Budget deficits, potential lay-offs, and long-term sustainability | Fire Chief update

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After the levy failure, the department met seven times for more than 30 hours with the Local 3520 Executive Board to discuss possible solutions to this budget crisis. Although there have been positive discussions in these meetings, the department’s leadership and the Local 3520 Executive Board have fundamentally different perceptions on budgets, the use of the Ending Fund Balance and the overall long-term financial stability of the department.

Bonney Lake Urban Growth Area expansion denied

  • Dec 15, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Dec 19, 2014 at 6:21PM

Cities looking to expand their influence were met with unanimous rejection last week. Buckley, Carbonado and Bonney Lake had asked the Pierce County Planning Commission to expand their Urban Growth Areas – in some cases adding small parcels and minimal acreage, in other cases taking in large and valuable chunks of real estate.

Spartan girls lead SPSL 3A | Basketball results

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The Sumner Spartans played Auburn Mountainview on Dec. 18 and led 53-35.

120 agencies partner for statewide holiday DUI patrols | Washington State Patrol

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If you choose to drive while impaired this holiday season, there are 120 police agencies around Washington committed to making sure you are arrested and successfully prosecuted.

Santa wrapping up visiting East Pierce fire stations

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As the Christmas holiday approaches, Santa will be visiting his last East Pierce fire stations this weekend.

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