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1 hr ago | 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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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

KING-TV Seattle

Big job fair Tuesday for teens, young adults in Tacoma

Teen JobFest 2014 on Tuesday is expecting a huge turn-out with more than 600 teens and young adults pre-registered and 50 companies looking to hire.

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The News Tribune

Upcoming at Bates College: How lullabies can help your baby learn

Explore how loving and warm interactions with babies and toddlers -- think: singing lullabies or reciting nursery rhymes -- promote healthy brain development at Bates Technical College's Brain Series lecture.

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Bellingham Herald

Whatcom Tea Party hosts ex-auditor, eschews rally, for Tax Day

Along with death and taxes came the certainty of the tea party holding a rally along a busy city street around April 15th, not so affectionately known as "Tax Day."

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, Whatcom County, WA, Bellingham, WA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The News Tribune

University Place woman who made false rape report charged with 2 felonies

Police across the state are on the lookout for a University Place woman who allegedly made up a story of being raped to protect the man now accused of beating her 5-year-old son so severely he required surgery to relieve brain bleeding.

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Related Topix: University Place, WA, Tacoma, WA

The News Tribune

Man who ran from Puyalllup wreck charged with vehicular assault

Not guilty pleas were entered Monday on behalf of a 33-year-old South Hill man suspected of crashing his SUV into a passenger car and then fleeing the scene on foot, sparking a manhunt that ended in his arrest Sunday.

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Related Topix: South Hill, WA, Puyallup, WA

KOMO News

Charges: Man with long history of random assaults attacks teen

A Pierce County teen is showing signs of PTSD after being attacked by a man with a 15-year-history of unprovoked assaults outside a University Place Safeway last month, according to charges filed April 8 with Pierce County Superior Court.

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The Olympian

Master Builders leader closing a door

Dickey's Remodel & Repair owner Tim Dickey gives a talk Sunday on remodeling to improve accessibility during the Olympia Master Builders' Big Home and Garden show at Saint Martin's University in Lacey.

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Related Topix: Saint Martin's University, Lacey, WA, Olympia, WA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

NWCN.com

Search ends for Puyallup hit-and-run suspect

After hours of searching, Puyallup Police have located the man who they say crashed into a vehicle and fled on foot late Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Puyallup, WA

Bellingham Herald

ASTRONOMY: Spring weather opens possibilities for stargazing

As the weather warms up and clouds roll away, Western Washingtonians will have the chance to reacquaint themselves with a natural phenomenon many haven't seen since last summer: the stars.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Washington, Orting, WA, Roy, WA, Olympia, WA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Seattle Times

Feds prosecute tax-fraud cases

A Kent tax preparer was indicted and a Pierce County woman pleaded guilty Friday in separate tax-fraud cases, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Tax, Tacoma, WA, Social Security, Personal Finance

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