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Published March 28th, 2014 - 11:15AM
Another gardening personality has been added to the Daffodil Festival grand marshal roster, and this time it is a local name.
Published March 27th, 2014 - 10:28PM
MultiCare Health System this week announced it has severed ties with a collection agency it hired to file medical liens on its behalf, and the regional health-care giant apologized to patients hurt by what it called the vendor’s “improper practices.”
Published March 27th, 2014 - 3:04AM
As strange as it may seem, it took a rural Thurston County resident 50 years removed from a tour of duty in Alaska to prompt the state to officially recognize its most significant natural disaster — the Good Friday Earthquake of March 27, 1964.
Published March 27th, 2014 - 2:58AM
The Parkway Tavern was packed Tuesday, just the way John O’Gara liked it. Hundreds of people came and went, hoisting beers, telling stories and raising a ruckus. Many might have shown up anyway, but they really wanted to be there Tuesday because O’Gara, the Tacoma tavern’s long-time manger, had died hours earlier.
Published March 26th, 2014 - 9:26PM
State Rep. Chris Hurst says just the threat of a state crackdown on liquor theft has pushed many stores to rethink how they handle booze.
Published March 26th, 2014 - 7:36PM
Officials with the Daffodil Festival are taking this year's "Ready, Set, Grow" theme literally, down to the selection of the parade grand marshal.
Published March 26th, 2014 - 1:21PM
Tim Pierce, an assistant chief for Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, is one of about 28 emergency personnel from Pierce County working in Snohomish County.
Published March 26th, 2014 - 12:05AM
It would seem unlikely that a children’s choir of African orphans singing about Jesus would find its tour of the Northwest touched by controversy, but it has. The Watoto Children’s Choir, an outreach of the Watoto church in Uganda, is nearing the end of a seven-month tour of the West Coast and the end of a one-year commitment from its young performers. When the choir gives four concerts this weekend at a pair of Lakewood churches, there may be protesters present.
Published March 25th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The next razor clam dig will open Wednesday and will include the first daytime low tides of the season.
Published March 24th, 2014 - 9:55AM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending March 21, 2014
Published March 23rd, 2014 - 7:21PM
Pierce County had three firefighters helping with rescue efforts over the weekend after the mudslide near Oso took lives in the area and crews searched for missing residents.
Published March 23rd, 2014 - 2:15PM
Read the latest from Executive Editor Karen Peterson.
Published March 23rd, 2014 - 2:53AM
The state’s new standardized tests in math and language arts are being put to the test starting this week.
Published March 23rd, 2014 - 2:45AM
Your eyes and ears. Your nose, as well. Statehouse reporter Jordan Schrader traveled last month to Colorado — the only state ahead of Washington to legalize recreational marijuana — to give us a glimpse into our own future.
Published March 23rd, 2014 - 2:42AM
State lawmakers agreed this month for the second year in a row to spend more money to keep mentally ill patients from sitting parked in local hospitals for days awaiting treatment.
Published March 23rd, 2014 - 12:05AM
RICHLAND — The state demanded Friday that the federal government begin removing radioactive liquid from a nuclear waste tank at the Hanford Site by Sept. 1.
Published March 23rd, 2014 - 12:05AM
Special panels for the Nirvana mural have arrived, the artistic team is assembled, and work will start soon, Sylvia Dickerson of Our Aberdeen said recently.
Published March 22nd, 2014 - 9:37PM
A driver who failed to stop at a stop sign was killed Saturday night at the intersection of Eatonville Cutoff Road and state Route 161.
Published March 22nd, 2014 - 8:25PM
The two women convinced themselves the second cab ride was free. The cab driver wasn’t happy. One woman was 36, with a ponytail. The other was 18 and five months pregnant. The driver was 57 and annoyed.
Published March 22nd, 2014 - 8:13PM
The annual springtime fundraiser sale at the University of Puget Sound Fieldhouse into a vast garage sale was noticeably classier this year.
Published March 22nd, 2014 - 10:39AM
A Pierce County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a 25-year-old former soldier late Friday after a confrontation in University Place.
Published March 21st, 2014 - 10:33PM
The National Transportation Safety Board on Friday released its preliminary report into Tuesday’s crash of a KOMO news helicopter near Seattle Center, but what caused the copter to go down remained unknown.
