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Only a handful of aerosol artists were spraying at the Graffiti Garages early Sunday afternoon, and beginning next month there will be none.
Wolf Haven International in Tenino is hosting its 10th annual wildlife handling and chemical immobilization course Tuesday through Thursday.
Not quite 76 trombones filled the stadium at Sumner High School on Saturday, and although 110 cornets were not close behind, you could count at least 487 band and color guard members from 11 high schools from across the state competing in the fifth annual Sunset Festival of Bands field show.
Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, Trudi, will be dressed as pirates as they hand out candy at the governor’s mansion on Halloween.
The Washington State Patrol says a driver who stopped for wild turkeys crossing the road was rear-ended by another car Thursday on Highway 6 near Pe Ell.
A Pierce County jury has rejected a former jail inmate’s claims of negligence and medical malpractice during his two-month stay in the county jail in 2008.
About five ounces of methamphetamine and $12,000 cash were among items seized in two drug busts in Mason and Pierce counties this week.
All his life, Mike Jurich would run ahead to open a door for a woman.
In recent weeks, in libraries and schools all over Tacoma, City Manager T.C. Broadnax has presented the case for Proposition 1 and its bid to fix city streets.
Two years ago, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray co-led a special congressional committee to forge a deal with Republicans to shrink the federal deficit. The so-called supercommittee folded after three months, triggering automatic spending cuts that Murray has since pushed to undo.
South Sound retail gas prices have been on a toboggan ride downward in the last month.
Puget Sound union grocery workers will decide over the next two weeks whether to accept a new contract proposal from four major grocers or head back to the bargaining table.
As the countdown clock ticked toward a 7 p.m. deadline, negotiators for four major Puget Sound grocery chains and their 21,000 union workers Monday night reached a preliminary agreement on a new contract.
Firefighters often are celebrated as hometown heroes, but few receive international recognition.
The Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer’s Office is reminding taxpayers that payment of the second half of their property tax is due Oct. 31.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending Oct. 18, 2013
Sebrena Chambers has risen through the ranks of the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department for 17 years. Last week, the 54-year-old Chambers was named head of the Strengthening Families Division of the department.
One thing you can say about Kevin Rhodes: He’s juggling a lot musically.
Despite thick fog, cold temperatures and a fine mist, about 100 people participated in a fine cause, gathering Saturday morning in Lacey for a “pre-event” to next June’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Thurston County.
A few questions and answers from last week’s reader emails. (We’ll excuse their misspellings.)
Dozens of motorcycle gang members got into an argument Saturday at a restaurant in Spanaway, resulting in a large police response. Ultimately no arrests were made.
Lawyers for a murder defendant hoping to use an Internal Affairs investigation to discredit a Pierce County sheriff’s sergeant on the stand won a small victory Friday when a judge ordered the department to release some documents.
Public Disclosure Commission investigators have been looking into the origins of Initiative 517 for more than a year, and they won't finish in time for the state commission's last regular meeting before voters decide on Tim Eyman's ballot measure.
A former Stadium High School student is suing the Tacoma School District, saying the district is liable for injuries he sustained after a fellow student repeatedly punched him in the face in the school cafeteria last year.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, Mount Rainier National Park is projected to reopen by late Thursday morning.
Registration ends today for those who want to submit a scarecrow for display at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
The community is invited to celebrate the grand opening of two new elementary schools at Joint Base Lewis-McChord at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 16.
Marijuana entrepreneurs could have a hard time operating in unincorporated Pierce County under two alternatives being considered by the County Council.
The federal government shutdown has closed Mount Rainier National Park and shut down the economic engine that generates an estimated $33 million a year and supports 450 jobs. The impact also is rippling through the gateway communities of Ashford, Elbe and Eatonville. At the park’s Nisqually entrance, closed signs translate into no heads in motel beds, few diners at restaurants and park families not grabbing sub sandwiches after a high school tennis match.
Pierce Transits board voted unanimously Monday to continue a trolley service after a trial run proved popular this summer and met the agencys ridership and revenue goals.
Bill Nye, best known on television as the Science Guy, will be the keynote speaker at the Center for Inquiry Summit in Tacoma on Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Prosecutors said they do not intend to seek the death penalty against a 38-year-old Washington state man charged with killing his 3-year-old son in July near Anaconda.
Bishop Thomas L. Westbrook was remembered Monday night as a civil rights leader in Tacoma, a decorated World War II Army veteran and a faithful pastor who always did his best.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending Oct. 11, 2013
Kayla Scrivner, a community liaison specialist with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, received a call soon after the enrollment period for coverage under the Affordable Care Act opened Oct. 1.
Bill Nye is best known as "The Science Guy" and former star of "Almost Live." He'll be in Tacoma to give the keynote address Oct. 25 for a national conference bringing together skeptics, humanists and atheists.
Fueled by money from outside the 26th District and out-of-state, the state legislative race between Jan Angel and Nathan Schlicher is on pace to set a record for spending. The winner, whoever it is, will bring a diverse background to the Senate. But their histories couldn't be much more different.
Today well play a round of You Be the Editor. Two topics are circulating on social media in your community, and readers are calling to ask why youre not covering them. You must decide whether they are stories for Your News Tribune.
It’s been 13 years since the Rev. Joseph Boles was pastor at St. John Church on Tacoma’s Hilltop.
Sometimes a headline can overwhelm the thousands of words that follow.
Marty Campbell recently sent a Facebook message to Seattle City Council President Sally Clark to challenge anyone on the Seattle City Council to a chess match. Clark turned him down, but Campbell said he would play a game with anyone.
The Puyallup River Bridge on state Route 167 will be temporarily closed this weekend while crews inspect the safety of the structure, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Latinos make up 17 percent of the U.S. population. But you wouldn’t know it by watching prime time TV or going to the movies where their numbers are underrepresented, according to the National Latino Media Council.
Two third-grade classes at St. Patrick Catholic School raised $160 selling coffee and doughnuts, and on Tuesday Carolyn Othieno asked the students how they’d like it spent.
Olympia is poised to become the third jurisdiction in Thurston County to ban thin, grocery-style plastic bags.
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