From our July 5, 2005 start, the goal for The Suburban Times was to be a place to share the many varied voices of our communities. I’m not sure if we’ve achieved that goal, but we’ve come a long way. Here’s some numbers to ponder:
A state lawmaker wants to penalize local governments that haven’t enacted specific bans on marijuana businesses, but that still block state-licensed marijuana shops from opening because the drug remains illegal under federal law. State Rep. David Sawyer, D-Parkland, says cities like Lakewood should respect the will of Washington voters, who approved legalizing recreational marijuana in […]
The bipartisan panel recommended shifting hundreds of noncriminal patients away from the hospital in an effort to improve wait times for patient care and safety issues. Gov. Jay Inslee called for a similar shift in his budget proposal this year. Read more: Select Committee on Improvement in State Hospitals recommends shifting civil patients away from […]
Pierce County prosecutors have charged a man suspected of robbing a Chase Bank branch in Lakewood. Police spotted him at another bank after a teller recalled the robber was about 6 feet 4. Read more: Height helped identify suspect in Lakewood bank robbery | The News Tribune
“A semitruck driver pleaded not guilty Friday to causing a six-vehicle collision in Lakewood that put a woman in a coma Thursday and snarled traffic at state Route 512 and Interstate 5 for hours. Jose Trinidad, 41, was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail after pleading not guilty to vehicular assault and reckless endangerment.” […]
Many of us have jobs that require up to eight hours a day in front of a screen—and we usually accrue more screen time when we get home!
“The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department issued a sewage spill health advisory Monday for Lakewood’s Waughop Lake. “The advisory comes more than a month after raw sewage was spotted in the lake by a construction crew building a trail around the 30-acre lake in Fort Steilacoom Park.” Read more from The News Tribune website.
A man’s body was found Monday on the side of Tacoma Mall Boulevard between 80th and 84th streets. Lakewood homicide detectives are waiting for an autopsy to determine how he died. Read more: Man’s body found near Lakewood casino | The News Tribune
The email edition of The Suburban Times will not publish on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, as we will be closed for the New Year holiday. The Suburban Times will return to your email box on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Happy New Year!
Steilacoom’s first-year girls basketball coach is Alex Montgomery, a Lincoln graduate who is preparing for her seventh year in the WNBA and third with the San Antonio Stars. While she’s home for the offseason, she figured she could take on coaching high school basketball. Read more: It got Alex Montgomery to the WNBA, it can […]