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About a dozen Tacoma Tideflats businesses affected by a water main break have water service again, Tacoma Public Utilities said Thursday.
A Key Peninsula water system that tested positive for E. coli last week now is delivering safe drinking water, according to the state Department of Health.
Record rainfall hit the South Sound Wednesday, and the forecast didn’t show signs of clearing up.
The situation at St. Anthony Hospital in August shows that even before the full-court press of Ebola preparation of the past few weeks, the staff there knew what to do.
The buildings have sat empty for eight years, a relic from the earliest plans for the Town Center development.
Instead of continuing to ban gambling premises in Fife, the City Council votes to allow them in a way that fits the city’s vision.
Police are investigating human remains found in Lacey on Tuesday, according to a press release from the Lacey Police Department.
MultiCare and Franciscan both ordered new protective clothing that covers the neck, spokespeople say
A Pierce County Superior Court judge on Tuesday lifted an injunction that blocked the City of Fife from releasing personnel records last month.
Corporate clients will visit the golf course next week to see examples of tents they can occupy for the 2015 U.S. Open.
The moon will partially eclipse the sun Thursday afternoon, but whether South Sounders will be able to see it will depend on the weather.
Road closures and on-street parking restrictions will affect roughly 4,600 properties near the Chambers Bay Golf Course.
The City Council approves a six-month moratorium Monday while it studies whether to allow large churches in zones such as the Mildred Street corridor.
About 100 volunteers are needed to help plant more than 900 trees Wednesday along Clarks Creek.
Metro Parks Tacoma was received national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Park and Recreation Agencies.
The city plans to complete 64 projects around the city with $2.5 million. Tacoma residents picked the projects earlier this year in public meetings.
A court hearing Thursday will pit Washington state’s Public Records Act against the free speech and privacy protections laid out in the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Leighton could decide whether to allow Pierce County to release the business licenses of dancers and managers at a Parkland strip club.
If Noah McDonald becomes a certified lifeguard as he’s considering this winter, he’ll probably be the only one in class with a rescue under his belt.
The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse in Sumner announced it will double donations, up to $50,000, for the long-awaited Gordon Family YMCA, which is set to open next year.
Drivers can expect some lane and ramp closures on Interstate 5 this week as state Department of Transportation crews continue work on a paving improvement project.
Discussions about the effects of minimum wage with the author of this year’s Tacoma Reads book and Mayor Marilyn Strickland are scheduled for this week.
For high school marching bands, Saturday was the big time.
Health officials told Wauna residents Saturday to boil drinking water, after they found E. coli in the system on the Key Peninsula.
Historic Hilltop church has a long history of helping those in need with its food bank and other programs. It also took a stand against crime and injustice.
Tacoma-based CHI Franciscan Health outlined steps Friday it is taking to prepare for any person sick with Ebola.
Developer of Superfund site opening exhibit recalling the copper smelter that was a major engine of Tacoma’s economy for more than 90 years.
Puyallup School District issues apology to candidate who was uninvited – mid-presentation – to speak at high school
Melanie Stambaugh, a candidate running for a 25th Legislative District seat, says she was interrupted while speaking to students at Emerald Ridge High School this week to be escorted off campus. A union representative informed building administration that Stambaugh’s presence on campus during an election violated school district policy. District officials say Stambaugh shouldn’t have been invited to speak and apologized for the “unwelcoming behavior.”
Conference report: McCarver program could expand to other Tacoma elementary schools
A faux fire tower will beckon customers at the Pacific Northwest’s first Bass Pro Shop in Tacoma.
The training was one of several after MultiCare educators “dropped everything” to address safety measures in response to the much-feared virus.
Hospitality workers gathered at Chambers Bay Golf Course on Wednesday for a briefing on what to expect when the U.S. Open arrives in University Place next year.
Charles McDonald won the game show that aired on Tuesday, bringing home more than $54,700 in cash and prizes.
The Rev. Dr. Monica Coleman to speak at PLU on how religious scholars can better understand how people view religion.
Think outside the high school box? Puyallup school district wants your opinions in survey.
Miko, tabby cat turned Tacoma icon, passed away this week after 11 years greeting customers at King’s Books.
About 150 Oregon spotted frogs have been released in Pierce County as part of a head-start program aimed at boosting the numbers of the rare species.
Cascade Water Alliance, owner of the man-made reservoir Lake Tapps, is cracking down on people trespassing near work sites as crews work to complete multi-million dollar improvement projects.
Mark Driscoll founded one of the fastest-growing megachurches in the Northwest. It opened a Tacoma campus last winter.
Goodwill expects solid Halloween sales at its flagship Spanaway “boo-teek.”
A statewide survey of nurses continued Tuesday to reflect anxiety about Ebola preparedness, and data from Pierce County is no exception.
The University of Washington Tacoma launched its Institute for Global Engagement earlier this month.
Three endangered Sumatran tiger cubs born last week at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium are all girls.
Don’t expect to see much of the sun this week in the South Sound.
Crews worked to fix a power outage reported about 7:30 p.m. Monday in Puyallup and Federal Way.
MultiCare and Franciscan focus on early diagnosis and communication with staff.
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