“A teenager accused of fatally shooting a 16-year-old boy last week in Lakewood in what was initially reported as an accident now faces murder charges. David Raul Maldonado was charged Monday in Pierce County Superior Court with first-degree murder and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm the shooting inside a home near American Lake. The […]
I’m back. And I must admit, it was wonderful to not work. And far easier than I feared. If I’m being honest, I’m not sure I’m ready to return to the grind. When I opened my email just now (around 3 pm on April 2), I have more than 200 messages to process. It’ll take […]
I’m taking a break. From March 23-April 2 The Suburban Times will be on hiatus. What does that mean? I’ve been collecting – and sharing – local stories and announcements since I created The Suburban Times in 2005. And until now, I have not taken a break. When the hiatus is over, I’ll work through […]
“A knocked-over monument commemorating the execution of Nisqually Chief Leschi has been righted. A crew from the city of Lakewood put the boulder back in place Tuesday morning.” Read more at The News Tribune website.
Dear Mom, May 17, 2022, is a day I won’t soon forget. After two-and-a-half hours, I left your bedside for the ride of a lifetime aboard the B-29 “Doc.” Strapped into one of six gunner seats as the engines started up, the message I expected arrived. “Ben, I don’t know if you’re up in the […]
The first 18 years of my life I lived in Spanaway. Specifically at Shady Acres, a residential airpark. Our home was connected to our airplane hangar. Actually, our hangar was connected to our home. My parents built the hangar first. If you are a pilot, there are few better ways to live than with your […]
“A Tacoma Police Department officer shot a man in Lakewood on Tuesday afternoon while trying to arrest him for investigation of first-degree murder. The man shot by police was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, according to a news release from the Pierce County Force Investigation Team. No officers were injured.” Read more at […]
“A Clover Park School Board race has become an epitome of board elections across the country: a longtime member losing to a dark horse candidate with political backing. “The board’s seven-year president, Marty Schafer, was voted out last month by 88 votes, replaced by a newcomer who has never held public office. “Board member David […]
A letter from Willie Frank III, Nisqually Tribe Chairman, who opposes changing the name of Ft. Steilacoom Park included a link to a presentation on Chief Leschi. That link – click here – in the original post has now been fixed. I apologize for my error.