Karen Peterson HEADLINES
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Published January 25th, 2015 - 6:33AM
What big news story requires weeks of planning, a team of eight journalists and extra pages of newsprint to tell?
Published January 14th, 2015 - 12:50PM
We are outraged, and our hearts are aching for our brethren in France.
Published January 4th, 2015 - 7:55AM
Psychiatric boarding. Emergency-room parking. Single-bed certification.
Published December 22nd, 2014 - 6:21AM
It was a Sunday morning in February of 1990, and the Peterson clan was restless.
Published December 14th, 2014 - 6:54AM
Santa’s newsroom elves have been busy in recent weeks creating new features and products for readers.
Published December 7th, 2014 - 6:34AM
The News Tribune has won two court battles in the past two weeks in our efforts to open public documents that others wanted kept secret.
Published November 23rd, 2014 - 6:41AM
The Tacoma City Club gave this year’s Dennis Seinfeld Emerging Leader Award to a young woman who exemplified the idea that a person with a vision can make a difference.
Published November 16th, 2014 - 7:02AM
The Tacoma Police Department’s arrangement with the feds is so secret, police won’t disclose their nondisclosure agreement.
Published November 9th, 2014 - 7:57AM
At the risk of sounding like a fuddy-duddy, election night in the newsroom ain’t what it used to be.
Published November 2nd, 2014 - 6:22AM
An unusual question arose for editors in our newsroom last week: How many victims were there in the tragic school shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School?
Published October 19th, 2014 - 6:57AM
Readers are an ever-changing — and occasionally fickle — lot.
Published October 12th, 2014 - 8:29AM
Tacoma librarian finds 1949 story and picture about TNT newspaper carrier award.
Published October 5th, 2014 - 8:09AM
Same diner, new digs.
Published September 29th, 2014 - 10:41AM
Make no mistake: Journalism is serious work.
Published September 21st, 2014 - 7:44AM
Sports journalists face uphill battle in telling League stories
Published September 7th, 2014 - 7:45AM
McClatchy newspapers collaborate on investigation that finds millions of dollars in fraud
Published August 31st, 2014 - 8:58AM
Tacoma Police finally admit they have a Stingray device. Now they should answer questions about it.
Published August 24th, 2014 - 12:00AM
San Juan County citizens group seeking review by state Supreme Court
Published August 10th, 2014 - 10:31AM
They are not the words an editor wants to read in the last line of an email from her reporter working half a world away.
Published August 3rd, 2014 - 12:00AM
Study finds sharp decline nationally in reporters covering state capitols
Published July 27th, 2014 - 9:43AM
Tacoma’s gulches prompt conversation about nature vs. development
Published July 20th, 2014 - 8:59AM
Journalism organization updates its ethics code, but bedrock basics remain unchanged.
Published July 6th, 2014 - 12:05AM
In the most subtle of column signoffs, Peter Callaghan writes today about how difficult it is to walk away from the North End Tacoma home where he and his wife raised their family.
Published June 22nd, 2014 - 12:05AM
When in doubt, black it out. Without our noticing, officials at Tacoma Public Utilities must have adopted that as their motto when it comes to disclosing anything about the taxpayer-owned Click cable network.
Published June 15th, 2014 - 12:05AM
“They keep putting me off, saying, ‘We’re backlogged. We’re backlogged,’” the Marine veteran said.
Published June 8th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The countdown begins today on a story that will come to fruition a year from now — the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
Published May 25th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The recent firing of The New York Times’ first female executive editor has prompted a vigorous conversation, especially among journalists. Much of it is about whether Jill Abramson’s “womanhood” had anything to do with the firing.
Published May 4th, 2014 - 12:05AM
What are people in our community most passionate about? What are they most concerned about?
Published April 27th, 2014 - 12:05AM
People often ask where reporters get their story ideas. Carl Prine, investigative reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, learned of a story four years ago in a roundabout way. It turned into a blockbuster — and last week it led to a story in The News Tribune.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Journalism is what we do in the newsroom every day. We do our best to tell you what’s going on in your community and introduce you to some interesting folks who live here.
Published April 6th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Last Sunday, we ran a story about Tacoma’s public cable system. It began with a bold, front-page headline and went on to fill a page and a half inside the paper.
Published March 23rd, 2014 - 12:05AM
Your eyes and ears. Your nose, as well. Statehouse reporter Jordan Schrader traveled last month to Colorado — the only state ahead of Washington to legalize recreational marijuana — to give us a glimpse into our own future.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Happy Sunshine Sunday. Sunshine Sunday was first declared in 2002 by a group of newspaper editors to promote open government.
Published March 9th, 2014 - 2:00AM
The story on today’s front page about the identification of a local Vietnam War veteran’s remains is a personal one for the reporter who wrote it.
Published March 2nd, 2014 - 12:05AM
The clouds are beginning to part for the newspaper business as we find our way through what has been a stormy few years of recession coupled with advancing technology that allows readers to consume their news in new ways.
Published February 9th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Our pulse rates have almost returned to normal.
Published January 26th, 2014 - 12:05AM
If you’re already sick of the Seattle Seahawks and the Super Bowl, just skip to the end of the column. I’ve heard that sentiment from only one reader so far. Then she admitted she’s trying to get into the hoopla because her kids are so excited about next Sunday’s game.
Published January 19th, 2014 - 12:05AM
For today, a grab bag of news topics.
Published January 12th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Monday will be a good day to be a News Tribune subscriber. And if you’re not one, Monday would be a good day to start.
Published January 5th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The Seahawks might have this weekend off, but we’re headlong into our coverage plans for their march into the playoffs and possibly to the Super Bowl.
Published December 22nd, 2013 - 12:05AM
News Tribune elves were busy last week bringing subscribers some early Christmas presents.
Published December 8th, 2013 - 12:05AM
When big news happens, deciding how to play it is usually easy. On Thursday, newspapers across the country fell in line upon learning Nelson Mandela had died.
Published December 1st, 2013 - 12:05AM
A roundup of some news in and around the TNT:
Published November 24th, 2013 - 12:05AM
A photojournalist’s job is to document the news the way it really looks, not the way somebody wants it to look. Even when that somebody is the president.
Published November 17th, 2013 - 12:05AM
In this season of Thanksgiving, I’ve chosen today to be thankful for veteran beat reporters.
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