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Published July 28th, 2014 - 10:29AM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending 0725
Published July 27th, 2014 - 9:00PM
Wright Park in Tacoma hosted the 28th annual Ethnic Fest Saturday and Sunday.
Published July 27th, 2014 - 6:25AM
A woman was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia after her raft overturned Saturday in the Nisqually River near the River Bend campground.
Published July 27th, 2014 - 6:24AM
While most audience members of the Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival preferred to sip their beer on the sidelines, Karen Noyes, 60, was dancing to the beat.
Published July 30th, 2014 - 3:37PM
Over the years Puget Gulch fell into ivied disrepair, became the neighborhood dump and saw a child raped and murdered. Then a partnership among city, parks and citizens created a safe and beautiful public place.
Published July 27th, 2014 - 5:59AM
Each of Tacoma’s North End gulches offers its own rewards - and challenges.
Published July 27th, 2014 - 5:59AM
Mason Gulch’s inaccessibility has turned it into a hidden paradise of native plants, gushing springs and birdsong.
Published July 27th, 2014 - 5:59AM
Among all of Tacoma’s northern gulches, Buckley is the wildest – partly due to geography, and partly because half the gulch is privately owned, with no consensus about how to use the land.
Published July 26th, 2014 - 10:22PM
The ice didn’t really need breaking with this crowd, but Herman Kleiner did it anyway.
Published July 26th, 2014 - 6:41AM
Fife Police Chief Brad Blackburn resigned this week, a move the city says was “long-planned.” But the separation agreement raises more concerns for those who believe the city is hiding information.
Published July 26th, 2014 - 8:34AM
When the Make-A-Wish Foundation came calling, Craig Lehman was ready for a little fun, swimming with the sharks at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Published July 26th, 2014 - 6:41AM
The building and nearby parking garage in the theater district will allow for expansion of School of the Arts.
Published July 25th, 2014 - 7:12PM
A 10-year-old boy who was reported missing late Thursday was found Friday morning near Lake Cushman in Mason County.
Published July 24th, 2014 - 8:39PM
More than two dozen soldiers with Charlie Company of the 1-140th Aviation Regiment have been at the scene for eight days.
Published July 25th, 2014 - 12:53PM
Puyallup tribe says Emerald Queen Casino is not a proper forum for a rock musician who makes racist comments.
Published July 24th, 2014 - 9:00PM
The refloated Helena Star arrived in Seattle on Thursday so it can be disassembled and recycled after it sank in the Hylebos Bay last year.
Published July 23rd, 2014 - 7:01PM
Four months and $600,000 later, the derelict freighter Helena Star has been refloated and expected to leave for Seattle on Thursday after sinking 18 months ago in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway.
Published July 23rd, 2014 - 6:05PM
The finding of a dog lost for seven years led to a joyous reunion for one family and a devastating loss for another.
Published July 24th, 2014 - 11:27AM
City officials announced Tuesday that the city has reduced its fuel costs by 44 percent. If that were to continue, the city would save about $163,000.
Published July 27th, 2014 - 6:13AM
Garfield Gulch has been logged, filled and blocked; dumped on; ignored by city and residents alike; hiked mostly by the homeless. Yet in its tangle of cascading vines, creeping ivy and blackberry there’s a wild beauty.
Published July 23rd, 2014 - 1:08PM
Residents can take an online survey that will help the city shape its future, including growth and zoning.
Published July 24th, 2014 - 10:05AM
School and military reunions
Published July 23rd, 2014 - 9:37AM
The first song Juan Perez played for the doctors and nurses at Tacoma General Hospital was “Unforgettable.” It was eight days after his open heart surgery and the longest the pianist had gone without playing in nearly 30 years.
Published July 23rd, 2014 - 7:30AM
The golf championship brings an opportunity for the city to put itself on the map, according to University Place officials.
Published July 23rd, 2014 - 10:08AM
Project manager Chris Storey said the current design for the Pacific Avenue-to-waterfront portion is $300,000 over the city’s $1.75 million budget. City officials say they still expect the section to be complete by next summer.
Published July 22nd, 2014 - 10:58AM
Donald E. Peters was very involved with the Puyallup Eagles for 50 years. His family is upset that the club wouldn’t let them use the facility for a memorial service after he died. The club says it tried to work with the family.
Published July 22nd, 2014 - 7:00AM
World Vision youth volunteers fill 200 backpacks with supplies and personal notes for Central American children.
Published July 21st, 2014 - 4:08PM
Tacoma firefighters on Monday rescued a woman who was stuck about 30 feet down a cliff in Point Defiance Park.
Published July 21st, 2014 - 10:56AM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending
Published July 27th, 2014 - 5:59AM
Down in Tacoma’s gulches, you’re in another world — a wild one. Deep ravines sandwiched between residential streets and fed by springs flowing to Puget Sound, the gulches are filled with tangled forests and moss, with deer, coyote and birdsong.
Published July 21st, 2014 - 6:58AM
The lines were long and the appetites were big for food trucks clustered in Tacoma’s Wright Park Sunday.
Published July 21st, 2014 - 7:12AM
It takes a village – or more like several dozen – to fight the kind of fires burning in Central and Eastern Washington.
Published July 21st, 2014 - 6:59AM
The transit agency will spend up to $45,000 on the system to help collect data on crimes and track where public safety officers are working.
Published July 19th, 2014 - 8:49PM
Eleven couples get married as Tacoma church offers free weddings.
Published July 19th, 2014 - 10:01PM
Artists who draw with chalk on sidewalks have to expect outside interference. Often it’s people’s feet. Sometimes it’s rain. At Saturday’s “Chalk the Harbor” event in Gig Harbor, the biggest complicating factor was the wind.
Published July 19th, 2014 - 9:57PM
Fire officials said a four-alarm fire damaged multiple apartment buildings Saturday afternoon, and the fire spread to nearby brush.
Published July 21st, 2014 - 10:30AM
Sound Transit closes in on final plans for access improvements around Puyallup station.
Published July 19th, 2014 - 6:57PM
Privateer Holdings proposes 200,000-square-foot pot-processing building for Hawks Prairie
Published July 18th, 2014 - 8:55PM
Local actors portray famous people from Tacoma’s past at a popular Tacoma Cemetery tour, so popular, in fact, the show’s sold out.
Published July 18th, 2014 - 9:20PM
Some citizen soldiers are already in the air; others get ready to work on the ground fighting fires for the first time since 2001.
Published July 18th, 2014 - 9:20PM
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.
Published July 19th, 2014 - 11:22AM
Point Defiance Park is one of four projects statewide to receive funding from federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Published July 18th, 2014 - 12:24PM
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.
Published July 18th, 2014 - 9:08PM
Tacoma’s Edwin Birch is still missing nearly a week after leaving on a hike at Mount Rainier National Park.
Published July 17th, 2014 - 6:50PM
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.
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