Puyallup http://kplu.org en With New Levy, Orting Hopes For No More Chronic Flooding Of Puyallup River http://kplu.org/post/new-levy-orting-hopes-no-more-chronic-flooding-puyallup-river <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Devastating floods in the Puyallup River valley near </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Orting</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are soon to become a thing of the past.</span></p><p>The city is breaking ground on a new&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">$16 million levy. The project will restore the landscape around the river at the foot of Mount Rainer to something more natural, with room for floodwaters to soak into the landscape.</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 04:21:41 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 11867 at http://kplu.org With New Levy, Orting Hopes For No More Chronic Flooding Of Puyallup River Buried explosives and weapons found in Puyallup http://kplu.org/post/buried-explosives-and-weapons-found-puyallup <p>An informant's tip has led authorities to find four homemade explosive devices and other weapons buried at a Puyallup site.</p><p>Traffic was diverted Friday afternoon from the site on Shaw Road East and several homes were briefly evacuated. Puyallup police, federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents and members of the Pierce County sheriff's bomb squad responded.</p><p>ATF spokeswoman Cheryl Bishop says the cache may be tied to a fugitive killed in a confrontation with bail bond agents in Lakewood more than two years ago.</p> Sat, 08 Jan 2011 07:40:06 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 502 at http://kplu.org