Government

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Election profile: Caldier vs. Macklin for state House

Oct 25, 2022 | By:

Republican state Rep. Michelle Caldier and Democratic challenger Matt Macklin both have professional experience in health care. So it should be no surprise that each identified health-related issues as among

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Candidates Caldier and Macklin discuss education, health care and growth

Oct 21, 2022 | By:

Crime and the economy have been the top issues in this fall’s campaign, judging by questions asked by audiences at a series of debates and forums. So it was a

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Old Olalla missile site now just a blip on community’s radar

Oct 13, 2022 | By:

Olalla was home to one of many Nike anti-aircraft missile batteries around the country in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It was closed after a few years because of improved technology and the changing Soviet threat from bombers to ICBMs.

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City council approves purchase of new police cars

Oct 12, 2022 | By:

The Gig Harbor City Council on Monday authorized the purchase of two new Ford hybrid SUV police cars from an out-of-state dealer. City Administrator Katrina Knutson noted that purchasing police

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Two key moments from the Key Peninsula candidate forum

Oct 12, 2022 | By:

Near the end of a candidate forum held Tuesday evening in Vaughn, state Rep. Jesse Young told the audience about text messages he received earlier that night.  Young said the

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Soil sample drilling to slow traffic on 38th Avenue

Oct 04, 2022 | By:

Soil sampling is part of the design phase, which will continue into next summer. Construction to to add bike lanes on both sides of the street and a sidewalk, planter strip and lighting on the east side will occur in 2024.

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City celebrates North Creek Salmon Heritage Site purchase

Oct 03, 2022 | By:

Gig Harbor will celebrate two milestones this week, according to Mayor Tracie Markley. The city, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and the Lyons Family Trust will celebrate the acquisition of

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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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