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The training was one of several after MultiCare educators “dropped everything” to address safety measures in response to the much-feared virus.
Hospitality workers gathered at Chambers Bay Golf Course on Wednesday for a briefing on what to expect when the U.S. Open arrives in University Place next year.
Charles McDonald won the game show that aired on Tuesday, bringing home more than $54,700 in cash and prizes.
Think outside the high school box? Puyallup school district wants your opinions in survey.
Miko, tabby cat turned Tacoma icon, passed away this week after 11 years greeting customers at King’s Books.
About 150 Oregon spotted frogs have been released in Pierce County as part of a head-start program aimed at boosting the numbers of the rare species.
Cascade Water Alliance, owner of the man-made reservoir Lake Tapps, is cracking down on people trespassing near work sites as crews work to complete multi-million dollar improvement projects.
Mark Driscoll founded one of the fastest-growing megachurches in the Northwest. It opened a Tacoma campus last winter.
Goodwill expects solid Halloween sales at its flagship Spanaway “boo-teek.”
A statewide survey of nurses continued Tuesday to reflect anxiety about Ebola preparedness, and data from Pierce County is no exception.
The University of Washington Tacoma launched its Institute for Global Engagement earlier this month.
Three endangered Sumatran tiger cubs born last week at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium are all girls.
Don’t expect to see much of the sun this week in the South Sound.
Crews worked to fix a power outage reported about 7:30 p.m. Monday in Puyallup and Federal Way.
MultiCare and Franciscan focus on early diagnosis and communication with staff.
The city of Kennewick has settled with a Tacoma motorcyclist and a motorcycle club over accusations it violated the state Public Records Act.
University Place voters will decide next month whether to pay more taxes to keep the city’s police force from cutting staff.
As news from islands in the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan trickles back to relatives in Western Washington, families have pieced together their loved ones’ stories of survival.
Fundraising dinner will feature history of Joint Base Lewis-McChord and WWI.
“We don’t want to be Knott’s Berry Farm,” said Jeana Zedoff, farm manager of Spooner Farms. “This is definitely still a real farming operation.”
A funnel-shaped cloud that touched down near Anderson Island shortly after noon on Saturday prompted the National Weather Service to issue an emergency tornado warning for Pierce County.
Last Monday, the Seattle City Council voted to redesignate the federal Columbus Day holiday as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in recognition that native people numbering more than 100 million were already in the New World when Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, sailing under the Spanish flag, arrived in 1492.
Complaints about explicit signs surface as County Councilman Jim McCune proposes tougher regulations for sexually oriented businesses.
Politicians, community leaders and members of the Karshner family attended the grand re-opening Friday of the Karshner Museum and Center for Culture & Arts in Puyallup.
Kimberly Harris, Puget Sound Energy CEO, has been named to the board of U.S. Bancorp.
A century ago America was an isolationist nation with a third-rate military more concerned with border wars than anything happening overseas. The Great War changed all of that.
The state is fining Fleischmann’s Vinegar $23,000 related to a June spill at its Sumner plant.
A man who claims to be the illegitimate son of Elvis Presley brings a traveling collection of the singer’s memorabilia to Tacoma.
Three Sumatran tiger cubs were born early Wednesday at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
The nonprofit group Forterra, with help from The Russell Family Foundation, has purchased the 5-acre property for $336,000 to hold on to until the city can gather money to buy it for public use.
Beyond providing fruit and vegetables, supporters say, community gardens offer ways to reduce hunger in the community, educate residents on the environment and give people a place to connect.
IRS says relief due for Pierce, Thurston and other livestock farmers and ranchers who sold early due to drought
The IRS has extended the capital gains deadline for farmers and ranchers whose livestock sales were forced because of drought.
The city of Tacoma could break ground on a road realignment project near the University of Washington Tacoma campus sometime in the next few weeks. The project was supposed to start in the summer, but the city added utility work to prepare for a possible hotel and condo project nearby.
Crystal Mountain Resort’s new chairlifts closer to completion as helicopter flies 29 towers into place
A powerful Boeing Vertol helicopter spent Sunday and Monday flying towers into place to replace two Crystal Mountain chairlifts with a combined 87 years of history.
With multiple cases of Ebola identified in the United States, the local health department has a plan in place if the deadly virus reaches Pierce County.
A double major at Pacific Lutheran University, Shannon Reynolds splits her time between public office and college classes.
Caretakers couldn’t revive a stillborn lowland anoa calf at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Helicopters flew in new poles Sunday for a Crystal Mountain chairlift destroyed by an avalanche last season.
In December, when Tacoma Water starts filtering some of the water it supplies to 300,000 people in Pierce and south King counties, customers might not notice much of a difference – but their water will be safer and clearer.
Tacoma Fire crews were called to South I Street just before 8 p.m. Saturday.
Families flocked to the city’s Dacca Park to celebrate the return of fall by playing games like squash bowling and stuff the scarecrow.
Veterinarians euthanized a 24-year-old grizzly bear Tuesday at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville.
Even if Washington voters approve Initiative 1351, some crowded school districts may not be able to reduce class size.
A cement truck flipped on its side on the 74th Street ramp to I-5 south about 10 a.m Thursday. The driver was taken to a local hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries.
A Pierce County Superior Court judge has temporarily stopped the City of Fife from releasing records to The News Tribune without giving the newspaper a chance to fight it. The News Tribune plans to challenge the ruling.
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