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Published July 16th, 2014 - 6:52PM
The Puget Sound Blood Center announced Wednesday in a press release it is experiencing a blood shortage due to the recent heat wave.
Published July 16th, 2014 - 5:54PM
Proposals for seven more charter schools, including one in the Tacoma area, have been submitted to the state.
Published July 17th, 2014 - 2:18PM
It’s not clear whether Obama’s visit could impact Seattle-area traffic — already likely to be snarled by a week-long closure of parts of I-90 due to work replacing expansion joints on the I-90 bridge. Officials were predicting 10-mile backups as a result of lane closures.
Published July 16th, 2014 - 9:38PM
Two helicopters and 45 ground searchers continue to look for a missing Tacoma hiker on the east side of Mount Rainier.
Published July 17th, 2014 - 9:53AM
The monkeys have left, and the shenanigans have mostly died down, but the 85-year-old bar still stands as a reminder of Tacoma’s rich history — one that’s now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Published July 16th, 2014 - 1:33PM
Inspectors with the Washington State Department of Transportation say all five freeway overpasses struck by heavy machinery hauled by a dump truck on Friday will need repairs. The state will seek reimbursement from the responsible party.
Published July 16th, 2014 - 3:27PM
Puyallup Mayor John Knutsen makes a joke about a city staff member that leads to a complaint from the employee and a split vote from the City Council.
Published July 16th, 2014 - 9:43PM
An obstacle course and trivia competition knocked Tacoma firefighters out of the top spot of a “Good Morning America” competition.
Published July 16th, 2014 - 7:06AM
The recent decision by the City of Tacoma’s planning department won’t be the final one in the fight over an adaptive reuse of the historic Weyerhaeuser mansion.
Published July 16th, 2014 - 3:52PM
Two iconic buildings in Edgewood will be demolished to make room for the city’s first multi-family housing project.
Published July 15th, 2014 - 7:40PM
Pierce Transit’s board votes unanimously to eliminate paper transfer tickets in favor of all-day bus passes.
Published July 15th, 2014 - 10:04AM
Tacoma officials are asking the community to weigh in on plans for improving vegetation and public access along the slope between Stadium Way and Schuster Parkway.
Published July 14th, 2014 - 9:48PM
Pierce County prosecutors get a bail increase for William Grisso, saying they fear for his safety and public safety should the murder defendant get out of jail.
Published July 15th, 2014 - 6:59AM
Richelle Heacock, who was paralyzed in a car accident in 2010, has been hired as Eatonville High School’s head volleyball coach.
Published July 14th, 2014 - 10:58AM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending July 11
Published July 14th, 2014 - 2:56PM
A year ago this month, downtown Olympia’s Oyster House, a historic restaurant and landmark that overlooks Percival Landing, was destroyed in a fiery blaze.
Published July 14th, 2014 - 7:01AM
“Last year was pretty much perfect,” said Angela Jossy, the festival’s main organizer. “How do you get better than that? You go epic.”
Published July 13th, 2014 - 12:25PM
That guy who waits till the very last second to merge out of a lane that’s about to end? He may be on to something.
Published July 12th, 2014 - 4:36PM
Thousands of people who attended Tacoma’s annual gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender extravaganza Saturday let it all hang out, packing themselves into a hot and sweaty mass of bare skin, rainbow hues, deafening music and mutual acceptance.
Published July 13th, 2014 - 7:59AM
Where does news coverage stop and cheerleading begin?
Published July 12th, 2014 - 3:43PM
The annual 200-mile bicycle ride attracts 10,000 participants from all over the Northwest. Several community organizations hosted mini-stops along the way, offering everything from first aid and Honey Buckets to mechanical support and snacks.
Published July 14th, 2014 - 2:27PM
It started 125 years ago with Thea Foss renting rowboats on Commencement Bay in Tacoma. Today, Foss Maritime Co. serves shippers worldwide.
Published July 13th, 2014 - 3:00PM
