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Saturday, November 28, 2015 This Week's Paper
Second Annual Holiday Heritage Swing Dance ‘Hollywood by the Sea’ Nov. 13

The public is invited to “Hollywood by the Sea,” the second annual Holiday Heritage Swing Dance presented by the Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission and City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office on Friday, Nov. 13, from 6 – 9 p.m. at Titlow Lodge (8425 6th Ave).

The event will feature the Pierce County Community Big Band, a swing dance demonstration by Studio 6 Ballroom, with free refreshments and a no-host bar. Attendees are encouraged to come in their best Old Hollywood attire. This historic preservation fundraiser is commemorating Tacoma’s cinematic past when…

Applicants Sought for Board of Ethics

The Tacoma City Council is looking for applicants to fill four positions on the Board of Ethics.

The Board of Ethics consists of five regular members, recommended by the Government Performance and Finance Committee and appointed by the City Council. The membership term is three years and is composed of City residents.

The role of the Board is to receive, investigate, and make recommendations for disposition of complaints of violation of the Code of Ethics by the City Manager, the Director of Public Utilities, a member of the Public Utility Board (Utility Board), or a City-elected…

Report Examines Marijuana Use By Drivers Involved in Deadly Crashes

Since Washington legalized the adult use of recreational marijuana, many have asked the Washington Traffic Safety Commission how this change may impact traffic safety. The Commission took the first step toward understanding the issue by releasing a new report today providing a detailed examination of marijuana positive drivers involved in deadly crashes.
This is the first time in Washington that crash data on marijuana positive drivers has distinguished between drivers who test positive for THC, the impairing substance in marijuana, and those who have residual marijuana, called carboxy,…

Video News: County to see $1.5 billion in state projects, meet a pumpkin farmer, and more

Pierce County News for the week of Oct. 22 on PCTV:

South Sound 911 launches new dispatch system
Pierce County to get $1.5 billion in state transportation projects
Congestion relief for I-5 through JBLM will come over 10 years
McMillin Bridge near Orting finds new life
Puyallup tests permeable pavement in neighborhoods
County presents Standing Ovation Awards—Londa Caine
Meet the Farmer: the modern-day pumpkin patch
Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Halloween Monster Skate, Junior Top Chefs

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Metro Parks middle school youth development programs recognized for quality

A Seattle foundation that aims to empower young people to transform their lives has honored Metro Parks’ middle school program with an award for its continual commitment to quality.

Representatives of the Raikes Foundation presented the 2015 Youth Program Quality Initiative Pinnacle Award to members of Metro Parks’ youth services team at an event Oct. 19 at the University of Washington in Seattle.

The award, together with a $500 prize, means Metro Parks middle school program stands out as tops among other youth development programs in Pierce County.
Youth services…

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