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Prisons and jails in Washington are not only using the federal Affordable Care Act to cut their own health care costs, they’re also signing up soon-to-be released inmates so their health care coverage begins as soon as they walk out the door.
The Rev. Seraphim Majmudar, pastor at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Tacoma, said his parishioners sometimes ask him why the Easter dates usually differ for Eastern and Western Christians.
Melissa Dispaltro of Steilacoom looks forward to going out for Easter dinner today with her mother, Ada Dispaltro of University Place. The two rarely celebrate the same holiday because Melissa follows the Orthodox tradition, while Ada is a Catholic.
The six ducklings were safely returned to their mother after falling through a metal grate near Stadium High School Saturday.
There are lots of things to go and do this weekend from Living History Day to local theater and excursion train rides to The Temptations.
Nutriom LLC, a Lacey-based company that manufactures a freeze-dried egg product, has agreed to an expanded recall of its product for possible salmonella contamination, even though the company initially refused to comply, saying its products were safe.
Green is everywhere in the Skookumchuck Valley, from the lush pastures grazed by cattle and horses to the forested hills that surround the rural community of mostly hobby farms just outside of Tenino.
Convicted voyeur Steven Powell wants the state to pick up the tab for his court-ordered sex offender treatment.
Kelsey Crutchfield-Peters had never heard of the Watson Fellowship until she tagged along with a friend to a University of Puget Sound information seminar. “One full year traveling abroad, spending three months each in four countries, pursuing a project you love?” she asked. “I applied in November last year, heard I’d won in March.”
A former Bonney Lake man will receive the Medal of Honor for his valor fighting in Afghanistans Nuristan province, the White House announced Tuesday. President Barack Obama will present the award to former Army Sgt. Kyle White on May 13 at a White House ceremony.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending April 11, 2014
A 20-year-old Tacoma woman who contends she was subjected to an odyssey of horror as a foster child has sued the state of Washington for $5 million.
Lacey’s annual homage to trees has established some serious roots.
A large ranch in south Thurston County has been purchased by the Center for Natural Lands Management, which plans to turn it into a preserve, the California-based nonprofit announced Friday.
Some emergency 911 calls across Washington and parts of Oregon failed to go through early Thursday because of a problem with the phone system, emergency officials and CenturyLink said.
The road between Longmire and Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park will be open overnight starting Thursday, the park announced.
Justices on the Supreme Court can live a bit of a private, if not sheltered, life. But a fundraising letter from Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst's re-election campaign minces no words about her health journey of the past six years. “Mary has won her battle with cancer and now she is ready to win re-election to her seat on the Supreme Court,” the letter sent to would-be donors last week declares.
The first thing Ayse Kiil noticed Monday when she walked to the end of the Bridge to the Beach at Chambers Creek Regional Park was the top cable of the protective barrier, sagging under the weight of roughly 60 padlocks.
At the eastern end of the San Francisco Bay Area, Sheriff Warren Rupf of Contra Costa County and cigar-chomping Sheriff Charlie Plummer of neighboring Alameda County were political powerhouses seemingly locked in an endless duel of one-upsmanship.
Bird-watchers who regularly visit Chambers Bay and the shoreline along the Pierce County-owned Chambers Creek properties in University Place may have noticed something new atop two wooden piles along the beach.
After a weekend deluge in September, golf supervisor Tony Bubenas knew something didn’t look right about the greens at Lake Spanaway Golf Course.
A driver wonders about the legal responsibilities to fix big potholes.
The Northwest Detention Center lobby buzzed with children and families waiting to visit detainees March 27 when a News Tribune reporter toured the facility on Tacoma’s Tideflats.
Several detainees who talked to The News Tribune recently about concerns with Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center were among about 20 people placed place in isolation as punishment related to a hunger strike there, supporters and family members said last week.
One project on Metro Parks Tacoma’s to-do list might never get built — even if its $198 million bond issue passes.
More than eight years ago Tacomans approved a bond issue to pay for improvements to dozens of parks, the zoo and natural areas throughout the region. This month, Metro Parks Tacoma is asking voters to double down on that support.
Washington health care officials always knew that a big piece of health insurance reform in the Evergreen State was an expansion of Medicaid, the federal free-care program for people with low incomes.
Lawyers who sued the federal government on behalf of about 20 immigrant hunger strikers at a Washington state detention facility say their clients have been released from solitary confinement.
GET OUT: Grand Parade for Daffodil Festival, Gray Sky Blues Festival and other events throughout the weekend
Daffodil parade travels through four cities, blues festival in downtown Tacoma, paddlers cup in Gig Harbor and more happenings this weekend
Olympia’s first cohousing community is navigating more red tape in order to build a new “common house” and more dwelling units.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending April 4, 2014
On opening day of the Olympia Farmers Market, Jan Pigman was all smiles as people checked out her assortment of rhubarb, radishes, herbs, artichokes, potatoes and more.
Kayla Scrivner of the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will present a talk on urgent needs for better maternal and child health care in Pierce County at the University of Washington Tacoma campus as part of National Public Health Week.
Three Afghanistan veterans whose battlefield bravery earned them the nation’s highest military honor received new recognition Wednesday when their names were unveiled on the state Capitol’s Medal of Honor monument.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending March 28, 2014
Ed Hrivnak was blown away when he first saw the colossal wave of mud that ravaged the small town of Oso, but it was watching the community pull together that struck him the most.
If anything good came out of the disastrous mudslide in Snohomish County, it might be this: Other counties throughout Washington began taking closer looks at their own mudslide risk assessments, wanting to make sure theyre not surprised in similar ways.
Thousands sampled local wines, beer and food at the Capital Food and Wine Festival, which celebrated its 25th anniversary at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey.
The mother of a 5-month-old who died after being shaken violently is suing the state Department of Social and Health Services, alleging the agency ignored concerns about the baby’s safety in the month before his death.
With a fur of flashy colors, it’s no wonder a 3-year-old terrier mix named Yoda walked away with the coat of many colors category in Graham on Saturday. Ashley Jacques, 11, applied colored hair spray to brighten up her dog with bands of orange, blue, pink and purple at the Most Magnificent Mutt Show.
The city has found $2.5 million for new crosswalks and other pedestrian improvements across the city, less than a year after people painted illegal crosswalks and the community had a strong response.
1940s music review "In the Mood," Seattle Men's Chorus, local theater and more happenings this weekend
Tiffany Stewart is probably not the first high-school student to think it would be funny to do her senior project on getting rid of the senior project.
A Bellevue developer and the Nisqually Indian Tribe are set to begin a long-awaited cleanup on a piece of property in Hawks Prairie just north of Interstate 5 and west of Marvin Road.
Looking for a way to help the victims of the mudslide in Oso? Here are some ways to give to those affected by the disaster.
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