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Tag: military department

July
21st

With mitigation, Camp Murray plan should go forward

This editorial will appear in Friday’s print edition.

The proposed plan to move the Camp Murray main gate into Lakewood’s Tillicum community isn’t ideal. But it may be as good as it’s going to get, and the alternative – the status quo – is not a good option.

The plan is much better than what camp officials had in mind 10 months ago, when they wanted to move the gate to Tillicum’s Portland Avenue with virtually no mitigation for the community.

The City of Lakewood rightly pulled the plug on the earlier plan by refusing to issue the necessary permits. Read more »