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Pierce County News for the week of July 26 – Aug. 9, 2018

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The resort will soon see some construction to reduce traffic congestion, improve parking, and add new dining areas.

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The March 27 event will feature a catered dinner, a dessert dash, silent auction, fashion show and live music.

Council tackles short-term rentals trend

At the moment, the city only regulates bed and breakfasts, not Airbnb-like establishments.

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Lawmakers flinch on banning for-profit detention facilities

Last minute amendment exempted ICE detainment facility.

Documentary exploring smart phone, social media addiction comes to Enumclaw

“Like” explores why we can be so hooked to our phones, and explains how that’s no accident.

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King County considers free transit for low-income residents

The program would target those at or below 80 percent of the federal poverty level.

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