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2016
Months

December
  • December 22, 2016
    County evacuates, cleans up homeless camps along River Road near Puyallup | Scuba with members of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Metro Dive Team | Tacoma holds vigil for victims of Orlando shooting | Cheney Stadium & Tacoma Rainiers to host 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game | BMX Nationals draws 1,000+ riders to County park in Sumner | Social media’s impact on the Pierce County General Election | Hard cider, no labor & odd weather…Farm Tour shows trends and challenges on local farms | Sounders U-23 soccer team calls Sumner home, kicks off new season
  • December 15, 2016
    Behind the scenes with award-winning Pierce County employees: Heritage Recreation Maintenance Team | Maylin Clark | Expanded Access to Recorded Documents in GIS | Club TGIF & Camp Pierce | Biometric Time Clock for Election Workers | Dean Paxson | Planning & Land Services
  • December 8, 2016
    Pierce County remembers slain Tacoma Police Officer | Help Crime Stoppers solve shooting at sheriff precinct in Bonney Lake | Tacoma holds community meeting about racial equity and homelessness | County Executive McCarthy makes final address at council meeting | University Place to hold public meetings on Regional Growth Center | Holiday recycling tips from wrapping paper to electronics | Follow the journey of Tacoma’s Christmas tree from JBLM to the Pantages | Meet the Farmer: Growing wholesale poinsettias with the DeGoede Brothers | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Public ice skating sessions, snowman building contest
  • December 1, 2016
    County Council approves more sheriff deputies in 2017 budget | Decision nears on countywide Behavioral Health Tax | Want a horse? How to adopt large animals and livestock from Pierce County | Public can weigh in on Cross Park designs at open house | Pierce County Career Day gives students hands-on experience | Festival of Trees to support patients at Mary Bridge | Fantasy Lights features 300 lighted displays through Jan. 1 | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Winter Eco Camp, Freezin’ Fridays

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November
  • November 17, 2016
    See how big local races and Charter amendments are shaping up | Surprising stats come out of Pierce County’s General Election | South Sound 911 moves fire districts to computer-aided dispatch | Chambers Bay Resort development will add 6 months of work to master plan | Travel Tacoma + Pierce County still capitalizing on 2015 U.S. Open | New walrus moves in at Pt. Defiance Zoo and Aquarium | Sumner to celebrate Small Business Saturday on Main Street | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Fantasy Lights, Ugly Sweater Contest
  • November 10, 2016
    Social media’s impact on the Pierce County General Election | Budget hearing shows how juvenile justice is changing | Juvenile Court begins Baby Court docket to lead toward earlier permanence for infants and toddlers | County Council approves funding to demo old Puget Sound Hospital | Builders to pay higher park impact fees to help County build new parks | It’s a whale of a time as Bates students wire up displays for Fantasy Lights | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Fantasy Lights Walk, Tae Kwon Do classes
  • November 3, 2016
    County Council wraps discussion on Behavioral Health study, shifts focus to tax | Hundreds take advantage of drive-thru voter registration on Halloween | “I can’t find my ballot!”… common Election Week questions answered | Finger print time clock changes process for Pierce County election workers | Are you in or out? New FEMA flood maps change who is at risk for flooding | Night closures coming to northbound Canyon Rd in November | New nature playground opens at Meridian Habitat Park in South Hill | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Crafts Creations Holiday Market, Kidz Night Out with Legos

