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Officer says he wanted to testify the 'facts' in trial against Sheriff Ed Troyer

TACOMA, Wash. - Testimony was heard from one of the first officers who arrived on scene after Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer claimed his life was threatened in January 2021. Chad Lawless was one of at least 10 officers who arrived at Tacoma’s Vista View neighborhood on Jan. 27, 2021. Lawless, who was recently promoted to detective, said he was the primary officer at the scene on the day in question.
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Bail Set at $2.5 Million for Man Accused of Killing Girlfriend at Thurston County Apartment

A 25-year-old Pierce County man who is accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend near Lacey, is being held in Thurston County jail in lieu of $2.5 million bail. Marquan Elizah Bryant attended his preliminary appearance in Thurston County Superior Court on Tuesday. Deputies booked him into jail Monday on suspicion of second-degree murder, domestic violence, while armed with a firearm.


The West Course at Belfair recently reopened following a $5.8 million, five-month golf course renovation. The project included a new irrigation system, re-grassing of greens, bunker renovations, as well as other projects to improve the award-winning course’s playability and aesthetics.

A musician's love for Olympia inspires a 40-song album

There are many things that inspire people to write songs, and for musician Tom Dyer it was his hometown of Olympia, Washington. He was so inspired that he wrote not just one song about the state capital, but 40. They make up his latest album, "Olympia - A True Story." Dyer shared an account of the album’s genesis and creation with KUOW’s “Soundside.”

4 Great Burger Places in Washington

Photo byPhoto by amirali mirhashemian on UnsplashonUnsplash. If you favorite comfort food is a good burgers and some fries and you also happen to live in Washington, here is a list of four amazing burger places in Washington that are highly praised for their food and service.

Cannabis shops ramp up security after uptick in crime

SEATTLE — Cannabis businesses said they are taking more security measures after seeing an increase in crime in King and Pierce counties. "We have very big steel planters, they weigh hundreds of pounds each, so it would be very difficult for a vehicle to smash into us," The Green Door Seattle manager Eduardo Beaumont said. "It's our deterrent."

Blazers Hold On to Upset Peninsula

Peninsula: Williams Jr. 23, D’Amato 17, Medlock Jr. 10, Johnson 9, Dean 8, Ervin 6, Tinsley 4, Olmstead 3, Jackson 2, McCullough 2. Centralia: Guillory 20, Cline 17, Mendoza 14, Davis Jr. 9, Kaut 7, Quinland Jr. 7, Keperling 7, Brown 5. The Centralia College men’s basketball team pulled...
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CITY OF TACOMA-Resolution No. 41075

Notice is hereby given that the Tacoma City Council, at its regular City Council meeting of Tuesday, December 6, 2022, passed the following resolutions. The summary of the contents of said resolutions, consisting of the title, is as follows: Resolution No. 41075 A resolution setting Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 9:00 a.m., as the date for a hearing by the Hearing Examiner on the request to vacate a portion of South Madison Street, lying south of South 40th Street, to facilitate an industrial park and associated storm ponds, utility extensions, and parking facilities.

Tacoma woman claims her state food benefits card was wiped out

TACOMA, Wash. — A Tacoma woman is claiming someone skimmed her Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Food EBT card this past weekend. Vanessa DeTarville is a mom of three who said when she went to a nearby Walmart where she lives, she was told her card had been used 11 times within the past hour.
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‘Do It Like You Mean It’ and Other Lessons My Mother Taught Me

Note from Dorothy Wilhelm: I met Margaret Bofenkamp-Hampson in August of 1981 when our husbands died within three days of each other. Father Matt, at St John Bosco in Lakewood thought these two young widows with small children could be comfort and help for each other and he introduced us. For three years, Margaret and I were closer than any sisters. Then she found the joy of love again, and I found my career. Life moved us in different directions. On November 14 I was overjoyed to be reunited with her beautiful family at her celebration of life. Margaret’s daughter Jan gave a beautiful and moving eulogy that captured this wonderfully gifted wife, mother, teacher so perfectly that her old friends will find her again for a few moments. When Jan rang the school bell at the end of her presentation, we cried. Good tears.

Lobster Shop Closing in January for Renovations

The Lobster Shop restaurant is temporarily closing for renovations starting Jan. 2. The 40-year fixture perched along Commencement Bay off Tacoma's Ruston Way hopes to reopen in early May. Plans call for updating the dining spaces “with timeless finishes, lighting, and furniture to leverage and complement the seaside location and...