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Published June 8th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Nearly 20 public officials from Pierce County are traveling 2,900 miles to the U.S. Open this week to prepare for the major golf championship’s arrival next June at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place.
Published June 6th, 2014 - 8:22PM
The Tacoma City Council will consider two items at its regular Tuesday meeting regarding a proposed $30 million retail and apartment building in the Proctor District.
Published June 4th, 2014 - 9:44AM
Tacoma voters could decide this fall to more than double the term limits for people elected to both the City Council and mayor’s office under a proposal by Mayor Marilyn Strickland.
Published June 2nd, 2014 - 6:57AM
They serve as alarm clocks, calendars, meeting reminders, notepads and music devices. They connect us to the world through social media and yes, they are sometimes still used to make a phone call.
Published June 1st, 2014 - 8:00AM
Despite its ban on recreational marijuana enterprises, Pierce County has reviewed dozens of applications for pot-related state business licenses and is checking each applicant for criminal histories, land-use violations and zoning problems.
Published May 30th, 2014 - 7:06PM
A memorial service for Herman Dillon Sr., the late chairman of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians’ tribal council, will be Sunday at the Tacoma Dome.
Published May 30th, 2014 - 6:45PM
A city of Tacoma 10-year strategic plan is in the works, one that comes with a $300,000 price tag. City Council members say it will be worth the expense.
Published May 28th, 2014 - 8:59PM
People have hailed cabs for decades, be it off the street or by calling dispatch. Phones are still involved today, but a new breed of car service — so-called rideshares named Uber, Lyft and Sidecar — aren’t your typical taxis.
Published May 28th, 2014 - 8:33PM
South Sound’s 911’s board voted Wednesday to accept Puyallup as a full member, appearing to end the city’s status as the last holdout from the regional emergency dispatch system.
Published May 28th, 2014 - 5:23PM
The time has been changed for the memorial service for former state Court of Appeals Judge Christine Quinn-Brintnall.
Published May 28th, 2014 - 11:41AM
Fircrest City Council held its first public discussion in more than a decade Tuesday night about repealing the city's Prohibition-era alcohol ban but made no decision.
Published May 27th, 2014 - 7:20AM
Pierce County developers who disturb or remove wetlands will soon have a new option for replacing these sensitive havens for native wildlife.
Published May 25th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Iraq veteran Brian Ansley hit a wall last September when he started calling VA Puget Sound to make a medical appointment. Doctors could not see him until December, he was told. Then, a few weeks before the scheduled visit, he got a call from the Department of Veterans Affairs canceling the appointment because the doctor was unavailable.
Published May 23rd, 2014 - 9:43PM
Pierce County officials are not moving ahead with a mental health court like neighboring counties have, deciding instead to address a more immediate need for intervention.
Published May 23rd, 2014 - 9:06PM
Lakewood’s city manager is recommending a $20 car tab renewal fee as part of a larger transportation funding package in the city.
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