Government

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State legislators considering fee on deliveries to fund roads

Jun 21, 2024 | By: Jerry Cornfield/Washington State Standard

Colorado and Minnesota already have implemented retail delivery fees. Washington may do the same to compensate for lagging gas taxes.

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Madrona Links Golf Course not going anywhere

Jun 17, 2024 | By:

PenMet plans to continue to operate Madrona as a golf course, but there are issues with ownership of the land that makes up part of it.

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Pickleballers swarm Peninsula Gardens visioning workshop

Jun 14, 2024 | By:

Pickleball fans made a big first impression on consultants putting together a master plan for the former nursery.

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Village at Harbor Hill still waiting on an anchor-tenant grocer

Jun 13, 2024 | By:

The Village at Harbor Hill developers had no “amazing news” at a community meeting, but a Trader Joe’s representative was in the crowd.

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Terry Lee succumbs to sudden illness while visiting Greek isle

Jun 10, 2024 | By:

Terry Lee served the Gig Harbor area in several capacities, including Pierce County councilman and PenMet Parks executive director. He was 77.

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New state program aims to make Gig Harbor Wildfire Ready

Jun 03, 2024 | By:

Wildfire Ready Neighbors, a statewide initiative that helps property owners prepare their homes for wildfires, expanded to Gig Harbor last week.  State Public Land Commissioner Hilary Franz unveiled the new program during a press conference at Fire Station 50 in Gig Harbor on May 31. Officials from the Washington Department of Natural Resources and Gig

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Kopachuck closure begins Monday

May 31, 2024 | By:

Washington State Parks has confirmed that Kopachuck State Park will close for construction for more than a year on Monday, June 3. There had been uncertainty after bids exceeded available funding. State Parks’ engineers estimated the base cost at $7.1 million. The state Legislature appropriated $6.6 million. Pease Construction of Lakewood submitted the lowest bid

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City sets out plan for txwaalqet Conservation Area

May 30, 2024 | By:

In one of its shortest meetings in memory — less than 24 minutes — the Gig Harbor City Council approved a property management plan for the txwaalqet Conservation Area on Tuesday, May 28. txwaalqet Conservation Area The property management plan allows passive recreational uses of the conservation area. Those include walking and wildlife viewing, creation

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Gig Harbor trolley running Thursdays, Saturdays again

May 29, 2024 | By:

A driver shortage will continue to limit Pierce Transit trolley service, but the streetcar-looking buses will be available for the farmer’s market and weekend tourists.

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Burn ban begins Saturday in unincorporated Pierce County

May 28, 2024 | By:

The ban only applies to land clearing and burning of yard debris, not small recreational fires.

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