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What’s open, what’s closed Fourth of July weekend
The long-awaited Sumner YMCA, set to open later this summer, received a $2 million grant as part of the state’s capital budget signed by Gov. Jay Inslee this week.
A popular play area in University Place is set to reopen Friday (July 3) after being closed for the U.S. Open golf championship.
Red tape has entangled the red, white, and blue holiday banner that flies in front of an historic Yelm tavern.
The team of about five people, depending on the day, distributed the roughly 900 bottles of water and about 150 sandwiches (both peanut butter and chicken salad) during outings Friday, Saturday and Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear Pierce County’s appeal in a murder case against Odies Walker, whose conviction in the death of an armored-car guard Kurt Husted was overturned at the state level because of “serious misconduct” by deputy prosecutors.
Councilman makes final attempt to increase acreage, but he is defeated in a 4-3 vote.
Ian Wheelock’s senior project at Tacoma’s School of the Arts was a portrait featuring the faces of all 73 classmates. It helped land him a paid commission for the summer.
Around 150 people marched to a Tacoma City Council meeting in support of a higher minimum wage.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending June 26, 2016
Washington National Guard helicopter crews and several Pierce County fire units have been called up to fight the Wenatchee wildfire.
The business school at the University of Washington Tacoma will have a new leader at the end of August.
The County Council will vote Tuesday on a proposal that would maintain, for now, the status quo for long-term preservation of agricultural lands in East Pierce County.
The overtime Legislature is still working on a transportation package, but it’s unlikely to contain relief for bridge commuters.
Matthew Lewis was the 40-year-old Orting-area man who died Saturday after a pipe bomb he was making for the Fourth of July prematurely exploded, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday.
Drought conditions prompted a campfire ban that took effect at Mount Rainier National Park on Saturday.
In the realm of company perks, a ride on a vintage train sure beats a coffee mug or a department store gift card.
One person died and another was injured when an SUV rolled Saturday night at an off-road vehicle park southeast of Carbonado.
Naturalist author uses the legend of Bigfoot to teach scientific methods and an appreciation for the natural world.
Fireworks are banned in Tacoma and three other Pierce County communities. Elsewhere, the regulations vary.
A single-alarm fire Sunday morning destroyed the Happy Teriyaki #4 restaurant in Lakewood, West Pierce Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Hallie McCurdy said.
The South Puget Sound region tied the 15-year-old record high of 88 degrees at Sea-Tac Airport just after lunch Saturday. Forecastors warned that temperatures overnight might drop only to 67 degrees, which would tie the record for highest low temperature set in 2006.
But for a strict rule against running anywhere on the prison grounds, and except for the sharp and shiny razor wire strung above the fences, this seems like any other Relay for Life.
Meals are served at local parks, schools, churches and community centers. Days of the week, times and meals offered may vary.
The heat is rising and the smell of foods from 27 vendors is filling the air at Point Defiance Park this weekend.
The decision to close Epworth LeSourd United Methodist Church was made out of faith, not failure, pastor says.
Tacoma’s first openly gay city councilman was among the first to hear news of today’s Supreme Court decision declaring same-sex marriage to be a legal right in all 50 states.
Pierce County emergency managers offer tips and places to stay cool during the coming hot weekend.
A longtime Puyallup Valley daffodil grower and the warehouse developer he plans to sell to have secured a big legal victory against the City of Puyallup.
Very few people knew that Marlowe Roeser was a collector — with maybe 500 vacuum cleaners highlighting the collection.
The Olympia Regional Airport joins the growing ranks of bee havens.
Richard Amundsen, who served as chief of the Tacoma and Steilacoom police departments in 1980s and 1990s, has died.
Beekeepers kick off campaign to raise pollinator health awareness, dedicate new garden at Panorama retirement community in Lacey.
Question: When you are traveling at the speed limit in the left-hand HOV lane and someone comes up behind you and follows you very closely like they want you to move over so they can get by, legally, what are you supposed to do?
Backers filed a formal petition Wednesday, setting the stage for a court hearing and a possible signature-gathering drive
Writer-comedian Phil Austin, a founding member of the satirical group Firesign Theatre, whose albums became a touchstone of the countercultural era, died Friday on Fox Island.
In some ways, the church near Wright Park is different, including the fact that controversial pastor Mark Driscoll is gone as its primary thought shaper. In other ways, the church is much the same, including a structure built around community family groups.
South Sound temperatures are on the rise and could break into the 90s.
Roughly 70,000 pounds of food left after the U.S. Open was donated to the Emergency Food Network.
The state Department of Natural Resources has expanded its burn ban to include DNR-protected lands in western Washington because drought and heat are rapidly increasing fire danger.
The Monday forecast is for northern lights, according to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute.
The two-month process to dismantle the U.S. Open complex at Chambers Bay began Monday. Grandview Trail expected to reopen Friday.
The faith group will return for its usual three-weekend booking and looks to extend to four weekends in 2016.
The city of Puyallup celebrates its 125th anniversary with the Meeker Days Festival this weekend.
Firefighters doused a blaze at a Narrows Marina boathouse.
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