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It took only about 30 minutes at the Armys massive training center in the Mojave Desert for Sgt. 1st Class Jesse Reyes to see a different threat than hed faced in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Dave Burns thinks he knows what goes through people’s minds when he starts talking about his dining car. “People think I’ve got a screw loose,” he said last week. “But some people have Harleys. I have this.” “This” is Northern Pacific Dining Car No. 1663, wrapped in gray tarps and standing next to Tacoma Rail tracks on the Tideflats. The 80-foot-long car is the sole survivor of a 15-car fleet built around 1910 by the Barney and Smith Car Co. of Dayton, Ohio.
Mount Rainier and other national parks are allowing free entry over the President's Day weekend.
Gov. Jay Inslee granted pay increases to three more state agency directors Feb. 1, bringing to nine the number of cabinet agency leaders who received raises in the past six months.
The Senate’s Republican-dominated majority showed its cards Thursday, saying half of the 26-member group supports a proposal to raise the gas tax by 111/2 cents while also making changes in how transportation money is spent.
Finding Cheney Stadium could be a walk in the park with new locator signs.
State lawmakers have long agreed that a high school diploma in Washington should do more to prepare students to attend college or start a career.
Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state for as long as he’s in office, announcing a move he hopes will enable officials to “join a growing national conversation about capital punishment.”
School levies in a dozen districts got a thumbs-up from Pierce County voters Tuesday, early election returns showed.
Tens of millions of dollars in operations and technology levies are on the ballot in Pierce County. Voter turnout may not reach the projected number of 36 percent.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending Feb. 7, 2014
His grandfather was a Methodist circuit rider, he was raised in the Baptist Church on the Jersey Shore, and even a casual observer could identify University of Puget Sound President Ron Thomas as an English major.
The 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay Golf Links will need 4,500 helpers; the online application process is underway.
Generally speaking, Washington law is fairly lenient with regard to U-turns.
Sixty percent of Pierce County homeowners will pay more in property taxes this year. The remaining 40 percent will pay less than last year. But the change will be slight for many taxpayers.
On paper, Wendy L. Cope, 48, is supposed to be in Western State Hospital, getting treatment for chronic schizophrenia. Sunday was supposed to be Day 57 of a potential 90-day stint, backed by a court order issued Dec. 11.
Multiple auto accidents were reported Saturday night as snow fell on chilled, slippery roadways. A winter storm warning was in effect.
A Pacific police officer shot and injured a man late Thursday during a struggle to stop the man from fleeing in the officers patrol car.
A convicted rapist on Friday withdrew his request to be relieved from requirements to register as a sex offender and report to a community corrections officer on a quarterly basis.
It was harder for Seahawks fans to get to the victory parade in downtown Seattle this morning than it was for the Denver Broncos to get into the end zone during the big game. Seattle police estimated 700,000 people showed up along the 2-mile route that will end at CenturyLink Field.
Sreelatha Robba pointed a camcorder at her husband, Venkat, as he recited the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony Tuesday at the Olympia Timberland Library. It was a huge moment for their entire family, she said. “I feel like my kids were born here, so now my husband is a citizen and they can stay here,” said Robba, 32, of Olympia.
Hundreds of thousands are expected to flood downtown Seattle Wednesday for the much-anticipated Seahawks victory parade.
After a night of celebrating the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl victory rout, the South Sound was subdued Monday.
Snowfall started early Monday and continued throughout the day, causing traffic jams and flight cancellations for Seahawks fans trying to get home after the teams big win.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending Jan. 31, 2014
A cold front moving into Western Washington this week could break records as temperatures plunge to nearly 20 degrees lower than normal.
Trophy-deprived Seattle may be on the fringe of the national sports media's radar, but it might also be on the brink of changing that Sunday afternoon when the Seahawks play Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Next year, some Oregon drivers will start paying a cent and a half for every mile they drive — rather than a 30-cent tax on every gallon of gas they pump. Washington, while far behind, has quietly been inching down the same road.
Despite an order from Pierce County to stop demolition, private property owners have torn down most of an iconic building at the northernmost tip of Tanglewood Island.
Randy Fountain, art director at Northwest Embroidery, knew what he had to do even before he talked to the boss.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending Jan. 24, 2014
The area surrounding the old Asarco smelter in Ruston will see a renewed cleanup effort this year now that the state Department of Ecology has officially been given control of the project.
The next time you’re about to tell your child to grow up after you’ve stepped on yet another wayward Lego block, you might want to consider the story of Dan Parker.
When the housing industry collapsed six years ago, that implosion slammed the door hard on what had been a vigorous multifamily construction development business in the South Sound and across the country.
A 60-year-old man was fatally injured Saturday when he was struck by a car in Puyallup.
A state panel has overturned a Pierce County permit allowing a commercial geoduck farm on Henderson Bay between Purdy and Key Peninsula.
The district commander in charge of Washington State Patrol troopers in Pierce and Thurston counties has been reassigned after he allowed his son and his son’s girlfriend into a Seattle Seahawks game even though they had no tickets, The News Tribune has learned.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending Jan. 17, 2014
If you’re in the city of Tacoma, whether you’re looking to pay your Click cable bill, reserve a campsite at a Tacoma Public Utilities park, find out when your trash will get picked up or buy a ticket for a Tacoma Dome event, you need to remember only one phone number: 311.
About 2,500 people of all ages attended the 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center on Monday, but the speakers spoke directly to young people.
A neon sign hanging in Veterans of Foreign Wars Narrows Bridge Post 10018 reads "Home of the Happy Veteran." Those happy Tacoma veterans reached a new level of euphoria Sunday night after their beloved Seattle Seahawks secured a spot in Super Bowl XLVIII.
We have a second Narrows Bridge with three-plus eastbound lanes; we merge with Tacoma traffic with three eastbound lanes and then we hit Union Avenue and squeeze into two lanes? Is this constriction really part of the permanent plan?
Seven years of riding a tricycle ended last month for Bev Williams when it was stolen. No problem: Her neighbor's generous employer bought her a new one.
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