This week’s Police Beat features an attempted car theft from a dog groomer, a man turning donuts in a parking lot and a liquor-driven fight over a backhoe. The column is compiled from Pierce County Sheriff’s Department reports.
Puyallup’s City Council might ask voters to exchange the city manager form of government for an elected strong mayor. Is this democracy or a power grab? The plan could be on the April 23 special election ballot.
Nearly seven years after Marland Anderson’s death in Los Angeles, the adult film star’s mother, Audry Henry, is paying tribute to him with a personal training business in her home of Tacoma. It’s called MA’s House of Fitness.
In July, eight maple trees near Elise Sharon’s property were cut down without warning. It was the beginning of a long, litigious saga that has entangled BNSF railway, ensnared a local tree cutting business and driven an intractable wedge between neighbors.
News Tribune columnist Matt Driscoll answers his hate mail. This month, he discusses immigration and Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, the fine L&I levied against the Tacoma Rainiers and Sound Transit construction noises.
In this January edition of the "You rip, I respond" reaction to reader emails, columnist Matt Driscoll recalls a recent meeting with a Trump supporter where commonality was found by
discussing the hot-button issue face-to-face.
Allowing Washington voters the chance to do away with the required 60-percent “supermajority” for passing school construction bonds is long overdue. Just look at the situation in the Bethel School District and others across the state.
Students and principals from Bethel High School and Shining Mountain Elementary share stories of classroom overcrowding and failing building maintenance as district funding bonds continue to be rejected by voters.