Q&A with Bill Van Hook, new Special Commitment Center CEO

Retired state lawyer Bill Van Hook has a new challenge in front of him, but running the Special Commitment Center for violent sex offenders on McNeil Island is a welcome one. He was named CEO of the facility on the island west of University Place on April 25, after having been retired since June.

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Puyallup school bus driver recounts rescuing kids from burning vehicle

Driver Ron Kitts safely got all eight students off bus

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VIDEO: Arthur West sues the ports of Tacoma and Seattle 01:36

VIDEO: Arthur West sues the ports of Tacoma and Seattle

VIDEO: Northwest Seaport Alliance votes for Port of Tacoma upgrades 01:59

VIDEO: Northwest Seaport Alliance votes for Port of Tacoma upgrades

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WATCH: Port commissioner Don Johnson discusses Tacoma methanol plant

McMenamin’s to open Tacoma’s old Elks Lodge in 2017 as a pub, restaurant and hotel 03:06

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VIDEO: St. Joe's new room disinfection method using UV light

VIDEO: Tour the new Data Center in Puyallup built by Centeris & Wave 01:05

VIDEO: Tour the new Data Center in Puyallup built by Centeris & Wave

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VIDEO: Tacoma's goosenecks elusive in century-old records

Tacoma Water convened a "Gooseneck Summit" to find 1- to 2-foot lead connectors in its system. Tony Lindgren, distribution engineering manager for Tacoma Water, explains the records hunt.
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VIDEO: Tacoma's goosenecks elusive in century-old records

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VIDEO: Sounders coach Sigi Schmid on MLS transfer window

WATCH: Drone reveals construction progress of State Route 99 tunnel 04:18

WATCH: Drone reveals construction progress of State Route 99 tunnel