“Two Lakewood police officers fatally shot a man Tuesday after a confrontation at a lumberyard.” Read the rest of Adam Lynn’s story at The News Tribune website.
“Kids at Oakwood Elementary School in Lakewood start each day with promises — and a song.” Read the rest of Debbie Cafazzo’s story in The News Tribune.
“Pierce County’s economic future took a hit this week when the state House of Representatives released its transportation proposal.” Read the rest of Steve O’Ban’s story in The News Tribune.
“Tillicum is an island. To the west is American Lake and to the east is I-5. To the south is Camp Murray and to the north is Tacoma Country and Golf Club. The only way in and out is I-5, and that plays host to some heavy-duty congestion. Essentially, Tillicum is cut off from the rest of Lakewood.” Read the rest of Zachariah Bryan’s in-depth story of “how the economic outlook is evolving in the poorest neighborhood in Lakewood” at the Business Examiner website.
“The yet-to-be-built, and already controversial, Pierce County General Services Building slated for the former Puget Sound Hospital site on the Pacific Avenue hillside is headed for another round of hearings.” Read the rest of Steve Dunkelberger’s story in the Tacoma Weekly.
“Plans to build a 2,500-seat amphitheater in Lakewood’s Fort Steilacoom Park have been scrapped after park users and neighbors made it clear they didn’t like the idea.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story at The News Tribune website.
“Massive fir branches strewn across sections of the Oakbrook Golf and Country Club last week made it look like a hurricane ripped through the course that’s nestled in Lakewood’s Oakbrook community. An act of nature didn’t take down the more than 400 giant trees from the 124-acre public course. Course owner RMG Club did.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story at The News Tribune website.
“One corner of the YMCA parking lot in Lakewood is now a children’s playground, thanks to more than 200 volunteers who spent Saturday mixing cement, hauling beauty bark, and assembling teeter-totters and monkey bars.” Read the rest of Rob Carson’s story at The News Tribune website.
“A Pierce County Superior Court judge has sided with a group of Lakewood homeowners by ruling that a proposed 66-unit apartment complex can’t be built in their neighborhood because their homeowners association covenants and restrictions prohibit it.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story on The News Tribune website.