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As with neighboring Puyallup, some parts of the Sumner City Council’s official position contradict recommendations from a community-based group.
Of Tacoma’s northern gulches, Buckley is the wildest — partly due to geography, and partly because half the gulch is privately owned, with no consensus about how to use the land.
Holding an event with a special area set aside for alcohol consumption could get a little more expensive in the future – and involve a few additional guests.
Tae McKenzie is the second Lincoln High School student in the last five years to advance to national competition.
Work to repair the state Route 16 overpass at Olympic Drive will start Monday and continue the rest of the year.
The City Council approved two agreements with contractors who could start work by the end of August to pave the trail from 96th Street NW to Borgen Boulevard.
A 29-year-old Army veteran has been found not guilty of firing at Lakewood police during a disturbance at his home last year.
Fans of the go-kart track at Point Defiance Park want to keep racing but renovation plans at the park are putting on the brakes.
To get as much money as possible for its medical services, MultiCare sued the estate of a 6-year-old boy who’d been grievously injured at a monster truck show at the Tacoma Dome.
Pierce County prosecutors lost a round this week in a long-running legal battle with a retired sheriff’s deputy seeking to clear his name.
Two new lynx at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park underwent their first physical checkups and were released into their new exhibit.
More than 50 years ago, when a fire station opened on West 40th Street in University Place, UP wasn’t yet a city and West Pierce Fire and Rescue didn’t exist. On Tuesday, the fire station closed for good.
Candidates for the Legislature differed at a forum Tuesday on how to pay for an extension of state Route 167.
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A toxic algae bloom in Tacoma’s Wapato Lake has made the water unsafe for people and pets, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department said Tuesday.
They were short and they were pink. They were much too brief to even be called mini-shorts, and to my mind, way too brief for church.
Two controlled burns at Joint Base Lewis-McChord sent plumes of smoke into the sky Tuesday.
Schell’s Cornerstone Development Co. brought Tacoma its first downtown YMCA, the now-Murano hotel, the Tacoma Financial Center and a renovated Sears building.
Neighbors who say weddings and events at the former Weyerhaeuser mansion are disrupting their family’s life have filed suit in Pierce County Superior Court to shut down those events.
In a 4-3 vote, the City Council on Monday night directed staff to move ahead with an ordinance.
Russell Hicks, an officer who said he complained about misconduct in the Fife Police Department three years ago, is suing the city over alleged retaliation and discrimination, among other allegations.
Crews evacuated a Group Health building as a precaution Monday when a brush fire burned about 1.5 acres in Puyallup.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending 0725
Wright Park in Tacoma hosted the 28th annual Ethnic Fest Saturday and Sunday.
A woman was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia after her raft overturned Saturday in the Nisqually River near the River Bend campground.
While most audience members of the Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival preferred to sip their beer on the sidelines, Karen Noyes, 60, was dancing to the beat.
Over the years Puget Gulch fell into ivied disrepair, became the neighborhood dump and saw a child raped and murdered. Then a partnership among city, parks and citizens created a safe and beautiful public place.
Each of Tacoma’s North End gulches offers its own rewards - and challenges.
Mason Gulch’s inaccessibility has turned it into a hidden paradise of native plants, gushing springs and birdsong.
The ice didnt really need breaking with this crowd, but Herman Kleiner did it anyway.
Fife Police Chief Brad Blackburn resigned this week, a move the city says was “long-planned.” But the separation agreement raises more concerns for those who believe the city is hiding information.
When the Make-A-Wish Foundation came calling, Craig Lehman was ready for a little fun, swimming with the sharks at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
The building and nearby parking garage in the theater district will allow for expansion of School of the Arts.
A 10-year-old boy who was reported missing late Thursday was found Friday morning near Lake Cushman in Mason County.
More than two dozen soldiers with Charlie Company of the 1-140th Aviation Regiment have been at the scene for eight days.
Puyallup tribe says Emerald Queen Casino is not a proper forum for a rock musician who makes racist comments.
The refloated Helena Star arrived in Seattle on Thursday so it can be disassembled and recycled after it sank in the Hylebos Bay last year.
Four months and $600,000 later, the derelict freighter Helena Star has been refloated and expected to leave for Seattle on Thursday after sinking 18 months ago in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway.
The finding of a dog lost for seven years led to a joyous reunion for one family and a devastating loss for another.
City officials announced Tuesday that the city has reduced its fuel costs by 44 percent. If that were to continue, the city would save about $163,000.
Garfield Gulch has been logged, filled and blocked; dumped on; ignored by city and residents alike; hiked mostly by the homeless. Yet in its tangle of cascading vines, creeping ivy and blackberry there’s a wild beauty.
Residents can take an online survey that will help the city shape its future, including growth and zoning.
School and military reunions
The first song Juan Perez played for the doctors and nurses at Tacoma General Hospital was “Unforgettable.” It was eight days after his open heart surgery and the longest the pianist had gone without playing in nearly 30 years.
The golf championship brings an opportunity for the city to put itself on the map, according to University Place officials.
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