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While small, the tornado cut a four-mile swath and likely reached winds between 86 and 110 miles per hour.
Local rally one of dozens across the country to protest police violence
“I want us to treat the young men of color in our community as our home team,” Mayor Marilyn Strickland tells crowd of 2,000 gathered for holiday observance.
A tradition that started as a Seahawks-inspired family photo a year ago brought about 50 Eastsiders from the Dome Top neighborhood to the D Street overpass of Interstate 5 in Tacoma, where they welcomed home South Sound fans after the team beat the Green Bay Packers in overtime Sunday.
Landing a ticket for the Feb. 1 Super Bowl might take budgeting miracle on par with the Seahawks 28-22 win over the Green Bay in Sunday’s NFC Championship.
The body of a man, thought to be in his late 50s or early 60s, was found Sunday morning just south of Interstate 5 near Sleater-Kinney Road in Lacey, according to Lacey police.
A Tacoma woman journeys from being a registered nurse to a rarity in South Africa — a white sangoma
University of Puget Sound professor Dexter Gordon put a hard edge on the City of Lakewood’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Saturday, harshly criticizing the social injustices that continue to divide America 52 years after King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech.
Green Bay has half the population of Tacoma, but it’s the epicenter of one of sports’ most famous fanbases.
Pierce County Superior Court records detail allegations against U.S. Postal Service carrier Robert Taitano.
Water flows for struggling fish in the White River will be protected for decades now that the Cascade Water Alliance has agreed to make a massive trust water donation to a state ecology program.
The committee advocating a sister city relationship between Tacoma and Hvar, in Croatia, is sponsoring a showing Wednesday of the 1992 Yugoslavian film, “Tito and Me.”
The three-phase analysis is the first in 12 years and will likely result in changes to ferry sailings and fares.
O Bee Credit Union is banking pot producers, processors and retailers.
Many government offices and other services will be affected by Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
It’s going to be a wet weekend in Western Washington.
Not every Seahawks fan can afford tickets on the 50 yard line, but displaying the right number gets you into a club without a velvet rope – the 12th Man.
Q&A: Black-Puerto Rican activist talks social justice before Tacoma’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration
Rosa Clemente, who was the 2008 Green Party nominee for vice president, is the keynote speaker for the University of Puget Sound’s annual event.
People will take part in a four-mile march in downtown Tacoma on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as part of a national event in remembrance of Michael Brown and others killed by police.
Several Pierce County gatherings on Saturday through Tuesday will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr
The city is exploring a contract for a health and wellness clinic at or near City Hall in an attempt to rein in costs under federal health-care reform.
Respiratory illnesses bring many to the emergency departments, not all with the dreaded flu.
A Tacoma woman died Sunday nearly 15 years after she was violently shaken by her biological father.
The City of Fife has hired its interim city manager to permanently run day-to-day operations. The Fife City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to hire Subir Mukerjee for the city’s top job.
A Dragon space capsule will be on display at the Museum of Flight while Elon Musk marks opening of local satellite engineering office.
A 5-year-old child was in critical condition Tuesday after being mauled by dogs near Silverdale, according to the Kitsap County Sheriffs Office.
Owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, the boarded-up building hasn’t been used as a train station since 1970.
Dr. Gordon Klatt, a Tacoma surgeon who died in August, founded the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, which has become an international phenomenon.
A 5-year-old Tacoma girl who was sent home from school with a fever is one of 10 Pierce County residents who have died from the flu this season.
Few tickets, higher prices, harder process for Seahawks fans trying to score NFC championship tickets
Seattle Seahawks fans looking to snag tickets to the team’s second consecutive NFC Championship Game appearance will need a strategic plan and fatter wallets. Only about 1,200 tickets will be available to the general public when they go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 13).
Hundreds of thousands of people visited Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in 2014, and while the attendance tally was lower than previous years, officials said they still consider the year a success.
An unattended candle started a house fire in Kent that early Sunday sent one person to the hospital.
John Erwin’s spot was waiting for him on Sixth Avenue and South Massachusetts Street in Seattle, just as it’s been for every other Seattle Seahawks game this season.
It’s easier being green than you think at Tacoma swap featuring toys, clothes and other kinds of kid stuff
Parents recycle used items and save money as they swap kids items.
Sherri Forch has been cheering on the Seahawks since their first season in 1976, but she had never been to a game — until Saturday.
Tenants are lined up on former Town Center land, but developers say they’re waiting for the city to clear old utility easements.
The following convicted sex offenders have recently registered to live in Pierce County.
The LeMay – America’s Car Museum’s latest show is not cars, but trucks. The show, which opened Saturday, is all about Ford F-Series pickups, which the museum calls “The Truck that Grew Up with America.”
The city terminated Officer Jeff McNaughton three months ago after an outside investigation uncovered discrepancies in his report on a drug arrest in March 2014.
Steilacoom High School alumna first wrote about coping with her husband being gone to Iraq. Now she’s writing about him being gone for good.
For the 2014 holiday season, 24,139 vehicles came to Spanaway Park to view nearly 300 lighted displays at Fantasy Lights.
Accompanied by more than enough relatives to staff a full offensive team, the Hautenstein family – in full Seattle Seahawks attire – trooped into the Remann Hall courtroom Friday morning to expand their roster.
What appear to be orca whales were spotted in the waters off Chambers Bay Thursday in University Place.
Local educators’ priority list covers everything from charter schools to class size. But they mostly discussed education funding, the issue that will dominate the legislative session that begins Monday.
A Tacoma researcher says the Antikythera Mechanism, an engineering marvel salvaged from a Roman shipwreck, dates to 205 B.C.
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