Auditions add members to Dance Theatre Northwest

DTNW Jr Dance Ensemble as of Oct 2014 photo by MAKS ZAKHAROV

Auditions were recently held at Dance Theatre Northwest for DTNW’s Junior and Advanced Junior Dance Ensemble. Congratulations to our newest members Emma Young, Nadia Niva, and Fancy Williamson. With auditions consisting of classical ballet barre, center and Pointe work, dancers who auditioned won roles in upcoming holiday and 2014-2015 season community outreach performances. [Read more...]

Local history author signs books at University Place Library


At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, meet author Justin Wadland at University Place Pierce County Library. Wadland shares the background and writing of his new book, Trying Home: The Rise and Fall of an Anarchist Utopia on Puget Sound.

Trying Home traces the history of Home, Washington, from its 1896 founding to its 1921 dissolution amid bitter infighting. The book reveals stories of iconoclastic individuals and weaves in the author’s reflections on the concept of home.
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Contact The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County, (253) 383-2733 for more information. You can now see all shelter pets online.

Officer named in October 15th police shooting

By Lt. Chris Lawler, Lakewood Police

The name of the officer that was involved in the shooting incident at 8101 83rd Avenue Southwest, on October 15th, 2014 is Officer Austin Lee.  Officer Lee is a 13.5 year veteran and came to Lakewood PD as a lateral hire in September of 2004.  Officer Lee is still on paid administrative leave per department policy while the investigation is being concluded.

Letter: Leaks (and Lotteries)

A crack in a roof and a leaky government in which your money is used in the latter case to plug holes – holes mostly imagined, many holes government-created – are similar in both the damage done and the costliness of repairs and that only if you can find, after repeated and frustrated attempts, the infernal source. [Read more...]