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This August, Key Peninsula voters will have the choice to make the fire district’s longstanding emergency medical services levy permanent. The current levy was approved … more
After hearing arguments from lawyers for both Hope Recovery Center and No On HRC June 5, Pierce County Hearing Examiner Stephen Causseaux, Jr. ruled that Pierce County’s … more
Sen. Emily Randall, D-Bremerton Insure All Washingtonians It’s time we covered all Washingtonians. When I talk to our neighbors in Lakebay, Lake Holiday and Vaughn, I hear over and over … more
Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard School Funding Reform  Last June, when the state Supreme Court ruled that the Legislature finally complied with the McCleary decision, many lawmakers … more
Councilman Derek Young (D-Gig Harbor) Happy New Year Heading into my second and final term, I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve Pierce County again. We’re proud of what we’ve been … more
Councilman Derek Young (D-Gig Harbor) With summer wrapping up, the council heads into its busiest time of the year. The county executive will soon deliver his proposed budget and the normal cycle … more
Councilman Derek Young (D-Gig Harbor) School Bond In the wake of the school bond vote narrowly failing to reach the required supermajority, a question I get asked quite a bit is, “What’s … more
Councilman Derek Young (D-Gig Harbor) 2018 Budget Adopted Last month, the Pierce County Council unanimously passed the 2018 budget, which was signed into law by County Executive Bruce Dammeier. … more
Councilman Derek Young (D-7th) Budget Season Budget season always sneaks up on me. While local governments typically pass their ordinances around Thanksgiving or early December, the process … more
Councilman Derek Young (D-7th) Advances on Mental Health and Safety After months of debate, the Pierce County Council passed a supplemental budget in June. I cosponsored the bill and … more
State Rep. Michelle Caldier (R-26th) Rep. Michelle Caldier (R-26th) KP Projects in new budget Every biennium, the Washington State Legislature adopts three major budgets. The largest is the … more
State Sen. Jan Angel (R-26th) Sen. Jan Angel (R-26th) In support of SB 5239 What if the government said you could drill a well, but you couldn't draw any water from it? That is happening … more
Councilman Derek Young (D-7th) Budget Proposal Impacts on the KP The Pierce County executive proposed budget amendments last month on a number of issues that are important to the Key … more
Sheila Ward Niven Community connects Have you ever wondered what projects the fire department is working on or what a Safe Sitter class looks like? In an effort to encourage communication … more
State Sen. Jan Angel (R-26th) Sen. Jan Angel (R-26th) A new school funding idea from the Legislature By this point, you likely have heard about the issues Washington is having with funding … more
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