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Tuesday, February 09, 2016 This Week's Paper
Pierce County looking for resort-style development at Chambers Bay

Pierce County is looking for a partner to design, finance, construct and operate a resort-style development adjacent to the Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Wash. Chambers Bay hosted the 2015 US Open and the 2010 US Amateur Championships.

The development would include but not be limited to short term lodging, restaurants, a golf course clubhouse, banquet and meeting space, golf teaching and practice facilities, parking, trail connections, access to Puget Sound and other features.

The Chambers Bay Golf Course is part of the Chambers Creek Properties, 930 acres of open…

Father sentenced to 70 years in infant’s beating death

Dwayne Patrick Cowart, 32, was sentenced to 840 months in prison for beating his two-month-old daughter to death in 2014 at his home in DuPont. In December, a jury convicted Cowart of murder in the second degree.

“Nothing is more important than protecting our children,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “As a father, I was saddened and sickened by this horrific and inexplicable crime.”

On March 24, 2014, the victim’s mother went to work and left the infant in Cowart’s care. Later that day, Cowart called the mother and told her to come home because the girl was not breathing…

Tacoma Municipal Court Judge David Ladenburg announces bid for Superior Court

Tacoma Municipal Court Judge David Ladenburg has announced his candidacy for election to Pierce County Superior Court Position #17 being vacated by Judge Ron Culpepper.

“After years of experience, I will bring my expertise in dealing with real people’s problems to Superior Court,” Ladenburg stated in the announcement.

Ladenburg has served on the Tacoma Municipal Court for 13 years.  In addition to other cases, he handled the majority of the domestic violence cases for the City of Tacoma. Previously, Ladenburg served as a deputy prosecutor for the City of Tacoma…

Pierce County is looking to lease

Pierce County is seeking greater efficiencies in leased space and opportunities to provide a better return on investment to taxpayers.

Numerous leases are expiring this year. The county must continue to lease office space. However, it is not required to renew existing leases or maintain the current configurations, department adjacency or locations of county programs. As a result, a more expansive and holistic approach is being pursued to determine the most cost effective and suitable leased space for programs not housed in county owned buildings.

If you have appropriate space for…

Man charged in murder at Tacoma convenience store

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Robert Deshawn Grott, 29, with murder in the first degree for the shooting death of Julian Jemar Thomas, 23, at a Tacoma convenience store earlier this week. Grott’s brother, Rashaad Dominique Grott, 22, has been charged with rendering criminal assistance in the first degree for driving him to California after the murder. Bench warrants have been issued for their arrests.

"We are all sick and tired of violence like this," said Lindquist. "The defendant fired 46 rounds. We are taking him off the streets for as long as…

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