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Report: State’s economic outlook continues to worsen

Washington remained in the lower half of U.S. states in terms of economic outlook, according to a new report that faults the state's high tax burden and rising labor costs.

Gov. Inslee signs bill making it harder to dissolve library districts

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a bill that changes the process for how library districts can be dissolved.

Nature-based program for preschool - 8th grade

The Eatonville School District has introduced a brand-new outdoor, nature-based program starting in the fall of 2024 at Columbia Crest Academy.

Savvy Senior: Recommended vaccines for Medicare recipients

My husband and I recently turned 65 and would like to find out which vaccines are recommended and covered by Medicare?

Various factors driving up car insurance premiums in Washington state

On the heels of a double-digit increase last year, Washington state drivers can expect to pay even more for auto insurance this year.

Mineral Lake annual Fishing Derby April 27

2024 Mineral Lake annual Fishing Derby is Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28.

The Daffodil Princesses to read to children

The Daffodil Princesses will visit several Pierce County Library System locations this spring to read with children.

Ahead of spring, gas prices on the rise in Washington state

On Monday, the average cost for a gallon of gas in the Evergreen State increased to nearly $4.31 per gallon — up 40 cents compared to a month ago, according to AAA.

Seattle to spend $3.5M expanding citywide preschool program

Seattle will spend $3.5 million to expand its Seattle Preschool Program, which focuses on advancing educational equity and reducing race-based opportunity gaps.

‘Field and Fins’ April 27

The Upper Nisqually communities of Ashford and Mineral present, "Fields and Fins," scheduled for April 27.

Nature-based program begins in fall at Columbia Crest

“Little Explorers Adventure Academy” is a new program for 3- and 4-year-olds.

Arbor Health surgeon receives ‘Excellence in Healthcare’ award

The awards recognize those who excel throughout the year in a number of categories.

Eatonville School District unveils strategic plan

The five-year plan is intended to guide ESD's educational decisions.

Sheriff's Mountain Detachment moving closer to new HQ

A previous county budget allocated $4.8M for building a new Foothills precinct, although a location has yet to be determined.

Audit: Pierce Superior Court’s financial operations a ‘serious concern’

The audit found a number of issues, including a lack of action to pay out 11 large accounts held in trust.

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