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Tuesday, October 06, 2015 This Week's Paper
Petition to keep Click Network under local ownership now circulating

An online petition to keep Tacoma’s Click Network under local ownership is now gathering signatures and will be presented to the Board of Tacoma Public Utilities and the Tacoma City Council.

TPU is reviewing two competing proposals. One is from Wave Division Holdings LLC, a closely-held firm owned by Oak Hill Capital Partners and GI Partners out of Menlo Park, California with an operational facility in Kirkland, Washington. The other is…

36 agencies join in support of U.S. Open security plan

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department will be supported by 36 local, state and federal agencies as they provide for the safety and security of everyone attending the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

The Sheriff’s Department, which is the lead agency for public safety planning, has been preparing for the U.S. Open for several years. Multiple agencies at every level of government have responded to the call to assist during the championship, which takes place June 15-21 at the county-owned golf course in University Place.

“The U.S. Open will bring a lot of visitors to this area,”…

USGA to open Merchandise Pavilion for Pre-Championship shopping

The United States Golf Association has announced that the U.S. Open Main Merchandise Pavilion will be open to the public for pre-championship shopping 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14. Tickets will not be required to access the pavilion, located at Chambers Bay, during these four days. However, the course will be closed to the public.

The Main Merchandise Pavilion, which covers 41,000 square feet, is located in U.S. Open Spectator Square. A variety of merchandise bearing the U.S. Open Championship logo will be available for purchase, including caps, golf…

Point Defiance’s summer camps mix fun with learning

As school ends and break begins, parents look for an enjoyable way for kids to spend the summer. Camps at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium provide memorable experiences that kids will be talking about long after school resumes in the fall.

The camps provide both learning and fun for campers of any age – all while making (both human and animal) friends.

Every camp offered at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium encourages a deep understanding of animals and conservation.

The zoo’s unique location in Point Defiance Park, just above Puget Sound, provides an excellent location…

New poll shows voters support teachers on key education issues

A new poll by the Washington Education Association finds that Washington voters are not only supportive of the recent teacher walkouts across the state, but they are also aligned with teachers on the issues underlying these protests:

They believe public schools are seriously underfunded.
They want smaller class sizes in all grades.
They support higher pay for educators.
And they want to maintain control of key decisions affecting their local schools.

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