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Category: Puyallup


Puyallup City Council unanimously passes halfway house ordinance, bans multiple sex offenders, violent felons from living in residential areas

The Puyallup City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday night that bans two or more sex offenders or violent felons from living together in residential areas in the city limits.

The first reading of the ordinance was back in February, and Tuesday’s vote builds on a recently signed state law that limits how many former inmates using state-issued rental vouchers can live together.

The action follows a 10-month emotionally charged public process that sparked the effort at the state level.

The city’s ordinance prohibits two or more offenders from living together in any residential zone within city limits. It also

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Washington State Fair to host Carnival of Madness Tour featuring Shinedown, Skillet, others

The Washington State Fair announced another concert as part of its annual concert series, according to a news release Monday.

The Carnival of Madness Tour, which includes four American rock bands, is set for Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. Shinedown, Skillet, In This Moment and We As Human will all perform as part of the Washington State Fair Concert Series, which runs Sept. 6-22.

Tickets for the event go on sale Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m., according to the release. They range from $35-$45 and include fair admission.

Fairgoers can purchase tickets online at

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Officials hold open house on 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update at Puyallup Public Library

The city of Puyallup is planning for its 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update, and wants the public’s feedback.

The Planning Commission is inviting citizens to an open house meeting regarding the major update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan to learn more about the details and get input from residents.

It is tonight from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Puyallup Public Library’s north and south meeting rooms at 324 South Meridian.

The purpose of the open house is to provide information regarding the two-year update process and to receive public input on the vision for Puyallup in 2035, according to the city’s website.

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Spooner Farms strawberry season officially begins Friday

Great news for East Pierce County berry lovers — strawberries are back.

Spooner Farms announced in a Facebook post on Thursday that its strawberry season begins Friday, June 7.

The post indicated the main farm location and the berry stand on East Main in Puyallup both will be open Friday.

Manager Sam Spooner said the season is starting slightly early this year, due to early warm weather. He said the season usually begins around mid-June in an average year.

“It varies year to year,” Spooner said. “We had an early hot streak that started the berries in bloom.”

Spooner Farms

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Puyallup city officials to wear high heels, raise awareness about domestic violence issues during Meeker Days

Puyallup’s annual Meeker Days will include a charitable event to benefit sexual assault resources in Pierce County.

The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser, part of an international movement designed to raise awareness about domestic violence issues, will be June 22 at 10 a.m. with an associated 5K fun run starting at 9 a.m., according to a city press release.

Last year, Puyallup City Council members participated in the Tacoma-Pierce County event where participants wear high heels and walk a mile — literally — in women’s shoes. This year, Puyallup is hosting a local offshoot of the march.


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Milton approves joint resolution with Fife, Edgewood that rejects Pierce Transit cuts, moves ahead alternative proposal

The Milton City Council unanimously approved a joint resolution with Fife and Edgewood that rejects Pierce Transit’s plan for cuts to service in the three cities and proposes an alternative to soften the blow of the reductions.

Last month both Fife and Edgewood city councils approved the resolution, which will move to the Pierce Transit board for review upon Milton’s approval of the resolution at a special study session Monday night.

The planned transit cuts are part of a sweeping reduction in Pierce Transit service across Pierce County. The affected routes in the Milton area include Routes 501 and 402,

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Cheap Trick to perform at Washington State Fair as part of annual concert series

Cheap Trick will perform as part of the Washington State Fair Concert Series in the fall, according to a Fair press release.

The hard rock group will perform on Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $55, including Fair gate admission, and go on sale Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased online at thefair.com/concerts or in person at the Fair’s box office at  9th Avenue Southwest and Meridian Street on Saturdays from 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m.

The Washington State Fair runs Sept. 6-22. Other concerts as part of the Fair’s annual concert series

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Pop stars Carly Rae Jepsen, Hot Chelle Rae added to long list of concerts at the Washington State Fair

A popular pair of Raes in pop music will hit the stage at the Washington State Fair in September, according to a fair news release.

Canadia Idol star Carly Rae Jepsen and the pop quartet Hot Chelle Rae will perform on Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Fair’s concert series.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 1, and cost $20-$50 including Fair admission. Tickets can be purchased online at thefair.com/concerts or in person at the Fair’s box office at 9th Avenue SW and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., according to the release.

The Washington State Fair

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