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From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending
Half a century after hundreds crossed a bridge in Selma, Alabama in support of civil rights, about as many walked Tacomas 11th Street Bridge Sunday to honor the anniversary.
Late last year, the city of Tacoma discovered that the Point Ruston developer was operating a propane system that was larger than what was permitted and whose lines had not been inspected as required by the fire department since being installed in 2013. Public records and interviews show city officials quickly took steps to determine the system did not present a danger, and that the problem was only procedural.
Members and volunteers of the Zion’s River church have made 46 short animated videos intended to connect kids with the teachings of Jesus and to instill in them a sense of right and wrong.
Tacoma will honor the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March with a march of its own on Sunday (March 8.)
A passenger in a pickup truck that was headed on to southbound Interstate 5 early Friday evening was injured after he opened a door and exited the vehicle, the Washington State Patrol reported.
More than 100 Washington residents have asked the Attorney Generals Office for help getting their money back for Super Bowl tickets they never received.
The state Department of Ecology is accepting public feedback on Puyallup’s updated shoreline master program, which addresses uses and development along Clarks Creek and the Puyallup River.
Phyllis Sortor was a Tacoma elementary school teacher from 2002-2004.
The manager at DreamGirls at Fox’s is suing two Pierce County officials for suspending his business license without “substantial evidence” to support the decision.
In a case that could enfeeble public sector unions, a conservative group is suing Washington state and SEIU 925, challenging the union’s role as the exclusive representative for thousands of subsidized daycare providers.
The candy maker that appeared on ABC reality show “Shark Tank” has outgrown former Yelm location.
The city of UP is considering regulations that would prohibit people from selling food, merchandise and parking spots in neighborhoods near golf tournament.
The Tacoma Rangers Hurling & Gaelic Football Club plays traditionally Irish sports against other Pacific Northwest teams.
The City Council unanimously approved the regulations Monday as preparations for the mid-June golf championship continue.
Lawsuit contends a public vote on the project would violate the county charter. But a citizen activist says he’s merely exercising his referendum rights under the charter.
It was a miracle, Stu Farber told his family, that he was able to die at home.
Psychic is organizing Gig Harbor conference on UFOs, psychic phenomenon and alternative healing.
The 2013 historical non-fiction book by Daniel James Brown is about the 1936 Olympic gold medal rowing team from the University of Washington. Brown lives in Redmond and two months’ worth of workshops, film screenings and other events are planned around the book.
The rules are meant to protect neighborhoods around Chambers Bay golf course from being overrun by cars this June. Drones are also on Monday’s agenda.
Salvador Orozco-Sanchez said he’s being punished every day for strangling his daughter, Daveena, last year. The girl’s maternal relatives said his sentence is far too short.
Some plants are blooming early. With others, gardeners would do well to hold off planting for a few more weeks.
Hunt Tower LLC announced on Thursday the opening of the $18 million Summit Tower luxury apartment community in Gig Harbor.
State Rep. Jesse Young has proposed a bill that could redirect $9 million to pay down bridge debt, which he says would eliminate the need for a toll increase in July. The bill passed out of the House transportation committee 24-1 Thursday.
Pierce County has started a pilot program offering more flexibility to eligible riders who use free on-demand shuttles to access basic services.
Citizens for Responsible Spending, a grassroots committee, has filed a referendum proposal that would let voters decide whether to build the $127 million headquarters in Tacoma’s South End.
The state Court of Appeals this week upheld a Pierce County Superior Court decision ordering the City of Fife to disclose information as part of a records request made by a whistleblower in the Fife Police Department.
A sudden illness killed an endangered red wolf Tuesday at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
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The discounted land sale will keep a productive and well-known swath of soil from being developed into housing units or other non-farm uses.
The TREE program previously maintained 27 garden beds at the Tillicum community center, but it has been asked to leave by March 15.
Tacoma’s Museum District sees the benefits of working together while adding new collaborative programs.
Dozens of demonstrators protested the deportation of a hunger strike leader Monday morning at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.
Some practice round tickets remain but are expected to sell quickly.
Matt Danzico and his BBC team think Tacoma might take off in about five years, and they wanted to get here before that happens.
The City of Roy and the Roy Pioneer Rodeo Association are in a dispute over longstanding lease terms for land just outside the city.
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A cost estimate has not been provided to the council, leaving some members nervous that expenditures will be more than the county can afford.
Shipping companies and dockworkers reached a tentative deal on a new labor contract, avoiding a shutdown of 29 ports that would have choked off trade through the West Coast.
A group of Tacoma teens listen to 36-year-old Thrett Brown, who grew up in circumstances similar to theirs, which means he gets it, and they trust what he has to say.
The toll increases would address rising debt payments on the eastbound bridge.
Longer than a tweet but a few thousand words short of a novel, these micro-stories help students exercise their brains.
Orting’s first black police officer says he was fired due to racism; city cites performance problems
Former Orting police officer Gerry Pickens is demanding $5 million from the city and threatening a workplace discrimination lawsuit. The city claims he was fired for job-performance issues during his probationary period.
A controversial proposed 1,000- foot runway extension is not part of the final document.
Step By Step has quietly helped at-risk pregnant women for 18 years. Now it has quietly moved into the Van Lierop Bulb Farm and has launched a $1.5 million fundraising campaign.
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