New residents pour in: Pierce County tops the nation

Of the more than 3,100 counties in the nation, none gained more people from other counties last year than Pierce and Snohomish. They ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, for net gains in the number of people moving in domestically.

Hope, purpose for women in state prison

Washington should be proud to be one of eight states where female prisoners can live with and bond with their babies. It’s just one of the progressive ways Washington looks out for the wellbeing of families caught up in the justice system, while trying to curtail the revolving-door effect.

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3-year-old killed in DUI wreck remembered

Jamie Ward, a family aquaintance, talks about 3-year-old Brody Debenning, after his mother's sentencing. The mother, Heather Ruopp, was sentenced to more than four years in prison Monday. Prosecutors said Ruopp was under the influence of drugs when she crashed Aug. 18. Brody, who was in the backseat, died from his injuries. Ward, who spoke at sentencing, said Brody lived with her for about four months the year before the wreck.
Alexis Krell akrell@thenewstribune.com
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3-year-old killed in DUI wreck remembered

Proposed cuts threaten AmeriCorps program at Mary Lyon Elementary 1:38

Proposed cuts threaten AmeriCorps program at Mary Lyon Elementary

A new American flag flies over Purdy 1:59

A new American flag flies over Purdy

Tacoma's Cabarellos Club turns 60 1:48

Tacoma's Cabarellos Club turns 60