 24, 2014
    CASA court program needs volunteers, 750 kids have no advocate | 1st half property taxes can be paid online | Drug Take-Back Day and year-round locations | Sustainability Month: CFL or LED light bulbs? | Chambers Bay shows record revenues | Sumner High School’s marching band gaining national attention | Parks: Spanaway Park shelter rentals/Party game bag rentals
  • April 17, 2014
    Pierce County seeks answers about 911 outage | Animals rescued from fire at Washington State fairgrounds | University Place Council bans marijuana businesses | Fife, County to put restrictions on Milroy Bridge | Eastbound Nalley Valley work on Sprague ramps nears completion | ORCA card gives riders an all-day “tourist” price with local transit agencies | Integrity Gate under construction at JBLM to alleviate I-5 traffic | Parks: Parks Appreciation Day/Girls Fastpitch registration
  • April 10, 2014
    Special report: Pierce County responds to the Oso Mudslide: Washington’s Search & Rescue Team comes home after 11 day deployment | FEMA’s WATF-1 deployed to first local disaster | Pierce County’s aid to Oso during the first week | How K-9 search teams are helping the rescue effort | GIS technology helps searchers find victims faster | Unincorporated property owners can assess risk on their land with County’s Lidar data | County officials discuss threat of a catastrophic Mt. Rainier event | Medical Examiner staff help at Snohomish County coroner’s office | Pierce County pilot rescues 4-year-old boy from mudslide | Oso community feels support from the region
  • April 3, 2014
    Farming Special - Pierce County Ag: The Faces of Farming | Extra fancy hot house rhubarb growing in Puyallup | Dairy goats are a funny bunch at this Eatonville goat farm | Sanford’s in Orting shows challenges of starting a new farm | Next generation molds Wilcox Farm’s cage-free eggs in Roy | Veteran Orting pumpkin farmer keeps crop hyper-local | Cox Christmas tree farm in Eatonville supplements retirement

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March
  • March 27, 2014
    Parkland-Spanaway Sheriff Precinct under construction | Pierce County has plans in place for landslides | Pierce County has grants to buy flood-prone properties | Herbicide spraying program begins April 1st | Whole Foods breaks ground in University Place | Bates breaks ground on Advanced Technology Center | Meet the Farmer: Goat Dairy | Parks: Princess Party/Family Bingo Night
  • March 20, 2014
    Medal of Honor recipient Leroy Petry given house | DuPont adds citizen policing programs | Progress report: South Sound 911 new radios, new website | Day Island sewer pipe replacement underway | Midland community celebrates new signage | Brunch honors Pierce County government volunteers | Parks: Yard sale/Magnificent Mutt Sale
  • March 13, 2014
    Tougher rules for blighted properties in unincorporated areas | Summit addresses rise in mental health cases in courts/jail | Rob Masko named new Pierce County Undersheriff | County Council, schools raise awareness about sex trafficking | RallyPoint/6 one-stop-shop for veterans transiting to civilian world | U.P. Safe Routes to Schools grant builds sidewalks for kids | Parks: Frisbee league/kids soccer
  • March 6, 2014
    Proposed shoreline rules could affect 12,000+ property owners | Orting community takes a stand against crime | Free seminars to educate about misuse of drugs for dementia | Economic Development Board names top 10 businesses | Go West Summit lures tour groups to Tacoma | Puyallup Activity Center focuses on well-rounded care | Parks: Adult softball/pottery classes

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February
  • February 27, 2014
    County rescued horses, now ready for adoption | Memorial unveiling reminds drivers about DUI | Bright future for Boeing’s Frederickson location | Tacoma Link expansion makes progress | Fife Mayor Glenn Hull resigns | U.S. Open tickets on sale to USGA members | Chambers Bay history to be feature of new book | Puyallup Hatchery to open education center | Parks: Camp Showtime/free hockey class
  • February 20, 2014
    LRI Landfill uses trash to power homes | Puyallup Police use social media to solve crimes | Talbert named chair of Pierce Transit Board | Still time to sign up for Affordable Healthcare | PCTV Mobile App now available for iPhone | Meet the Farmer: Richter’s hot house rhubarb | Parks: Youth kickball/free Jazzercise
  • February 13, 2014
    County Council appoints panel to study jail rates, operations | Auditor's Recording Documents website gets facelift | Farm Forum has tools for farmers | Planning and budgeting for snow & wind storms |
    Fife/Milton/Edgewood get new bus route | Dads bust a move at Daddy Daughter Dance | U.S. Open volunteer registration moves to waitlist | Parks: Foothills Dash, Movie Night
  • February 6, 2014
    Cornea donors to increase with Medical Examiner partnership | Live chat for property tax questions | It’s election week, time to vote | Save the date for Parks & Recreation events | Puyallup gets smoother railroad crossings | Sumner cemetery cleans up from vandalism | Milton business feeling the Seahawks boom | Parks: Broomball/President’s Day Skate

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January
  • January 30, 2014
    Elder abuse criminal cases are on the rise | Four Family Support Centers will close | Survey focuses on homeless youth | School districts fill the special election ballot | Fife Museum’s WWII exhibit to stay open longer | Parks: Cheap party packages/Valentine’s Day Skate
  • January 23, 2014
    Pierce County celebrates Boeing 777X announcement | Pierce County Council helps fill two Legislative House seats | Orting Family Support Center sees congressional visit | Free tax preparation services | County employees show Seahawks pride | New picnic shelter for Playground by The Sound | Parks: Kid’s Night Out/Super Bowl party
  • January 16, 2014
    County building inspections go high-tech | Pierce County Council selects new chairman | New Council website has better features for public | Flu outbreak turns deadly in Pierce County | Grant helps dental clinic serve 4,000 more kids | Shuttle routes change for Beyond the Borders | Orting community benefits from new playground | Parks: Reflections on Ice show/Adult Trips
  • January 9, 2014
    Orting breaks ground on new setback levee | New year ushers in changes for city councils | Drivers look to Auditor’s office for Seahawks plates | Rate changes for Pierce County ferry riders | Changes to Social Security in 2014 | Meet the Farmer: Wilcox eggs | Parks: Daddy daughter dances
  • January 2, 2014
    (Aviation Special) Skills Center trains teens in carbon fiber | Aerospace industry impacts Pierce County | Take off in the new Sheriff's plane | JBLM first to get new Apache Helicopter | Thun Field Airport - historical spot for the community | The secret's out, flying is affordable | Tacoma Narrows Airport runway work complete | Hub at Narrows

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