When the state realized not all convicted sex offenders at the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island had DNA on file, they changed their policy and began collecting samples from the 49 who had somehow slipped through the cracks.
Published July 11th, 2014 - 4:17PM
A key bridge over Interstate 5 will be demolished in September to create more lanes for Tacoma’s notoriously heavy freeway traffic. The bridge’s demolition just the start of a three-year project which aims to ease congestion by temporarily creating a lot of it.
Published July 11th, 2014 - 6:05PM
Lip-synching Tacoma firefighters garnered enough votes on a “Good Morning America” contest to advance to the finals, the department announced Friday.
Published July 12th, 2014 - 12:46PM
Hundreds of people from 11 Swiss clubs along the West Coast are gathering this week in Tacoma for the first time since 1987.
Published July 11th, 2014 - 3:51PM
A dump truck hauling a heavy piece of machinery struck five overpasses in Thurston County on Friday morning. Two vehicles were damaged by the debris.
Published July 11th, 2014 - 3:48PM
Joe Turner, a 31-year News Tribune reporter with a knack for making state government understandable to readers, died Friday.
Published July 13th, 2014 - 12:00AM
The council will meet Monday as the transportation benefit district to prioritize road projects and discuss how to raise the money needed to pay for them.
Published July 11th, 2014 - 9:57AM
JBLM could shelter about 600 detainees; Lakewood wants information on social services
Published July 11th, 2014 - 10:04AM
A building at Bonney Lake High School was seriously damaged in a two-alarm fire late Thursday.
Published July 11th, 2014 - 10:39AM
Two Tacoma medical clinics have received $2.4 million in federal grants to pay for training programs for primary care physicians.
Published July 10th, 2014 - 6:54PM
JBLM could join three other military installations as temporary shelters for minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally
Published July 9th, 2014 - 8:45PM
Tacoma School District social studies teacher Jim Gaylord was fired in 1972 after the district found out he was gay. He sued and the case went all the way to U.S. Supreme Court, which declined to hear it. Now, 42 years later, the district will issue a formal apology to Gaylord who still lives in Tacoma.
Published July 10th, 2014 - 9:48AM
A video featuring Tacoma firefighters lip synching the song “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities has made the semifinal round of “Good Morning America’s” 5 Alarm Firefighter Challenge.
Published July 9th, 2014 - 5:14PM
Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson sent letters to Congressman Denny Heck and the regional director of Health and Human Services citing concerns about impacts to the community.
Published July 9th, 2014 - 3:24PM
The Pierce County Council held its regular meeting in the host city of the 2015 U.S. Open Tuesday so locals could ask questions of USGA officials and hear how they’ll be affected by the week-long tournament at Chambers Bay Golf Course.
Published July 9th, 2014 - 1:22PM
Initial estimate from event organizers is the festivities drew larger crowd than years past.
Published July 9th, 2014 - 9:00AM
Law enforcement agencies from the region are holding an active shooter training exercise at a Lakewood school Wednesday so residents shouldn’t panic if they see the large police presence.
Published July 9th, 2014 - 4:25PM
Two newborn clouded leopard cubs died Monday at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Published July 8th, 2014 - 9:38PM
Washington state’s first recreational marijuana stores opened to much fanfare on Tuesday, but neither that nor the threat of litigation stopped Fife from formalizing its outright ban on the new businesses.
Published July 8th, 2014 - 12:18PM
The ban would prohibit recreational and medical marijuana and collective gardens from the South Sound city.
Published July 8th, 2014 - 10:29AM
Rep. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, faces two challengers: Gig Harbor Democrat Nathan Schlicher and Port Orchard Republican Bill Scheidler.
Published July 7th, 2014 - 4:30PM
Orting Valley Fire and Rescue has introduced a plan to build a new headquarters station following failed negotiations to buy the building it leases from the city.
Published July 7th, 2014 - 9:10AM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending July 4, 2014

