Blue-green algae, also known as a cyanobacteria, can produce a toxin that is dangerous to swimmers.  - Mark Sadowski

Toxic algae found in Lake Tapps; Health department cautions swimmers, but waters clear of toxins

  • Today at 10:19AM

Lake Tapps isn't closed, but the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is cautioning people that swimming, wading or fishing in the lake could be unsafe due to reports of toxic algae.


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Annual Kite Festival takes flight Aug. 28 | Pierce County

  • Today at 12:00PM

A spectacularly colorful day of all things kites will take place at Pierce County Parks & Recreation’s annual Kite Festival on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Meadow located at Chambers Creek Regional Park, 6320 Grandview Dr. in University Place.

Tourism special | Pierce County TV

  • Aug 22, 2016 at 4:00PM

Pierce County News for the week of August 18, 2016.

August 23 city council agenda | Bonney Lake

  • Aug 22, 2016 at 4:00PM

The agenda and full agenda packet for the August 23, 2016 City Council Meeting are now available to view online.

Cold case suspect extradited from Mexico ordered to undergo mental evaluation | Pierce County Prosecutor

  • Aug 22, 2016 at 3:07PM

Last Friday the Pierce County Prosecutor’s office planned to arraign Gabriel Indelicio Nevarez, 28, on one count of first degree murder for the 2007 drive-by shooting of Kyle Grinnell, 46. Instead, the judge in the case ordered Nevarez undergo an evaluation at Western State Hospital to determine if he is competent to stand trial.

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