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Published March 30th, 2015 - 8:30PM
Washington’s governor says he is imposing the administration-wide ban after the passage of a new law that critics say has the potential to discriminate against gays and lesbians and others based on religious beliefs.
Published March 30th, 2015 - 5:23PM
Recently, on my way to my part-time job, I ran out of gas near home in the Bayview Estates in the Dash Point area. I started to walk up the very steep hill when I realized there was no way I was in shape for such a trek.
Published March 31st, 2015 - 9:45AM
Bit by bit, the site of a former plating company plant on Tacoma’s Thea Foss Waterway has been decontaminated and remade into a waterfront park.
Published March 30th, 2015 - 11:37AM
Haitian-born American writer Edwidge Danticat will speak Tuesday at the University of Puget Sound on “creating dangerously.” The New York Times once proclaimed the then-25-year-old a culture-changer, Now, at 46, she has a string of award-winning books.
Published March 30th, 2015 - 6:58AM
It was time to get a new world map, 14-year-old Nick Harrington and his family decided, after he won his school geography bee and started preparing for the state competition.
Published March 28th, 2015 - 10:42PM
Clouds rolled into Tacoma on Saturday, but that didn’t keep the city’s theater district from basking in the sunny glow of Daffodil Festival princesses at the Queen’s Coronation.
Published March 29th, 2015 - 10:23AM
A Gig Harbor man and his wife are in a happy state of shock after a poster he found nearly 40 years ago fetched at auction enough money to pay off their mortgage
Published March 30th, 2015 - 1:28PM
A year after losing its funding the center that serves one of Lakewood’s poorest neighborhoods is still open.
Published March 27th, 2015 - 6:20PM
Over 200 hot rods and custom vehicles will be on display at the Washington State Fair Event Center Showplex, four of which belong to the Toppers – a ’62 Corvette, ’56 Ford pickup, ’47 Chevy convertible and the Nomad.
Published March 27th, 2015 - 11:19AM
The sixth season of Walk Tacoma begins next week, not coincidentally on National Walking Day.
Published March 26th, 2015 - 7:44PM
Tim Wadham claims Puyallup officials failed to accommodate his recently diagnosed Asperger’s syndrome and subsequently fired him for issues directly related to symptoms of the disorder. The city maintains he was fired for issues related to his work performance.
Published March 30th, 2015 - 6:58AM
State regulators have taken another step toward potentially fining CenturyLink $2.9 million for a statewide 911 outage last year.
Published March 26th, 2015 - 3:59PM
There’s a new wrinkle in the years-long debate over the future of Capitol Lake.
Published March 25th, 2015 - 7:20PM
Officials want to reduce the number of vehicles in the heart of Point Defiance Park and put in more sidewalks so pedestrians don’t have to share the road.
Published March 25th, 2015 - 3:57PM
On Tuesday, about 20 residents who live near a proposed 285.5-acre housing development just outside Lacey — which could become the largest subdivision in unincorporated Thurston County — voiced concerns about the project in front of a Thurston County Hearing Examiner.
Published March 25th, 2015 - 3:44PM
Not every park user or neighbor at a meeting Tuesday was ready to support the addition, but they agreed to be part of the process.
Published March 25th, 2015 - 9:42AM
A Tacoma land-use hearing examiner has turned down the plea of Weyerhaeuser mansion neighbor for major modifications to decision on using mansion for events.
Published March 24th, 2015 - 7:38PM
Authorities say a large commercial truck filled with a load of fish overturned Tuesday afternoon, blocking a section of the southbound lanes of state Route 99 in south Seattle and starting a domino effect of gridlock that stalled rush-hour traffic for hours.
Published March 25th, 2015 - 11:37AM
The city of Fife issued a 90-day notice to Tacoma saying it will stop housing the city’s inmates booked for misdemeanor crimes.
Published March 24th, 2015 - 9:29AM
The city of Lakewood moved the meeting to Lakewood City Hall and bumped the start time.
Published March 24th, 2015 - 9:13AM
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash that killed one person Monday around 5:31 p.m., on Johns Prairie Road, two miles northeast of Shelton.
