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Published May 10th, 2015 - 4:18PM
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.
Published May 9th, 2015 - 8:47PM
On the Saturday before Mother’s Day, human mothers were invited to “bring your cubs to meet ours” at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Published May 8th, 2015 - 10:14PM
A three-alarm fire seriously damaged an Auburn auto body shop Thursday night.
Published May 8th, 2015 - 1:39PM
The 2015 tent is larger than last year’s version at Pinehurst. It’s scheduled to open June 11.
Published May 7th, 2015 - 10:08PM
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.
Published May 7th, 2015 - 5:00PM
Show business was Cecil Vaude deVille’s life — so much so that he legally changed his name to reflect his art.
Published May 8th, 2015 - 2:30PM
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.
Published May 10th, 2015 - 1:34PM
Meet Olympia’s very own “Rosie the Riveter,” a spry, engaging lady of 92, Regina Tollfeldt.
Published May 8th, 2015 - 10:53AM
The birth of a bison calf has kicked off baby season at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville.
Published May 10th, 2015 - 2:09PM
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.
Published May 7th, 2015 - 10:24AM
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.
Published May 7th, 2015 - 10:49AM
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.
Published May 6th, 2015 - 1:54PM
A crude oil fire damaged one of the refineries in Port of Tacoma on Wednesday.
Published May 5th, 2015 - 6:07PM
Students, families and staff members experienced a traumatic event last week at the school, and now it’s time to join together and heal.
Published May 5th, 2015 - 5:51PM
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.
Published May 6th, 2015 - 9:55AM
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.
Published May 5th, 2015 - 11:44AM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, for the week ending May 1, 2015.
Published May 5th, 2015 - 12:12PM
The Tacoma zoo’s efforts in the Legislature were stalled, but now it is backing a ballot effort led by Seattle’s Paul Allen.
Published May 4th, 2015 - 9:26PM
A commercial building in Spanaway burned and the fire threatened several nearby structures, according to Central Pierce Fire & Rescue.
Published May 4th, 2015 - 9:25PM
A motorcyclist who died Sunday after crashing on state Route 410 in East Pierce County has been identified as 61-year-old Frederick Price.
Published May 4th, 2015 - 7:02PM
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.
Published May 4th, 2015 - 8:42PM
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.
Published May 4th, 2015 - 1:33PM
An argument about whether to award a ceremonial key to a local music luminary has landed Puyallup City Council members in court.
Published May 3rd, 2015 - 6:02PM
Hopping nearly 4 miles left Brandon Johnson pretty sore Sunday, he said.
Published May 3rd, 2015 - 7:17PM
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.
Published May 3rd, 2015 - 7:17PM
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.
Published May 4th, 2015 - 8:17AM
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.
Published May 3rd, 2015 - 4:25PM
Pilot John Carlin circled the Tacoma Narrows Airport for two hours burning off fuel, not knowing if his landing gear had deployed properly.
Published May 2nd, 2015 - 12:07PM
Some companies boast of making beer with spring water from majestic mountains.
Published May 3rd, 2015 - 7:17PM
Washington drivers can use cellphones and other portable electronic devices to establish proof of insurance and registration
Published May 1st, 2015 - 10:24PM
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.
Published May 2nd, 2015 - 8:49PM
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.
Published May 2nd, 2015 - 12:00AM
Today’s adult children don’t appreciate the emotion, energy put into these displays.
Published May 1st, 2015 - 6:50PM
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.
Published May 1st, 2015 - 3:00PM
Childhood friends don’t live in Little Italy neighborhood anymore, but they’re still together. It helps that their wives get along.
Published May 1st, 2015 - 7:00PM
USGA and state officials warn potential ticket-buyers to take precautions with third-party vendors.
Published May 4th, 2015 - 2:26PM
For the first time, annual Christian event features tribute to tribal people and customs.
Published March 9th, 2014 - 2:05AM
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.
Published March 9th, 2014 - 2:05AM
It’s easy to confuse who is sending which emergency alerts. And they come from a lot of places.
Published March 9th, 2014 - 2:05AM
One button can have a big ripple effect. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service’s 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.
Published May 1st, 2015 - 4:20PM
Runaway Ray is a little pony with a big fan club.
Published May 1st, 2015 - 12:48PM
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.
Published April 30th, 2015 - 5:16PM
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.
Published April 30th, 2015 - 9:13PM
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.
Published April 30th, 2015 - 9:14PM
More police were at North Thurston High School Thursday following rumors of a threat.
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