TNT: Lakewood at center of Supreme Court ruling on public records exemptions

“The Washington Supreme Court said in a ruling issued Thursday that the city of Lakewood didn’t adequately explain why it withheld driver’s license numbers from a frequent public-records seeker.

“The 5-to-4 opinion determined that agencies must give a brief explanation when they decide to withhold or redact any records requested under the state Public Records Act.”

Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story in The News Tribune.

Actor Gary Sinise pays visit to RP/6, JBLM, CPTC


Gary Sinise is a Veteran Advocate and Actor. The star of Apollo 13, Forest Gump and many other movies, was in Lakewood to attend Tuesday morning’s quarterly Washington Military Transition Council meeting at Clover Park Technical College.

Sinise is the spokesman for Get Skills to Work. Get Skills to Work connects veterans with training in advanced manufacturing skills and careers in the manufacturing industry. [Read more…]

Santa Paws Pet Photos on Sunday

Get a great holiday photo of your pet with Santa at the annual Santa Paws Pet Photos on Sunday, December 7 (10 am-1:30 pm) at the UP Civic/Library Building Atrium (36th and Bridgeport). Sponsored by SUNDogs and Layla and Me Photography, this holiday tradition helps support the off leash dog park in our community. Prices are $35 for 8x10s; $25 for 5x7s; and $15 for 4×6. Extra prints are available ($5, $3 and $2).

TNT: Donations roll in to Lakewood police to support annual Fallen Officers Food Drive

“Cars came to the Lakewood Police Department in short bursts Wednesday as people dropped off canned goods and nonperishable food. They were contributing to the fourth annual Fallen Officers Food Drive, begun in honor of Sgt. Mark Renninger and Officers Tina Griswold, Gregory Richards and Ronald Owens.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story on The News Tribune.