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1 hr ago | North Kitsap Herald

NKF&R personnel help firefighting efforts in Eastern Washington

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue firefighters Alex Hickey and Rico LeMay are working with others from Bainbridge Island and Pierce County on a wildland initial attack team in Eastern Washington.

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Related Topix: Washington, Tonasket, WA, Weather, Mason County, WA, Douglas County, WA

5 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Toxic algae bloom reported at Wapato Lake

A toxic algae bloom in Tacoma's Wapato Lake has made the water unsafe for people and pets, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

10 hrs ago | North Kitsap Herald

Kitsap County health officials expand shellfish harvesting closure

Marine biotoxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning have been detected in very high levels in shellfish samples from the Liberty Bay Marina in Poulsbo, according to the Kitsap Public Health District.

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Related Topix: Kitsap County, WA, Poulsbo, WA, Hansville, WA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The News Tribune

Pierce County Council approves displaying "In God We Trust" after volatile debate

The Pierce County Council voted Tuesday to display the national motto "In God We Trust" in the Council Chambers after more than two hours of volatile debate.

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Related Topix: Bonney Lake, WA, Tacoma, WA, Lakewood, WA

Exit 133

Tacoma City Business Preview - Week of July 29, 2014

At this week's City Council study session a representative from the Local and Regional Government Alliance on Race & Equity will provide an overview on what equity is, and how to use the information in the budgeting process for the 2015-2016 biennial budget.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

The News Tribune

Tacoma man allegedly threatens to kill judge after bail increase

Note to criminal defendants: It's OK, understandable even, to be mad if things don't go your way in court.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The News Tribune

Police seek man charged in Parkland home invasion robbery

A man accused of a home invasion robbery in Parkland has a warrant out for his arrest, after police say they found his fingerprints on a bottle of vodka left at the scene.

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Related Topix: Parkland, WA

The News Tribune

Robbers hit 5 South Sound banks in 8 days

Detectives are looking for robbers they say hit five banks in eight days this month in Pierce and South King counties.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

Bellingham Herald

Pierce County Council set to make controversial decision on posting a oeIn God We Trusta

After being inundated with emails and media attention, the Pierce County Council will face a controversial decision Tuesday on whether to display the national motto "In God We Trust" in the Council Chambers.

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Related Topix: Bonney Lake, WA, Graham, WA, Tacoma, WA

KING-TV Seattle

'In God We Trust' display considered in Pierce County

A resolution that would make the Pierce County Council chambers the first public place in Washington to display the national motto "In God We Trust" will be discussed at two public meetings this week.

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The News Tribune

Suspected embezzlements being investigated at two PTAs in Pierce County

Two Parent Teacher Associations associated with Tacoma Public Schools are missing thousands of dollars, and police have opened investigations into possible embezzlement.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Fircrest, WA

The News Tribune

Music, food fill Wright Park for 2014 Ethnic Fest

There have been brief sprinkles throughout the years, but nothing more than "dust control," coordinator Lori Raisch said of the annual arts and culture celebration in downtown Tacoma's Wright Park.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

The News Tribune

Music, food fill Wright Park for 2014 Ethnic Fest

There have been brief sprinkles throughout the years, but nothing more than "dust control," coordinator Lori Raisch said of the annual arts and culture celebration in downtown Tacoma's Wright Park.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

KING-TV Seattle

'In God We Trust' display considered in Pierce County

A resolution that would make the Pierce County Council chambers the first public place in Washington to display the national motto "In God We Trust" will be discussed at two public meetings this week.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The News Tribune

Suspected embezzlements being investigated at two PTAs in Pierce County

Two Parent Teacher Associations associated with Tacoma Public Schools are missing thousands of dollars, and police have opened investigations into possible embezzlement.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Fircrest, WA

The News Tribune

List of Pierce County'stop employers expands

Chronicling all companies and firms with 100 employees or more in Pierce County, the 2014 Major Employers list compiled by the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County shows one significant difference over the 2013 compilation.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The News Tribune

Pierce County councilman wants "In God We Trust" displayed in council chambers

The national motto has been used on U.S. coins since 1864. The words "In God We Trust" are engraved above the entrance to the U.S. Senate chamber and above the Speaker's dais in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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The News Tribune

Edgewood voters to decide whether strong mayor should lead city

Edgewood voters will decide in November if they want to change the city's form of government - a move apparently precipitated by residents who want to oust the current city manager.

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Related Topix: Edgewood, WA, Puyallup, WA, Tacoma, WA

The News Tribune

Get Out: Salmon bake, Scottish Highland Games, Ethnic Fest and more happenings this weekend

Enjoy a traditional salmon bake and help support the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association at its annual Salmon Bake fundraiser at Sunnyside Beach on Chambers Creek Road in Steilacoom.

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Related Topix: Steilacoom, WA, Enumclaw, WA, Tacoma, WA

The News Tribune

After a century, Tacoma-based Lucks Food Decorating Co. has become a respected, international brand

The icing on the cake is the icing on the cake for a century-old Tacoma company relatively unknown in its own hometown.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food, Fife, WA

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