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December 1, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Saturday Memo: Marijuana sale … storm-drain death … more rain

Marijuana for sale: The state Liquor Control Board has a year to set regulations for the first-of-its-kind marijuana market, which means delving into how marijuana is grown, sold and used. That led one commenter on staff writer Jonathan Martin’s story on the Liquor Board’s mission to remark, “The black market could put a…

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December 1, 2012 at 8:24 AM

UPDATE: Man dies after fall into storm drain in Fife

UPDATE: 10:45 a.m. | FIFE, Pierce County — A man who lifted a storm drain grate to retrieve his keys, then fell in head-first, has died, according to police. The 56-year-old man had been taking out his garbage at an apartment complex near the 500 block of 62nd Ave East when he dropped his keys in the…

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November 5, 2012 at 12:01 PM

State Patrol: Woman jumps off I-5 overpass in Fife

UPDATE AT 1:05 P.M.: The State Patrol now says the person who jumped from the overpass is a woman. We’ve updated the original post to reflect that. UPDATE AT 12:45 P.M.: A jacknifed semi-truck has been moved to the side of the freeway and northbound traffic is moving again, the State Patrol reports. ORIGINAL POST: The State…

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August 18, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Body discovered in Puyallup River near Fife

Pierce County officials are “99 percent” certain a body recovered from the Puyallup River today  is 29-year-old Josh McNamara, who was swept away while floating the river on an inner tube last month. “We’ve notified the family,” said Ed Troyer, spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office. The body was spotted this morning by fishermen, near…

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July 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Man dies in confrontation at Emerald Queen Casino

From The Associated Press: FIFE – A man at the Emerald Queen Casino hotel in Fife died early Thursday after tribal police used a Taser on him. Tribal spokesman John Weymer says the man was apparently intoxicated about 2:30 a.m. when he got into a confrontation with hotel security. They called police who tried to subdue him and…

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April 11, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Free eye exams for low-income and unemployed people

About 100 appointments are still available for free eye exams for low-income and unemployed people. Coordinated by the Renton Lions Club, the exams are to be performed April 20 at the Valley Eye and Laser Center in Renton. Lions Clubs and their members have worked on projects to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye care for…

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