In its bid for Tacoma’s Old City Hall, McMenamins wants city leadership to consider a first: A so-called public benefits agreement that could slash the price of the building in exchange for the Portland company providing free public access to pools and a meeting room.
Washington lawmakers passed the Becca Bill in 1995 to give parents more authority to get help for runaway kids. But today, the law passed in honor of a Tacoma runaway is the main reason Washington state leads the nation in the number of times judges send children to jail for noncriminal offenses, such as skipping school or running away.
Although Washington law lets judges jail juveniles for noncriminal offenses, the state’s law can exist only because Congress allows it. Some juvenile justice advocates are hoping Congress changes its mind soon.
Pierce County prosecutors have been forced to drop a manslaughter charge against Stanley Guidroz after a judge suppressed statements by Guidroz that he killed his 3-year-old son, Wallace, in Tacoma in 1983.
At the annual Zeke-End basketball tournament, local NBA star Isaiah Thomas, the host, is met by the masses. They are mostly welcoming the former Curtis High School standout home after a long season with the Boston Celtics.
Isaiah Thomas comes home to Tacoma for Zeke-End tournament
Key Peninsula house a total loss after fire
Isaiah Thomas 'Zeke-End' weekend tips off at TCC
Man sentenced for fatally shooting shoplifter at Spanaway convenience store