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  1. Hey City Council: Turning homeless people into criminals is wrong and doesn’t help the cause

    The Tacoma City Council doubled down on its emergency response to the city’s homelessness crisis the week. Unfortunately, its narrow-minded and stubborn insistence on criminalizing homelessness as part of that … Click to Continue »…
  2. Tacoma could spend $7 million on homelessness next year, balancing shelter with enforcement

    City staff working on Tacoma’s effort to combat homelessness have come up with a big ask for 2018: an additional $6-7 million to continue addressing what’s been declared a public-health … Click to Continue »…
  3. What the state stands to lose if Congress doesn’t reauthorize children’s health program

    Washington state leaders are fretting over the possibility Congress might not revive a program that provides health insurance to more than 60,000 low-income children in the state. There is bipartisan … Click to Continue…
  4. Pit bull attack responder describes rescue as man fought for life, woman yelled at them

    When help arrived, the UPS driver was on top of a small trailer fighting for his life against four snarling pit bulls. The driver, Kevin Backlund of King County, was … Click to Continue…
  5. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to plead guilty to abandoning his post in Afghanistan in 2009, sources say

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for half a decade after abandoning his Afghanistan post, is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before … Click to Continue…
  6. Overturned dump truck blocking traffic in Tacoma

    A dump truck loaded with gravel overturned Friday morning near the intersection of 19th Street and Market, Tacoma Fire spokesman Joe Meinecke said. The truck spilled its load and “it … Click to Continue »…
  7. Threats to kick woman in stomach until unborn baby dies follow gang prostitution charges

    The death threats started as soon as word got around that seven Lakewood gang members were charged in a prostitution ring that victimized at least 15 girls and women. An … Click to Continue…
  8. Woman killed in Tacoma house fire identified

    Pierce County medical examiners have identified the woman killed during a Thursday morning house fire in Tacoma’s South End. Kay Triggs-Isbell, 75, was found dead when firefighters responded to her … Click to Continue »…