<![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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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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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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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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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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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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Chinese president’s Tacoma visit cost city, school district $94,511 http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/watchdog/article42162933.html#storylink=rss City of Tacoma spent $79,150 on police patrols, cleaning and pothole repairs

Tacoma schools spent $15,361 to clean Lincoln campus

Lincoln High famous in China, seeing uptick in tourists from there

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Click managers negotiating severance pay, retention bonuses http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/watchdog/article41612238.html#storylink=rss Managers bargaining severance packages as cable system’s future remains uncertain

Tacoma Public Utilities boss says agreement needed to keep managers focused on work

Union: Rank-and-file workers “stressed out to the max”

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Hospital detentions of mentally ill increasing http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/watchdog/article33609288.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:45:02 PDT

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Historic Tacoma’s objections to new development rules mostly credible http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/watchdog/article30476271.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 08 Aug 2015 22:00:00 PDT

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Washington No.1 for jailing noncriminal kids, spurred by law named for Tacoma runaway http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article27129946.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:26:48 PDT

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Sexually assaulted girl awarded $754,000 from Clover Park schools http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article27027790.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 17:00:00 PDT

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Tacoma banned the box for city jobs. Now do it for everyone else http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/matt-driscoll/article27026818.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 07:00:00 PDT http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/matt-driscoll/article27026818.html Congress may move to ban detention of noncriminal youth http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article27050602.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PDT

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Manslaughter case against Wallace Guidroz’s father dismissed http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article27002713.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:45:04 PDT

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Pierce County building referendum will go to ballot http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article26970028.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 11:12:06 PDT

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UPS passes goal, tops $131 million in fundraising campaign http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/education/article26925619.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:00:00 PDT

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Death penalty still stands for serial killer Robert Yates http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article26897914.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:37:42 PDT

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JBLM retains combat brigades, but loses 4 smaller units http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/military/article26888839.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:37:40 PDT

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With bigger cuts looming, Army confirms JBLM medical headquarters moving to Hawaii http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/military/article26807239.html#storylink=rss Realignment puts medical commander closer to Pacific missions.

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Initiative 1351 divides Senate Democrats http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article26806909.html#storylink=rss Five members of the Democratic minority joined most Republicans to suspend class-size reduction Initiative 1351, but they couldn’t summon the two-thirds majority required to change an initiative. That left a $2 billion hole in the two-year budget signed into law hours earlier and leaves lawmakers stuck in session.

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