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Sunday, October 04, 2015 This Week's Paper

Live Nation has announced that Robert Plant, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Rodrigo y Gabriela are among the acts booked for the inaugural JamBase Live festival, which will take over Grant County's Gorge Amphitheatre on July 5 and 6.

The event is being put on by Live Nation and music web site and will also include Slightly Stoopid, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, G. Love & Special Sauce, STS9, Galactic, Railroad Earth, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Lettuce,…

As everyone already knows, March 3 was declared national “If Pets Had Thumbs Day.” So that seems as good a reason as any to have a pet-themed photo contest.

The rules are simple. Readers emailed in photos of their pets with a caption of what they thought their pet was thinking at the time.

Now it is your turn to vote on the best photo and caption. The photos will then be posted online and on Facebook. The photo with the most votes, either through “likes” or comments, by March 15 will be the winner. The winners will be announced March 18.

The top winner will receive…

The teenager suspected of ejaculating on the backs of two unsuspecting female shop owners while they were distracted at their Antique Row shops has pleaded guilty to two counts of fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation.

He was sentenced to 24 days at Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center, although he was given credit for the time he already spent there from when he was first arrested in February until his guilty plea this week.

The judge also requires the boy to write an apology letter to his victims and serve a year on probation.

The boy was caught after downtown…

Pierce Transit Passes Vanpool Fees, Delays Policy Changes

The Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners passed two policy changes related vanpool services last night; a general fare increase and toll recovery from groups that travel across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The commission tabled a vote on a policy that would implement a change in the vanpool service area.

Starting May 1, vanpool monthly fares will increase from $2 to $55 per user. This range is based on the number of participants in a vanpool group and daily round-trip miles.

Pierce Transit will also start to recover the…

In a recent letter to the Federal Aviation Administration, Washington State Department of Transportation officials urged the agency to implement measures to stop airport tower closures, including operations at Tacoma Narrows airport.

Possible closures of control towers at regional airports are a result of federal budget sequestration that went into effect March 1. FAA has put all airport towers with fewer than 150,000 total operations and fewer than 10,000 commercial operations on the list for possible closure.

WSDOT’s response emphasized the benefits that airport towers bring…

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