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Published December 21st, 2014 - 12:00AM
Global warming will change Mount Rainier National Park from top to bottom, scientists say, forcing managers to choose among the many values they are required to protect, including natural and cultural resources and public access.
Published December 21st, 2014 - 12:00AM
Q&A with National Park Service Director Jonathon Jarvis
Published December 21st, 2014 - 12:00AM
That Mount Rainier National Park has the highest possible landmark protection is an honor, but in the era of climate change, can seem at times like a burden.
Published December 19th, 2014 - 6:22PM
A Thurston County teen was hospitalized last month after eating a prepackaged caramel apple — the same brand of caramel apples that now has been linked to at least four deaths nationwide.
Published December 19th, 2014 - 10:15PM
The new president will join the school in March.
Published December 18th, 2014 - 6:14PM
What’s known about the 23 people whose cremated remains were scattered Thursday on Puget Sound..
Published December 18th, 2014 - 6:14PM
Everyone lives a story. For 23 people whose ashes were scattered Thursday in Puget Sound, their ending is all that’s known.
Published December 19th, 2014 - 3:00PM
Pierce County’s two largest cities plan to contract for outside help to deal with mentally ill people who don’t need to be arrested.
Published December 19th, 2014 - 11:09AM
East Pierce Fire & Rescue issued layoff notices to six firefighters and a secretary Thursday, according to a post on the union’s Facebook page.
Published December 18th, 2014 - 5:16PM
One beneficiary was Lacey resident Ashley Lopez, who was about to cancel her layaway order because she couldn’t afford to finish payments by the Monday deadline.
Published December 17th, 2014 - 7:35PM
A man told sheriff’s deputies he wasn’t armed during a drug deal – he simply found the gun lying in the grass after he was shot by the dealer.
Published December 17th, 2014 - 11:14AM
Gas prices may fall more as gas stations take delivery of new inventories of lower-priced gas.
Published December 16th, 2014 - 6:48PM
Pierce County’s two biggest health-care providers hope to a build a 120-bed psychiatric hospital for $41 million. Leaders say the facility would address a shortage of local psychiatric beds.
Published December 16th, 2014 - 7:19AM
Medical Examiner’s Office says it doesn’t have room for backlog of cremated remains.
Published December 16th, 2014 - 7:20AM
Gov. Jay Inslee has a plan for putting $2.3 billion more into preschool through college education and workforce training and for paying off the state Supreme Court’s education-funding mandate a year early, but he won’t say where he’s going to get the money until Thursday.
Published December 16th, 2014 - 7:20AM
Suburban fire district plans to hire 16 full-time positions over the next year with approval of $2.75 million levy.
Published December 15th, 2014 - 7:40PM
A lemon shark believed to be the oldest in any North American aquarium died over the weekend at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Published December 14th, 2014 - 10:20PM
Leana Shiu and Anna Bahnson have known each other only since August, but they joke with each other and share stories like old friends at the Summit-area farm where they work.
Published December 14th, 2014 - 12:00AM
The following convicted sex offenders have recently registered to live in Pierce County.
Published December 13th, 2014 - 9:45PM
Police ask for help locating suspects and the vehicle.
Published December 14th, 2014 - 7:00AM
Adding a 21K event increased the total number of participants to about 1,500 for Saturday’s Santa Runs Tacoma event.
Published December 13th, 2014 - 3:00PM
Not every rescuer that saves dogs from California’s high-kill animal shelters is diligent about disclosing an animal’s aggressive past.
Published December 13th, 2014 - 3:00PM
Know the facts before taking in an animal that might have crossed state lines, experts say.
Published December 13th, 2014 - 8:30PM
An estimated 1,000 gun rights activists converged on the Capitol Campus on Saturday, toting American flags, wearing camouflage and carrying their guns.
Published December 14th, 2014 - 3:00PM
The non-binding advisory ballot would go to voters next November. It could lead to raising the sales tax by one-tenth of 1 percent.
Published December 12th, 2014 - 9:43PM
Pierce County officials will discuss next week whether to choose a replacement for a state lawmaker who died, or to do nothing and pass the decision to Gov. Jay Inslee.
Published December 12th, 2014 - 9:46PM
After a city employee steals and pawns seven tools, state investigators take a closer look.
Published December 12th, 2014 - 9:36PM
North Pole at the Fair at the Washington State Fairgrounds provides families an immersive experience as they wait to meet the man in the red suit.
Published December 15th, 2014 - 10:45AM
Some people call Diana Van Dusen a dog flipper, dog hoarder, dog scammer. Some say she’s a big-hearted person who got in over her head. Van Dusen herself says she’s never misled anyone about the animals in her care.
Published December 12th, 2014 - 9:27PM
A 17-year-old boy suspected of stealing cars and shooting a man in East Tacoma was booked into the Pierce County Jail and prosecutors are reviewing the case.
Published December 13th, 2014 - 7:23AM
Strong winds caused a fire Thursday night when a tree fell onto a large propane tank at the Nisqually Red Wind Casino.
Published December 11th, 2014 - 10:06PM
For the fourth time, the Washington Correctional Center for Women has sent its community service crew to help at the Toys for Tots warehouse in Tacoma where they help prepare donated toys for local children.
Published December 11th, 2014 - 4:01PM
The City of Edgewood closed Jovita Boulevard Thursday (Dec. 11 and will reassess conditions on Friday.
Published December 11th, 2014 - 10:26PM
Five justices agree agencies must explain records redaction. A frequent public-records seeker wins another case against local city.
Published December 11th, 2014 - 4:33PM
Twenty years ago, a Pierce County Parks and Recreation worker came up with the idea for Fantasy Lights, which over the years has grown into more than 300 displays and a nearly uncountable number of lights.
Published December 10th, 2014 - 9:17PM
A kindergarten boy was left on a North Thurston Public Schools bus until about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, district officials say. The bus driver admitted to not following procedures, and resigned on Wednesday.
Published December 10th, 2014 - 8:24PM
If expected cuts are made in January, halibut fishing could be over in the Bering Sea west of Alaska, the source of one-sixth of halibut caught in the United States. That catch includes most of the frozen supply that sustains restaurants, food-service companies and retail stores nationwide, such as Costco and Whole Foods.
Published December 11th, 2014 - 10:06AM
Puyallup activist and political candidate Eric Renz died Tuesday night, two weeks after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle near the Washington State Fairgrounds.
Published December 9th, 2014 - 8:53PM
A benefit to raise money to help feed Pierce County families in need during the holidays will be 2 p.m. Sunday at The Swiss tavern, 1904 Jefferson Ave. in Tacoma.
Published December 9th, 2014 - 8:58PM
A self-described wanderer and gypsy woodcarver is turning a former 100-foot maple tree near Wright Park into a piece of art.
Published December 10th, 2014 - 10:02AM
Tuesday marked the second time in three months the county has said the contentious runway extension would not be included in an airport master plan.
Published December 8th, 2014 - 9:53PM
Spanaway’s Prairie House Museum will be showing off its holiday decorations through mid-January.
Published December 8th, 2014 - 7:56AM
Mary Lynn, the 58-year-old founder of the Christmas Revels in Tacoma, explains what it takes to put on the show each year.
Published December 6th, 2014 - 9:32PM
More than 100 people attend a candlelight vigil at Puyallup’s Woodbine Cemetery to remember the young family.
Published December 6th, 2014 - 7:51PM
As far as cyclocross bicycle racers are concerned, the Marymount Event Center in Spanaway could hardly be better for their fast, muddy sport.
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