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October
  • October 27, 2016
    Pierce County Elections encourages voters to mail ballots early | County Council passes new rules for buying and setting off fireworks | Demolition of old Puget Sound Hospital could happen soon | Public comment on behavioral health in Pierce County draws big crowd | County budget hearings shed light on activity within departments | Learn how to recognize and respond to domestic violence with friends and family | Public Works holds Snow Day to gear up for snow and ice season | Sumner & Pacific cut ribbon on Valentine Ave. that serves industrial area | World Series pitcher Jon Lester got his start on ball fields in Puyallup | Parks staff create Club TGIF for young adults with disabilities | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Holiday Cooking Classes, Junior Top Chef
  • October 20, 2016
    General Election ballots headed your way, plus curbside voter registration | The County picks developer to build Chambers Bay Resort | County Council considers changes to fireworks law | Pierce County and city councils set dates for October-November budget hearings | Elder Abuse Project increases prosecutions of elder abuse cases in Pierce County | New addition to Puyallup sewer plant brings savings and safety | Hard cider, no labor & odd weather…Farm Tour shows trends and challenges on local farms | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Family Bingo Night, Ski & Snowboard School registration
  • October 13, 2016
    WorkForce report shows employment trends, jobs available now in Pierce County | General Election voters’ pamphlets are on their way | Second public meeting about Chambers Bay Resort compares plans | PCTV to offer Pierce County Council budget hearings live and archived | Thousands in Pierce County to do Great ShakeOut earthquake drill on Oct. 20 | University Place improves bond rating, could save tax payers millions | Fife Aquatic Center opens swim shop for year-round swim gear | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Woof Woof Walk, Pitch In for Parks at Parkland Prairie
  • October 6, 2016
    Park Impact Fee increase moves through County Council | Online study asks citizens to comment on three regional parks | Low-income housing development in Parkland breaks ground, benefits Gonyea Park | Puyallup’s new lahar sirens give clearer sound, better warning | Upcoming workshops focus on how pharmacists help seniors manage medications | Parkland celebrates grand opening of playground at Mayfair Playfield | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Companionship Harvest Party, Murder Mystery Dinner

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September
  • September 29, 2016
    Behavioral Health Study by County Council shows big gaps in service | County’s bill for removing encampments along River Road not cheap | Proposed 2017 County budget includes more sheriff deputies, mental health tax | County Executives from Puget Sound want Legislature to remove 1% tax cap | Candidate debates and ballot initiative forums to air on PCTV in October | Meet the two developers vying to build Chambers Bay Resort | See new Americans become citizens and share stories of coming to U.S. | Orting Pumpkin Fest offers free farm tours, music and kids activities | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Sprinker Skate Park for BMXer’s too, Club TGIF
  • September 22, 2016
    Farming Special - Left Foot Farm | Mountain Lodge Farm cheesemaking classes | Double R Farms pumpkin patch | Sidhu Farms plants variety of berries | Parkland Prairie | Duris Cucumber Farm | Stringtown Winery and Lavender Farm | Crowd Cow
  • September 15, 2016
    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
  • September 8, 2016
    County considers raising Park Impact Fee to develop new parks | Major milestones approach for I-5 construction through Tacoma | Key Peninsula man awarded Silver Star for actions in Vietnam | Short-term training programs popular at Bates Technical College | Tour the parks and playgrounds of University Place, Washington | New attractions & classic favorites at the Washington State Fair | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Sprinker’s Classic Car Show, Tiny Tots Indoor Playground
  • September 1, 2016
    Pierce County Responds gives squatters the boot in Spanaway | Police officers remind drivers about school zone tickets | County Auditor’s office hiring temporary workers for General Election | Lots of schedule changes for this year’s Washington State Fair | Latest trails and best routes featured in new Pierce County Bike Map | Fife Council outlaws smoking and e-cigarettes in city parks | Work begins on Parkland Prairie site as pilot project to help pollinators | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Freezin’ Nights for teens at Sprinker, Pound workout class

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August
  • August 25, 2016
    County Council considers tougher restrictions for fireworks | Two proposals under consideration for a Chambers Bay Resort | Tacoma's Amtrak station moves to Freighthouse Square | County ferry riders using new app, no raise in 2017 ticket cost | Tips for managing the heat wave and looking out for elderly | Fife Farmers Market kicks off your Friday night | Raise your sails and cruise aboard the Lady Washington | Tall Ships coming in 2017 during maritime festival | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Touch A Truck at Sprinker & Spanaway Lake hydro races
  • August 18, 2016
    PCN Tourism Special - Chambers Creek Regional Park | Paradise at Mt. Rainier | Northwest Trek ziplines | Sumner Link Trail | Brown’s Point Lighthouse Keepers | Shark dives at Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium | Tacoma’s Theater District
  • August 11, 2016
    County site chosen for new South Sound 911 complex | Online survey gives people a voice on Chambers Creek Master Plan | Pierce County waste sort finds lots of recyclables headed to landfill | County Council tries Skype during discussion about broadband | Learn about local changes to e-cigarette and vaping regulations | Beat the rush now with TPCHD’s back-to-school immunizations | Scuba with members of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Metro Dive Team | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Game bag rentals, Gross Out Olympics
  • August 4, 2016
    County evacuates, cleans up homeless camps along River Road near Puyallup | Fox Island Bridge to need major repairs or replacement | Family Justice Center raises thousands of dollars with employee BBQ | Demand grows for new foster families in Pierce County | Pt. Defiance welcomes muskox and sea lion to zoo | Chambers Bay to host USGA’s 2019 Four-Ball Championship | Look back at 40 years of history with Sprinker Recreation Center | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Pierce County Fair, Kite Festival

