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Not guilty plea entered for man accused of being naked outside Fife hotel

thenewstribune.com — The naked stranger kept reaching for the woman as she frantically tried to shut the door of her Fife hotel room, court records show. The woman heard yelling Monday afternoon and opened the door to see what was going on.

Mauro Rosales interview a love letter to Sounders fans

blog.thenewstribune.com — In advance of the Sounders match at Chivas USA on Saturday, I arranged a phone interview with former Sounder/current Chivas midfielder Mauro Rosales. I began the conversation by telling him how warmly the Sounders and supporters have spoken of him this week. His response: "I'd like it to be there; but it's another time now."
Mauro Rosales interview a love letter to Sounders fans: In advance of the Sounders match at Chivas USA on Satu... bit.ly/1kELjgs

Mariners notebook: Maurer looms as likely Sunday starter

blog.thenewstribune.com — ARLINGTON, Texas - There's nothing official yet, but right-hander Brandon Maurer looms as an increasingly likely promotion candidate to start Sunday's series finale in Miami. Right-hander Anthony Fernandez, the other top possibility, threw 83 pitches Wednesday in Triple-A Tacoma's 8-5 victory over Salt Lake (Angels).
#Mariners notebook: RHP Brandon Maurer looms as likely starter for Sunday's game in Miami. Other notes. bit.ly/1mhusAb

Hart convinces McClendon that he’s ready to play right field

blog.thenewstribune.com — ARLINGTON, Texas - So what changed? Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said earlier this week that Corey Hart "wasn't anywhere close" to being ready to play right field due to concerns regarding the start/stop stress on his surgically repaired knees.
Corey Hart convinces #Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon that he's ready to play right field. bit.ly/1qPHc2M

Callaghan: Rodney Tom might be the least political politician in state

thenewstribune.com — Rodney Tom is an unlikely political leader. That's because unlike the caricature that was created by opponents as the man who would be king, Tom isn't all that political - at least not in a partisan political sense. Tom, who announced this week that he won't seek re-election, just might be Olympia's most nonpartisan player.
Retiring Sen. Rodney Tom might be the least political political leader in the Legislature. bit.ly/Qh5Ex8

Mariners to shut down Walker for two weeks

thenewstribune.com — Right-hander Taijuan Walker, the Seattle Mariners' top prospect, is back on the shelf - no throwing for two weeks - after an examination Wednesday revealed renewed shoulder problems. "He has a right shoulder impingement," general manager Jack Zduriencik said. "So what we're going to do is back him off for about two weeks and take care of the area.
ICYMI: Renewed shoulder problems sideline #Mariners RHP prospect Taijuan Walker for two weeks. Other notes. bit.ly/1pd8SRQ

Mariners recall Nick Franklin, put Logan Morrison on DL

thenewstribune.com — Can Nick Franklin jump-start the Seattle Mariners' stagnant offense? We're about to find out. The Mariners recalled Franklin before Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers after he batted .395 with four home runs an 13 RBIs through 11 games at Triple-A Tacoma.
ICYMI: #Mariners recalled INF Nick Franklin prior to Wednesday's game in an effort to spark sluggish attack. bit.ly/1eWAiSn

Mariners fall apart in ninth, fall to Rangers, 3-2

thenewstribune.com — Not all losses are the same. Some are bad. Others worse. And some, like the Mariners experienced Wednesday night, eat at you in a way that makes you yearn to forget and move on.
ICYMI: #Mariners collapsed in ninth Wednesday and wasted strong effort by Felix Hernandez in 3-2 loss to Texas. bit.ly/1r2o28c

Surprised city administrator gets pink slip from Gig Harbor mayor

thenewstribune.com — Gig Harbor city administrator Denny Richards, who has run city government for the last two years during a period of layoffs and financial struggles, will be replaced by a yet-to-be named successor at the end of the year. Mayor Jill Guernsey, who has the authority to make administrative decisions without council approval, made the announcement at a council meeting Monday.
RT @seanrobinsonTNT: Got irony, Tacoma? Gov't soap opera in #GigHarbor. Strong mayor abruptly replaces city admin. @bgrimley explains: h…

Mariners collapse late in 3-2 loss to Rangers

blog.thenewstribune.com — ARLINGTON, Texas - Not all losses are the same. Some are bad. Others worse. And some, like the Mariners experienced Wednesday night, eat at you in a way that makes you yearn to forget and move on.

Police: Elderly man who crashed into toddler said he didn't know what happened

thenewstribune.com — A 78-year-old man police said hit and killed a toddler while driving Monday in Buckley realized he had hit a telephone pole, but told officers he didn't know what happened. Police chief Jim Arsanto said Tuesday that police had spoken briefly with the man after the crash, and had scheduled a formal interview with the driver and his attorney.
RT @amkrell: Police: Elderly man who crashed into #Buckley toddler Monday said he didn't know what happened thenewstribune.com/2014/04/16/315… Memorial…

Mayor Strickland to travel to China to promote Tacoma

thenewstribune.com — Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will travel to China next month to promote the city's business opportunities to investors. She will be part of a three-person delegation, which includes the city's economic development chief Ricardo Noguera and consultant Michael Fowler, who works for the Port of Tacoma on the Tacoma-Fuzhou Trade Project.