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Published April 9th, 2014 - 7:16AM
The Tacoma City Council unanimously decided Tuesday to move away from a nearly 6-year-old compensation philosophy that aimed to pay city workers more than most of their peers.
Published April 8th, 2014 - 9:29AM
Pierce County Council members Monday proposed 15 amendments to their revision of shoreline policies.
Published April 8th, 2014 - 8:04AM
The ghost of David Brame continues to haunt the debate over how Tacoma should govern itself.
Published April 7th, 2014 - 10:17AM
Bird-watchers who regularly visit Chambers Bay and the shoreline along the Pierce County-owned Chambers Creek properties in University Place may have noticed something new atop two wooden piles along the beach.
Published April 7th, 2014 - 8:25AM
After a weekend deluge in September, golf supervisor Tony Bubenas knew something didn’t look right about the greens at Lake Spanaway Golf Course.
Published April 2nd, 2014 - 7:58PM
A state Department of Corrections employee who was reassigned amid an ethics investigation has filed a legal claim alleging race, gender and age discrimination by the agency.
Published April 2nd, 2014 - 11:17AM
The Tacoma City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to end a four-year court battle by selling two parking lots to the owner of Hotel Murano.
Published April 1st, 2014 - 7:12AM
Puyallup officials want to better inform residents how the city spends money generated by its red-light cameras, a process that hasn’t been tracked in detail since the cameras were installed about six years ago.
Published March 30th, 2014 - 7:04AM
If anything good came out of the disastrous mudslide in Snohomish County, it might be this: Other counties throughout Washington began taking closer looks at their own mudslide risk assessments, wanting to make sure they’re not surprised in similar ways.
Published March 30th, 2014 - 6:19AM
Bosses at Tacoma’s Click cable system have said for years that customers have to pay more every year in part because local broadcasters are demanding more money for the right to rebroadcast their channels.
Published March 29th, 2014 - 11:42AM
Of course Tacoma needs more bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks. City traffic engineers say they’re the first to admit that.
Published March 29th, 2014 - 11:42AM
They were already annoyed. Then along came an anecdote. The story said a bicyclist was hit by a car on St. Helens Avenue, near The Mix restaurant, sometime in April. He was hurt, hospitalized. Lots of people saw it. It wasn’t all true, but gossip prompted action.
Published March 29th, 2014 - 11:39AM
An evening forum at City Hall showed Tacoma’s rogue street painters succeeded in sparking an urgent public debate about the city’s need for more crosswalks and bike lanes.
Published March 28th, 2014 - 10:23PM
A Lakewood police officer who worked off-duty for Pierce Transit has accused the transit system’s acting public safety chief of wrongfully firing him after the officer reported his concerns about the chief’s leadership.
Published March 28th, 2014 - 10:22PM
Pierce Transit fired Public Safety Chief Rod Baker this week for switching two off-duty Tacoma police officers from hourly to salaried employees without authority, according to a copy of Baker's termination letter obtained Friday by The News Tribune.
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