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23 hrs ago | Peninsula Daily News

Former Tacoma teacher, Sequim native sentenced in sex case

Sequim native Meredith Powell has been sentenced to six months in the Pierce County jail for having sex with two of her students and sending naked photos to a third while she was a teacher at Lincoln High School in Tacoma.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Sequim, WA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Seattle Times

Pierce County judge upholds Fife ban on pot businesses

A Pierce County judge Friday upheld the city of Fife's ban on marijuana businesses, saying the state law legalizing pot did not mandate cities to allow them.

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Related Topix: Fife, WA, Marijuana, ACLU

Fri Aug 29, 2014

KOMO News

Judge upholds local pot business ban in Wash. state

A Washington state judge says a small city can continue to ban licensed marijuana businesses, even if they're allowed under state law.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Ronald, WA, Fife, WA, Tacoma, WA

The Stranger

Harsh Toke? Attorney General Wins Fight to Let WA Cities Ban Pot Stores

A small city in Washington State is legally justified in banning pot stores , even though pot stores are legally allowed under state law, according to a Pierce County judge's decision this afternoon.

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Related Topix: Fife, WA, Drugs, Marijuana, ACLU

Mass Transit

Parking, Pedestrian and Bike Options Chosen as Preferred Alternatives ...

The Sound Transit Board of Directors on Aug. 28 unanimously identified additional parking and access improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists at the popular Sounder train stations in Puyallup and Sumner.

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Related Topix: Puyallup, WA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Cybercast News Service

No-pot city takes aim at Washington marijuana law

To Tedd Wetherbee, the vacant storefront seems a suitable spot for selling pot. It's in a strip mall across from BJ's Bingo parlor, in a long commercial stretch occupied by fast-food joints, dry cleaners and massage parlors.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs, Washington, Fife, WA, Tacoma, WA

KOMO News

Charges: Man in stolen car attacks deputies while high on meth

A 21-year-old man who attacked two deputies in a "vicious fight" after being caught driving a stolen car admitted to taking meth 10 minutes before the incident, according to charges filed in Pierce County Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Spanaway, WA

KIRO-TV Seattle

Man charged in 1993 fatal Wash. stabbing

A man charged with fatally stabbing a Spanaway, Washington, woman while she babysat two young relatives more than two decades ago has been extradited from Florida.

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Related Topix: Spanaway, WA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

2 Puget Sound schools install bus cameras

Two Puget Sound school districts are installing cameras on their school buses to catch drivers who speed around them.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., King County, WA

The Daily Caller

Police In Washington State Have Been Secretly Intercepting Cellphone Traffic For Years

The Tacoma Police Department in Washington state has been secretly using anti-terrorist cellphone interception technology to sweep up call records, texts and other sensitive data belonging to innocent civilians without a warrant for the last six years.

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Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Columbian

Updated Snohomish has lowest primary voter turnout in state

Snohomish County had the dubious distinction of recording the lowest voter turnout in the state during the primary election.

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Related Topix: Snohomish County, WA, Snohomish, WA, Ferry County, WA, Garfield County, WA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Seattle Times

State’s boarding ban is delayed until justices can rule

The state's ban on psychiatric boarding will not go into effect until the state Supreme Court rules on a request for a 120-day delay.

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Related Topix: King County, WA, US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

KHQ-TV Spokane

Body found in car outside home was homicide victim

The Pierce County medical examiner's office says a 23-year-old man found dead in a car outside a Parkland, Washington, home died from multiple gunshot wounds.

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Related Topix: Parkland, WA

KOMO News

Charges: Man on ATV who tried to outrun cop 'was being stupid'

A 19-year-old man driving an all-terrain vehicle last Thursday near Roy admitted he was "being stupid" when he tried to outrun a pursuing police officer, according to charges filed in Pierce County Superior Court.

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KUOW-FM Seattle

Tiny Fife Takes Center Stage In Marijuana Ban Lawsuit

A lawsuit over bans on marijuana businesses is headed to Pierce County Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Fife, WA, ACLU

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

2 men arrested in fatal Tacoma motel shooting case

Tacoma police say they have arrested two men in their investigation of a fatal shooting at a motel on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Seattle Times

Killer at 15, Washington man resentenced, now eligible for parole

A Pierce County judge Friday erased Michael Harris' original sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering Paul Wang in 1987 and resentenced him to 25 years to life, The News Tribune reported.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Supreme Court

KHQ-TV Spokane

Killer at 15, Wash. man now eligible for parole

The Tacoma News Tribune reports that a Pierce County judge on Friday erased Michael Harris' original sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering Steilacoom marina owner Paul Wang in 1987 and resentenced him to 25 years to life.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, US News, US Supreme Court

Seattle Times

Pierce County deputies shoot man in Tacoma

Two deputies shot and wounded a knife-wielding man late Friday night, said a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff's office.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

But she doesn't have an average career. She is an international icon after becoming the first South Korean to travel to space.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, us Travel, Seattle Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Puyallup, WA

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