Lakewood’s Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen “asked Council to think about responding appropriately to some of the Suburban Times articles versus not responding.” While there is nothing further in the minutes of the February 13 Study Session (p.30) as to what Whalen was referring to, assuming he had in mind the 64 articles that have been […]
Though “scientists discount the existence of Bigfoot,” (aka Sasquatch) “and consider it to be a combination of folklore and misidentification rather than a living animal,” still there is at least one (legislator) who believes the hairy hoax should be honored with a bill in its (his, her, whatever) honor. A Bill for Bigfoot. A Senate […]
Submitted by Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom, 28th District Creating, proposing and drafting laws is one of the most important aspects of our work at the state Legislature. All laws begin as bills. And, all bills begin as ideas. Ideas for bills come from a variety of sources. But, the best ideas come from citizens like […]
The 20-foot pontoon boat was sinking and not only was it sinking it rolled over in the process. And then it went to the bottom. It was work day at the boathouse and a large crew of enthusiastic boat lovers – kayak and canoe lovers of boats – had gathered for the first time ever […]
The Tacoma News Tribune Editorial Board is throwing its weight around again with the opinion expressed the last day of January that the City of Lakewood needs to get off the marijuana (MJ) fence. It’s not the first time the TNT has opted for profits over principles on the MJ issue.
His black tie; a rotting package of $5,800 in $20 bills that matched the serial numbers of the $200,000 in ransom money; pieces of parachute debris – these were the only physical evidence that suggested the possible landing site of the skyjacker who – on the dark night of November 24, 1971 – bailed out […]
Submitted by Rep. Dick Muri In times of crisis, we depend on the resolve of law enforcement to run toward the danger. Recently, Tacoma lost one of their finest, Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez, 45, a 17-year veteran patrol officer, survived by his fiancée, children, and a large family. Killed in the line of duty, he responded to […]
Four Lakewood City Council seats are up for election this year and with the deadline for candidates to file still over three months away already one incumbent “look(s) forward to continuing to serve Lakewood’s citizens.” But there’s a difference between serving and controlling, between asking and telling.
Is there anything so magical as the woods? They’re the settings for adventure, where trees are metamorphized from friend to foe, fantastical creatures they become, their long, spindly, skeletal fingers clutching at the unwary traveler, spookily, eerily suggestive that that tug on the back of the jacket was not just happenstance.
Submitted by Rep. Dick Muri The use of locally produced and environmentally sound energy sources for our transportation needs is a bipartisan issue. For the past four years, I’ve driven my electric vehicle (EV) for many good reasons, including that its EV usage is better for national security, zero air and water pollution and nearly […]