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A 25-year-old program that aims to expand and diversify the pool of students who go to top-ranked colleges is partnering with the University of Puget Sound, the first school in the Northwest to be part of the program.
On the Saturday before Mother’s Day, human mothers were invited to “bring your cubs to meet ours” at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
A three-alarm fire seriously damaged an Auburn auto body shop Thursday night.
The 2015 tent is larger than last year’s version at Pinehurst. It’s scheduled to open June 11.
Three hours wasn’t nearly enough time Thursday for family, friends and congregants to honor Bishop Curtis E. Montgomery. But it was enough time to underscore the legacy he left behind.
Show business was Cecil Vaude deVille’s life — so much so that he legally changed his name to reflect his art.
Two schools in Pierce County have reported an extraordinarily high number of absent children this week and health officials believe it might be because of norovirus.
Meet Olympia’s very own “Rosie the Riveter,” a spry, engaging lady of 92, Regina Tollfeldt.
The birth of a bison calf has kicked off baby season at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville.
A beloved African Watusi steer in Parkland-area will get to stay with his family, thanks to community donations to help the pet, after his owner died earlier this year.
A federal judge in Seattle on Wednesday refused to approve a list of exceptions sought by the state Attorney General’s Office that would give health officials more time before providing competency services to mentally ill people held in jails.
Firefighters and paramedics with Orting Valley Fire and Rescue produced a lip sync video set to the tune of “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson, featuring Bruno Mars.
A crude oil fire damaged one of the refineries in Port of Tacoma on Wednesday.
Students, families and staff members experienced a traumatic event last week at the school, and now it’s time to join together and heal.
Interviews with workers indicate part of the problem was crews who were removing the overpass’ barrier cut it horizontally along its 105-foot length instead of first cutting the barrier vertically.
Tacoma’s political and business leaders must come together with citizens to find a compromise on raising the minimum wage, and the city’s mayor should be out front, a leading business group said Tuesday.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, for the week ending May 1, 2015.
The Tacoma zoo’s efforts in the Legislature were stalled, but now it is backing a ballot effort led by Seattle’s Paul Allen.
A commercial building in Spanaway burned and the fire threatened several nearby structures, according to Central Pierce Fire & Rescue.
A motorcyclist who died Sunday after crashing on state Route 410 in East Pierce County has been identified as 61-year-old Frederick Price.
Workers at the Bonney Lake overpass project where a family of three was killed last month continued the job even though they didn’t have the proper equipment, according to a city report released Monday.
Dozens of saplings have been planted along the right of way near the 84th Street overpass to enhance Tacoma’s gateways and bring more trees into the city.
An argument about whether to award a ceremonial key to a local music luminary has landed Puyallup City Council members in court.
Hopping nearly 4 miles left Brandon Johnson pretty sore Sunday, he said.
University of Puget Sound freshman and Annie Wright alum Megan Absten, a silver medalist member of the U.S. Paralympics national team, talks about losing her left arm in an ATV accident and how she was able to persevere and triumph through sports.
As the death toll rises from Nepal’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake, new research from the University of Washington shows that a similar fault off the Pacific Northwest is so weak and slippery in places that minuscule tidal forces produced by the sun and moon are enough to trigger tremors.
Kirkland’s Shaun Frandsen sets Tacoma City Marathon record; Seattle’s Emily Meeks takes women’s race
Frandsen wins ninth Tacoma City Marathon by more than five minutes. Meeks wins her first marathon. Tacoma residents Michael Jorgensen and Kate Landau win half marathon races.
Pilot John Carlin circled the Tacoma Narrows Airport for two hours burning off fuel, not knowing if his landing gear had deployed properly.
Some companies boast of making beer with spring water from majestic mountains.
Washington drivers can use cellphones and other portable electronic devices to establish proof of insurance and registration
Police say black-clad May Day marchers hurled wrenches and rocks at officers and hit police with sticks as a Friday evening march through a Seattle neighborhood turned violent, injuring three officers.
Millions of dollars in benefits are sitting in pension plans or with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, waiting to be claimed by their rightful owners.
Today’s adult children don’t appreciate the emotion, energy put into these displays.
Bonney Lake announced Friday evening that subcontractors involved in an overpass project where a family of three was killed will be removed from the project. Construction will resume Monday at the site of a sidewalk project on the state Route 410 overpass where a deadly accident occurred on April 13.
Childhood friends don’t live in Little Italy neighborhood anymore, but they’re still together. It helps that their wives get along.
USGA and state officials warn potential ticket-buyers to take precautions with third-party vendors.
For the first time, annual Christian event features tribute to tribal people and customs.
Brian Josef, assistant vice president for regulatory affairs with CTIA-The Wireless Association, answered questions about wireless emergency alerts. His association represents the wireless industry.
Its easy to confuse who is sending which emergency alerts. And they come from a lot of places.
One button can have a big ripple effect. Meteorologists at the National Weather Services Seattle office can hit the enter button on their computers and instantly distribute weather updates often emergency warnings of imminent blizzards, tsunamis and other disasters.
Runaway Ray is a little pony with a big fan club.
Ruston Fire Chief Don Torbet says he has long joked that if he could build a fire training tower, it would look like the six-story Commencement Condominiums, with its exterior elevators, open-air staircases and walkways that act as fire breaks between the towers.
Don’t be fooled by the JBLM color guard at the opening ceremonies. The golf extravaganza in University Place this June has a distinctly foreign flavor. And we don’t just mean the Scottish links golf course.
A stretch of Grandview Drive West will be closed to general traffic from the evening of June 14 through June 22 to accommodate the U.S. Open.
More police were at North Thurston High School Thursday following rumors of a threat.
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