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Published March 25th, 2014 - 4:09PM
About 70 members of a Pierce County-based search-and-rescue team began searching Tuesday for victims from the massive mudslide in Snohomish County.
Published March 24th, 2014 - 4:59PM
Four months after being placed on paid administrative leave, Pierce Transit Public Safety Chief Rod Baker was fired Monday.
Published March 21st, 2014 - 10:19PM
Would a stream by any other name taste as sweet? That’s what water purveyors put to the test Friday night in an annual contest for the best-tasting municipal water supply in a five-county region.
Published March 20th, 2014 - 12:56PM
Chambers Bay golf course in University Place made money last year for the first time, recording the highest number of rounds played in its six-year history.
Published March 18th, 2014 - 7:42PM
Pierce County leaders urged Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday not to veto a section of the state budget that directs the Washington State Patrol to coordinate local law enforcement for providing traffic control during the 2015 U.S. Open in University Place.
Published March 18th, 2014 - 1:21PM
Washington State Ferries Director David Moseley has announced his resignation, effective April 15.
Published March 17th, 2014 - 10:59PM
Applause erupted in the council chambers at Sumner City Hall on Monday night, after the City Council approved a community garden land-use agreement just in time for this year’s growing season.
Published March 17th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Community gardeners in Sumner will soon know the new terms of use for the plot of city-owned land they’ve been cultivating for seven years.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 9:02AM
Three immigrants detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma continued their weeklong hunger strike Saturday, and, according to relatives who have visited them, they have no intention of giving up until their demands are met.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
A widely reported factoid about marijuana here is that medical dispensaries outnumber McDonald’s and Starbucks locations, combined.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
These are not your father’s pot brownies. The products inside a warehouse on the outskirts of Denver are something different: Mints. Truffles. Flavored drops in an eyedropper bottle. Tasteless pills. Bottled carbonated beverages.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
This bastion of conservative, traditional values is home to the Christian ministry Focus on the Family, megachurch New Life Church and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Army and Air Force bases ring the city.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Colorado has freed the weed, but it doesn’t come for free — not even close. After taxes, one Denver store charged recreational customers $411.81 for an ounce of marijuana last month, more than twice what many patients pay for medical marijuana.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
A lot of talk about pot tourism has accompanied legalization in Colorado, but visitors to the state face a big hurdle to partaking.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
This stretch of Broadway south of downtown used to be known as a mecca for antiquers. The past few years, Antique Row has earned some new nicknames. Broadsterdam. The Green Mile.
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