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Western State to expand

The state hospital for mental-health care in Pierce County will be getting an additional ward, thanks to the new capital budget approved by lawmakers just before ending their special session.

March 2016

‘Guilty’ pleas for Puyallup smoke shop

A raid at Indian Country Smoke Shop brought guilty pleas from all defendants during trial this week for sale of untaxed cigarettes.

March 2016

PUD 3 opposes carbon tax idea

Opponents to a proposed 'Carbon Tax' in Washington are lining up, including a local public utility district.

March 2016

Personal data still missing after burglary arrest

Burglars made away with potentially thousands of people’s data when they hit several federal offices located at 711 Capitol Way South in Olympia, including the Federal Department of Child Support Enforcement.

March 2016

Tacoma takes closer look at plastic bag ban

The City of Tacoma is considering an ordinance that would ban plastic bags outright and put a fee of at least five cents on paper bags.

March 2016

Metro Parks to seek new leader

Tacoma's nationally accredited park system, Metro Parks Tacoma, will be looking for a new leader over the next six months, after a retirement announcement from Jack Wilson.

March 2016

Study hopes to measure pollution under UWT

According to the department, a legacy of industrial use left several plumes of groundwater contamination under the campus.

March 2016

Financial Execs lunch: Sold out

The tables are set (and full) for Tuesday's Financial Executives of the Year recognition luncheon in downtown Tacoma.

March 2016

New rules: Construction & Gophers

Construction projects in Thurston County this summer may benefit from new process changes to the required environmental reviews to protect native gopher species.

March 2016

Candidates 2016 in town, traffic snarls, too

For about two days, western Washington will have a chance to be part of the nation's Presidential Primary media circus. Bernie Sanders was in Seattle Sunday evening and Hillary Clinton arrives tomorrow. Chelsea Clinton will carry the banner in Tacoma.

March 2016
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