Larry LaRue HEADLINES
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Published January 25th, 2014 - 12:05AM
What led Jasmine Davis from her job as a nurse’s assistant toward a career in occupational therapy was her son, Stephon.
Published January 19th, 2014 - 11:47PM
Seven years of riding a tricycle ended last month for Bev Williams when it was stolen. No problem: Her neighbor's generous employer bought her a new one.
Published November 27th, 2013 - 2:56AM
At 76, Ed Kane had walked, hiked and backpacked all his life until back problems limited him for a few months this year.
Published October 28th, 2013 - 6:58AM
On some streets, one house — or one man — can become the identity for an entire neighborhood. For 60 years in Tacoma, that man was Ron Thaut. And his home, for each of those 60 years, was mint green.
Published October 23rd, 2013 - 8:22AM
Kathleen Casper leaves no vapor trail as she passes, though that might be because there isn’t enough time for one to form.
Published October 21st, 2013 - 7:05AM
Sebrena Chambers has risen through the ranks of the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department for 17 years. Last week, the 54-year-old Chambers was named head of the Strengthening Families Division of the department.
Published October 11th, 2013 - 10:21PM
For years, the Pacific Crest Trail was an adventure that lay ahead of Elena and Gus Wimberger, a once-in-a-lifetime trek they’d dreamed of and planned.
Published August 26th, 2013 - 7:18AM
If you have an extra good thought on your hands, or an unused prayer, Ellie Walton could use it. The 7-month-old has bright eyes, a big smile and one of those laughs that make adults go soft. And for the second time in her young life, she's had a brain tumor removed.
Published August 18th, 2013 - 9:47PM
Joe Lawson will auction an almost complete 1915 Cracker Jack set of baseball cards Sept. 3 in Tacoma. The rare find is the holy grail of the hobby.
Published August 13th, 2013 - 6:27PM
The wedding dress of a Kent bride-to-be was stolen the day of the ceremony from her car Sunday. The 911 dispatcher she called ended up saving the day by lending the woman her own.
Published August 6th, 2013 - 7:13PM
On Aug. 29, 2012, Doug McArthur was playing a round at the nine-hole Highlands Golf Course, near his Tacoma home. After teeing off on the first hole, he was lining up a putt on the green. And dropped dead.
Published August 4th, 2013 - 11:12PM
All summer, the Orting Valley Farmers Market has been open each Friday from 3-7 p.m. and now has some 40 vendors. It was precisely the type of project the Spark Grants were created to fund.
Published July 30th, 2013 - 8:24PM
The early-morning fire that tore through the kitchen did more than close the Ale House Sports Pub & Eatery for at least two months. It put 17 employees out of work, including general manager Craig Dickens. On July 12, Dickens got a visitor from across the parking lot: Narrows Plaza Bowl manager Mary Ann Greenfield.
Published July 28th, 2013 - 7:10PM
A team of young Tacoma basketball players recently won a national championship, for which the trophy was bigger than some of their players.
Published July 21st, 2013 - 10:33PM
Hundreds of kids this summer are spending 90 minutes a week on one of seven area golf courses through an international program called First Tee that tries to instill core values – integrity, honesty, respect and confidence.
Published April 8th, 2013 - 9:22AM
A month after graduating from Clover Park High School, Brandon Hambrick had an internship with a Tacoma youth-outreach program and a scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina.
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