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Prosecutor to use data to target ‘chronic offenders’

ARRESTS. Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist is preparing to target “chronic offenders,” who are committing more than their fair share of crimes.

There is a bit of truth behind the long-standing police adage that 80 percent of the crimes are committed by 20 percent of the people. Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has now set his sights on the “worst of the worst.”
The prosecutor’s office is working on a localized program that is based on a similar one used by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office to pay special attention to repeat offenders around the county who often escalate their crimes the longer they commit them. Similar programs are underway in many major cities around the nation.
“The concept here is based on data-driven prosecution,” Lindquist said at a study session of the Pierce County Public… Read More

WELL DONE! Winner Kelsey Monaghan-Bergson enjoys a photo opp with (from left) Betsy Hechtner, Rainiers Director of Marketing and Partner Services, Rhubarb, mom Lita Monaghan and dad Eric Bergson.


Published in the Tacoma Weekly

The Tacoma Rainiers and Tacoma Public Schools have announced Truman Middle School seventh grader Kelsey Monaghan-Bergson as the winner of the second annual jersey design contest.
Kelsey’s winning design will be worn on field by the Rainiers for Tacoma School District Night to be held Saturday, April 23. Prior to the game, Kelsey will receive a personalized replica jersey donning her design,… Read More

APPROVED. CHI Franciscan’s Allenmore campus will be home to a new psychiatric hospital through a partnership that gained state approval.
MultiCare, Franciscan get greenlight for new psychiatric hospital

Construction is set to start later this year on a new psychiatric hospital that will come through a partnership between CHI Franciscan Health and MultiCare Medical Health System.
The 120-bed facility is slated to open in 2018 now that the Washington State Department of Health has approved the… Read More

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Lacey native Nate Jackson has joined the cast of "Nick Cannon presents: Wild 'N Out," which returns to MTV this year.

From Lacey to Hollywood

By Ernest Jasmin

It's shaping up to be a big breakout year for Nate Jackson. The Lacey native is best known locally for his “Super Funny Comedy Show,” a series that has brought some of the biggest names in comedy to Tacoma in recent years; and the stars have been lining up for him for a while, actually.
There was his 2010 win at the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, a launching point for the likes of… Read More

AC/DC still thrills despite missing key personnel

AC/DC concerts are generally a satisfying, if fairly predictable, affair. Yet fans weren't sure exactly what to expect on Tuesday night, Feb. 2, as the legendary Australian rockers kicked off the latest leg of their “Rock or Bust” tour at the Tacoma Dome with a couple of members missing from their fold.   
Founding guitarist Malcolm Young called it quits after being diagnosed… Read More

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(top) Bellarmine alum Adam West scored two goals and added an assist in Tacoma's win over Turlock. West is now tied with Dan Antoniuk and Derek Johnson for the team scoring lead with 17 points.

Playoff fever is taking a hold of Tacoma Stars

By Justin Gimse

The Tacoma Stars first full season in the Major Arena Soccer League is coming into the home stretch with five games remaining to sort out their playoff fortunes. After a satisfying 8-2 thumping of the visiting Turlock Express on Friday, Jan. 29 at the ShoWare Center in Kent, the Stars control their postseason destiny, if they can keep on winning.
Of course, now begins the toughest stretch… Read More

PCROWNED. With both teams ramping up the defensive pressure, there was a bevy of loose balls and rebounds to be fought for.
Late dramatics net another Narrows title for Lincoln

With the 3A Narrows title on the line Tuesday, Feb. 2, at a packed Lincoln High School gymnasium, the pressure was felt by the fans, the players, the coaches and staff and probably for several blocks surrounding Tacoma’s historic school. A victory would clinch a sixth league title for the Abes in… Read More

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VIBE’s Thomas Kuljam addresses the 51st Battalion group in Tioga Library Building Research Commons at UWT.

It’s Just Business: Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship

By William Manzanares

As director of Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE) at the University of Washington-Tacoma, Thomas Kuljam leads the charge in helping veterans transition out of the military and figure out what they want to do with their lives. With a staff of nine (10 including Kuljam) made up of professors, nationally renowned executives, entrepreneurs both seasoned and new, and peer mentors,… Read More

Michael’s Marketing Minute

Email. Ugh! Right?! The steady stream (or rushing river in many of our cases) of emails seems to never end. There are a few possible explanations – maybe you signed up for a few too many free coupon emails from your favorite retail stores, maybe it's time to hire a secretary to field all the incoming… Read More

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Letter to the Editor: Paul A. Pastor

Dear Tacoma Weekly readers,

I want you to be among the first to know that I will be seeking re-election to the Office of Sheriff in 2016.
The Sheriff's Department has built a strong record of accomplishments in the last several years in the face of very difficult circumstances.… Read More

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