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Sep 19, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Promoting United Government Efforts to Save Our Sound (PUGET SOS) Act, H.R. 2247, passed through the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee by voice vote.
Jul 5, 2018 In The News
The Puyallup community came out Thursday to play chess on new tables honoring fallen Staff Sgt. Bryan Black.
Jun 28, 2018 In The News
As the holiday approaches, Fourth of July revelers are gearing up for a day of fireworks. Be warned: Discharging fireworks into the wee hours of the morning is against the law in many local cities and unincorporated Pierce County.
Jun 22, 2018 In The News
Last fall, the Puyallup community gathered to remember United States Army Staff Sergeant Bryan Black who was killed in Niger along with three other members of his Special Forces team. On July 5th, the community will once again come together to honor Black's memory with the installation of two permanent chess tables in Pioneer Park.
May 24, 2018 In The News
Imagine having the technology to prevent decades of airline or automobile catastrophes but not implementing it. It’s unthinkable, and yet, since 1969, the National Transportation Safety Board has investigated 148 railway accidents and determined that Positive Train Control, a system that slows or stops a train using automated brakes, could have prevented all of them.
May 24, 2018 In The News
Puyallup’s annual Memorial Day program will feature guest speakers, U.S. Rep. Denny Heck and Sen. Hans Zeiger, R-Puyallup.
May 10, 2018 In The News
The City of Yelm will host a free 5K run, walk, bike on the Friday before Memorial Day to remember service members who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This will be the city’s first Memorial Day event.
Apr 27, 2018 In The News
Native American tribes have been free to own and operate breweries and wineries since the 1950s, but they are still prohibited from operating distilleries on tribal land under a 184-year-old law. That would change under a bill co-sponsored by Southwest Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, who is proposing to repeal a 19th-century prohibition on tribal distilleries.
Apr 20, 2018 In The News
The Rail Passengers Association (RPA) recognized Jim Hamre's life and memory by posthumously awarding him the Association's Golden Spike Award at the Association’s Congressional Reception. Hamre was a strong advocate for passenger rail in the Pacific Northwest as a member of RPA and vice president of All Aboard Washington.
Apr 17, 2018 In The News
President Trump, doing a backroom political deal, has promised that states can enact their own marijuana laws and regulations, and that there will be no Justice Department crackdown on states where recreational pot is legal.