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The manager of Tacoma’s Click Cable TV alleged in an email last month that Fisher Communications unfairly withheld its broadcast signals from the network earlier this year as a way to force Click and its subscribers into paying higher fees.
No vacancy is no excuse for denying treatment to the mentally ill. That idea, the core of a legal ruling issued Wednesday by Pierce County Superior Court Commissioner Craig Adams, throws an inconvenient wrench into the gears of the state's ailing mental-health system and forces a public debate over a practice known as psychiatric boarding.
Feb. 27: Four sets of straps bind patient B.P. to the gurney. She can’t feel them; swimming in a medicated dream, she snores like an old baby. Parked in a narrow hallway at Western State Hospital, she’s about to have her day in court – again.
A clogged mental-health system has left patients languishing in emergency rooms, awaiting a spot in a state psychiatric hospital. Now the state is moving to reduce the number of those spots assigned to Pierce County patients.
Pierce Transits request to be allowed to draw a special district where it could restore some bus service if voters agree to pay a higher sales tax has run into a wall in the state Senate.
Mark Roberts had fallen asleep in the family room of his Puyallup rambler, the windows open to take in the breeze of a mild September evening. He was jolted awake by the sound of a helicopter. Roberts, clad in a T-shirt and boxers, walked out the back door and took a few steps into his driveway for a better look. Seconds later, he was in a bloody life-or-death struggle with a beast with a badge.
Pierce County Council members are concerned the Sheriff’s Department didn’t consult with them before deciding to move its Mountain Detachment three miles to Eatonville’s Town Hall.
He launched his private lobbying firm a year ago, but new Tacoma City Councilman Robert Thoms has yet to obtain the city license required for a for-profit business in Tacoma.
For the second time since July, Pacific Mayor Cy Sun has fired the citys clerk.
Downtown business owner and community activist Patricia Lecy-Davis announced Monday she intends to run for the Tacoma City Councils District 2 Council seat.
Tacoma City Councilman Ryan Mello, charged last week with DUI, has reached a deal with Kitsap County prosecutors that would allow him to avoid a criminal record if he remains crime-free and abides by other conditions for the next two years.
The City of Puyallup will pay former City Manager Ralph Dannenberg $13,760 to settle a claim he filed contending his firing last year was retaliatory.
Tacoma City Councilman Ryan Mello announced Saturday he and his partner, U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Jerry Hallman, will be married next year.
Emotions ran high Tuesday night as the Puyallup City Council attempted to tamp down rumors that it plans to gut the parks and recreation department.
Tacoma is taking steps toward establishing its third Alcohol Impact Area – this time, targeting the city’s North and West ends for the special state designation that allows the city to ban sales of certain alcohol drinks to thwart problems tied to public drunkenness.
FOB Tacoma: After mothballing armory, National Guard returning to Pierce County with new readiness center
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