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Developers park proposal would save public money

For five years, Metro Parks Tacoma has had a plan for the future Peninsula Park on the former Asarco site. That plan includes an amphitheater for outdoor concerts on the waterfront site near Point Defiance, which offers spectacular views of Puget Sound and the Olympics. But public dollars for building and maintaining new parks are…

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Retired county ferry goes condo, well, sorta

Navsource.org, the Internet guide to the history of U.S. Navy ships, lost track of YFB-14 Aquideck after it sold in February for $49,500 on eBay. The online archive traces the life of the steel-hulled ferry’s history from July 28, 1936, when Bath Iron Works Corp., of Bath, Maine, started building the boat, through its rebirth…

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In Ruston, three council members refuse to play fair

The hero strode into the old Ruston schoolhouse Monday fixin’ to save the town. But Mike Cohen didn’t notice that the town bullies, disguised as elected officials, had slipped off his white hat and slapped a note on his back that read, “Kick me.” You can’t save a town from itself, it turns out. You…

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Government Reaches Agreement with Asarco and Point Ruston to Clean Up Contaminated Site in Washington State

  WASHINGTON – The federal government reached an agreement today which will help to protect the health and the environment of Tacoma and Ruston-area citizens by expediting the estimated $28 million cleanup of the Asarco Smelter Site in Tacoma and Ruston, Wash. The agreement will allow Asarco to sell the Asarco Smelter property, which is…

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