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 […]
With apologies to American actor and dramatist John Howard Payne (1823), and Englishman Sir Henry Bishop (melody composition):
Following an opinion piece that was published here in The Suburban Times January 17, Tacoma News Tribune’s Melissa Santos, January 18, writes that Lakewood is in affect ground zero targeted by State Rep. David Sawyer, D-Parkland for “ignoring the will of the voters,” given city leader’s fence-sitting on marijuana.
City fence-sitting on marijuana (MJ) won’t be allowed if the State gets its way, and a warrant to inspect rental housing won’t be needed now that the City has its way. If House Bill 1099 passes this current legislative session, Lakewood will lose over a half-million dollars annually from the city’s estimated share of alcohol […]
Martin Luther King Jr., whose life and accomplishments are recognized officially with a day set aside in his honor, was “an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his […]
As of this writing, January 6 was yesterday, “but” in the hit single lyrics of Chad and Jeremy (1963) “that was yesterday and yesterday’s gone.” And with the passing of another day, another deadline promised by the City of Lakewood’s legal department has gone unmet as well.