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State grants boost Gig Harbor road projects

Dec 26, 2023 | By:

The state Transportation Improvement Board awarded $1.1 million to help fund a stoplight at Wagner Way and Wollochet Drive, and is contributing $1.5 million to a shared-use path along Burnham Drive.

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Investigation criticizes Caldier’s behavior to legislative staff, colleagues

Dec 19, 2023 | By:

An independent investigation released this week by the chief clerk of the state House of Representatives alleged that state Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Gig Harbor, violated the body’s policies on abusive behavior and bullying.  The investigation was conducted by attorney Sheryl J. Willert of the law firm of Williams, Kastner & Gibbs. The chief clerk’s office

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City Council temporarily halts public comment via Zoom

Dec 13, 2023 | By:

Council meetings in other Pierce County towns had been subjected to racist, antisemitic, phoned-in comments.

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New law extends property tax relief to more homeowners

Dec 11, 2023 | By: Mary Williams

Substitute House Bill 1355 increased the income threshold in Pierce County from $45,708 to $64,000 for disabled persons and senior citizens.

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PenMet community recreation center becoming reality in 2024

Dec 05, 2023 | By:

Construction has begun on the $31.6 million facility that will occupy much of PenMet’s time and money next year.

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City Council gets first look at revised budget

Nov 30, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor City Council on Monday, Nov. 27, got its first look at an ordinance modifying the city’s 2023-24 budget. A public hearing and council vote on the modification is scheduled for the council’s Dec. 11 meeting. In presenting the budget report, city Finance Director Dave Rodenbach said he wanted to be “real and

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Highway 302 Spur bridge opening Saturday

Nov 29, 2023 | By:

The road has been closed and a short detour in place since April for a fish passage project.

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Grinch moves from Rosedale to Skansie Park

Nov 29, 2023 | By: Chapin Day

On Monday, Mary Godwin-Austen suddenly interrupted her brisk morning walk along Harborview. She’d seen an old friend. On a roof top. The Grinch. A Who-ville House relic High overhead, three Gig Harbor Public Works employees, two on hydraulic bucket trucks, one clinging to the shingles, toiled to install a new addition to the Skansie Park

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Turnout in 2023 election slightly higher in Gig Harbor than elsewhere in county

Nov 28, 2023 | By:

The 2023 election is officially over after the Pierce County certified the results of the Nov. 7 balloting on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Results posted on election night held up in the handful of Gig Harbor-area races, with late-arriving ballots not significantly impacting the margins of victory. Local results In the Peninsula Metropolitan Park District, voters

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Developments would bring more than 150 residences to Swede Hill

Nov 28, 2023 | By:

Add northern Swede Hill to the list of Gig Harbor locales slated for accelerating suburban growth. West of Highway 16, on land sloping down to Burnham Drive NW and McCormick Creek, two local developers are shepherding separate proposals through the city’s permitting process that would add more than 150 residences on land now occupied by

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