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“What does it take to be a good carver?” somebody in the audience asked Bill Miller on Saturday as he painstakingly removed bits of wood from the ears of a tiny wooden giraffe.
An anonymous donor has given Goodwill what could be a rare image by French artist Jean Dufy.
The three candidates will be on campus the first week of December.
The following convicted sex offenders have recently registered to live in Pierce County.
Police officers could lose their jobs by 2016-17 if “drastic changes and cuts” aren’t made to the budget, one council member says.
Poison control authorities say too many children in Washington are being sickened by contact with the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.
The 77-year-old comedian and TV actor has been under fire in recent weeks as multiple women have come forward to accuse him of sexually assaulting them.
Immigration activists in the Puget Sound area said they still had questions Thursday after watching President Obama’s address, about how his executive order would affect the undocumented.
A Tacoma couple’s foundation uses candy sales to help couples complete adoptions and to build playgrounds for orphanages.
Mall decides not to fine The Mac Store for choosing to remain closed for the holiday.
Puyallup residents and city staff mingled with city manager finalists Tuesday, and City Council members interviewed them Wednesday.
Deal for the remaining brewery property south of Custer Way is expected to close before the end of the year.
After acting as interim general manager since April, Joey Cohn has been named general manager of KPLU and Jazz24
Eight hospitals in Washington are taking extra steps to be able to care for a person infected with Ebola, the state Department of Health said this week.
United States Golf Association officials have decided against using commuter rail service to bring people from Seattle to University Place for the 2015 golf champsionship.
The council unanimously approved its 2015-16 budget Monday night, sealing the fate of 12 employees who will lose their jobs at the end of the year.
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.
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.
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