<![CDATA[Watchdog Government News Coverage | TheNewsTribune.com &]]> http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/watchdog/ en-us Tue, 27 Oct 2015 11:23:42 PDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 27 Oct 2015 11:23:42 PDT Watchdog 60 ian.swenson@thenewstribune.com Despite telling state they didn’t need the money, Pierce health care giants seek public funds for new psychiatric hospital http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/watchdog/article86902642.html#storylink=rss MultiCare and CHI Franciscan told state they could pay for 120-bed facility themselves

Asking others for as much as half of the cost of the $40.6 million hospital

Partnership says it will build whether it gets public funds or not

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Mon, 04 Jul 2016 14:18:00 PDT

Meetings between Tacoma city, port officials will not be public http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/port-of-tacoma/article86535222.html#storylink=rss ‘Working group’ will discuss notification of large industrial projects, strategic plan

State law allows such meetings to be private, since neither body will have a quorum

Meetings could start sometime in July

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:18:14 PDT

Sunshine Sunday: Open records act under fire as large requests tax system http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article65673537.html#storylink=rss Legislators say 44-year-old records act needs a tune up

Open government advocates say existing law is fine

Kirkland’s method could address quandary of voluminous requests

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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 07:43:00 PST

ACLU sues Tacoma police over hidden Stingray records http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/watchdog/article59776736.html#storylink=rss ACLU of Washington sues Tacoma police for withholding surveillance tech documents

Four Tacomans, including three pastors of black churches, joined ACLU in suit

ACLU’s lawsuit is third against police for access to Stingray tech records

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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:00:00 PST

Documents reveal finances behind proposals for Tacoma’s Old City Hall http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article54533790.html#storylink=rss McMenamins: Public access to Old City Hall valued at $2 million

One plan sought more than $2 million for system upgrades

Council decision on agreements could come by February

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:26:56 PST

Lacey 2015 council attendance: Hearn missed the most meetings, Clarkson the fewest http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/watchdog/article53784015.html#storylink=rss Councilman Jason Hearn missed 11 meetings last year

Councilman Virgil Clarkson missed two meetings

All seven council members were in attendance for Thursday’s work session

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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 14:50:29 PST