ALLEN/ROSEVEARE Krystal Ann with Dustin Louis, both of Puyallup

ANDERSON/ROPER Lauren Grace with Brandy Lynn, both of Tacoma

BAUGH/ATMODJO Eddie Dwayne with Mery Jani, both of Tacoma

BEST/BARNES Anderson Jumba with Jessica Michelle, both of Tacoma

BIRCHALL/FALLON Amanda Kay with Kelsey Lynn, both of Greeley, Colo.

BIRKLAND/HARTLAGE Sharlene Lynn, Steilacoom, with Keith Edward, Lake Stevens

BOTT/KNAPP Christine Nicole with Tyler Richard Munter, both of Gig Harbor

BROGOITTI/COX William James, Aurora, Colo., with Rachel Ann, University Place

BRUUN/QUARLES Nathan David, Tacoma, with Susanna Victoria, Port Orchard

CALHOUN/KENYON Joshua Bert with Miranda Ann, both of Tacoma

CAMPBELL/BLUE Andrea Teresa with Daniel Abraham Sr., both of Fife

CANO/TORRES Mauro Alexander, Tacoma, with Sharon Arciga, Renton

CARRIDO/WILEY Glenford Magat Jr. with Samantha Jean, both of Tacoma

CARRILLO/TURPIN Louis Ray with Cassandra Lynn-Carol, both of Spanaway

CASSELL/SCHERER Samantha Lynn with Andrew Wade William, both of Tacoma

CHACON/CARNES Ashley Corrine with Ty Ross Jr., both of Graham

CHARO/VILLEGAS Wallace George with Maria Delcarmen, both of El Paso, Texas

CHRISTIAN/DEREMIAH Joelle Clarice, Tacoma, with John Joseph, JBLM

COLLINS-GAUWEILER/MILLER Alexander Scot with Nicole Elizabeth, both of Yakima

COLOROSSI/CHRISTOPH Kenneth Guy with Crystal Dawn, both of Enumclaw

CRUMP/BROOKS Derick Leonard with Asha-Mone Patricia, both of Tacoma

CRUZ/MONTES Heriberto with Valencia Maria Candelaria, both of Lakewood

DEDINSKY/LARROW Catherine Marschelle with David Jacob, both of Puyallup

DETERING/MIZUTANI Paul Emerson with Juliya, both of Tacoma

DO/DO An Duc with Phuong Uyen, both of Tacoma

DREXLER/IONESCU Joshua Arthur, Toronto, Canada, with Delia Maria, Mississauga, Ontario

DUNCAN/MITCHELL Kenan J. with Connie E., both of Spanaway

EICKMEYER/TOBLER Kaylin Lee with Eric Lon, both of Renton

ESCHMEYER/CASBERG Tyler Gene with Sarah Ellen, both of Graham

EVANS/BREED Andrae Devon with Diana Elisabeth, both of Bonney Lake

FLOREK/CEASE Ashlie Lynn with William Harrison Jr., both of Gig Harbor

GAMEZ/CASTILLO Macuil Rocio with Reyes Oscar, both of Lakewood

GARCIA/MONTERO Magdaleno Miguel with Katrina Mariah, both of Lakewood

GARTON/PARKER Rosalie Marie with Dennis Steven, both of Lakewood

GILBERT/TJERNLUND Christopher Kent with Marie Ruth, both of Gig Harbor

GOLER/PRATT Janel Elain, Tacoma, with Sean Thomas Kekoa, Anchorage, Alaska

GOODMAN-WHITE/BURT Jordan Michael with Bonnie Jo, both of Tacoma

GUDGE/LANE Joseph Charles with April Lynn, both of Tacoma

GUTIERREZ/MONTES Karen Ines with De Oca Felipe De Jesus, both of Auburn

HALE/TOOMER Rameika Janai with Deverette Jaudon, both of Tacoma

HALL/GILBERT Yolonda Suk with Kinnis Justin, both of Fife

HARRIS/RODENBURG Tyrone Maurice with Lloyal Anne, both of Puyallup

HAWKINS/SMOLINSKY Richard Allen Jr. with Rachel Ann, both of Tacoma

HELMBRECHT/GRAY Rita Jean with Steven Arnaz, both of Bonney Lake

HENDRICKS/MOOREHEAD Kamani Eugene with Shontee Monique, both of Graham

HERNANDEZ/FONSECA Hector Rafael Sr. with Glorymar Diaz,  both of Lacey

HERREN/CHAMBERS Mario Andrette with Denise Daisy, both of Tacoma

HILLMAN/OBERON Marckus Jet with Ilea Janelle, both of Puyallup

HIRSCH/ARCHIBLAD Allison Lisa with John Christie IV, both of Fircrest

HOLROYD/CLAUDON Amanda Elisabeth, Tacoma, with Bryant Charles, Auburn

HUMPHREY/RENFRO Glenn George with Jonnie Felicia, both of Eatonville

JESSER/HALLAM Karen June with Leslie Jean, both of Steilacoom

JOHNSON/KLOTZ Stephen Andrew with Daria Regina, both of Tacoma

JONES/RAWLINGS Ashley Danielle with Matthew Michael, both of Lakebay

JONES/FISHER Eddie Lee Jr. with Mary-elizabeth, both of Spanaway

KERBY/CARROLL Stormie Lee, Spanaway, with Matthew Paul, Roy

KING/RUFFIN Nyiesha Ny-Eva N., Federal Way, with Melissa Nicole, Chocowinity, N.C.

