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Published July 10th, 2014 - 9:57AM
The council made the decision at its meeting Tuesday, joining the city of Fife in banning the drug on the first day recreational marijuana sales were allowed in the state.
Published June 28th, 2014 - 3:25PM
The large vehicles would not be allowed to park in the right of way between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Violators would be subject to a $175 fine per occurrence.
Published June 18th, 2014 - 11:47AM
Tacoma City Council members want to increase funding for street repairs and maintenance in the two-year budget that begins in January.
Published June 17th, 2014 - 7:15AM
After almost two years of negotiations, the city of Lakewood has reached an agreement on a contract with roughly 100 employees, the last and largest in a series of labor agreements in Pierce County’s second-largest city.
Published June 16th, 2014 - 7:18AM
Pierce County officials know they’ll need help from local, state and federal agencies to provide security next June at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place.
Published June 13th, 2014 - 2:10PM
Susan Lacz and her crew of 660 workers are serving up 60,000 catered meals this week at the U.S. Open.
Published June 12th, 2014 - 8:25PM
A former prison inmate contends in a recently filed lawsuit that he suffered a severe leg injury three years ago while performing unauthorized personal work for the assistant fire chief at the state’s Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island.
Published June 12th, 2014 - 5:52PM
It was a victory for Mike Boone and his neighbors this week when the Pierce County Council lifted a shooting ban on 148 acres of private property around the Graham area in East Pierce County.
Published June 11th, 2014 - 7:51PM
Pierce Transit is moving to eliminate paper transfer tickets in favor of all-day bus passes as the agency tries to increase fare box revenue and end transfer-ticket abuse among passengers.
Published June 11th, 2014 - 1:34PM
Allie Bordeaux found her her dream job at the U.S. Open. Bordeaux, of Tacoma, is one of 20 interns working in the 39,000-square-foot merchandise pavilion at Pinehurst No. 2.
Published June 10th, 2014 - 3:43PM
Pierce County offers the public one last chance Wednesday to sound off on an airport growth plan for the next 20 years. Officials would like to draw more than the 132 planes based there now.
Published June 10th, 2014 - 9:05AM
The U.S.Open isn’t just about watching golf. At three interactive exhibits, spectators learn about the science behind the game, from swing analysis to how dimples affect a golf ball’s flight.
Published June 9th, 2014 - 2:28PM
Besides watching golf, people who attend the U.S. Open also spend their time and money at local businesses, the leader of the Moore County Chamber told University Place officials Monday (June 9).
Published June 8th, 2014 - 4:38PM
Shoppers from the general public snapped up hats, glassware and hundreds of other logo-decorated items at the U.S. Open Sunday (June 8).
Published June 8th, 2014 - 10:53AM
This will not be a new line of work for Jeff Gilmore. “There hasn’t been a day I haven’t gotten up at 6 a.m. and started selling pot in the last 45 years,” Gilmore said. What is new is state government’s stamp of approval. The Liquor Control Board handed a marijuana producer-processor license May 28 to business partners Gilmore, David Brown and Mary McKnew, a former member of the liquor board.
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