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Lights & Sirens does the Puyallup

That’s right.

We’ll be at the Puyallup Fair on Monday as part of The News Tribune’s Meet Us at the Fair! day.

Adam and I will be manning the booth from 2 to 3 p.m. so if you’re at the fair, stop on by and say hi. Please. Pretty please. The booth is located near the Blue Gate.

We’ll also be hosting a live chat from the fairgrounds. You can submit questions about what we do and how we gather information in advance here.


We want to hear from you on Court’s gun rights ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued its first major ruling on the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

In a 5-4 decision, the justices said Americans have the right to own handguns for self defense and hunting.

The News Tribune wants to hear from you about this ruling. You can submit comments on this blog or through the story.

Thanks for taking the time to share your views.


What South Sound intersection do you hate most?

I had a story in today’s paper about the top 10 crash location in Tacoma.

There was an interactive map that went with it — it lets readers enter comments about any intersection in the South South — but I thought it was a little hard to find on our Web site.

You can find it by clicking HERE.

(Photo courtesy of richardmasoner.)


Witnesses sought in deadly I-5 crash

The Washington State Patrol wants to talk with anyone who might have seen a deadly crash Friday morning on Interstate 5 in Fife or saw the vehicles before the crash.

Roy Fuentes, a 33-year-old Tacoma father, was killed when he crashed his Isuzu Rodeo into the back of a parked DOT truck shortly after 7:10 a.m. The truck, which had its arrow board lights on, was pushed forward, knocking DOT worker David Ball to the ground.

Ball, who had been clearing debris from an earlier wreck, was injured but is expected to recover.

Fuentes was taken

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What should the county do with dangerous dogs?

If you’ve got ideas, the Pierce County Auditor’s Office wants to hear them.

The office will be hosting three public meetings to gather ideas for legislative, enforcement and administrative strategies on dangerous dogs.

The meeting schedule is:

* Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Graham Branch Library, 9202 224th St. E.

* Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Civic Center, 3510 Grandview Drive, Gig Harbor.

* Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Pierce County Fire Protection District #6-9 Training Room, 17210 110th Ave. E.


Street racing survey reminder

Just a friendly reminder to take our street racing survey. (And thank you to those that have already taken part.)

It’s our first foray into the world of surveys. We’ve discovered a small glitch – if you answer the first question by saying “no,” street racing is not a problem in your neighborhood, then try to submit the survey, you get a message saying that you can’t do that.

So, my advice is this: Fill out the survey if street racing IS a problem in your neighborhood or other places where you drive.

If street

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