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The road between Longmire and Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park will be open overnight starting Thursday, the park announced.
Justices on the Supreme Court can live a bit of a private, if not sheltered, life. But a fundraising letter from Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst's re-election campaign minces no words about her health journey of the past six years. “Mary has won her battle with cancer and now she is ready to win re-election to her seat on the Supreme Court,” the letter sent to would-be donors last week declares.
Police in the Tacoma, Wash., suburb of Fife are trying to find whoever fired six gunshots that hit a car carrying a Lakewood woman as she drove on Interstate 5. The woman was not hit.
The first thing Ayse Kiil noticed Monday when she walked to the end of the Bridge to the Beach at Chambers Creek Regional Park was the top cable of the protective barrier, sagging under the weight of roughly 60 padlocks.
At the eastern end of the San Francisco Bay Area, Sheriff Warren Rupf of Contra Costa County and cigar-chomping Sheriff Charlie Plummer of neighboring Alameda County were political powerhouses seemingly locked in an endless duel of one-upsmanship.
Bird-watchers who regularly visit Chambers Bay and the shoreline along the Pierce County-owned Chambers Creek properties in University Place may have noticed something new atop two wooden piles along the beach.
After a weekend deluge in September, golf supervisor Tony Bubenas knew something didn’t look right about the greens at Lake Spanaway Golf Course.
A driver wonders about the legal responsibilities to fix big potholes.
The Northwest Detention Center lobby buzzed with children and families waiting to visit detainees March 27 when a News Tribune reporter toured the facility on Tacoma’s Tideflats.
Several detainees who talked to The News Tribune recently about concerns with Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center were among about 20 people placed place in isolation as punishment related to a hunger strike there, supporters and family members said last week.
One project on Metro Parks Tacoma’s to-do list might never get built — even if its $198 million bond issue passes.
More than eight years ago Tacomans approved a bond issue to pay for improvements to dozens of parks, the zoo and natural areas throughout the region. This month, Metro Parks Tacoma is asking voters to double down on that support.
Washington health care officials always knew that a big piece of health insurance reform in the Evergreen State was an expansion of Medicaid, the federal free-care program for people with low incomes.
Lawyers who sued the federal government on behalf of about 20 immigrant hunger strikers at a Washington state detention facility say their clients have been released from solitary confinement.
GET OUT: Grand Parade for Daffodil Festival, Gray Sky Blues Festival and other events throughout the weekend
Daffodil parade travels through four cities, blues festival in downtown Tacoma, paddlers cup in Gig Harbor and more happenings this weekend
Olympia’s first cohousing community is navigating more red tape in order to build a new “common house” and more dwelling units.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending April 4, 2014
On opening day of the Olympia Farmers Market, Jan Pigman was all smiles as people checked out her assortment of rhubarb, radishes, herbs, artichokes, potatoes and more.
Kayla Scrivner of the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will present a talk on urgent needs for better maternal and child health care in Pierce County at the University of Washington Tacoma campus as part of National Public Health Week.
Three Afghanistan veterans whose battlefield bravery earned them the nation’s highest military honor received new recognition Wednesday when their names were unveiled on the state Capitol’s Medal of Honor monument.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending March 28, 2014
Ed Hrivnak was blown away when he first saw the colossal wave of mud that ravaged the small town of Oso, but it was watching the community pull together that struck him the most.
If anything good came out of the disastrous mudslide in Snohomish County, it might be this: Other counties throughout Washington began taking closer looks at their own mudslide risk assessments, wanting to make sure theyre not surprised in similar ways.
Thousands sampled local wines, beer and food at the Capital Food and Wine Festival, which celebrated its 25th anniversary at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey.
The mother of a 5-month-old who died after being shaken violently is suing the state Department of Social and Health Services, alleging the agency ignored concerns about the baby’s safety in the month before his death.
With a fur of flashy colors, it’s no wonder a 3-year-old terrier mix named Yoda walked away with the coat of many colors category in Graham on Saturday. Ashley Jacques, 11, applied colored hair spray to brighten up her dog with bands of orange, blue, pink and purple at the Most Magnificent Mutt Show.
The city has found $2.5 million for new crosswalks and other pedestrian improvements across the city, less than a year after people painted illegal crosswalks and the community had a strong response.
1940s music review "In the Mood," Seattle Men's Chorus, local theater and more happenings this weekend
Tiffany Stewart is probably not the first high-school student to think it would be funny to do her senior project on getting rid of the senior project.
A Bellevue developer and the Nisqually Indian Tribe are set to begin a long-awaited cleanup on a piece of property in Hawks Prairie just north of Interstate 5 and west of Marvin Road.
Looking for a way to help the victims of the mudslide in Oso? Here are some ways to give to those affected by the disaster.
Another gardening personality has been added to the Daffodil Festival grand marshal roster, and this time it is a local name.
MultiCare Health System this week announced it has severed ties with a collection agency it hired to file medical liens on its behalf, and the regional health-care giant apologized to patients hurt by what it called the vendors improper practices.
As strange as it may seem, it took a rural Thurston County resident 50 years removed from a tour of duty in Alaska to prompt the state to officially recognize its most significant natural disaster — the Good Friday Earthquake of March 27, 1964.
The Parkway Tavern was packed Tuesday, just the way John OGara liked it. Hundreds of people came and went, hoisting beers, telling stories and raising a ruckus. Many might have shown up anyway, but they really wanted to be there Tuesday because OGara, the Tacoma taverns long-time manger, had died hours earlier.
State Rep. Chris Hurst says just the threat of a state crackdown on liquor theft has pushed many stores to rethink how they handle booze.
Officials with the Daffodil Festival are taking this year's "Ready, Set, Grow" theme literally, down to the selection of the parade grand marshal.
Tim Pierce, an assistant chief for Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, is one of about 28 emergency personnel from Pierce County working in Snohomish County.
It would seem unlikely that a children’s choir of African orphans singing about Jesus would find its tour of the Northwest touched by controversy, but it has. The Watoto Children’s Choir, an outreach of the Watoto church in Uganda, is nearing the end of a seven-month tour of the West Coast and the end of a one-year commitment from its young performers. When the choir gives four concerts this weekend at a pair of Lakewood churches, there may be protesters present.
The next razor clam dig will open Wednesday and will include the first daytime low tides of the season.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending March 21, 2014
Pierce County had three firefighters helping with rescue efforts over the weekend after the mudslide near Oso took lives in the area and crews searched for missing residents.
Read the latest from Executive Editor Karen Peterson.
The state’s new standardized tests in math and language arts are being put to the test starting this week.
Your eyes and ears. Your nose, as well. Statehouse reporter Jordan Schrader traveled last month to Colorado the only state ahead of Washington to legalize recreational marijuana to give us a glimpse into our own future.
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