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Published May 23rd, 2014 - 7:17PM
Herman Dillon Sr., chairman of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians’ tribal council and a member of the tribe’s governing body for 30 years, died Friday of congestive heart failure. He was 82.
Published May 22nd, 2014 - 10:34PM
One year after one of Washington’s busiest freeway bridges was taken out by a truck carrying an oversized load, the state Transportation Department is struggling to find money to create a system that would better publicize height limitations of bridges.
Published May 22nd, 2014 - 7:41PM
Free rides on the Tacoma Link light rail system will continue at least until September 2016. The Sound Transit Board of Directors on Thursday unanimously approved an offer from Tacoma business owners to foot the bill for fares Sound Transit planned to start charging to ride the downtown trolleys beginning in three months.
Published May 20th, 2014 - 7:06PM
Rates for Click Cable TV will rise in July after the Tacoma City Council approved an average 10 percent rate hike Tuesday.
Published May 16th, 2014 - 8:33PM
A dozen Libertarian candidates filed to run for state House positions this week, pledging to put their party back on the state map after a few years of invisibility.
Published May 15th, 2014 - 8:27PM
A Bremerton man disbarred by order of the state Supreme Court in a 2010 decision authored by Justice Debra Stephens is now running against Stephens.
Published May 15th, 2014 - 9:58AM
Richards will resign effective May 16. Police Chief Mike Davis will become acting city administrator until University Place lawyer Ron Williams takes over the job.
Published May 14th, 2014 - 10:04PM
Lahars triggered by an eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano buried an entire community in Armero, Colombia, on Nov. 13, 1985. More than 20,000 lives were lost.
Published May 14th, 2014 - 7:01PM
Work is expected to begin at the end of the summer on the railroad line near Mounts Road between Nisqually and DuPont to prepare for the larger Point Defiance bypass project.
Published May 13th, 2014 - 5:25PM
The Pierce County Council postponed Tuesday deciding whether to add a new restriction on public comments during the council’s weekly forum.
Published May 13th, 2014 - 10:36AM
Pierce County will hold a series of six open houses starting May 20 about the county’s plan to address growth in unincorporated areas over the next 15 years.
Published May 13th, 2014 - 8:10AM
After years of planning and months of public outreach, Sound Transit is nearing a decision on access improvements for commuter rail stations in East Pierce County.
Published May 13th, 2014 - 8:09AM
Pierce County has secured the final funding piece it needs to preserve 154 acres of farmland in the Puyallup River Valley and complete the largest farmland conservation project in the county’s history.
Published May 13th, 2014 - 7:09AM
The city of Lakewood says it has no plans to re-examine the finances of the Tillicum community center after learning Monday that Karen Priest, the center’s executive director, had been charged with crimes related to her personal finances.
Published May 8th, 2014 - 9:30PM
Retired farmer Neil Van Lierop has sat on the sidelines for 10 years watching Puyallup officials and residents dispute the use of his land in the eastern part of the city.
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