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Voters to weigh pocketbooks, performance in PenMet taxing measure

Sep 29, 2023 | By:

PenMet Parks has placed on the ballot a measure to again raise the state lid on property taxes it can collect. A proposition on the Nov. 7 ballot seeks to restore the district’s property tax levy rate to 75 cents per $1,000 of assessed value in 2024 and allow increases of up to 6% for

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Grants awarded to conserve Nelyaly, Little Minter Creek properties

Sep 22, 2023 | By:

Conservation Futures funds became available to add the two properties after it wasn’t used during the 2021-23 cycle.

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Crowd packs city hall as divided council approves display of Pride flag in June

Sep 14, 2023 | By:

A standing room-only crowd packed the Civic Center chambers on Monday, Sept. 11, for a four-hour meeting during which the Gig Harbor City Council approved a new flag display policy. About 60 people spoke during the public comment period, with a nearly equal number for and against the policy. In addition, more than 300 people

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Local businessman David Rhine sentenced in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Sep 12, 2023 | By:

David Rhine was sentenced to four months in prison followed by a year of supervised release and a $7,376 fine for non-violently protesting in the hallways for 22 minutes.

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Parks district replaces Phase 1 rec center contractor

Sep 07, 2023 | By:

PenMet fired fired Grenlar Construction, saying it was far past the deadline. The company claimed the job is finished except for a couple tasks being held up by the parks district.

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Proposed policy would govern what flags fly in what months at city’s Civic Center

Sep 07, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor City Council will discuss revisions to the city’s flag display policy during a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11. Council members and city staff want to know what city residents think of the proposed policy. The policy states that the Pride flag will be flown outside the Civic Center on Grandview

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PenMet breaks ground on community recreation center

Aug 25, 2023 | By:

Parks district recognizes local legislators who acquired $1 million for the project during community groundbreaking celebration.

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Conservation grants help add to city’s North Creek property

Aug 16, 2023 | By:

Conservation Futures money also will fund expansion of Tacoma DeMolay Sandspit on Fox Island and buy 60 acres next to Haley State Park on Key Peninsula.

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Sports complex study features several multi-sport fields

Aug 09, 2023 | By:

During an open house Tuesday, consultants and city staff unveiled five alternatives for Phases 2 and 3 that showed different field configurations for soccer, football, lacrosse and baseball/softball.

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Over 61 percent support Gig Harbor Fire levy

Aug 01, 2023 | By:

Gig Harbor-area voters renewed a levy that helps Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One fight fires, according to preliminary results of the Aug. 1 election posted by the Pierce County Elections Office. Early tallies show 6,768 voters supporting the levy (61.86 percent) vs. 4,172 opposing it (38.14). In the only other race on local ballots,

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