Government

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Kopachuck State Park renewal nearing, minus beach portion

Sep 28, 2022 | By:

The Kopachuck renovation project will begin early next year, but the beach portion will be held up after funding fell $1 million short.

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State Senate candidates talk public safety, transportation and more

Sep 22, 2022 | By:

Emily Randall and Jesse Young don’t agree on much. But both said Thursday that the state’s laws on drug possession and police pursuits need to be changed. Young, a Republican

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Wait continues for new data on lead contamination near Donkey Creek

Sep 22, 2022 | By:

As the rocker Tom Petty told us, “The waiting is the hardest part.’’ A 20-year quest by state agencies to pinpoint the levels of toxic lead contamination of waters in

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A new Guardian now keeping watch over the waters of txʷaalqəł

Sep 15, 2022 | By:

Puyallup Tribe Culture Director Connie McCloud paused with emotion when describing the significance of the place known as txʷaalqəł to her people. “Here on the waters and on this land,

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City Council again extends moratorium on new short-term rentals

Sep 14, 2022 | By:

The Gig Harbor City Council on Monday voted unanimously to extend a moratorium on new applications for short-term rentals in the city. The extension spans another six months. Residents on

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‘Our Fisherman, Our Guardian’ the culmination of years-long effort to honor area’s original inhabitants

Sep 13, 2022 | By:

It has taken many generations, but Gig Harbor will finally acknowledge and honor the first people who lived in this area – the sx̌ʷəbabš band of the Puyallup Tribe of

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Debate among 26th District House candidates notable for its civility

Sep 08, 2022 | By:

In a political era often characterized by name-calling and personal attacks, the debate between 26th Legislative District candidates of opposite parties Thursday morning was notable for its collegiality.  Republican Spencer

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State, county both plan culvert removal to clear way for Purdy Creek fish

Sep 08, 2022 | By:

The state has begun work to remove three fish passage barriers on Purdy Creek and Pierce County is planning to replace two others.

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‘Our Fisherman, Our Guardian’ statue to be unveiled Sept. 15

Sep 02, 2022 | By:

A 14-foot statue honoring the area’s original inhabitants will be unveiled in a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. The city of Gig Harbor announced the unveiling and

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Eddon Boatyard house will soon be open to public again

Aug 22, 2022 | By:

The brick house at Eddon Boatyard is one step closer to being open to the public. The Gig Harbor City Council unanimously approved an agreement with Gig Harbor BoatShop for

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