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Karen Barnett discussing “Mistaken,” a suspenseful, historical romance set in Washington state, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Parkland Spanaway Pierce County Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma. Free. 253-548-3304, piercecountylibrary.org.
Rocky Ridge Elementary is competing against two other schools, one in Idaho and one in Montana.
The father of murder victim Kimberly Daily won a default judgment Friday against her killer, who’s serving a sentence of life without parole.
Background checks vary in depth and cost, depending on how thoroughly an employer searches. The Washington State Fair uses a name and date of birth search, which is handled by Puyallup police and a contracted company.
After two years of closure neighbors are happy to finally see access return to the town-owned Saltar’s Point Park.
For 20 years, Thomas Jutilla has had his hands on history at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
Other bears have made it big in Tacoma.
More than 100 people gathered Thursday at Tacoma’s Firefighters Memorial to remember the sacrificies of 9/11.
Pierce County removed controversial language in its draft airport master plan that would have preserved additional airspace around the airport from intrusions like cell phone towers and tall buildings.
A black bear that has been making appearances in Tacoma’s North End was captured early Thursday morning near downtown Tacoma.
Power outages were reported Thursday morning in Enumclaw, Maple Valley and Covington, according to Puget Sound Energy.
Veronica Noriega ended a week of fasting and camping outside the federal immigration detention center in Tacoma on Tuesday, following her husband’s immigration court hearing inside.
Tacoma city councilmembers violated the state’s open meetings act when they tried to stop Walmart from opening a store in the city, according to a lawsuit.
A soldier accused of being part of a retaliatory drive-by shooting outside a Lakewood bar last year pleaded not guilty to several charges Wednesday.
The National Weather Service on Wednesday was warning about heightened fire risk this week because of gusting winds and low humidity.
More than 30 people have reported seeing an adult black bear wandering Point Defiance Park since Sunday. It has not been aggressive or approached people, pets or homes.
An Arizona family built a180-square-foot home, towed it north and parked it on the island in June. They say they don’t have to sacrifice as much as people think.
A Texas flagpole maker on Tuesday began to install a pole that will rise 180 feet at Tacoma Screw above Nalley Valley
Tacoma single mother gave her time, love and colorful socks before her stroke-related death one year ago.
Local megachurch campus will end one of its five weekly services amid controversy surrounding lead pastor.
School board must find a replacement for Superintendent John McCrossin, who died last month
When the owners of a pizza joint set to open in downtown Tacoma learned the 124-year-old building used to be an Italian grocery, they knew their restaurant had to somehow pay homage to those roots.
Veronica Noriega is coming to the end of a week-long hunger strike outside Tacoma’s federal immigration detention center, in advance of her husband’s deportation hearing Tuesday.
Bruce Jackson got to show off his two loves on the lawn of a Tacoma car museum Sunday.
Mayor Marilyn Strickland of Tacoma touted a Tacoma Housing Authority program for family and educational stability during an appearance Sunday morning on NBC-TV’s “Meet the Press.”
A three-car crash in Puyallup on Saturday evening around 5 p.m. sent two people to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.
Question: Why is the new Sprague on-ramp linking state Route 16 to Interstate 5 closed again just weeks after it opened? It looks like they're adding a lane or something. — Janice, Tacoma
Close to 400 dogs enjoy pool party Saturday at Metro Parks’ Stewart Heights Pool — splashing, barking, chasing tennis balls and taking great running belly flops into the deep end.
My grandmother had a monkey on her back. She was small and brown and her name was Susie (the monkey, not my grandmother).
Dear Savvy Senior,
Hilltop Artists celebrates its 20th year of providing “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunities to Tacoma youths.
A drywall contractor from Seattle recently pleaded guilty to crimes that state labor officials say are far too common in Washington: failing to pay workers the government-mandated prevailing wage, and misclassifying workers as independent contractors to evade taxes and other labor costs.
The former teacher will be in Tacoma later this month to speak at a benefit for the Children’s Museum of Tacoma and a symposium on “Building a Child-Centered Community.”
Hundreds line the streets for the annual cattle drive and parade before thousands flood the Puyallup fairgrounds for the first day of the annual 17-day event.
Seven months after the Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title, the streets of Seattle swelled Thursday as the NFL brought what felt like a slice of the Super Bowl to CenturyLink Field for the season opener.
A piglet was one of 49 animals in a building that caught fire at the Washington State Fairgrounds in April. He suffered severe burns and was forced to have three shots daily – until sweet treats got involved.
An April fire razed Evergreen Hall, one of the oldest buildings at the Washington State Fairgrounds. Temporary tents will hold agriculture exhibits as the 17-day event kicks off Friday.
A 41-year-old woman was killed Thursday after a train hit her as she walked along the tracks beneath the Murray Morgan Bridge in Tacoma, police said.
The state Court of Appeals rules against Earl Vernon on his other arguments but decides he can pursue the costs of his brother’s burial from the group home where he died in 2009. Vernon called the decision “a small victory.”
The City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to change the zoning of a parcel of land at Bridgeport Way and 67th Avenue, eliminating the possibility it would one day be mined.
Four South Sound men have converted a double-decker bus into what might be the NFL’s ultimate tailgate machine
The 12th Man might be part of the team, but there are times when they need the Seattle Seahawks’ permission to express their loyalty. Converting a double-decker bus into a rolling Seahawks party machine that makes public appearances is one of those times.
Classes offered in the Tacoma-Pierce County area. For more information on prices and future classes call 253-588-2885.
Councilwoman Victoria Woodards’ home and belongings sustained $225,000 in damage from a fire Saturday.
Thursday ribbon cutting at Wright Park also an invite to walk, cycle with City Council members.
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