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July
  • July 28, 2016
    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
  • July 14, 2016
    A discussion with Pierce Sheriff Pastor about racial tensions and violence in policing | Stadium Apartments construction in Tacoma to help preserve farmland in Orting | County to extend pier, seek grant to bring boat dock to Bridge to the Beach | Recycling 201: do you really know what can & can’t be recycled? | Pt. Defiance Zoo breaks ground on new aquarium coming in 2018 | Foss Waterway Seaport museum explores Tacoma’s maritime history | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Movies in the Park, Sprinker’s 40th birthday party
  • July 7, 2016
    Executive veto paves way for legal marijuana businesses, Council creates drug enforcement fund | It’s not too late to register for the August Primary election | Puget Sound Fresh App wins international award | Take a ‘car trip of catastrophes’ with Washington State History Museum | BMX Nationals draws 1,000+ riders to County park in Sumner | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Sounds at Sunset concerts, Sprinker tennis camps

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June
  • June 30, 2016
    Police chiefs countywide hold community conversation about opioids | South Sound 911 has new non-emergency number for East Pierce County | Sound Transit Sounder projects underway in Sumner, Tacoma, Lakewood | Fife unveils new online permitting system for homeowners and businesses | Fife kicks off your weekend with farmers market and music every Friday night | Clouded leopard cubs hit meatball milestone | Tacoma Art Museum new hub for Western American Art and café pairings | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Chambers Bay Challenge 5K, Hockey camp at Sprinker
  • June 23, 2016
    District Court’s Behavioral Health Unit brings services, not jail, to mentally ill | 4th of July brings busiest call volume of year to South Sound 911 | One website has 4th of July fireworks rules for all of Pierce County | Assessor-Treasurer revaluation cards show what your home is worth | Sidewalks bring safe walks and culture change to University Place | Boots2Work career fair pairs soldiers with ready-to-hire jobs | Karpeles Manuscript Museum is place to find rare historic treasurers | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Track & Field Meets, Companionship’s Summer Trips
  • June 16, 2016
    Sheriff study spurs proposal for more deputies in unincorporated Pierce County | Tacoma holds vigil for victims of Orlando shooting | Ferry to Anderson Island to get more sailings, 2nd summer boat, new ticket system | Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels comes to Tacoma Narrows Airport July 3 | Central Meadow lawn reopens one year after U.S. Open| New inductees to Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame to be honored | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Junk in the Trunk, Foot Golf
  • June 9, 2016
    Cascadia Rising exercise tests 30 local agencies | County Council gives budget oversight responsibilities to monthly committee | Boots2Work military career fair has ready-to-hire jobs | Know teen workers rights before your teen gets a summer job | Cheney Stadium & Tacoma Rainiers to host 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game | Construction begins on new addition to Foothills Trail near Buckley | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Eco Adventure Camp registration, Tacoma Highland Games
  • June 2, 2016
    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

