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Published July 2nd, 2015 - 5:08PM
What’s open, what’s closed Fourth of July weekend
Published July 3rd, 2015 - 3:46PM
The long-awaited Sumner YMCA, set to open later this summer, received a $2 million grant as part of the state’s capital budget signed by Gov. Jay Inslee this week.
Published July 2nd, 2015 - 1:09PM
A popular play area in University Place is set to reopen Friday (July 3) after being closed for the U.S. Open golf championship.
Published July 2nd, 2015 - 10:34AM
Red tape has entangled the red, white, and blue holiday banner that flies in front of an historic Yelm tavern.
Published July 2nd, 2015 - 1:13PM
The team of about five people, depending on the day, distributed the roughly 900 bottles of water and about 150 sandwiches (both peanut butter and chicken salad) during outings Friday, Saturday and Monday.
Published July 1st, 2015 - 5:57PM
The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear Pierce County’s appeal in a murder case against Odies Walker, whose conviction in the death of an armored-car guard Kurt Husted was overturned at the state level because of “serious misconduct” by deputy prosecutors.
Published July 1st, 2015 - 2:58PM
Councilman makes final attempt to increase acreage, but he is defeated in a 4-3 vote.
Published July 1st, 2015 - 9:58AM
Ian Wheelock’s senior project at Tacoma’s School of the Arts was a portrait featuring the faces of all 73 classmates. It helped land him a paid commission for the summer.
Published July 2nd, 2015 - 8:55AM
Around 150 people marched to a Tacoma City Council meeting in support of a higher minimum wage.
Published June 30th, 2015 - 1:56PM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending June 26, 2016
Published June 30th, 2015 - 5:32PM
Washington National Guard helicopter crews and several Pierce County fire units have been called up to fight the Wenatchee wildfire.
Published June 29th, 2015 - 6:52PM
The business school at the University of Washington Tacoma will have a new leader at the end of August.
Published June 29th, 2015 - 5:17PM
The County Council will vote Tuesday on a proposal that would maintain, for now, the status quo for long-term preservation of agricultural lands in East Pierce County.
Published June 30th, 2015 - 11:17AM
The overtime Legislature is still working on a transportation package, but it’s unlikely to contain relief for bridge commuters.
Published June 29th, 2015 - 3:55PM
Matthew Lewis was the 40-year-old Orting-area man who died Saturday after a pipe bomb he was making for the Fourth of July prematurely exploded, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday.
Published June 28th, 2015 - 9:06PM
Drought conditions prompted a campfire ban that took effect at Mount Rainier National Park on Saturday.
Published June 28th, 2015 - 8:24PM
In the realm of company perks, a ride on a vintage train sure beats a coffee mug or a department store gift card.
Published June 30th, 2015 - 8:04PM
One person died and another was injured when an SUV rolled Saturday night at an off-road vehicle park southeast of Carbonado.
Published June 28th, 2015 - 4:51PM
Naturalist author uses the legend of Bigfoot to teach scientific methods and an appreciation for the natural world.
Published June 30th, 2015 - 11:29AM
Fireworks are banned in Tacoma and three other Pierce County communities. Elsewhere, the regulations vary.
Published June 28th, 2015 - 11:05AM
A single-alarm fire Sunday morning destroyed the Happy Teriyaki #4 restaurant in Lakewood, West Pierce Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Hallie McCurdy said.
Published June 27th, 2015 - 6:58PM
The South Puget Sound region tied the 15-year-old record high of 88 degrees at Sea-Tac Airport just after lunch Saturday. Forecastors warned that temperatures overnight might drop only to 67 degrees, which would tie the record for highest low temperature set in 2006.
Published June 28th, 2015 - 9:09AM
But for a strict rule against running anywhere on the prison grounds, and except for the sharp and shiny razor wire strung above the fences, this seems like any other Relay for Life.
Published June 29th, 2015 - 11:35AM
Meals are served at local parks, schools, churches and community centers. Days of the week, times and meals offered may vary.
Published June 26th, 2015 - 9:18PM
The heat is rising and the smell of foods from 27 vendors is filling the air at Point Defiance Park this weekend.
Published June 26th, 2015 - 3:25PM
The decision to close Epworth LeSourd United Methodist Church was made out of faith, not failure, pastor says.
Published June 26th, 2015 - 11:55AM
Tacoma’s first openly gay city councilman was among the first to hear news of today’s Supreme Court decision declaring same-sex marriage to be a legal right in all 50 states.
Published June 26th, 2015 - 11:56AM
Pierce County emergency managers offer tips and places to stay cool during the coming hot weekend.
Published June 26th, 2015 - 10:05AM
A longtime Puyallup Valley daffodil grower and the warehouse developer he plans to sell to have secured a big legal victory against the City of Puyallup.
Published June 25th, 2015 - 5:30PM
Very few people knew that Marlowe Roeser was a collector — with maybe 500 vacuum cleaners highlighting the collection.
Published June 25th, 2015 - 12:47PM
The Olympia Regional Airport joins the growing ranks of bee havens.
Published June 25th, 2015 - 12:23PM
Richard Amundsen, who served as chief of the Tacoma and Steilacoom police departments in 1980s and 1990s, has died.
Published June 26th, 2015 - 11:15AM
Beekeepers kick off campaign to raise pollinator health awareness, dedicate new garden at Panorama retirement community in Lacey.
Published June 28th, 2015 - 4:42PM
Question: When you are traveling at the speed limit in the left-hand HOV lane and someone comes up behind you and follows you very closely like they want you to move over so they can get by, legally, what are you supposed to do?
Published June 24th, 2015 - 9:02PM
Backers filed a formal petition Wednesday, setting the stage for a court hearing and a possible signature-gathering drive
Published June 24th, 2015 - 2:50PM
Writer-comedian Phil Austin, a founding member of the satirical group Firesign Theatre, whose albums became a touchstone of the countercultural era, died Friday on Fox Island.
Published June 23rd, 2015 - 5:59PM
In some ways, the church near Wright Park is different, including the fact that controversial pastor Mark Driscoll is gone as its primary thought shaper. In other ways, the church is much the same, including a structure built around community family groups.
Published June 23rd, 2015 - 6:58PM
South Sound temperatures are on the rise and could break into the 90s.
Published June 23rd, 2015 - 3:28PM
Roughly 70,000 pounds of food left after the U.S. Open was donated to the Emergency Food Network.
Published June 23rd, 2015 - 7:20AM
The state Department of Natural Resources has expanded its burn ban to include DNR-protected lands in western Washington because drought and heat are rapidly increasing fire danger.
Published June 23rd, 2015 - 6:55AM
The Monday forecast is for northern lights, according to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute.
Published June 22nd, 2015 - 7:25PM
The two-month process to dismantle the U.S. Open complex at Chambers Bay began Monday. Grandview Trail expected to reopen Friday.
Published June 22nd, 2015 - 4:40PM
The faith group will return for its usual three-weekend booking and looks to extend to four weekends in 2016.
Published June 20th, 2015 - 6:06PM
The city of Puyallup celebrates its 125th anniversary with the Meeker Days Festival this weekend.
Published June 21st, 2015 - 11:05AM
Firefighters doused a blaze at a Narrows Marina boathouse.
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