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Friday, October 09, 2015 This Week's Paper
Prosecutor finds officer’s use of deadly force lawful

Independent and concurrent investigations by the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office, Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office and Tacoma Police Department regarding the shooting death of Stephen Wyman Cunningham, 48, have been completed. Cunningham died from gunshot wounds inflicted by Tacoma Police Officer Jimmy Welsh.

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist concluded the death was justifiable homicide under state law.

On May 10, officers Welsh and Angela Hayes responded to a noise complaint at a home on South Proctor in Tacoma. They heard loud music and multiple voices coming…

Chambers Creek Regional Park to reopen dog park, beach access

Pierce County Parks and Recreation has announced the off-leash dog area and beach access at Chamber Creek Regional Park will reopen on Friday, Sept. 18. These areas have been closed since the U.S. Open golf championship, which took place June 15-21, at Chambers Bay.

The Playground by the Sound, North Meadow restrooms, Grandview Trail, East Slope, and Environmental Service Building ball fields reopened earlier this summer. Parks and Recreation director Tony Tipton said the restoration project is on schedule to meet the department’s goals.

The North Meadow parking lot and grass…

Catch a glimpse of Roaring ‘20s Tacoma this weekend in “Eyes of the Totem”

Local film buffs will get a chance to witness cinematic history this weekend when a lost Tacoma film, “Eyes of the Totem,” is screened at Broadway Center's Rialto Theatre.
The 1927 melodrama was produced by H.C. Weaver Productions, formerly located on Titlow Beach, and shot mostly in Tacoma. It went missing shortly after its release, and little was known aside from its cast and shooting locations. Then Tacoma Historical Preservation Coordinator Lauren Hoogkamer located a copy at New York's Museum of Modern Art while researching a preservation-related film series.
Its plot centers…

Chinese President Xi Jinping Makes First Visit to Tacoma on Sept. 23

Twenty one years after he personally witnessed the establishment of Tacoma's Sister Cities relationship with Fuzhou as Chairman of the Standing Committee of Fuzhou Municipal People's Congress, Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to Tacoma on Sept. 23.

"Tacoma is an international port city with strong ties to China. Since 1994, our cities have both benefited from a variety of educational, cultural and sports exchanges, and Tacoma has hosted at least 30 delegations from Fuzhou," said Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland. "We look forward to President Xi Jinping's…

Second Annual Gun SafeT Awareness Week Starts Sept. 21 t

The Tacoma Gang Reduction Project announced that the second annual Gun SafeT Awareness Week will be Sept. 21-25 at the Sept. 15 City Council Meeting.

The week, which focuses on increasing gun safety awareness about education, storage and surrender will have a special focus this year on the impacts gun possession can have on youth lives.

The week will include the launch of the “Is It Worth It” Panels, which bring together a panel of professionals in the field of criminal justice, legal advocacy, employment and education to talk with youth about the impacts a single…

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