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Published September 5th, 2014 - 10:21PM
Researchers say it’s because Washington releases low-level property offenders with no state supervision, and gives repeat offenders long sentences that don’t keep them from reoffending once again upon release.
Published September 5th, 2014 - 10:21PM
More staff and tighter control of vacation schedules are proposed as partial solutions for jail’s multimillion-dollar budget woes.
Published September 5th, 2014 - 6:22PM
The tentative two-year labor contract for individuals who provide home care to the elderly and disabled still needs approval by Service Employees International Union 775NW members and the Legislature.
Published September 5th, 2014 - 6:01PM
Roach broke a collarbone and three ribs after falling when a dog ran in front of his bicycle.
Published September 4th, 2014 - 2:17PM
At least two Tacoma City Council members say they received a briefing from Tacoma police on a software upgrade that would allow police to track surveillance targets.
Published September 3rd, 2014 - 8:17PM
The state Supreme Court heard testimony Wednesday on whether it should hold state lawmakers in contempt for not making enough progress toward a 2018 deadline to fully fund public education.
Published September 2nd, 2014 - 8:59PM
After three-day visit to war-torn region, the Rev. Dean Curry says Christian refugees are “crying for help.”
Published September 2nd, 2014 - 5:17PM
Change gives the county executive authority to award up to two hours of paid leave so employees could arrive late or leave early.
Published September 2nd, 2014 - 3:39PM
The Washington state Department of Enterprise Services hired federal Department of Agriculture wildlife agents to shoot the nuisance animals that took up residence around Olympia’s Capitol Lake.
Published September 1st, 2014 - 8:27PM
Construction crews will close part of eastbound state Route 16 in Tacoma for two nights this week to restripe the freeway.
Published September 1st, 2014 - 8:16PM
Many parents received letters in the mail this month telling them that their children may be eligible for free tutoring, a result of Washington losing its waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act. But not all school districts are letting parents sign their child up for the tutoring services just yet. For many parents, details about the free homework help may still be coming in the mail.
Published August 30th, 2014 - 9:49PM
Money saved could pay for lease costs and added services to the public, county says.
Published August 30th, 2014 - 5:39PM
State lawyers say Thurston County Judge Christine Schaller agreed to let age discrimination claims from two plaintiffs proceed to trial, but she rejected claims that the firings were retaliation for refusing to do campaign work.
Published August 29th, 2014 - 5:53PM
The outlay helped about 2,160 employees in the Department of Social and Health Services division that deals with food stamps and other help for the poor. But it drew quick fire from a top Senate Republican who says it is a ‘splurge’ that shows ‘contempt for taxpayers.’
Published August 29th, 2014 - 2:37PM
BNSF Railway donates final segment to city of Tacoma for urban trail.
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