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  1. Tacoma man to serve 8 years in prison for prostituting teensRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | HeraldNet

    ... abuse of a minor. Court records state that Eskridge brought two teen runaways, aged 15 and 16, from Spokane to Pierce County in March 2013. He made a sexually explicit video of the girls and advertised them on Backpage.com. Share your comments: Log ...

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  2. Charge: Lakewood man beat toddler, hung her from balconyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KIMA

    A Lakewood man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree child assault after police say he severely beat his 2-year-old daughter and dangled her from a third-floor balcony for throwing up her oatmeal. Seaton Moore Jr., 20, entered the not guilty plea Thursday in Pierce County Superior Court.

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  3. Teen, 15, charged with murder in Tacoma drive-by shootingRead the original story

    Yesterday | KHQ-TV Spokane

    A 15-year-old Tacoma teen has been charged with murder in a gang-related drive-by shooting that authorities say killed an innocent bystander. Pierce County prosecutors charged the teen in juvenile court Wednesday in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Brandon Morris.

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  4. Group hopes to put $15 minimum wage on Tacoma ballotRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    A proposal to raise Tacoma's minimum wage to $15 an hour could be headed for the city's November ballot. A group called 15 Now Tacoma turned in signatures to Pierce County officials late Monday hoping to quality its initiative for the Nov. 4 ballot.

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  5. $15 minimum wage issue may head to Tacoma ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | The Columbian

    ... at least 3,160 registered Tacoma voters to qualify for the Nov. 3 ballot. The signatures will be sent to the Pierce County Auditor's Office and compared against voter registration records. Auditor Julie Anderson said the signature pages also will be ...

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  6. Now Reading: Cops must now get a warrant to use stingrays in Washington stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Exit 133

    ... than a little secretive about how the technology worked, and what happened to that information. In November Pierce County placed stronger requirements on the use of the devices , an now Washington State lawmakers have passed a law requiring police ...

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  7. Memorial services set for kayaker on Hobuck Beach - and accounts differ about how he diedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | Peninsula Daily News

    A memorial service will be planned on Hobuck Beach after a founder of the Washington chapter of the nonprofit Heroes on the Water died there, said Roland Abiva's friend and a co-founder of the organization. Abiva, 39, who lived in Graham in Pierce County, was pronounced dead at the Sophie Trettevick PHS Indian Health Center in Neah Bay on the Makah reservation Thursday, according to Clallam County Sheriff's Chief Criminal Deputy Brian King.

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  8. Graham man dies after kayak capsizes off Hobuck Beach near Neah BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Peninsula Daily News

    A volunteer with Heroes on the Water died after his kayak capsized off Hobuck Beach on Thursday morning. Roland Abiva, 39, of Graham in Pierce County "collapsed near the shore due to health complications," said Dino Abulencia, coordinator of the Northwest Chapter of Heroes on the Water, based in Tacoma, in an email.

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  9. Sleep-in held at park to raise awareness about homelessnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | KOMO News

    ... at Pioneer Park. Their hope was to spur a conversation about the need for more affordable housing in eastern Pierce County, they said. "We're here tonight because we have people that are sleeping in the bushes, sleeping at the river," said event ...

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  10. 2015 City Of Destiny Award Winners AnnouncedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Tacoma Weekly

    ... and Comcast Cable systems. On Click!, TV Tacoma can be seen on Channel 12 within Tacoma City limits and in Pierce County, with the exception of University Place, where TV Tacoma can be found on Channel 21. On Comcast, TV Tacoma can be seen on ...

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  11. Whistleblower complaint against Pierce County prosecutorRead the original story

    Thursday May 14 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    The Tacoma News-Tribune reports the complaint filed Tuesday with the county's human resources department and the state auditor says Lindquist's office operates on "fear and bullying" and that the prosecutor uses intimidation to run the office. The complaint filed by Steven Merrival cites multiple allegations of governmental misconduct and a hostile workplace and alleges electioneering on public time.

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  12. Private Stories, Public RadioRead the original story

    Thursday May 14 | Real Change

    ... Gates Foundation. StoryCorps collected the conversations while working with Catholic Community Services of Pierce County and YWCA in King and Snohomish counties with support from the Seattle University Project on Family Homelessness. The collection ...

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  13. Kitsap Bank to acquire Fife Commercial BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Bremerton Patriot

    ... acquisition fits well into Kitsap Bank's long term strategy, as we expand our presence and services in the Pierce County market," said Kitsap Bank CEO Steve Politakis. Under the agreement, Fife Commercial Bank - with total assets of $88 million - ...

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  14. Tacoma City Council Meeting - May 12, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Exit 133

    ... on the other, will be an important part of a trails system that will connect Point Defiance to the rest of Pierce County and even Mount Rainier. We also heard something about a 9-hole mini golf course planned for along the trail the week of the US ...

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  15. Sheriff: Man, 19, killed in dispute at Tacoma-area apartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Seattle Times

    A Pierce County sheriff's spokesman says a 19-year-old man has been fatally shot during a dispute at an apartment building in the Tacoma suburb of Parkland, Washington. Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says the young man arrived and got into a confrontation with a tenant.

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  16. Fallen local lawmen finally get their dueRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | The Columbian

    ... without even knowing it ... learning about the connection was incredible." Russ Clawson, a deputy with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office, said that he knew his great-grandfather Rorison died in the line of duty. He said it feels good to be a part ...

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  17. Guilty plea in crash that fatally injured pastor on bikeRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    A 19-year-old Washington woman has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in a traffic crash that fatally injured a bicycling pastor last Nov. 24. The News Tribune reports that Pierce County Deputy Prosecutor Tim Jones said Kallie James of Buckley entered her plea Wednesday in the death of Pastor Eric Renz of Puyallup. Jones says that as part of her plea, the woman admitted she was impaired by drugs when she ran a stop sign and hit Renz.

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  18. Marijuana moratorium in R-5 rural areas made permanent by County CouncilRead the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | Mukilteo Tribune

    The Snohomish County Council voted 4-1 Wednesday, May 6 to make the ban on new recreational marijuana farms and stores in rural areas permanent, and also put a halt to new medical marijuana stores, which have proliferated in the Clearview area. The decision culminated nine months of public testimony from the marijuana industry as well as concerned neighbors who opposed the operations.

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  19. Chambers Bay transforming in advance of US OpenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | KOMO News

    ... 235,000, bigger than Tacoma's population. "There are 400,000 square feet of structure, I mean it's huge," said Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, who has attended four US Opens to prepare for the one in her county. She doesn't play the game but ...

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  20. Seattleland: A Suspected Cover-Up Turned the Troy Kelley Tax Case Into a Larger ProbeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Seattle Weekly

    ... was his personal attorney, Jeffrey Paul Helsdon, who is 1-1 in recall defenses. He won representing quirky Pierce County Auditor Dale Warsham and lost in the recall of stubborn Pacific Mayor Cy Sun. Kelley seemed like a Larry to their Curly and Moe. ...

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