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Advisory vote on Pierce County hub clears courtroom hurdle

A Superior Court judge has ruled that efforts to gain enough signatures to put a referendum on the fall ballot to determine the future of the planned Pierce County General Services building can move forward.

Judge Kevin Hull ruled last week that a lawsuit against the signature gathering lacked the legal standing required, allowing volunteers to continue to gain support for a public vote on the $230 million project in November. At least for now, that is.

The ruling came because the judge determined that the lawsuit filers, Leslie Young and Anthony Miller, lacked standing to sue because they didn’t have direct ties to any potential injury caused by the building not being built if residents voted down the deal. Only Pierce County and the potential developers could make that claim. Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy had…

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Crime Stoppers: Tacoma police seeking witness in bizarre hit and run death

I have a feeling that out of all the cases I've written about in the Tacoma Weekly, this will be the one you help solve. It's strange to be sure. It was just after midnight on Oct. 4, 2008 when Ronald McKellar and his friend left Peewee's Tavern…

Be Well: Seven Swords Academy teaches Historical European Martial Arts

With the popularity of television shows like “Game of Thrones” and movies like “The Hobbit Trilogy,” interest in Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is at an all time high. Experts like Ken Dietiker, principal instructor at Seven Swords…

Be Well: Improve Your Mental Sharpness

(Family Features) Staying active physically is important as you age. But exercising the brain can also have some important health and disease-prevention benefits.

In fact, a 2014 study conducted by the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research…

Jersey Mike’s pays it forward to Hedden Elementary

While new businesses often spend their time thinking about how they can gain more money on a big opening weekend, the new Jersey Mike’s sub sandwich shop at 4756 Pacific Hwy. E. in Fife spent their opening weekend collecting funds for Hedden Elementary…

Kitsap Bank to acquire Fife Commercial Bank

Olympic Bancorp, parent company for Kitsap Bank, has announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Puget Sound Financial Services and its wholly owned subsidiary, Fife Commercial Bank. Founded in 1998 and led by President…
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