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IRS says relief due for Pierce, Thurston and other livestock farmers and ranchers who sold early due to drought
The IRS has extended the capital gains deadline for farmers and ranchers whose livestock sales were forced because of drought.
The city of Tacoma could break ground on a road realignment project near the University of Washington Tacoma campus sometime in the next few weeks. The project was supposed to start in the summer, but the city added utility work to prepare for a possible hotel and condo project nearby.
Crystal Mountain Resort’s new chairlifts closer to completion as helicopter flies 29 towers into place
A powerful Boeing Vertol helicopter spent Sunday and Monday flying towers into place to replace two Crystal Mountain chairlifts with a combined 87 years of history.
With multiple cases of Ebola identified in the United States, the local health department has a plan in place if the deadly virus reaches Pierce County.
A double major at Pacific Lutheran University, Shannon Reynolds splits her time between public office and college classes.
Caretakers couldn’t revive a stillborn lowland anoa calf at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Helicopters flew in new poles Sunday for a Crystal Mountain chairlift destroyed by an avalanche last season.
In December, when Tacoma Water starts filtering some of the water it supplies to 300,000 people in Pierce and south King counties, customers might not notice much of a difference – but their water will be safer and clearer.
Tacoma Fire crews were called to South I Street just before 8 p.m. Saturday.
Families flocked to the city’s Dacca Park to celebrate the return of fall by playing games like squash bowling and stuff the scarecrow.
Veterinarians euthanized a 24-year-old grizzly bear Tuesday at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville.
Even if Washington voters approve Initiative 1351, some crowded school districts may not be able to reduce class size.
A cement truck flipped on its side on the 74th Street ramp to I-5 south about 10 a.m Thursday. The driver was taken to a local hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries.
A Pierce County Superior Court judge has temporarily stopped the City of Fife from releasing records to The News Tribune without giving the newspaper a chance to fight it. The News Tribune plans to challenge the ruling.
Property will be part of Saturday’s Key Peninsula Farm Tour, held to highlight the region’s agriculture ties back to the days of the Mosquito Fleet.
Dear Savvy Senior: I understand that there are several types of flu vaccines being offered to seniors this flu season. What can you tell me about them? — Cautious Senior
Danny Sink has a vision for what the U.S. Open will look like next June - and soon we’ll all see it.
After his father died at 45, Ostlund nearly died the same way at same age.
One summer many years ago, my cousin Mary decided to open a beautiful authentic Italian restaurant. The authenticity was to come from Aunt Philomena, who was a heavenly cook. You could almost picture the angels fighting for her scaloppini.
The state’s minimum wage to increase 15 cents to $9.47 per hour in 2015.
The State Auditors Office has found fault with how the city of Gig Harbor reported the use of federal money and how it awarded a contract.
An Olympia woman has filed a lawsuit against Winco Foods after she was injured by falling coffee cans.
Q&A: How to prepare and deal with Enterovirus D68
Before his Sunday morning visit to Gig Harbor, the only thing Zoran Milanović knew about the area came from the video of the 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse. Upon his arrival, he was surprised by what he found on the historic waterfront.
Puyallup and Sumner on Saturday hosted the second annual Great American Picnic to welcome service members.
State Republicans, long opponents of raising revenue to meet the state Supreme Court’s order to fully fund basic education by 2018, have been floating a new line of argument in recent days: That paying for education with higher taxes might be unconstitutional.
The Washington State Patrol is seeking more witnesses to a Saturday morning motorcycle crash
Mr. Bill’s is the newest local pot purveyor in an industry that’s seen much governmental opposition and hesitation since state Initiative 502 created a regulatory system for marijuana.
Members of the Oakbrook 4th Addition Homeowners say their bylaws prescribe single-family housing only.
Zoran Milanovic will stop by the maritime city for a tour, waterfront ceremony.
Tacoma has received a $1.2 million grant to be used for upgraded signs and pavement markings at 120 intersections.
Metro Parks Tacoma will shut down most lanes of Ruston Way on Sunday morning as people make their way from Point Defiance to the Foss Waterway Esplanade downtown, and then back
The City of Tacoma is upgrading 17 parking pay stations around the University of Washington Tacoma.
A 45-year-old Bonney Lake man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty this week in U.S. District Court to possessing and distributing child pornography.
The National Weather Service reported 1.59 inches of rain fell in the Tacoma area from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning. The monthly average is 1.79 inches.
Zoran Milanović, prime minister of Croatia, will visit Gig Harbor on Sept. 28 to experience its rich Croatian heritage.
City Council unanimously approved changes to the zoning code that will keep money in restaurant owner Louie Galarza’s pocket. He won’t have to pay for a permit to keep hosting musical acts.
In just the first hour, the 300 people gathered in downtown Tacoma had heard eight speakers and gone through two brainstorming sessions involving sculpture, markers and sticky notes.
Practice round tickets still available for the major golf tournament at Chambers Bay in University Place.
Two women who burglarized Gov. Jay Inslee’s office this summer are expected to be sentenced Oct. 6.
Staff, vendors – including resilient family food stand – claim ‘success’ as Washington State Fair ends
A steady string of warm, sunny weather, and only a few raindrops, helped push 2014 attendance past the 1 million benchmark, fair says.
University of Washington researchers are at the forefront of brain research that’s illuminating what happens inside the brain as young children learn to speak, listen, read and write — and how to help those who struggle with those skills.
A quake on the Seattle Fault zone slightly boosts the possibility that a more powerful quake will follow — but the odds remain very low and the added danger diminishes quickly with time.
About 100 riders on antique bikes took part in the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run, which started Sept. 5 in Florida and ended Sunday in Tacoma.
Too many Tacoma residents haven’t ever been to the city’s waterfront, say the people behind the Tacoma Maritime Fest. That’s something the organizers of annual festival aim to change. The free celebration of the city’s maritime history continues Sunday, giving visitors the chance to step aboard ships from different eras, head out on the Thea Foss Waterway for a sail, or build their own miniature remote-control boats.
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