Readers' choices for top local stories of 2013

The News TribuneDecember 30, 2013 

BIZ BOEING-IAM 1 TC

Boeing machinists cheer to the news that the proposed contract was turned down and jeer at the union president Tom Wroblewski in the headquarters of the Boeing machinists union (District 751) in Seattle, Nov. 13, 2013.

PETER HALEY — Staff photographer

Boeing Machinists’ rejection of labor contract is tops, with State Farm bringing jobs to Tacoma, Seahawks and marijuana among others

1. Boeing Machinists union rejects new labor deal on 777X (November)

2. State Farm to add 2,000 jobs in downtown Tacoma (April)

3. Seattle Seahawks are the class of the NFC (December)

4. Coalition of 2 Democrats and 23 Republicans takes control of state Senate (January)

5. NBA owners reject Chris Hansen bid, vote to keep Kings in Sacramento (May)

6. Robert Bales sentenced to life in prison for murdering 16 Afghan civilians (August)

7. Chris Petersen replaces Steve Sarkisian as UW football coach (December)

8. Legalizing pot: State, local governments wrestle with implementing marijuana legalization (May)

9. Lakewood Police charity scandal: Investigation shows lies, deception in Lakewood police charity scandal (April)

10. County jail in crisis: Corrections deputies laid off after Tacoma signs jail contract with Fife. Jailing mentally ill inmates forces hard decisions. (November)

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