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Gov. Inslee appoints director to head up ‘first of its kind’ Office of Independent Investigations

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Governor Jay Inslee announced the appointment of Roger Rogoff as the director of the Office of Independent Investigations on Tuesday. The agency, which will be the first of its kind in the country, will conduct investigations into potential criminal conduct arising from police use of deadly force, independent of involved law enforcement agencies.
KING COUNTY, WA
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Mariners Insider Shares A Shocking Fact About The Triple-A Roster

The Seattle Mariners put together a solid team on paper heading into the 2022 season. They acquired Adam Frazier from the San Diego Padres and Eugenio Suarez and Jesse Winker from the Cincinnati Reds. They also signed Robbie Ray to a five-year, $115 million contract to shore up their rotation.
SEATTLE, WA
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Lacey man allegedly hurls jug of urine at ex-wife for Mother’s Day

A Lacey man allegedly gave his ex-wife an odd Mother’s Day greeting. The suspect, 31, was arrested on May 15, exactly a week after a reported assault at a home along Fifth Avenue SW. Dispatchers reported to police that a man attacked his ex-wife with a jug containing urine,...
LACEY, WA
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Centralia Police Department Seeks Community Representatives to Assist in Deadly Force Investigations

The Centralia Police Department is seeking applicants for a pool of six to 10 non-law enforcement community representatives to assist independent investigation teams when they investigate officer use of deadly force. Representatives from that pool “will be expected to impartially monitor the investigation of any Centralia police officer who uses...
CENTRALIA, WA

Mariners First Baseman Evan White Set for Triple-A Rehab Assignment

Former Gold Glove-winning first baseman Evan White will begin a rehab assignment with the Seattle Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate this week. For the majority of his young career with the Seattle Mariners, first baseman Evan White has been mired with injuries: he ailed from a hip flexor strain in May 2021 that kept him out for the rest of the season, then suffered a sports hernia at the end of this year’s Spring Training that has kept him sidelined ever since.
SEATTLE, WA
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Outer Loop of Five Mile Drive Closing to Vehicles Permanently for Safety

Tacoma, WA: After careful consideration, and following a recent geotechnical report confirming ongoing erosion and slope instability, Metro Parks Tacoma is closing the Outer Loop of Five Mile Drive in Point Defiance Park to all motorized traffic due to safety concerns. The gates remain open 9am-2pm May 18-19, and closure...
TACOMA, WA
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Tacoma clears notorious homeless camp over safety concerns

TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma city crews on Wednesday began clearing a notorious homeless encampment linked to a recent tripling of calls to the city's 911 center about shots fired or small blazes. Between January and March of this year, the encampment near People's Park in Tacoma generated 243 calls...
TACOMA, WA
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Scenic Tacoma road permanently closed to cars. Blame climate change

Crumbling cliffs have led Metro Parks Tacoma to permanently close two miles of Five Mile Drive, a popular park road built atop the bluffs of Tacoma’s Point Defiance 109 years ago. City officials are blaming climate change for the worsening erosion of a 150-foot-tall sea bluff that frames the...
TACOMA, WA
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WVU announces official return of Emmitt Matthews

West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins has announced the signing of Emmitt Matthews Jr. to a grant-in-aid for the 2022-23 academic year. Matthews, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward from Tacoma, Washington, will return to West Virginia after spending last season at Washington. He spent the first three years of his collegiate career at WVU.
TACOMA, WA
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Fort Nisqually holding a birthday party fit for a queen

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is planning a party fit for a queen: Queen Victoria, that is. The gentlemen and gentlewomen of Fort Nisqually (inside Point Defiance Park, Tacoma) will celebrate the departed monarch’s birthday with cannon fire and Victorian finery on Saturday, May 21 (2022). Party hours are...
TACOMA, WA
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Lewis County Public Health Director JP Anderson to Resign

After three years as the director of Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS), JP Anderson is leaving for a position as the CEO of CHOICE Regional Health Network in Olympia. Anderson has worked in Lewis County for over 16 years, he said on Facebook this week. “As many...
LEWIS COUNTY, WA
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