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Some citizen soldiers are already in the air; others get ready to work on the ground fighting fires for the first time since 2001.
It appears that the late radio legend’s wife had his body removed from a local funeral home two days before a Pierce County judge signed a temporary restraining order forbidding her to do so. Where Kasem’s remains are now is not publicly known.
Point Defiance Park is one of four projects statewide to receive funding from federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Mount Rainier National Park will host its first naturalization ceremony on Monday, July 21, at Paradise, the park announced in a statement released Friday morning.
Tacoma’s Edwin Birch is still missing nearly a week after leaving on a hike at Mount Rainier National Park.
Renton police on Thursday were looking for a woman with family ties to the Tacoma and Spanaway area after she allegedly set her husband on fire.
Will a fishing company that loaned J.P. Martinac Shipbuilding Co. $5 million end up owning the shipyard or will another buyer emerge Friday?
64-year-old Edwin Birch has been missing at Mount Rainier since Saturday.
A boat driver involved in a collision on Lake Washington that killed one woman and sent two others to the hospital Wednesday night was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of homicide, according to Seattle police.
The fight between Casey Kasem’s children and wife continues a month after his death.
A Canada lynx kitten will make his debut at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Friday as he joins a cast of a dozen animals in the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater.
Govs. Jay Inslee and Butch Otter signed on to a letter Tuesday urging Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, but the owner of a Palouse company sometimes listed as a beneficiary of the institution says the United States should let it go out of business.
The Puget Sound Blood Center announced Wednesday in a press release it is experiencing a blood shortage due to the recent heat wave.
Proposals for seven more charter schools, including one in the Tacoma area, have been submitted to the state.
It’s not clear whether Obama’s visit could impact Seattle-area traffic — already likely to be snarled by a week-long closure of parts of I-90 due to work replacing expansion joints on the I-90 bridge. Officials were predicting 10-mile backups as a result of lane closures.
Two helicopters and 45 ground searchers continue to look for a missing Tacoma hiker on the east side of Mount Rainier.
The monkeys have left, and the shenanigans have mostly died down, but the 85-year-old bar still stands as a reminder of Tacoma’s rich history — one that’s now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Inspectors with the Washington State Department of Transportation say all five freeway overpasses struck by heavy machinery hauled by a dump truck on Friday will need repairs. The state will seek reimbursement from the responsible party.
Puyallup Mayor John Knutsen makes a joke about a city staff member that leads to a complaint from the employee and a split vote from the City Council.
An obstacle course and trivia competition knocked Tacoma firefighters out of the top spot of a “Good Morning America” competition.
The recent decision by the City of Tacoma’s planning department won’t be the final one in the fight over an adaptive reuse of the historic Weyerhaeuser mansion.
Two iconic buildings in Edgewood will be demolished to make room for the city’s first multi-family housing project.
A Washington state woman died a day after slipping and falling into a creek in Glacier National Park.
Pierce Transit’s board votes unanimously to eliminate paper transfer tickets in favor of all-day bus passes.
Tacoma officials are asking the community to weigh in on plans for improving vegetation and public access along the slope between Stadium Way and Schuster Parkway.
Pierce County prosecutors get a bail increase for William Grisso, saying they fear for his safety and public safety should the murder defendant get out of jail.
Richelle Heacock, who was paralyzed in a car accident in 2010, has been hired as Eatonville High School’s head volleyball coach.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending July 11
A year ago this month, downtown Olympia’s Oyster House, a historic restaurant and landmark that overlooks Percival Landing, was destroyed in a fiery blaze.
“Last year was pretty much perfect,” said Angela Jossy, the festival’s main organizer. “How do you get better than that? You go epic.”
That guy who waits till the very last second to merge out of a lane that’s about to end? He may be on to something.
Thousands of people who attended Tacoma’s annual gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender extravaganza Saturday let it all hang out, packing themselves into a hot and sweaty mass of bare skin, rainbow hues, deafening music and mutual acceptance.
Where does news coverage stop and cheerleading begin?
The annual 200-mile bicycle ride attracts 10,000 participants from all over the Northwest. Several community organizations hosted mini-stops along the way, offering everything from first aid and Honey Buckets to mechanical support and snacks.
It started 125 years ago with Thea Foss renting rowboats on Commencement Bay in Tacoma. Today, Foss Maritime Co. serves shippers worldwide.
When the state realized not all convicted sex offenders at the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island had DNA on file, they changed their policy and began collecting samples from the 49 who had somehow slipped through the cracks.
A key bridge over Interstate 5 will be demolished in September to create more lanes for Tacoma’s notoriously heavy freeway traffic. The bridge’s demolition just the start of a three-year project which aims to ease congestion by temporarily creating a lot of it.
Lip-synching Tacoma firefighters garnered enough votes on a “Good Morning America” contest to advance to the finals, the department announced Friday.
Hundreds of people from 11 Swiss clubs along the West Coast are gathering this week in Tacoma for the first time since 1987.
A dump truck hauling a heavy piece of machinery struck five overpasses in Thurston County on Friday morning. Two vehicles were damaged by the debris.
Joe Turner, a 31-year News Tribune reporter with a knack for making state government understandable to readers, died Friday.
The council will meet Monday as the transportation benefit district to prioritize road projects and discuss how to raise the money needed to pay for them.
JBLM could shelter about 600 detainees; Lakewood wants information on social services
A building at Bonney Lake High School was seriously damaged in a two-alarm fire late Thursday.
Two Tacoma medical clinics have received $2.4 million in federal grants to pay for training programs for primary care physicians.
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