Published March 21st, 2014 - 3:26AM
The Sentimental Journey program, one of only three of its kind in the country, gives eligible hospice patients a cost-free trip of their choice to do things they couldn't otherwise. It deploys off-duty EMTs and paramedics in aid vehicles to escort patients and family members to their favorite spots.
Published March 19th, 2014 - 3:20AM
Pierce County prosecutors on Tuesday charged a man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s Tacoma apartment and stabbing her new suitor.
Published March 19th, 2014 - 3:18AM
Walt Easter doesn’t believe there’s much wrong with a man that a good day of work won’t fix. Which is a good thing, in his case. Easter has had three heart attacks, gone through 40 chemotherapy treatments for prostate cancer, had major shoulder surgery and, just last winter, dealt with two bouts of pneumonia. None of it kept him from working long.
Published March 18th, 2014 - 8:51PM
Jim Compton, a respected television journalist who parlayed his local popularity into a sometimes rocky stint on the Seattle City Council, was found dead Tuesday morning in his car.
Published March 18th, 2014 - 7:59AM
A veteran Seattle photojournalist and a pilot were killed Tuesday morning when a KOMO-TV helicopter crashed onto a street near the Space Needle. A driver whose car was struck was injured when his car exploded in a fireball.
Published March 18th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The impact of a data breach at the Archdiocese of Seattle has hit the South Sound, causing St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School in Lakewood to shut down early Tuesday and prompting other schools to issue warnings.
Published March 17th, 2014 - 11:57AM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending March 14, 2014
Published March 17th, 2014 - 7:14AM
Officials with MultiCare Health System think a woman who operates a website critical of its practices might have gained access to the private records of some of its patients.
Published March 17th, 2014 - 12:05AM
A lawyer for five people suing MultiCare Health System and one of its contractors over their use of medical liens contends the Tacoma-based health care giant sought liens against people with private insurance even as it said publicly, including in a statement to The News Tribune, that it was its policy not to do so.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 2:34PM
To see what a state-licensed marijuana market looks like, The News Tribune spent five days in Colorado during the state's second month of sales to recreational users.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 4:12AM
The family of a homeless, mentally ill woman found dead in Tacoma after she was reported missing in Olympia in 2012 has sued Behavioral Health Resources for wrongful death.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 4:02AM
Washington lawmakers left the Capitol after completing their regular session Thursday, but they still have a touchy homework assignment to complete and not much time to get it done.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Parks managers from Pierce and Thurston counties say it’s too soon to know what effect, if any, a ruling announced last week by the U.S. Supreme Court will have on popular South Sound multiuse trails.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Does the public have a right to see Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist’s private phone records if they include work-related information?
Published March 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Washington is entering uncharted territory as state government hands out its first licenses to produce and sell a once-forbidden substance. Make that: nearly uncharted.
Published March 15th, 2014 - 5:18PM
UPDATE: The Seattle Times reports that the spill was entirely contained to the site and no oil spilled into local waters. About 6,300 gallons of crude oil spilled in the incident, the report says.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
This bastion of conservative, traditional values is home to the Christian ministry Focus on the Family, megachurch New Life Church and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Army and Air Force bases ring the city.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
A lot of talk about pot tourism has accompanied legalization in Colorado, but visitors to the state face a big hurdle to partaking.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
A widely reported factoid about marijuana here is that medical dispensaries outnumber McDonald’s and Starbucks locations, combined.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Colorado has freed the weed, but it doesn’t come for free — not even close. After taxes, one Denver store charged recreational customers $411.81 for an ounce of marijuana last month, more than twice what many patients pay for medical marijuana.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
This stretch of Broadway south of downtown used to be known as a mecca for antiquers. The past few years, Antique Row has earned some new nicknames. Broadsterdam. The Green Mile.
Published March 15th, 2014 - 10:42AM
A female pedestrian was struck and killed by a small pickup truck Friday night in Spanaway.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
These are not your father’s pot brownies. The products inside a warehouse on the outskirts of Denver are something different: Mints. Truffles. Flavored drops in an eyedropper bottle. Tasteless pills. Bottled carbonated beverages.
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