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May
  • May 26, 2016
    Track your volcano: USGS and DEM give thumbs up to these social media sites | Small town mayors give updates at County Council meeting in Wilkeson | Small turnout in Presidential Primary a test run for General in November | Pierce Transit wants feedback before adding new routes in 2017 | Public process begins for developing south end of Chambers Creek Regional Park | Meet the Farmer: Sidhu plants variety for long berry crop | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Success Soccer Camp, Tour de Pierce
  • May 19, 2016
    Your chance for public comment on Charter Review proposals | Avoiding common mistakes on Pierce County’s presidential primary ballot | Daughter of fallen officer speaks at Law Enforcement Memorial | Easy home tips for Puget Sound Starts Here Month | Eco Adventure Camp gets your feet wet in Pierce County | UP Duck Daze festivities include parade, bigger car show, safety fair | LeMay Museum honors 100 years of BMW with old and new showstoppers | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Disc Golf Courses, Companionship Swim
  • May 12, 2016
    Crystal Judson Family Justice Center marks 10th anniversary | Jury Duty shortened to one week in Pierce County | Civic Pierce County mobile app has plethora of elections info | Pacific Avenue overpass to open this summer, update on I-5 construction | Clouded leopard cub triplets get spicy names | Travel Tacoma’s “Team Ask253” points tourists in right direction | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Open badminton program, Hiking Trails
  • May 5, 2016
    Report shows 37% increase in Pierce County’s homeless population | Health Department warns about lead in soil and paint | Fife Mayor talks budget tool, design work for new I-5 interchange | Walk A Mile In Her Shoes has men wearing heels for good cause | Triplet clouded leopard cubs mark third generation at Pt. Defiance Zoo | Auditor’s horse castration clinic helps horse owners with surgery costs | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Girls fastpitch registration, Maifest in Leavenworth

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April
  • April 28, 2016
    Trails of Pierce County - Two new extensions of Foothills Trail coming in 2016-17 | Uncover history along DuPont’s Sequalitchew Creek Trail | Chambers Creek Regional Park boasts 5k trail and beach access | Cushman Trail in Gig Harbor offers a peaceful workout | Puyallup shows how volunteers can help protect trails and habitat | Sumner Link Trail is best kept secret in warehouse district | Visit Paradise at Mt. Rainier for trails and wildlife
  • April 21, 2016
    Van Lierop Farm in Puyallup begins a new legacy | Pierce County teen becomes 4-millionth voter to register in Washington | County considers ferry schedule changes for Anderson and Ketron Islands | U.P. rhododendron garden about to put on show in Homestead Park | Cheap and easy ways to save money with sustainability | Habitat for Humanity Stores promote upcycling and homeownership | Spring Fair has racing pigs and all-American fun | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Companionship Soccer Camp, Tiny Tots in Lakewood
  • April 14, 2016
    Pinwheels for Prevention show need for 750 CASA volunteers | Find out what a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) does | Phone scam targets people who ‘missed’ jury duty | Ballots arriving soon for May’s Presidential Primary election | Voters in University Place can watch forum about Prop 1 | DuPont to promote golf tourism with stay & play packages | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Pitch In For Parks, Mom & Son Dance
  • April 7, 2016
    County tracks seasonal groundwater flooding and maps locations | Unincorporated Pierce County has big role in April Special Election | County begins public meetings on proposed Health & Community Building | Find out what Pierce County gets in the State legislative budget | April Pools Day offers free water safety fun for kids in Sumner | Northwest Trek opens new playground, breaks attendance record | Tacoma Rainiers kickoff 2016 season, add playground for kids | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: golf lessons & summer jobs

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March
  • March 31, 2016
    Go undercover with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Property Crimes Unit | See how the County fared during wet flood season, builds new berm in Pacific | New stoplight coming to Parkland at 112th & A Street | Tacoma hosts our state’s largest young adult job fair in April | Daffodil Princesses visit the Pierce County Council | Meet the Farmer: Pierce County rancher crowd-sources premium beef with Crowd Cow | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Frontier Park Yard Sale, Princess Party
  • March 24, 2016
    Presidential race reaches Tacoma ahead of democratic caucus | Puyallup cracks down on homeless issues with moratorium, new rules | Puyallup mayor talks homeless, Shaw Road work, Daffodil Parade | Sumner asks drivers to Tweet traffic feedback | Tacoma-Pierce County hits new record for tourism spending Sounders U-23 soccer team calls Sumner home, kicks off new season | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Active Adults travel to Tulip Festival, Spring Break LEGO camp
  • March 17, 2016
    County proposes Health & Community Building in Lincoln District | Smoke-Free Housing Program reaches out to landlords | Deadline nears for Enhanced Drivers Licenses for JBLM | South Sound named ‘Great American Defense Community’ | University Place prepares for sidewalk work on Elwood Drive Volunteer Brunch recognizes long-time County volunteers | Hundreds of 5th graders learn science at Children’s Water Festival | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Birthday Ice Skating Packages, Inside Out feature for free Family Movie Night
  • March 10, 2016
    Vaughn Bay gets cleaned up for shellfish | What to do about a failing septic system | Pierce County's owner maintain program is back | Charter Review Commission asks for your ideas | A local egg farmer gears up for Easter | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Pitch in for Parks, Family movie night
  • March 3, 2016
    Prosecutor uses data to target repeat offenders | Pierce County Law Library helps people with legal questions | Pierce County Library survey looks at patrons’ lifestyles | New road in Bonney Lake to open soon near Tehaleh | Economic Development Board reveals qualities that attract businesses | NHK World brings Japanese and Asian programming to Washington | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Adult hockey classes, Spring Break camp for kids

