Local News HEADLINES
Top officials say county government doesn’t expect to profit financially from next month’s golf championship, but they maintain the event will pay dividends for the region.
Florence SeeSee Rigney brushes off retirement as easily as she does the good-natured jabs from co-workers at Tacoma General Hospital for being the oldest nurse in recent memory.
One of them was man allegedly driving 117 mph in his truck.
A Puyallup man died Sunday morning after the car he was driving collided with an SUV near Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90, the state patrol says.
Jatarius Tolbert gave his mother some perfume for Mother’s Day and was dead a day later.
Since Mount St. Helens erupted 35 years ago, volcano research has changed so suddenly and dramatically that stories about the old days seem like tales from the ancient and almost unbelievable past.
Twenty-four teams of dragon boat paddlers met Saturday morning at the annual Rainier Dragon Boat Festival regatta.
The Peninsula Daily News reported this week that a Graham man died Thursday morning (May 14) when his kayak capsized off Hobuck Beach near Neah Bay in Clallam County.
Tacoma Rail’s service to Thurston County is in jeopardy nine months after someone left a concrete block on the tracks and punctured an engine’s fuel tank in Tumwater.
A 32-foot whale sculpture mostly made of plastic bags brings message of recycling to maritime museum
East Pierce Fire’s board of commissioners voted unanimously Thursday night to offer the fire district’s top job to E.L. “Bud” Backer, who serves as deputy chief of Eastside Fire and Rescue in Issaquah.
A Yelm man was hurt Friday after running his motorcycle into the back of a Department of Transportation truck on Interstate 5 in Pierce County.
UPS, PLU and UWT together will graduate more than 3,000 students this year.
How to spice up the lazy days of a legislative special session? Why, the governor’s endless parade of ballpoint pen giveaways, of course!
Deborah Rosen can quiet a room full of running and jumping puppies with the wave of a hand, eye contact and a sense of Zen calmness.
A whistleblower complaint filed Tuesday accuses county Prosecutor Mark Lindquist of governmental misconduct.
Activists will hold a seminar and symbolic sleep-in at Puyallup’s Pioneer Park on Friday to raise awareness of homelessness in East Pierce County.
A person fatally shot in Tacoma on Monday night has been identified as a 17-year-old boy.
Construction crews are almost finished erecting the tent city for the U.S. Open golf championship at Chambers Bay. There’s enough canvas on the University Place golf course to cover the playing surface at CenturyLink Field seven times over.
Five employees of a Kent company were sent to local hospitals Monday after possible exposure to an airborne chemical.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending May 8, 2015
The metal gate, installed over the weekend, is supported by two cement pillars on each side and has a padlock. Seven people have died there in nearly two decades, including one man last month.
One woman died and two men were in critical condition early Sunday after the pickup they had stolen crashed while they were being pursued.
Forceful developer finds Tacoma, Ruston worlds apart on permitting.
Hotel and motel rooms are getting tough to find during the golf championship in June, but fans can rent a nice yacht if they’ve got $50,000 burning a hole in their pockets.
Too tough or not enough? Different approaches by Tacoma, Ruston reflected in progress of Point Ruston
One of the biggest real estate developments in the South Sound is being built on top of one of the most contaminated pieces of land in the country. Adding to the complexity, two cities — one large, one small — share regulatory authority for the 97-acre urban village of Point Ruston. The project has a Goldilocks problem: Is the oversight from the two cities too hard or too soft?
A roaming miniature pony who captured hearts in the Key Peninsula will now officially be able to call the place home. The aptly nicknamed Runaway Ray, a partially blind Shetland pony found wandering the Key Peninsula last month, was purchased at auction Saturday by a local family looking to adopt him.
A 25-year-old program that aims to expand and diversify the pool of students who go to top-ranked colleges is partnering with the University of Puget Sound, the first school in the Northwest to be part of the program.
On the Saturday before Mother’s Day, human mothers were invited to “bring your cubs to meet ours” at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
A three-alarm fire seriously damaged an Auburn auto body shop Thursday night.
The 2015 tent is larger than last year’s version at Pinehurst. It’s scheduled to open June 11.
Three hours wasn’t nearly enough time Thursday for family, friends and congregants to honor Bishop Curtis E. Montgomery. But it was enough time to underscore the legacy he left behind.
Hey, UP, Chambers Bay is already a local golf course, supermarket and mixed-use development. Quit delaying the inevitable and make it your city name.
Show business was Cecil Vaude deVille’s life — so much so that he legally changed his name to reflect his art.
Two schools in Pierce County have reported an extraordinarily high number of absent children this week and health officials believe it might be because of norovirus.
Meet Olympia’s very own “Rosie the Riveter,” a spry, engaging lady of 92, Regina Tollfeldt.
The birth of a bison calf has kicked off baby season at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville.
A beloved African Watusi steer in Parkland-area will get to stay with his family, thanks to community donations to help the pet, after his owner died earlier this year.
A federal judge in Seattle on Wednesday refused to approve a list of exceptions sought by the state Attorney General’s Office that would give health officials more time before providing competency services to mentally ill people held in jails.
Firefighters and paramedics with Orting Valley Fire and Rescue produced a lip sync video set to the tune of “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson, featuring Bruno Mars.
A crude oil fire damaged one of the refineries in Port of Tacoma on Wednesday.
Students, families and staff members experienced a traumatic event last week at the school, and now it’s time to join together and heal.
Interviews with workers indicate part of the problem was crews who were removing the overpass’ barrier cut it horizontally along its 105-foot length instead of first cutting the barrier vertically.
Tacoma’s political and business leaders must come together with citizens to find a compromise on raising the minimum wage, and the city’s mayor should be out front, a leading business group said Tuesday.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, for the week ending May 1, 2015.
- 467 George Zimmerman found not guilty in death of Trayvon Martin
- 452 Tacoma rally promotes discussion following George Zimmerman verdict
- 394 For Zimmerman, ‘not guilty’ does not equal innocence
- 3 Seattle mayor’s tunnel antics put highways at risk
- 1 NSA revelations reframe digital life for some