Op-Ed

Opinion

Western State has come long way in short time

After nearly a year on the job, Western State Hospital CEO Cheryl Strange says her staff is focused on the future and the improvements underway at the Lakewood mental hospital right now, not dwelling with anger and frustration over past wrongs.

Opinion

Last chance to protect Pierce County farmland

The Pierce County Council paid for a $230,000 consultant’s study, and now seems poised to ignore the fact that decreasing farmland reduces locally grown food and farm jobs. The council needs to take action Tuesday, according to a local farmland advocate.

Opinion

Flawed water-rights ruling must be reversed

A 2016 Supreme Court decision tramples the right of property owners to build on their own land while reducing their property values. The court overstepped, one Pierce County senator says, and the Legislature must act to make things right again.

Opinion

Poor electric customers hurt by Click subsidies

In view of the thousands of customers who have extreme difficulty paying for food and housing, columnists say it’s hard to understand why city leaders want to spend more Tacoma Power ratepayer money to improve the Click fiber optic system.

Videos

Kissed by sun, shirtless man at Tacoma City Marathon

Blessed by unexpected sunshine, participants in the Tacoma City Marathon and half marathon cross the icon Tacoma Narrows Bridge on Sunday.
Drew Perine dperine@thenewstribune.com
Kissed by sun, shirtless man at Tacoma City Marathon 1:09

Kissed by sun, shirtless man at Tacoma City Marathon

Watch 2017 Tacoma City Marathon champs 0:29

Watch 2017 Tacoma City Marathon champs

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John Schneider, Pete Carroll describe Seahawks draft moves, picks and more

Evidence of climate change altering river flow published 1:21

Evidence of climate change altering river flow published