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February
  • February 25, 2016
    County ferry study shows Anderson Island demographics and needs are changing | Updating Chambers Creek Properties master plan could bring new amenities | Find out which bills the County is watching in the Legislature | Pierce and Thurston commissioners fill vacant legislative seat | Volunteers show giving blood is giving back to your community | LeMay America’s Car Museum features the cars of Downton Abbey | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Foothills Dash, event open house at ESB
  • February 18, 2016
    Assessor-Treasurer helps make sense of your property tax bill | Puyallup names ballfield after Major League pitcher Jon Lester | Puyallup homeowners can get free trees in new program | Low-income households can get free tax help in Pierce County | Fife celebrates grand opening for Fountain Memorial Park | Lino Tagliapietra returns to the Museum of Glass | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Tennis Lessons, chocolate on the beach
  • February 11, 2016
    Earthquake workshops around Pierce County focus on ‘the big one’ | County Council could lift firearms prohibition in Graham-Kapowsin | Building permits go digital in Pierce County’s planning department | Puyallup artist paints renditions of Daffodil Festival queens | Fife changes management of Swim Center to encourage growth | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Broomball ice rental, Southern Cooking class
  • February 4, 2016
    Homeless count highlights new efforts in Puyallup | County, PCC Farmland Trust save two farms from development | Puyallup doubles money for new sidewalks in 2016 | Sound Transit adding more Sounder runs in 2016-2017 | New demographic of golfers travel to play Chambers Bay | County seeks qualified developer for property around Chambers Bay | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Valentine’s Day Reflections on Ice show, Daddy Daughter Dance

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January
  • January 28, 2016
    County Auditor’s licensing office sees spike in passport applications | Puyallup and Step by Step cut the ribbon on Van Lierop land purchase | EFN finds seniors are a growing population at food banks | Meet the Farmer: Clean Food Farm explains organic practices | Fife takes nominations for memorial plaques in Fountain Memorial Park | Tacoma Dome announces new entry security screening for all events | Reflections on Ice show comes to Sprinker for Valentine’s Day | Ice rink helps Sprinker set attendance record in 2015 | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Ice skating birthday parties, 50+ Adult Trip to Oregon Zoo
  • January 21, 2016
    Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber gives 2016 economic outlook | Find out which new businesses are coming to Puyallup and Sumner | County’s Planning Department says housing market in upward trend | Charter Review Commission holds first meeting | Fife residents could be eligible for discount on utility bills | Tacoma Art Museum receives Benaroya Collection, new wing to be built | Fife’s FAST swim team makes a big splash with kids and parents | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: No Sun Fun Run, Adult Trips 50+
  • January 14, 2016
    Gun permits in December break record in Pierce County | County needs volunteers to help with Jan. 29 homeless count | New Year brings leadership changes to County and City councils | Bates opens Advanced Technology Center at Mohler campus | Fantasy Lights holiday display records 3rd largest crowd | Twelves rally in DuPont for Seahawks playoff win | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Princess Party, Minions family movie night
  • January 7, 2016
    U.S. Open brings $134M in economic impact to region | Technology upgrade coming to County’s lahar warning system | See how Road Operations Center worked during December floods | Hoarding workshops target 1 in 20 people with hoarding disorder | New vaping rules put a damper on underage e-cigarette use | Hockey for kids and adults sees spike at Sprinker Rec Center | Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Ski and snowboard lessons, tour Boeing’s plant

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