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The Pierce County Council on Tuesday adopted a $271 million budget for core government services next year. But it was a potential sliver of that total that ignited an outcry leading to its removal.
Months after threats of bus service being slashed and drivers laid off, Pierce Transit now says it plans to expand hours next year and that it can sustain that higher level of public transportation through 2019.
Dot-bong, Marijuana Inc., the Green Rush: Call it what you will, the burgeoning legal marijuana industry in Washington state is drawing pot prospectors of all stripes.
Marriage Licenses for the week ending Nov. 15
Within hours of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, most Americans were familiar with the name Lee Harvey Oswald. Certain images of him — posing with a rifle, recoiling from Jack Ruby’s gun — have been ingrained in the nation’s memory. Yet to this day, he remains an enigma. Some of the questions and answers about him:
It is a spartan setting, the lab where 120 cardboard filing boxes — each with human bones in them, many of them Native American — fill the eight large metal lockers along the walls.
Four years ago, Bev Vines-Haines and Charlotte Clary of Yelm, affectionately known as the two grandmothers who have 41 grandchildren between them, sat in front of 100 tins, 100 labels and a 10-pound bag of xylitol, a naturally occurring sweetener found in birch trees.
Three years ago Joint Base Lewis-McChord wore a reputation as the “nation’s most troubled” military installation and a “base on the brink,” according to some outside media observers.
Despite near-freezing temperatures Saturday morning, more than 400 runners and walkers participated in a Bonney Lake fun run to benefit paralyzed teen gymnast Jacoby Miles.
In this season of Thanksgiving, I’ve chosen today to be thankful for veteran beat reporters.
As news from islands in the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan trickles back to relatives in Western Washington, families have pieced together their loved ones’ stories of survival.
An Army agency that sets final medical records for disabled soldiers has been ordered to disregard reports from Madigan Army Medical Center doctors under scrutiny last year for their handling of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.
The National Weather Service said a strong cold-weather system will bring rain and wind to the Western Washington lowlands Friday and heavy snow in the mountains, where a foot of new snow is possible in the Cascade passes.
A search-and-rescue dog found an arm bone and another piece of skull Wednesday morning in the same area where body parts were recovered last week in the area of Peter Kalama Road on the Nisqually Indian Reservation.
A 39-year-old woman died during a house fire in Tumwater that was reported just after 2 a.m. Wednesday.
Two people were hurt late Tuesday after a suspected drunken driver crashed head-on into another vehicle in Buckley, the Washington State Patrol said Wednesday.
A group of people who were children when they were sworn in by then-Gov. Booth Gardner in 1989 to be keepers of the state’s centennial time capsule have reconvened for the first time in 24 years.
As the holiday season draws near, downtown Tacoma businesses are hoping the latest Pacific Avenue construction project will be mostly finished by its scheduled completion date, Nov. 27.
Through trial and error, Staff Sgt. Bruce Kandle found a rhythm to spin a ball of molten glass so that he could get the shape needed to mold a drinking cup. It didn’t come easily.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending Nov. 8, 2013
She will challenge appointed Sen. Steve O'Ban who was selected to serve out term of late Mike Carrell
FISH Food Banks will get $200,000 from the Bank of America, enabling it to double its mobile food bank distribution in Pierce County next year, the agency said Thursday.
Nuclear war. Volcanic eruption. Terrorist attack. Though the scenarios of how an apocalyptic event would paralyze or destroy society varies, a group of like-minded individuals in East Pierce County believes a good defense is the best way to prepare for doomsday.
Lake Tapps is entering its quiet time of year. The reservoir fed by the White River is being drawn down this month and will reach its lowest point after the holidays.
Winter visitors to Mount Rainier National Park will have seven-day access to Paradise beginning Dec. 21, park managers announced Thursday.
Marshall Shaffer, 2, came to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on Halloween dressed in a tiger costume. That caught the attention of Kali, a Sumatran tiger cub who ran and played beside the tot on the other side of the pane of glass.
A wind advisory is in effect today with the forecast predicting gusts of 45 miles per hour possible in the lowlands of Western Washington, according to the National Weather Service.
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Here's the language in Boeing-Machinist contract saying only ratification is needed to assure 777 stays in state
Contract suggests Legislative action on tax breaks other sweeteners not part of deal.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending Nov. 2, 2013
Police say an elderly woman has died in a fall from a beach bluff in Port Townsend.
MultiCare Health System has conceded that a former executive allowed his home address to be used to register an out-of-state notary public, but the regional health care giant disputes that the concession is important in two lawsuits it’s fighting.
The death of Army nurse Capt. Jennifer Moreno in Afghanistan last month devastated her teammates. They told themselves they should have been the ones to take that dangerous mission with a team of Army Rangers instead of the feisty medic from San Diego with the broad smile.
Tickets are now on sale for Zoolights, an annual holiday light display at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
A mobile enrollment tour for Washington’s new online marketplace for health care will visit the Tacoma Mall on Saturday.
Dr. Kim Martin, center, a veterinarian from Hawks Prairie Veterinary Hospital, offers advice about blood drawing Thursday as Wolf Haven International hosted its 10th annual Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization course near Tenino.
A law kicking in next July in Washington will make it easier to detain potentially dangerous people for mental health treatment — increasing demand for already stretched services. State lawmakers this year added money to handle the extra strain.
After an overwhelming vote to strike, after picket signs were printed and after a last-minute settlement arrived within less then two hours of a stop-work deadline — and then after a contract vote taken earlier this week — the unions representing grocery workers in the Puget Sound area have formalized an agreement.
For two decades, Chris Smith worked his way up from ferrying passengers in wheelchairs at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to fueling airplanes. But after years of breathing fuel fumes, going without sick days and making just over Washington’s minimum wage of $9.19, Smith could no longer make it work.
JFK, Dallas, Parkland Hospital, Oswald. One president killed, a new president sworn in.
Tacoma singer Stephanie Anne Johnson was saved again Tuesday night on "The Voice" - this time by her original coach, Christina Aguilera. Johnson now advances to the live performances of the NBC reality show, which begin Monday.
Tacoma General Hospital has mostly switched from swaddling newborns in blankets to using sleep sacks, hoping parents follow suit.
A group fighting food labeling has busted the record for the most money raised by an initiative campaign in state history.
A temporary boost in food aid for poor families expires Friday, meaning a reduction of roughly $10 a month for an individual or $36 for a family of four.
Bill Lavigne is an outfielder and keeps his legs in shape with wind sprints, which he runs at three-quarter speed two or three times a week.
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