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Resident can learn about 2015 U.S. Open planning Thursday

Local residents can learn more about the preparations and planning for the U.S. Open that will be played at Chambers Bay golf course in 2015 during a meeting Thursday, June 27.

The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Environmental Services Building, located next to Chambers Bay at 9850 64th St. W, University Place.

Danny Sink, the United States Golf Association’s on-site championship director, will make a presentation. Former County Executive John Ladenburg will make brief remarks about the conversion of the site from a sand and gravel pit to U.S. Open site and park, and county officials

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‘Cops’ to air 26th season without Lakewood, Pierce County

The city of Lakewood has rejected a request by producers of the “COPS” television show to again film police officers on the job in the community for the show’s 26th season, which begins airing in September.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is also taking a pass.

For years, Pierce County and Lakewood were a mainstay on “COPS,’ which first aired in 1989 and is considered one of television’s first “reality” shows. Until 2005, when then-Lakewood Police Chief Larry Saunders ended his department’s relationship with the show, about 50 segments focused on Lakewood.

(Lakewood contracted with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department

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Sumner City Council to review YMCA agreement as organization pursues new site for facility

Residents from Sumner, Bonney Lake and the surrounding areas have long hoped for a YMCA facility, and an announcement this week indicates the long wait could be nearing an end.

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties announced Thursday that it is pursuing a new location in Sumner for a facility that has been in the works for five years.

The Y has received nearly $7.8 million in community donations for the project, which will increase in scope if the City Council approves terms linked to a new proposed site of about 10 acres near 64th Street

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