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Grisly sea star deaths are continuing to litter the tidelands with decaying, ghostly goo, but scientists now believe they, at least, may have identified the culprit.
Tacoma’s Lobster Shop on Monday celebrated the 33rd year of a free meal for a few hundred seniors.
Gig Harbor has a traffic light northbound on Point Fosdick Drive that has two right-turn-only lanes onto Olympic Drive, which leads to state Route 16. During a red light on Point Fosdick, traffic in the far right lane stops and turns right if it’s clear. But traffic in the second right turn lane waits for the light to turn green.
Tacoma’s tiger triplets are nameless no more.
Sailing community trying to come to terms with Jay Berglund’s death.
New Haub Wing at the Tacoma Art Musuem showcasing art of the American West opens Saturday, doubling the museum’s gallery space.
With the holiday season fast approaching, Boy Scout Troop 220 on the Key Peninsula went door to door Saturday (Nov. 15) collecting donations of food and delivering it to the Key Peninsula Community Services Food Bank in Lakebay. This is part of the scouts' lesson in public service, troop Scout Master Steve Goins said. The troop has been doing this for nearly a decade. "There is definitely a need," said Shirley Crane, a scout mother and organizer. "When we go out (to the food bank) we can see how low they are on food."
A bridge on a section of the Foothills Trail between South Prairie and Buckley was destroyed by a falling tree during the Nov. 12-13 windstorm
Five students spent five months investigating the conviction of Irvin Dale Carter Jr. and whether the evidence proved he killed AWOL Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier Julius James Williams. Their work is being published in a three-part series.
Colleen Black is drawing attention as a professional artist, highly sensitive person and recovering alcoholic.
Tests on Thursday showed the Canterwood water system near Gig Harbor is E. coli-free, which means residents there can stop boiling drinking water.
The Nathaniel Orr Home is the setting for the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association’s “A child’s vision of Christmas” event that showcases antique dolls and toys.
Officials are suggesting Canterwood residents keep boiling their drinking water, following test results Wednesday.
Growth pressures predicted to rise at elementary schools over the next five years. If state Initiative 1351 passes, it could compound the problem.
Health monitoring has ended for a traveler who returned to Pierce County from Ebola-stricken West Africa last month, the local health department said Wednesday.
A tiny but intense rainstorm deluged the Stadium District, turning the stairs at the Stadium Bowl into whitewater rapids and the bowl into a small lake. The mud left behind will be removed in the next three weeks.
Update from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office: Elizabeth Ann Olsen, 50, of Belfair, has been observed and spoken with on multiple occasions. Employees from two different establishments had sales contact with Olsen, where she was identified by her driver's license matching her physical appearance as well as the matching description of her vehicle. Her family has been notified of these contacts. Due to these contacts and multiple positive identifications, the missing person case will be closed.
Pierce Transit board decides two routes in Fife, Milton, Edgewood don’t pencil out. Recently, the routes had been averaging only one passenger per hour.
Sgt. Steve Shumaker went from assisting with medical evacuations from war zones to pursuing a legal career and carrying the U.S. Constitution in his backpack.
The organization is also collecting donations of other food items and ingredients to serve a traditional meal for local hungry and homeless people.
A Lake Stevens police officer who was accused of using his position to compile information on a Puyallup woman he was dating, then stalking and harassing her, resigned amid an internal criminal investigation.
Strong winds brought down tree limbs and power lines on Tuesday, knocking out power throughout the South Sound and damaging some businesses and homes.
High winds knocked down trees and power lines across the South Sound region this morning, from Edgewood to Bonney Lake to Central Tacoma to Enumclaw. Here's a round-up from the Twittersphere.
Veterans Day ceremony to be held at War Memorial Park
Here’s a breakdown of what services will be open, and which ones will be closed for Veterans Day on Tuesday (Nov. 11).
Following test results Saturday, Canterwood Water Co. customers are being told to keep boiling drinking water.
A downpour in Tacoma affected highway traffic and flooded the field at Stadium Bowl Sunday.
Kenneth Bae arrived home after years of imprisonment in North Korea, expressing his gratitude to the U.S. government for securing his release and revealing that his time there offered lessons.
Lynnwood’s Kenneth Bae, 46, and Matthew Miller, 25, arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday after their release from North Korea was secured through a secret mission to the reclusive communist country by a top U.S. intelligence official.
Question: What’s the holdup on the Bridgeport Way construction project in University Place? The construction company started out like gangbusters, and then things came to a halt. There was no movement for at least five weeks.
Thousands of people lined Main Street in Auburn on Saturday for the citys 49th annual Veterans Day Parade, waving flags and cheering as several generations of soldiers and relics of former wars passed by.
Brian Meredith doesn’t know why, but he says there’s something about Tacoma and the comics subculture that really clicks.
Local Veterans Day commemorations continue through Tuesday.
The state Department of Health reported Friday that E. coli. bacteria was discovered during routine sampling of water from the Canterwood area.
Jeremy Bennett, 18, pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder in the death of Lawrence Howse, who was shot dead during a robbery that shocked Tacoma.
Current City Manager Bill McDonald is re-entering retirement, after running the day-to-day operations in Puyallup on an interim basis for two years.
Mike Johnson replaces David Curry, who left last year for California. Johnson has been working at the Union Gospel Mission in Seattle.
How Washington became the 42nd state: An exhibit, party and program will mark the occasion in Olympia.
Crews worked along North Union Avenue between North 18th and North 30th streets in Tacoma Thursday, trimming maple trees and culling dead limbs in preparation for winter storms.
Lesson No. 1 in the art of relationships: All you really need to know about a potential partner can be collected by snooping in his bathroom. Turns out the same lesson might apply during election season.
The pilot's escape from the disintegrating Virgin Galactic rocket plane is part of a long history of extraordinary feats of survival by test pilots who have defied the odds through skill, faith or luck.
The pilot who survived last week’s crash of the Virgin Galactic rocket plane grew up and learned to fly in Gig Harbor.
Local political activists weren't passively waiting for more ballots to be counted Thursday in several too-close-to-call races. They were busy doing what is known as ballot-chasing: Contacting voters who had problems with the signatures on their ballots, and helping them sign the forms needed to fix those issues and get their votes counted.
Funeral services for one of three students killed in the Marysville school shooting were begun Thursday.
Nate Hatch, a survivor of the Oct. 24 shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School, returned home Thursday from a Seattle hospital.
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