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Another gardening personality has been added to the Daffodil Festival grand marshal roster, and this time it is a local name.
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 vendors improper practices.
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.
The Parkway Tavern was packed Tuesday, just the way John OGara 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 OGara, the Tacoma taverns long-time manger, had died hours earlier.
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.
Officials with the Daffodil Festival are taking this year's "Ready, Set, Grow" theme literally, down to the selection of the parade grand marshal.
Tim Pierce, an assistant chief for Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, is one of about 28 emergency personnel from Pierce County working in Snohomish County.
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.
The next razor clam dig will open Wednesday and will include the first daytime low tides of the season.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending March 21, 2014
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.
Read the latest from Executive Editor Karen Peterson.
The state’s new standardized tests in math and language arts are being put to the test starting this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The two women convinced themselves the second cab ride was free. The cab driver wasnt happy. One woman was 36, with a ponytail. The other was 18 and five months pregnant. The driver was 57 and annoyed.
The annual springtime fundraiser sale at the University of Puget Sound Fieldhouse into a vast garage sale was noticeably classier this year.
A Pierce County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a 25-year-old former soldier late Friday after a confrontation in University Place.
The National Transportation Safety Board on Friday released its preliminary report into Tuesdays crash of a KOMO news helicopter near Seattle Center, but what caused the copter to go down remained unknown.
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.
Pierce County prosecutors on Tuesday charged a man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s Tacoma apartment and stabbing her new suitor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending March 14, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Does the public have a right to see Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist’s private phone records if they include work-related information?
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.
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.
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.
A lot of talk about pot tourism has accompanied legalization in Colorado, but visitors to the state face a big hurdle to partaking.
A widely reported factoid about marijuana here is that medical dispensaries outnumber McDonalds and Starbucks locations, combined.
Colorado has freed the weed, but it doesnt 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.
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.
A female pedestrian was struck and killed by a small pickup truck Friday night in Spanaway.
These are not your fathers 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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