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Four years after a tsunami devastated Japan’s coast, debris still washes up in Washington and winds up in the hands of state wildlife officials.
Two pit bull pups found April 23 tied in a plastic bag and abandoned in a Tacoma alley now are thriving and looking “fat and happy.”
Four cuddly clouded leopard cubs are now on display at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Lakewood police have settled a wrongful-termination lawsuit by former police union chief, who was fired after another union official stole from a memorial fund set up for the department’s four slain officers.
Tacoma officials say the best chance of saving the building is to buy it and make critical repairs themselves rather than rely on a reluctant developer.
A decision by the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts on how long Tacoma’s Pantages Theater can be rented has set off a storm of argument between theater management and Tacoma City Ballet.
Judge Tom Larkin will retire July 31 from his seat on the Pierce County Superior Court bench.
The change in visitation policy comes as Wolf Haven moves toward becoming a globally accredited sanctuary through the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.
Three people were critically injured Monday after a sports car hit four cars waiting at Federal Way traffic signals.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending
Extra counselors were at Giaudrone Middle School in Tacoma Monday, following the weekend death of a student, school district officials said.
Saturday night protest was followed by a peaceful gathering Sunday afternoon.
U.S. Rep. Adam Smith said there are a couple of reasons why he’s been focused on the issue of immigration detention recently.
Walkers participating in the nation’s original Relay for Life will round the track at Mount Tahoma High School a bit earlier this year than usual, a change organizers made to avoid conflicts with the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
Carla Vandiver was a flagger on the state Route 410 project in Bonney Lake on April 13, waiting for the call to stop traffic along Angeline Road East. Before the call came, a 105-foot-long slab of concrete fell, killing a family of three.
The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has chosen Kathi Littmann, a senior program officer with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as its next president and CEO.
When it comes to ranking the biggest sporting events in Pierce County history, the U.S. Open is on the verge of relegating everything else to “a distant second.”
“I sure hope (Fox Sports announcer) Joe Buck knows where Chambers Bay is located,” said University Place resident Ken Stortini, who is volunteering as a marshal captain during the U.S. Open. “… the course is too beautiful to give to Seattle.”
The June 18-21 U.S. Open signals a colossal upgrade in the caliber of sporting events hosted in the South Sound. Here’s a look at some of the biggest events.
A rift developed last fall between Pierce County and University Place over who stands to profit most from the golf championship. Officials from both governments say they’re on the same side now.
The owner of a Tacoma water and fire restoration company said that, based on what he has seen inside Old City Hall, repairing the damage is at least a million-dollar job.
Old City Hall owner George Webb told the Tacoma City Council that the first phase of repair work on the water-damaged historic landmark will take more than a month.
The bank that holds the mortgage on downtown Tacoma’s Old City Hall is unlikely to take on water damage repairs, at least until the foreclosure process is resolved in the next few weeks, lawyers say.
A thawed sprinkler pipe flooded another historic downtown building during the Thanksgiving week cold snap, but cleanup began immediately and was ongoing Monday.
The group, which calls itself “Yarnbombing for Lunches” on Facebook, plans a repeat performance this summer, only “bigger and better.”
Ann Putnam put it all on paper, crafted a book from chaos, and now will spend a summer in her writer’s cottage in Gig Harbor.
Nick Hausner is the new chief of operations for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, overseeing everything from patrol to special investigations to school resource officers.
Six protesters pleaded not guilty in Puyallup Municipal Court on Thursday for charges related to their arrest in Pioneer Park on May 16.
A power outage Friday hit Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and roughly 1,400 other customers, according to Tacoma Public Utilities.
A 23-year-old Pierce County man has sued the Lakewood Police Department, contending he was mauled in 2012 by a now-retired police dog who has cost the city nearly $250,000 in lawsuit settlements and medical bills.
The Tacoma City Council will consider buying Old City Hall for $4 million to save and restore the building, the city said Thursday.
A new exhibit featuring jellyfish and designed by Tacoma native Chad Widner opens Friday at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Emerald Ridge High School alumna Shawna Scott and her Irish boyfriend volunteered in support of same-sex marriage campaign, which voters there approved in a historic referendum last week.
More than 150 people packed a public library meeting room Wednesday evening to formulate a response to commercial development they feel is out of character for their neighborhood.
Federal Way group trapped for two days finds new rhododendron species.
In the wake of an accident involving his infant son, USGA official in charge of U.S. Open setup and his wife experience “positive effects a community can have” on a family.
Daisy Rivera and Mahogany Corioso’s family more than doubled overnight.
Event features patriotic music, prayers, cannon and rifle salutes, speeches and appearances by local dignitaries — and an Honor Guard member stepping aside after 25 years.
A 10-year-old Enumclaw boy injured in an explosion Friday remained in critical condition Monday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. A 9-year-old boy was released, the hospital said.
Eatonville Family Agency feeds and clothes the needy, helps with utility bills and driving classes. And when it faced big financial problems, the whole community rallied.
It was a warm winter in Western Washington, and it looks like it’s going to be a warm summer, too.
The state has turned on ramp meters at 11 freeway intersections near Joint Base Lewis-McChord to help ease traffic congestion during the morning and afternoon commutes on Interstate 5.
About 60 people take part in a march from Lakewood police headquarters to City Hall and back to protest what they feel is injustice in the shooting death of Daniel Covarrubias.
The arrival of the stars of “The Totem Pole Beggar” on March 5, 1926, was front page news in Tacoma.
The king delivers the keynote address at the commencement ceremony for nearly 800 students at the Tacoma Dome in honor of the school’s 125th anniversary.
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