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Published August 4th, 2014 - 12:54PM
As with neighboring Puyallup, some parts of the Sumner City Council’s official position contradict recommendations from a community-based group.
Published August 9th, 2014 - 9:35PM
Of Tacoma’s northern gulches, Buckley is the wildest — partly due to geography, and partly because half the gulch is privately owned, with no consensus about how to use the land.
Published August 2nd, 2014 - 9:42PM
Holding an event with a special area set aside for alcohol consumption could get a little more expensive in the future – and involve a few additional guests.
Published August 3rd, 2014 - 8:47PM
Tae McKenzie is the second Lincoln High School student in the last five years to advance to national competition.
Published August 2nd, 2014 - 5:09PM
Work to repair the state Route 16 overpass at Olympic Drive will start Monday and continue the rest of the year.
Published August 2nd, 2014 - 1:49PM
The City Council approved two agreements with contractors who could start work by the end of August to pave the trail from 96th Street NW to Borgen Boulevard.
Published August 1st, 2014 - 11:19AM
A 29-year-old Army veteran has been found not guilty of firing at Lakewood police during a disturbance at his home last year.
Published July 31st, 2014 - 10:16PM
Fans of the go-kart track at Point Defiance Park want to keep racing but renovation plans at the park are putting on the brakes.
Published August 3rd, 2014 - 12:00AM
To get as much money as possible for its medical services, MultiCare sued the estate of a 6-year-old boy who’d been grievously injured at a monster truck show at the Tacoma Dome.
Published July 31st, 2014 - 10:09PM
Pierce County prosecutors lost a round this week in a long-running legal battle with a retired sheriff’s deputy seeking to clear his name.
Published July 31st, 2014 - 2:03PM
Two new lynx at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park underwent their first physical checkups and were released into their new exhibit.
Published July 31st, 2014 - 11:29AM
More than 50 years ago, when a fire station opened on West 40th Street in University Place, UP wasn’t yet a city and West Pierce Fire and Rescue didn’t exist. On Tuesday, the fire station closed for good.
Published July 29th, 2014 - 10:21PM
Candidates for the Legislature differed at a forum Tuesday on how to pay for an extension of state Route 167.
Published August 2nd, 2014 - 11:15AM
Dear Savvy Senior: What kinds of reacher grabber tools can you recommend for seniors who need help picking things up off the ground. I bought a cheap one a few months ago that doesn’t work very well for me, and would like to find one that does. — Need a Hand
Published July 30th, 2014 - 7:00AM
A toxic algae bloom in Tacoma’s Wapato Lake has made the water unsafe for people and pets, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department said Tuesday.
Published August 2nd, 2014 - 11:15AM
They were short and they were pink. They were much too brief to even be called mini-shorts, and to my mind, way too brief for church.
Published July 29th, 2014 - 12:52PM
Two controlled burns at Joint Base Lewis-McChord sent plumes of smoke into the sky Tuesday.
Published July 30th, 2014 - 7:00AM
Schell’s Cornerstone Development Co. brought Tacoma its first downtown YMCA, the now-Murano hotel, the Tacoma Financial Center and a renovated Sears building.
Published July 29th, 2014 - 6:51AM
Neighbors who say weddings and events at the former Weyerhaeuser mansion are disrupting their family’s life have filed suit in Pierce County Superior Court to shut down those events.
Published July 28th, 2014 - 10:43PM
In a 4-3 vote, the City Council on Monday night directed staff to move ahead with an ordinance.
Published July 29th, 2014 - 12:27AM
Russell Hicks, an officer who said he complained about misconduct in the Fife Police Department three years ago, is suing the city over alleged retaliation and discrimination, among other allegations.
Published July 28th, 2014 - 10:43PM
Crews evacuated a Group Health building as a precaution Monday when a brush fire burned about 1.5 acres in Puyallup.
Published July 28th, 2014 - 10:29AM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending 0725
Published July 27th, 2014 - 9:00PM
Wright Park in Tacoma hosted the 28th annual Ethnic Fest Saturday and Sunday.
Published July 27th, 2014 - 6:25AM
A woman was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia after her raft overturned Saturday in the Nisqually River near the River Bend campground.
Published July 27th, 2014 - 6:24AM
While most audience members of the Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival preferred to sip their beer on the sidelines, Karen Noyes, 60, was dancing to the beat.
Published August 6th, 2014 - 9:36AM
Over the years Puget Gulch fell into ivied disrepair, became the neighborhood dump and saw a child raped and murdered. Then a partnership among city, parks and citizens created a safe and beautiful public place.
Published August 6th, 2014 - 5:49PM
Each of Tacoma’s North End gulches offers its own rewards - and challenges.
Published August 16th, 2014 - 6:25PM
Mason Gulch’s inaccessibility has turned it into a hidden paradise of native plants, gushing springs and birdsong.
Published July 26th, 2014 - 10:22PM
The ice didn’t really need breaking with this crowd, but Herman Kleiner did it anyway.
Published July 26th, 2014 - 6:41AM
Fife Police Chief Brad Blackburn resigned this week, a move the city says was “long-planned.” But the separation agreement raises more concerns for those who believe the city is hiding information.
Published July 26th, 2014 - 8:34AM
When the Make-A-Wish Foundation came calling, Craig Lehman was ready for a little fun, swimming with the sharks at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Published July 26th, 2014 - 6:41AM
The building and nearby parking garage in the theater district will allow for expansion of School of the Arts.
Published July 25th, 2014 - 7:12PM
A 10-year-old boy who was reported missing late Thursday was found Friday morning near Lake Cushman in Mason County.
Published July 24th, 2014 - 8:39PM
More than two dozen soldiers with Charlie Company of the 1-140th Aviation Regiment have been at the scene for eight days.
Published July 25th, 2014 - 12:53PM
Puyallup tribe says Emerald Queen Casino is not a proper forum for a rock musician who makes racist comments.
Published July 24th, 2014 - 9:00PM
The refloated Helena Star arrived in Seattle on Thursday so it can be disassembled and recycled after it sank in the Hylebos Bay last year.
Published July 23rd, 2014 - 7:01PM
Four months and $600,000 later, the derelict freighter Helena Star has been refloated and expected to leave for Seattle on Thursday after sinking 18 months ago in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway.
Published July 23rd, 2014 - 6:05PM
The finding of a dog lost for seven years led to a joyous reunion for one family and a devastating loss for another.
Published July 24th, 2014 - 11:27AM
City officials announced Tuesday that the city has reduced its fuel costs by 44 percent. If that were to continue, the city would save about $163,000.
Published July 27th, 2014 - 6:13AM
Garfield Gulch has been logged, filled and blocked; dumped on; ignored by city and residents alike; hiked mostly by the homeless. Yet in its tangle of cascading vines, creeping ivy and blackberry there’s a wild beauty.
Published July 23rd, 2014 - 1:08PM
Residents can take an online survey that will help the city shape its future, including growth and zoning.
Published July 24th, 2014 - 10:05AM
School and military reunions
Published July 23rd, 2014 - 9:37AM
The first song Juan Perez played for the doctors and nurses at Tacoma General Hospital was “Unforgettable.” It was eight days after his open heart surgery and the longest the pianist had gone without playing in nearly 30 years.
Published July 23rd, 2014 - 7:30AM
The golf championship brings an opportunity for the city to put itself on the map, according to University Place officials.
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