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A piglet was one of 49 animals in a building that caught fire at the Washington State Fairgrounds in April. He suffered severe burns and was forced to have three shots daily – until sweet treats got involved.
An April fire razed Evergreen Hall, one of the oldest buildings at the Washington State Fairgrounds. Temporary tents will hold agriculture exhibits as the 17-day event kicks off Friday.
A 41-year-old woman was killed Thursday after a train hit her as she walked along the tracks beneath the Murray Morgan Bridge in Tacoma, police said.
The state Court of Appeals rules against Earl Vernon on his other arguments but decides he can pursue the costs of his brother’s burial from the group home where he died in 2009. Vernon called the decision “a small victory.”
The City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to change the zoning of a parcel of land at Bridgeport Way and 67th Avenue, eliminating the possibility it would one day be mined.
Four South Sound men have converted a double-decker bus into what might be the NFL’s ultimate tailgate machine
The 12th Man might be part of the team, but there are times when they need the Seattle Seahawks’ permission to express their loyalty. Converting a double-decker bus into a rolling Seahawks party machine that makes public appearances is one of those times.
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Councilwoman Victoria Woodards’ home and belongings sustained $225,000 in damage from a fire Saturday.
Thursday ribbon cutting at Wright Park also an invite to walk, cycle with City Council members.
Wednesday isn’t just the start of another school year for the staff at First Place Scholars, which has for 25 years served homeless students. Instead, it marks the school’s conversion from a private school into a public one — as the very first charter school to open in the state of Washington.
As Oscar Campos Estrada’s immigration situation has changed, so has the makeup of the Northwest Detention Center where he was held for about a month in 2011.
Oscar Campos Estrada’s extended family got to celebrate Father’s Day together this year.
For several months, four generations of Oscar Campos Estrada’s family has been able to spend time together in Pierce County as he continues to seek legal residency in the United States – and they will be for the foreseeable future after his deportation proceedings were canceled recently.
Sound Transit has nailed down plans for access improvements at commuter rail stations in East Pierce County. Construction completion is still six years away.
Tacoma’s paid parking system will expand next month to include two-and-a-half busy blocks of downtown: The stretch of Tacoma Avenue in front of the County-City Building and the public library.
A local nonprofit is kicking off construction of its first multi-unit permanent housing complex in Lakewood in the hopes of doing more for families who are homeless or on the verge.
Sunset Bible Church bought the more than 50-year-old station for $1.3 million last month.
Nighttime lane closures on Interstate 5 near Lakewood will continue this week after drivers got a short break from the construction during Labor Day weekend. Workers are repaving portions of southbound I-5 betwen 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. each evening from Tuesday (Sept. 2) through Saturday (Sept. 6).
The Ohop Creek, as part of a recovery project to improve salmon habitat, is now flowing through a different channel.
Event honored current, past members of the armed forces.
Meetings set for Tuesday and Sept. 16 at UWT for citizens committee to see new Tacoma Amtrak station plans
Johnny Pierce said goodbye to a 1941 milk truck with South Sound ties that he sold Sunday, but he said he’s not done researching the vehicle’s history.
Puyallup police captured a suspect Saturday night accused of fleeing after crashing into four cars, a building and two gas meters.
A 13-year-old girl died Saturday night when a family of four was hit by a vehicle in Kent.
Hundreds upon hundreds of colorful dahlias are on display this weekend in Tacoma as part of a national show.
Bankers still wear suits, butchers and bakers wear aprons, golfers and football players still wear shoes with soles fixed with cleats meant to grab the ground. On Labor Day 2014 we note that uniforms remain an ongoing presence for many workers, from the jockey in her silks to the priest in his robes.
Dozens marched through Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood to encourage support for stronger families and for men’s involvement in a child’s life.
A new nonprofit organization wants to protect Olympia’s lone colony of great blue herons from a proposed townhome development on the city’s west side.
Reading from and author introduction to “Hidden History of Tacoma: Little-known Tales from the City of Destiny” noon Sept. 3, Round Table Pizza, 7901 S. Hosmer St., Tacoma.
Justice was finally served Friday in the death of Bernard Houston, thought to be the first fatality of the crack-cocaine wars that roiled Tacoma in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
When turning right across a bike lane, treat the move as you would any merge — and look out for bicyclists.
Here’s contact information, important dates and more for local school districts.
Judge rules in favor of Fife pot ban, but doesn’t address conflict between federal prohibition, I-502
Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper ruled Friday in favor of Fife’s ban on marijuana businesses. But he refused to address the conflict between state and federal law, something pot advocates and opponents alike have waited for courts to tackle.
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Modern campuses are being designed with an array of environmental and other practical factors in mind.
Built in 1941 the International K-3 experimental milk truck was used by the Fort Lewis Dairy Co. until the dairy closed in 1964.
At least one of the nine Mars Hill pastors who sent a letter to church leadership last week calling for lead Pastor Mark Driscoll to step down from his position has been fired.
Sumner Animal Grub owner Jerry Garrison received a letter at the end of May explaining that the building had been sold to nearby Sunset Chevrolet and that his lease would end Aug. 31.
The library board voted Tuesday to promote deputy director Georgia Lomax as the system’s new executive director. She was the lone internal candidate on a list of three finalists.
Rundown of what will be open or closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday
Monday Q&A: Bestselling mystery writer with Tacoma roots talks about her craft before homecoming visit
In the South Sound, Laurie R. King says she was the “weird kid” with gold-rimmed glasses who spent her days feverishly reading novels.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn says students’ scores were “holding steady” in 2014 compared to last year. But the state is in a transition year between tests, making it difficult to draw many year-to-year comparisons.
The Red Barn opened its doors to parents and teachers from Peninsula Middle School Tuesday evening to showcase the Key Peninsula’s only after-school place for children. The 4,650-square foot facility, a short walk from Key Center, is the fulfillment of a dream eight years ago. "It has taken a long time to get here, but we’ve arrived," said Glen Ehrhardt, a member of the Red Barn board. "It is a safe place for teens to go and recreate."
University Place dog owners are at odds with Pierce County about its unwillingness to commit to a permanent off-leash dog park on Chambers Creek Properties, next to Chambers Bay golf course.
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