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Published May 19th, 2015 - 10:20AM
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.
Published April 11th, 2013 - 4:24PM
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.
Published May 17th, 2015 - 4:02PM
One of them was man allegedly driving 117 mph in his truck.
Published May 17th, 2015 - 5:32PM
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.
Published May 17th, 2015 - 4:18PM
Jatarius Tolbert gave his mother some perfume for Mother’s Day and was dead a day later.
Published May 17th, 2015 - 6:22AM
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.
Published May 16th, 2015 - 3:33PM
Twenty-four teams of dragon boat paddlers met Saturday morning at the annual Rainier Dragon Boat Festival regatta.
Published May 16th, 2015 - 4:24PM
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.
Published May 18th, 2015 - 9:17PM
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.
Published May 15th, 2015 - 5:09PM
A 32-foot whale sculpture mostly made of plastic bags brings message of recycling to maritime museum
Published May 15th, 2015 - 12:25PM
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.
Published May 15th, 2015 - 4:01PM
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.
Published May 15th, 2015 - 9:11PM
UPS, PLU and UWT together will graduate more than 3,000 students this year.
Published May 14th, 2015 - 10:05PM
How to spice up the lazy days of a legislative special session? Why, the governor’s endless parade of ballpoint pen giveaways, of course!
Published May 14th, 2015 - 5:27PM
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.
Published May 14th, 2015 - 10:19AM
A whistleblower complaint filed Tuesday accuses county Prosecutor Mark Lindquist of governmental misconduct.
Published May 13th, 2015 - 9:35PM
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.
Published May 12th, 2015 - 5:05PM
A person fatally shot in Tacoma on Monday night has been identified as a 17-year-old boy.
Published May 12th, 2015 - 11:58AM
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.
Published May 11th, 2015 - 4:26PM
Five employees of a Kent company were sent to local hospitals Monday after possible exposure to an airborne chemical.
Published May 11th, 2015 - 4:22PM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending May 8, 2015
Published May 11th, 2015 - 5:11PM
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.
Published May 10th, 2015 - 8:02PM
One woman died and two men were in critical condition early Sunday after the pickup they had stolen crashed while they were being pursued.
Published May 10th, 2015 - 3:06PM
Forceful developer finds Tacoma, Ruston worlds apart on permitting.
Published May 10th, 2015 - 5:57PM
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.
Published May 10th, 2015 - 9:11AM
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?
Published May 9th, 2015 - 8:37PM
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.
Published May 10th, 2015 - 4:18PM
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.
Published May 9th, 2015 - 8:47PM
On the Saturday before Mother’s Day, human mothers were invited to “bring your cubs to meet ours” at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Published May 8th, 2015 - 10:14PM
A three-alarm fire seriously damaged an Auburn auto body shop Thursday night.
Published May 8th, 2015 - 1:39PM
The 2015 tent is larger than last year’s version at Pinehurst. It’s scheduled to open June 11.
Published May 7th, 2015 - 10:08PM
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.
Published May 7th, 2015 - 4:00PM
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.
Published May 7th, 2015 - 5:00PM
Show business was Cecil Vaude deVille’s life — so much so that he legally changed his name to reflect his art.
Published May 8th, 2015 - 2:30PM
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.
Published May 10th, 2015 - 1:34PM
Meet Olympia’s very own “Rosie the Riveter,” a spry, engaging lady of 92, Regina Tollfeldt.
Published May 8th, 2015 - 10:53AM
The birth of a bison calf has kicked off baby season at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville.
Published May 10th, 2015 - 2:09PM
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.
Published May 7th, 2015 - 10:24AM
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.
Published May 7th, 2015 - 10:49AM
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.
Published May 6th, 2015 - 1:54PM
A crude oil fire damaged one of the refineries in Port of Tacoma on Wednesday.
Published May 5th, 2015 - 6:07PM
Students, families and staff members experienced a traumatic event last week at the school, and now it’s time to join together and heal.
Published May 5th, 2015 - 5:51PM
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.
Published May 6th, 2015 - 9:55AM
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.
Published May 5th, 2015 - 11:44AM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, for the week ending May 1, 2015.
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