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Sunday, October 04, 2015 This Week's Paper
Federal apprenticeship grants will help Washington high-tech workers

A new $5 million federal grant awarded to Washington today will expand technology job opportunities for women, minorities, veterans and others in the state. The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that Washington state will receive the grant as part of the federal American Apprenticeship Initiative.

The state Department of Labor & Industries will administer the grant that’s expected to provide training and jobs for up to 1,000 people, 600 of them in the technology industry.

More than half of the funds — $3.5 million — will go to the Washington Technology Industry…

Fife Police Chief moves to South Sound 911

Chief Marks Mears to Serve as the New Deputy Director

The City of Fife and Fife Police Chief Marks Mears announced today that Chief Mears has accepted a new position as the Deputy Director for South Sound 911.  Chief Mears’ departure from Fife is expected in the late fall.

Under Chief Mears’ leadership, the Fife Police Department expects to be accredited by Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs in October, saw a transformation of the command staff structure and led the department in a five year…

Tacoma man charged with murder in hammer beating death

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Nicholas Edward Lane, 27, with murder in the first degree and attempted murder in the first degree for beating two people with a hammer inside a Tacoma home. Lane pleaded not guilty and is being held in lieu of $2 million bail.

“This was a savage, unprovoked attack on two innocents,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “This inexplicable crime appears to be fueled, at least in part, by methamphetamine.”

On Sept. 8, 2015, Tacoma Police officers received a report of an assault with a hammer inside a home. When they arrived,…

Forum provides businesses opportunity to do work with government

Businesses looking to win government contracts will have the opportunity at the Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to noon at the STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St in Tacoma. Click here for map and directions.

Learn first-hand how to register and compete for contracts with federal, state, and local government agencies, meet one-on-one with purchasing agents, network with other Pierce County business owners and managers, and participate in breakout sessions.

Panelists and exhibitors include Pierce County, City of Tacoma, Port of Tacoma, Washington…

City of Tacoma Issues RFI for Old City Hall

The City of Tacoma have issued a Request for Interest for the adaptive reuse of Old City Hall in downtown Tacoma. Developers are invited to express their interest in purchasing, leasing/purchasing, or master leasing the building located at 625 S. Commerce St. for the purpose of converting it into a high quality development that contributes to the vitality of the Old City Hall Historic District. 

“Old City Hall is an architectural icon,” said Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “We look forward to working with a developer who will restore its original grandeur, put it to its highest and…

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