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Kodi Cumbo appears to be the first student in school history to earn the highest possible composite score of 36 on the college readiness assessment.
When Bethany Padgett’s sister showed her Sylvia Plath’s poem “The Applicant,” Padgett knew immediately she wanted to use it for this year’s Poetry Out Loud recitation contest.
Drivers caught passing a bus when its red lights flash face a $394 fine.
A measles outbreak that started in Disneyland traveled to Washington state when an infected woman arrived at Sea-Tac Airport.
Only scraps of steel remain of the iconic ferry that sailed the waters of Puget Sound for nearly 30 years.
State lawmakers hope a program borrowed from New York could address gaps in Washington’s mental-health system.
The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department announced Friday that people should not swim or wade at Jack Hyde Park on Ruston Way.
Boris the polar bear was resting comfortably Friday in his den at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium following a three-hour dentist appointment. The 29-year-old bear had three teeth pulled. One was abscessed, one was fractured. The other was just old and decayed, according to a news release from the zoo.
Bill proposes elimination of school vaccine exemptions for philosophical or personal reasons.
Vashon Island consistently comes out near the top in tallies of communities in the United States where high percentages of people choose not to vaccinate their children.
Football fans dipped into their savings and shelled out thousands of dollars to attend the Super Bowl only to be stiffed at the last minute by brokers who never had the tickets in hand.
Supermarket customers were having to pay to park in overflow lot.
For more than a decade, the city has tried to clean up — and sometimes tear down — problem properties. The goal is to spark development and encourage home ownership.
The University of Washington Tacoma Milgard School of Business has announced the winners of the 14th annual Business Leadership Awards.
Halibut fishing will forge ahead in the Bering Sea this year, despite warnings of a closure that could have choked off much of the year-round supply of the fish to consumers and restaurants and put hundreds of fishermen out of work.
A program allowing local students to see the film “Selma” for free at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma has been extended until Feb. 12.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending Jan. 30, 2014
Public comment at a Pierce County meeting on shoreline regulations Monday focused on protecting the shoreline from geoduck farms.
The Rev. Chris Morton is gone from the helm of the faith-based social services organization, which has had only two directors in nearly four decades.
When Russell Wilson threw the ball on the goal line with seconds left in the game, it was as if all the air suddenly got sucked out of Schafer’s Bar & Grill in Sumner.
Two local certified arborists moonlight as Canopy Cat Rescue, saving stranded felines whether they want it or not.
A 12th Man flag flew over the Village Grove mobile home park during last year’s Super Bowl, and it will fly again Sunday.
So many gun owners showed up for a gun-lock giveaway in Fife on Saturday, all 350 of the lockboxes on hand were spoken for 15 minutes before the event officially started at 11 a.m.
Crews continue to grind away at the old ferry and aim to have her off to the scrap yard by Feb. 10.
Pierce County is reviewing a preliminary proposal for a warehouse distribution center on land owned by longtime farmer Roger Knutson.
On “Blue Friday,” Seattle Seahawks mania pulled in the young, the not so young, tailgaters and no end of 12th Man flagwavers.
The city recently hired a real estate development firm to study possible development options at the almost 100-acre commercial center.
Football shouldn’t matter, but it does. At the very least it offers a legacy handoff from one generation to another.
Several hundred people, many wearing Griselda “Babe” Lehrer‘s patented style of purple and leopard print, filled the Pantages Theater on Thursday in her honor, on what would have been her 94th birthday.
A state investigation found employees illegally licensed vehicles in Thurston County to help Pierce County residents avoid paying taxes and get around taking emissions tests.
A man charged with setting off explosives in his East Tacoma neighborhood for weeks insists he was doing it to celebrate the Seattle Seahawks.
Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with rallying American morale during World War II, has died. He was 94.
Don’t want to fight for a space on the sofa? Then watch the Super Bowl at these South Sound bars and restaurants.
Diehard or casual, a fan is a fan, of course, but there is one descriptor most fans don’t want to hear: Bandwagon.
Chief Jerry Thorson has overseen significant growth in a fire district that now covers Bonney Lake, Sumner, Lake Tapps, South Prairie, Edgewood and Milton.
Pierce County prosecutors allege a 26-year-old Lake Tapps man twice threw his niece into a mud puddle and forcefully held her head down.
Yes, you can buy your Seahawks souvenirs at a department store, a drug store, a grocery store, a dollar store or a party-supply store. Or you can visit roadside vendor Jasper Smith.
Fife and Steilacoom are latest jurisdictions to consider improving roads with special taxing district
Fife votes to create a Transportation Benefit District; Steilacoom is taking a close look at doing so.
Caesars Palace’s Super Bowl party draws more people than it does on New Year’s Eve
The state may have already negotiated pay raises with about two dozen employee unions, but Republican leaders in the Legislature are casting more and more doubt on whether state workers will ever see that money.
The County Council is expected to vote in March on revising waterfront development regulations.
Jason and Wendy Rose had no reservations about pulling their three young daughters out of school Tuesday to get a glimpse of their beloved Seattle Seahawks.
Milton officials say the city has improved its accounting practices after a state audit found that the city lacked proper internal controls, resulting in inaccuracies in financial reporting.
Officials have not yet officially identified the pilot lost when a small plane crashed Monday in the Hood Canal.
Officer John Stray knew what was coming when the playful defensive lineman walked toward a line of bike police officers Sunday on his way to the Super Bowl.
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