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Thursday, February 11, 2016 This Week's Paper
Metro Parks invites public to help establish its priorities at Community forums Feb. 2

Every six years, Metro Parks Tacoma establishes program priorities for future improvements of services provided to the community by creating a Mission Led Comprehensive Plan.

Community input is the cornerstone of the entire process, so the park district is inviting citizens to take part in one of four community forums Feb. 24 and 25 around the park district to help it interpret results of recent data collection and determine next steps.

“It’s a very powerful exercise,” said Roxanne Miles, business and performance manager for Metro Parks. “This is how we decide…

Metro Parks invites public to help establish its priorities at Community forums Feb. 2

Every six years, Metro Parks Tacoma establishes program priorities for future improvements of services provided to the community by creating a Mission Led Comprehensive Plan.

Community input is the cornerstone of the entire process, so the park district is inviting citizens to take part in one of four community forums Feb. 24 and 25 around the park district to help it interpret results of recent data collection and determine next steps.

“It’s a very powerful exercise,” said Roxanne Miles, business and performance manager for Metro Parks. “This is how we decide…

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…

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