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The city of Kennewick has settled with a Tacoma motorcyclist and a motorcycle club over accusations it violated the state Public Records Act.
University Place voters will decide next month whether to pay more taxes to keep the city’s police force from cutting staff.
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.
Fundraising dinner will feature history of Joint Base Lewis-McChord and WWI.
“We don’t want to be Knott’s Berry Farm,” said Jeana Zedoff, farm manager of Spooner Farms. “This is definitely still a real farming operation.”
A funnel-shaped cloud that touched down near Anderson Island shortly after noon on Saturday prompted the National Weather Service to issue an emergency tornado warning for Pierce County.
Last Monday, the Seattle City Council voted to redesignate the federal Columbus Day holiday as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in recognition that native people numbering more than 100 million were already in the New World when Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, sailing under the Spanish flag, arrived in 1492.
Complaints about explicit signs surface as County Councilman Jim McCune proposes tougher regulations for sexually oriented businesses.
Politicians, community leaders and members of the Karshner family attended the grand re-opening Friday of the Karshner Museum and Center for Culture & Arts in Puyallup.
Kimberly Harris, Puget Sound Energy CEO, has been named to the board of U.S. Bancorp.
A century ago America was an isolationist nation with a third-rate military more concerned with border wars than anything happening overseas. The Great War changed all of that.
The state is fining Fleischmann’s Vinegar $23,000 related to a June spill at its Sumner plant.
A man who claims to be the illegitimate son of Elvis Presley brings a traveling collection of the singer’s memorabilia to Tacoma.
Three Sumatran tiger cubs were born early Wednesday at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
The nonprofit group Forterra, with help from The Russell Family Foundation, has purchased the 5-acre property for $336,000 to hold on to until the city can gather money to buy it for public use.
Beyond providing fruit and vegetables, supporters say, community gardens offer ways to reduce hunger in the community, educate residents on the environment and give people a place to connect.
IRS says relief due for Pierce, Thurston and other livestock farmers and ranchers who sold early due to drought
The IRS has extended the capital gains deadline for farmers and ranchers whose livestock sales were forced because of drought.
The city of Tacoma could break ground on a road realignment project near the University of Washington Tacoma campus sometime in the next few weeks. The project was supposed to start in the summer, but the city added utility work to prepare for a possible hotel and condo project nearby.
Crystal Mountain Resort’s new chairlifts closer to completion as helicopter flies 29 towers into place
A powerful Boeing Vertol helicopter spent Sunday and Monday flying towers into place to replace two Crystal Mountain chairlifts with a combined 87 years of history.
With multiple cases of Ebola identified in the United States, the local health department has a plan in place if the deadly virus reaches Pierce County.
A double major at Pacific Lutheran University, Shannon Reynolds splits her time between public office and college classes.
Caretakers couldn’t revive a stillborn lowland anoa calf at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Helicopters flew in new poles Sunday for a Crystal Mountain chairlift destroyed by an avalanche last season.
In December, when Tacoma Water starts filtering some of the water it supplies to 300,000 people in Pierce and south King counties, customers might not notice much of a difference – but their water will be safer and clearer.
Tacoma Fire crews were called to South I Street just before 8 p.m. Saturday.
Families flocked to the city’s Dacca Park to celebrate the return of fall by playing games like squash bowling and stuff the scarecrow.
Veterinarians euthanized a 24-year-old grizzly bear Tuesday at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville.
Even if Washington voters approve Initiative 1351, some crowded school districts may not be able to reduce class size.
A cement truck flipped on its side on the 74th Street ramp to I-5 south about 10 a.m Thursday. The driver was taken to a local hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries.
A Pierce County Superior Court judge has temporarily stopped the City of Fife from releasing records to The News Tribune without giving the newspaper a chance to fight it. The News Tribune plans to challenge the ruling.
Property will be part of Saturday’s Key Peninsula Farm Tour, held to highlight the region’s agriculture ties back to the days of the Mosquito Fleet.
Dear Savvy Senior: I understand that there are several types of flu vaccines being offered to seniors this flu season. What can you tell me about them? — Cautious Senior
Danny Sink has a vision for what the U.S. Open will look like next June - and soon we’ll all see it.
After his father died at 45, Ostlund nearly died the same way at same age.
One summer many years ago, my cousin Mary decided to open a beautiful authentic Italian restaurant. The authenticity was to come from Aunt Philomena, who was a heavenly cook. You could almost picture the angels fighting for her scaloppini.
The state’s minimum wage to increase 15 cents to $9.47 per hour in 2015.
The State Auditors Office has found fault with how the city of Gig Harbor reported the use of federal money and how it awarded a contract.
An Olympia woman has filed a lawsuit against Winco Foods after she was injured by falling coffee cans.
Q&A: How to prepare and deal with Enterovirus D68
Before his Sunday morning visit to Gig Harbor, the only thing Zoran Milanović knew about the area came from the video of the 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse. Upon his arrival, he was surprised by what he found on the historic waterfront.
Puyallup and Sumner on Saturday hosted the second annual Great American Picnic to welcome service members.
State Republicans, long opponents of raising revenue to meet the state Supreme Court’s order to fully fund basic education by 2018, have been floating a new line of argument in recent days: That paying for education with higher taxes might be unconstitutional.
The Washington State Patrol is seeking more witnesses to a Saturday morning motorcycle crash
Mr. Bill’s is the newest local pot purveyor in an industry that’s seen much governmental opposition and hesitation since state Initiative 502 created a regulatory system for marijuana.
Members of the Oakbrook 4th Addition Homeowners say their bylaws prescribe single-family housing only.
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