KINMAN/NEPTUNE Jason Lee with Erin Michelle, both of Puyallup

KOHO/KRETZ Dax Eugene Gould, Puyallup, with Betsy Melissa, Kelso

LAMPMAN/BRITTON Kyle Brandon with Bobbi Jo, both of Spanaway

LE/NGUYEN Tony, Lakewood, with Sylvie Anh Thu, Bellevue

LEE/KIM Sung Moon with Eun Jeong, both of Seattle

LESMEISTER/GRABLE Joshua Dean with Angela Marie, both of Fife

LIM/EM Khun with Van, both of Tacoma

LINAY/HALDERMAN Iris Renate with Ilona Lucia, both of Tacoma

LIZOTTE/GANN Peter C., Errol, N.H., with Ruth E., Bonney Lake

LOPEZ-CRUZ/RANDALL Rebecca Lynn with Thomas Leroy, both of Roy

LOUDIN/IMBLER Lindsey Arlene with Andrew Scott, both of Puyallup

LOVELACE/MACDONALD Cindy Lynn with Gerald Michael, both of Puyallup

LOY/FREY Jonathon David with Casianne Elaine, both of JBLM

LUBER/RENFRO Michael McKeen with Jessica Rae, both of Tacoma

LUDEWIG/BEACHAM Quintin Davis, Tacoma, with Lonnie, Milton

MANCINI/EBERLE Carina Lucia, Puyallup, with Jason William, Connoquenessing, Pa.