Published March 23rd, 2015 - 10:22PM
A second manager of a Parkland strip club has sued Pierce County, challenging a 2-year-old ordinance that imposed tougher rules on managers at adult entertainment businesses.
Published March 24th, 2015 - 8:54AM
Pierce County’s 24 high schools have crowned their Daffodil Festival princesses, but only one will be chosen to reign as queen of the royal court following the coronation ceremony Saturday.
Published March 23rd, 2015 - 12:21PM
Dusti Demarest will become executive editor of The Olympian on April 6.
Published March 23rd, 2015 - 10:40PM
Winter 2014-15 – regarded by many as almost freakishly warm and snowless – will be the new normal if climate change continues as expected.
Published March 23rd, 2015 - 2:02PM
The Northwest is fantasy central and that’s not science fiction.
Published March 22nd, 2015 - 3:00PM
The city of Lakewood granted a permit for the removal of up to 450 trees from the 124-acre course.
Published March 24th, 2015 - 9:19AM
A meeting is planned for Tuesday at the 340-acre park for people to weigh in on the idea.
Published March 22nd, 2015 - 6:39AM
The new sign for Steelhead Drive is fresh green with white lettering. But the road it announces is a mere stub of pavement, ending in a massive gray-and-brown scab of mud, clay and broken timber where a rural neighborhood once sat.
Published March 21st, 2015 - 7:42PM
One corner of the YMCA parking lot in Lakewood is now a children’s playground, thanks to more than 200 volunteers who spent Saturday mixing cement, hauling beauty bark, and assembling teeter-totters and monkey bars.
Published March 20th, 2015 - 10:03PM
Former Tacoma Mayor Harold Moss and City Councilwoman Victoria Woodards aren’t father and daughter but they look at that as just a technicality.
Published March 24th, 2014 - 2:11PM
A community group is aiming to build an outdoor amphitheater large enough to seat up to 2,500 people at one of the South Sound's largest regional parks.
Published May 10th, 2014 - 2:09PM
Traffic, parking, noise and a loss of passive recreation. Those are just some of the concerns expressed by people who don't want an amphitheater built at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood.
Published March 20th, 2015 - 8:10AM
One man was shot in the head and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent Thursday, March 19, west of Sumas in an apparent confrontation with law enforcement.
Published March 19th, 2015 - 6:56PM
The state Department of Health contends Dr. Kristine Lazar Grace left sedated kids unattended and altered charts to cover it up.
Published March 20th, 2015 - 8:08AM
Proposed 66-unit complex on former Oakbrook Golf and Country Club land is stuck in limbo between a court ruling and city approval.
Published March 18th, 2015 - 6:01PM
State is investigating allegations about short staffing, insufficient employee background checks and other issues.
Published March 18th, 2015 - 7:36PM
Close to 700 sandwiches will be handed out on campus by the end of the week. It’s the first step in a campaign against student hunger.
Published March 18th, 2015 - 4:58PM
Couple claims the county abandoned levee maintenance and redirected the Puyallup River toward their property. The county says their problems are the result of owning land along a free-flowing river.
Published March 18th, 2015 - 10:39AM
Two children taken from Paramount Christian Academy in Lacey in an apparent car theft have been found unharmed, according to the Lacey Police Department. Officers are still looking for the suspect in the case.
Published March 17th, 2015 - 9:07PM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending March 13, 2015
Published March 18th, 2015 - 12:00AM
George Francis Train, a world-class showboat, left Tacoma 125 years ago in a bid to set the record for circling the globe.
Published March 19th, 2015 - 8:00PM
In a cottage beneath a canopy of tall fir and cedar, Lindy Blodgett, 32, courts her Muse, combining poetry and prayer.
Published March 17th, 2015 - 9:01PM
The City Council agreed to prohibit the commercial uses but is still debating how many recreational vehicles to allow during the week-long event in June.
Published March 19th, 2015 - 11:57AM
Private firm opens hiring office in UP. Pay ranges from $10 to $15 an hour. People ages 18 to 92 are eligible.
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