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“University Place voters will decide next month whether to pay more taxes to keep the city’s police force from cutting staff.
“If voters approve the increase Nov. 4, utility taxes in the city will go from the current rate of 6 percent to 9.5 percent. That will allow the department to maintain staffing levels and eventually grow by three deputies and one patrol sergeant, officials say.”
Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story in The News Tribune.
Found at Sunnyside Beach Park on Thursday, 9 October, a small cross. Describe and claim via email to Ray Egan.
“Shannon Reynolds celebrated her 21st birthday differently than most of her college-age peers would.
“Instead of going out to dinner and ordering a beverage to mark the milestone of turning the legal drinking age, she was up front in the Fircrest City Council chambers learning about the city’s 2015 preliminary budget.”
Read the rest of Bryan Grimley’s story in The News Tribune.
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“The city of Lakewood will lay off as many as 12 employees to help balance its $34 million budget, under the city manager’s plan.
“After a year on the job — much of it spent analyzing the city’s finances — City Manager John Caulfield discovered areas where Lakewood could save money. One of those was reducing the city’s 241-person full-time workforce.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story in The News Tribune.
“A Lakewood pharmacist was suspicious of the prescription for 120 Oxycodone pills so he asked his staff to verify it.
“Word came back that Ronald Ochoa Sr., 65, was not a patient at the hospital mentioned in the prescription and that it was forged.”
Read the rest of Stacia Glenn’s story in The News Tribune.
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Fresh from mid-morning recess in the August sunshine, a group of 17 pre-kindergarten students needed a gentle reminder that it was time to focus.
“State Rep. Tami Green, D-Lakewood, hasn’t kept pace with her opponent, Republican state Sen. Steve O’Ban, when it comes to fundraising and campaign spending.
“That may change soon, though, since this week Green gained the support of a environmental political action committee backed by California billionaire Tom Steyer.” Read the rest of Melissa Santos’ story at The News Tribune.
“A group of neighbors has filed a lawsuit in Pierce County Superior Court to try and stop the development of an apartment complex in the middle of their Lakewood neighborhood on property formerly owned by a golf and country club.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story in The News Tribune.