MARCELLA/LOWE Kyle William with Jennifer Michelle, both of Tacoma

MARSHALL/LECLERC Brittney Ann with Bryan Michael, both of Tacoma

MARTIN/PANCHO Brittany Nichole with Christopher Josiah, both of Puyallup

MARTIN/STEPHENS Dustin Stewart with Molly Elizabeth, both of Burien

Mc CLEAN/HARGROVE Kevin Miguel with Tracey Romelle, both of Federal Way

McCARROLL/GOODFELLOW Donald Stewart with Gwendolyn Eva, both of Tacoma

MICKELSEN/ULAM Kaela Lyn with Brandon Keith, both of Puyallup

MIDDLEKAUFF/GROTE Rebecca Kelley with Kyle James, both of Puyallup

MILLER/ALICANTE Douglas Patrick with Corazon Amamagid, both of Tacoma

MILLER/WINNIE Taylor Jordan, JBLM, with Ashley Jordan, Tacoma

MITCHELL/HENDERSON-ORTIZ Clifton Eugene Sr. with Magdalena, both of Tacoma

MOAWWAD/SAULVESTER Abdullah Lutfi Santos with Rachel La Tayne, both of Puyallup

MOORE/TAYLOR David Donald II with Cindy Ann, both of Graham

MOORE/RICCARDINO Sean Zyphyr with Kaylin Leighann, both of Spanaway

MUMBULO/ROUS Dana Marie with Justin Paul, both of Tacoma

NECOLLINS/ORTIZ Cody Allen with Natalie, both of JBLM

NOVAK/GAROFALO William Michael, Vancouver, Ore., with Michelle Aileen, Tacoma

O'CONNOR/BOYSE Blaine John William with Catherine Marie, both of Puyallup

OWENS/BUCK Wynona Marie with Thomas Nelson, both of Gig Harbor

PARR/OAKES Elizabeth Ann with Chance Edward, both of Puyallup

PARTHREE/DANIELS Joshua Earl with Brittany Alexis, both of Tacoma

PAYNE/RIMA Ashley Ann with Roy Anthony, both of Bonney Lake

PEARSON/ANDERSON Ryan D. with Alyssa M., both of Lakewood

PENHOLLOW/TEIXEIRA Alexis Jane, Spanaway, with Alec Shawn, Tacoma

PFENINGER/ECKERT Geena Victoria, Graham, with Alan Joseph, Lakewood

PORTER/HUTTER Bryce John with Noelle Christina, both of Puyallup

PORTER/ROMAN Shirley Marlene with George Lawrence, both of Puyallup

PRYMACHUK/SICOTORSCHI Oleksandr Vasil with Ecaterina Pavel, both of Tacoma

RAMIREZ/ROMERO Sandra M. with Jorge, both of Tacoma

READ/FINK Kimmie Quynh Dao, Puyallup, with Joseph Charles, DuPont

REINECKE/FROST Meredith Marie with Peter Madison, both of Tacoma

RILEY/STUCKEY Brandon Jamal, Manchester, Mo., with Sarah Beth, Lakewood

RIPOLI/MERRITT Jamie Leann with Bruce George II, both of Tacoma

RIVERA-LUNA/PANO Pedro O.'neal with Villa Carmen, both of Tacoma

ROAN/JONES Deborah Patricia with Marcia, both of Tacoma

ROBINSON/JONES John Walter, Lakebay, with Ruth Reyes, Tacoma

ROGERS/HENSCHEN Brittani Lee, Columbus, Ga., with Drew Barrett, Lakewood

ROGERS/BATTLES Eric Roderick with Constance Marie, both of Puyallup

ROHR/SCHUMACHER Jason Edward, Tacoma, with Victoria Anne, Puyallup

ROJAS/CECIL Jessica with Casey James, both of Tacoma

ROLSTON/FETTER Kenna Christine, Orting, with Arthur Ronald, Puyallup

ROSE/SMITH Antonio Bernard with Katia Marie, both of Spanaway

ROTH/DAVIS Angelica Trista Lee with Michael Edward, both of Puyallup

RUSEV/GORBUN David Vasilyevich with Anita Jane, both of Puyallup

RUSSELL/AUCOIN Kendyl Corey with Kiley Ann, both of DuPont

SALGUERO/PAREDES Abner E. with Winna A., both of Lakewood

SALINAS/VONZALUSKOWSKI Maria Alicia with Demian Alexander, both of Lacey

SANDERS/CODY Melissa Marin with Joshua William, both of Spanaway

SARGENT/WESTMARK Brian Milner with Erin Nicole, both of Bonney Lake

SAUCEDO/PETERSON Christopher Beau with Hayley Antoinette, both of Lakewood

SCHAUB/BASS Kristin N., Eatonville, with Zachary L., Roy

SCHIMITSCHEK/DETILLION Erich Wiehelm with Emily Anne, both of Puyallup

SIMMONS/THEADO Charlisa Francis Pearson with Andrew Joseph, both of Tacoma

SMITH/HANEY - Ste. Marie Regina Christine with Tyler Prescott, both of Metairie, La.

SMITH/MEUCCI Brian Marrin with Hannah Ellen, both of Gig Harbor

SNIDER/REEDY Krystel Rose with Jerrett Lynn, both of Tacoma

SONG/RENZ Lisha with William Edgar III, both of Tacoma

STAMPS/JOHNSTON Barrett Lee with Kelsey Elizabeth, both of Bonney Lake

STEVENS/HWANG Charles Maurice Jr., Lakewood, with Chong Ok, Tacoma

SUMMERS/OLSEN Stephanie Ann, Olalla, with Christopher Michael, Gig Harbor

SUNDQUIST/WEINSTEIN Samantha Sue with Eric Harris, both of Tacoma

TOWERY/DIAZ Courtney with Jimenez Engel, both of Tacoma

TRENT/SERANO Clarice Yvonne with Dean Hawton, both of Tacoma

TREVINO/GRIFFIN Heather Ann with Raymond Edward, both of Puyallup

TUCKER/CARMACK Trinity Rose, Orting, with Joshua William, Puyallup

TYLER/BURBANK Rebecca Jane with Joshua Wayne, both of Enumclaw

VARIEUR/SILVA Naomi Joy with Troy Enrique, both of Tacoma

VICMUDO/BUNOAN Maria Luisa Julaton, Tacoma, with Benjamin Ondot, Seattle

WALKER/LEE Joshua Dettrick, JBLM, with Hyeyoung, Lakewood

WALKER/WOODS Nathan Lamont, University Place, with Sharon Lee, Bellevue

WEST/HINES Amber May with Robert James, both of Graham

WILLIAMS/HYMAS Christopher Charles with Kassandra Lea, both of Puyallup

WILLIAMS/McRAE Crystal Alexandria, Vaughn, with Brandon Lee, Redmond

WILLIAMS/BAZINET Steven Craig, JBLM, with Supee, Federal Way

YOUNG/OLIVER Brian Wesley with Christina Renee, both of Tacoma

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