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12 min ago | Bellingham Herald

ENVIRONMENT: Call to volunteers to help clean area parks

Volunteers will be out in force Saturday, helping clean area parks during the 13th annual Parks Appreciation Day - a celebration of Earth Day, Arbor Day and National Parks Week.

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Related Topix: Bonney Lake, WA, Gig Harbor, WA, Fircrest, WA, University Place, WA, Fife, WA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Seattle Times

How 3 visionaries brought the U.S. Open to Chambers Bay

Former Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg stands in front of his grand vision: a destination golf course that would not only bring in tourists, but would also host a U.S. Open, which Chambers Bay will do in June 2015.

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Related Topix: University Place, WA, Tacoma, WA

The News Tribune

Three of the "buddy bandits" bank robbers in custody

Pierce County prosecutors have charged three of the so-called “buddy bandits” accused of robbing nine banks in Washington.

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Related Topix: Federal Way, WA, King County, WA, Frederickson, WA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The News Tribune

Pierce County schools earn recognition from state for academics

The Washington Achievement Award is sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education.

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Related Topix: Index, WA

The News Tribune

Judge rejects Steven Powell's request for state-paid sex offender treatment

Steven Powell's request to have the taxpayers pick up the tab for his court-ordered sex offender treatment was rejected Friday, in no small part because Powell conceded in court that his argument was flawed.

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Related Topix: Puyallup, WA

The News Tribune

Pierce County men arrested with 45 pounds of pot

Two Pierce County men were arrested late Thursday with 45 pounds of marijuana in their Saturn station wagon, according to the Oregon State Police.

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Related Topix: Spanaway, WA, Bonney Lake, WA

KOMO News

Widow of former soldier wants police shooting inquest

Brian McLeod died following a fight in his University Place apartment. McLeod's family and friends staged a demonstration Thursday after the medical examiner turned down the request.

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Related Topix: University Place, WA, Fircrest, WA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Exit 133

I-5 Congestion Around JBLM - How Do You Fix It?

If I-5 south of Tacoma, specifically that lovely stretch through JBLM, is part of your regular commute, you may want to take note of an upcoming open house .

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

Washington State Department of Health

Vaughn Bay closed to shellfish harvesting; 14 others listed as threatened

The state Department of Health has closed harvesting in part of Vaughn Bay in Pierce County due to high levels of fecal bacteria.

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Related Topix: Washington, Grays Harbor County, WA, Jefferson County, WA, King County, WA, Kitsap County, WA

KING-TV Seattle

Restrictions planned for old, congested Pierce Co. bridge

The Pierce County Council is expected to approve new restrictions on the old Milroy Bridge next month, preventing large tractor-trailers from clogging the old, frequently backed up crossing over the Puyallup River.

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Related Topix: Fife, WA, Tacoma, WA, Seattle, WA

The News Tribune

Mayor-council-CAO model would move city forward

I have had the privilege of serving as a member of two Tacoma Charter Review Committees in 1973 and again this year.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The News Tribune

Police: Lakewood robber snatches cash from register as clerks ring him up

Police are trying to identify a man who they believe robbed seven Lakewood businesses recently by grabbing cash from registers as he pretended to make purchases.

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Related Topix: Lakewood, WA, Tacoma, WA

The News Tribune

Kent man sues over dropped rape charges

A 22-year-old Kent man has sued Pierce County and members of the Sheriff's Department, contending he was falsely arrested for rape three years ago.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Tacoma, WA

The News Tribune

Steven Powell asks state to pay for treatment

In a motion filed April 2 in Pierce County Superior Court, Powell - the father-in-law of presumed murder victim Susan Cox Powell - argues that the state Department of Corrections did not make sex offender treatment available to him while he was in prison as it should have.

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Related Topix: Puyallup, WA

The News Tribune

University Place council slaps ban on marijuana businesses

The University Place City Council made the unanimous decision Monday night to ban recreational marijuana businesses from operating in the city of 31,000.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, University Place, WA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The News Tribune

Soldier with Pierce County roots to get Medal of Honor

A former Bonney Lake man will receive the Medal of Honor for his valor fighting in Afghanistan's Nuristan province, the White House announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Bonney Lake, WA, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, Explosion

KOMO News

Charges: Men in 'beater car' terrorize neighbors, assault resident

An 18-year-old man recently obtained an "old beater car" and spent last Friday using it to terrorize his neighborhood and beating up a resident who told him and his friends to slow down, according to charges filed Monday with Pierce County Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison

Kitsap Sun

Hand-decorated furniture by Gig Harbor artists will raise funds for furniture bank

Anne Knapp's "Raven's Tale" cedar chest, embellished with hand-tool cooper depicting the Native American legend "Raven Steals the Sun" is one of many refurbished furniture items up for auction at the fifth annual Chair Affair on April 25. Chair Affair, a gala auction to raise funds for Northwest Furniture Bank, features hand-decorated chairs and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Gig Harbor, WA, Tacoma, WA

The News Tribune

Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer raise re-election cash

Two South Sound members of Congress have well-stocked campaign coffers as they gear up for their first re-election bids.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Derek Kilmer, Gig Harbor, WA, Thurston County, WA, Shelton, WA, Puyallup, WA

Kitsap Sun

Pierce County Executive presses for extra outreach during 911 outage

Pierce County quickly mobilized in the early hours of Thursday, April 10, to support local 911 dispatch centers during a multi-state outage.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

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