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Gary Louderback wont see the fireworks display at Tacomas Freedom Fair on Friday, but hell have more adrenaline from the show than anyone watching it.
Here's a breakdown of what's open and what's closed for the Fourth of July holiday:
Linsey Mike Nkanang, who started every class with a smile and a handshake, lost his life in the Chehalis River on an outing with friends.
As South Sounders disperse for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, major thoroughfares will have congestion, and possibly stop-and-go traffic at peak times.
City of Tacoma to unveil locations of crosswalks it will build by the end of the 2015 construction season. Overall, the city plans to spend $2.5 million.
A state audit shows that the White River School District was defrauded of more than $20,000 by an employee who helped run before- and after- school programs for children.
Wilkeson residents pay more money for fewer services after withdrawal from East Pierce fire district
The town now contracts with Buckley and Carbonado fire departments, which lack emergency transport services. Residents must pay for ambulance rides on top of a higher tax rate that was approved last year.
An agreement to deliver thousands of spectators to the doorstep of next year’s championship at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place is close to being final, officials say.
A Kent man injured his leg Thursday after the tractor he was riding tipped over on a small hill, according to the Fire Department.
Question: While out at the Taste of Tacoma recently I noticed a lot of people charging for parking.
Planning for next year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course will be a focus of an in-district Pierce County Council meeting Tuesday in University Place.
The work on the Randall Drive Northwest boat launch is being done during the lowest tide of the year.
This week marked the beginning of a year-long closure of Vassault Park’s playfields to allow for the removal of accumulated arsenic from the former Asarco copper smelter in Ruston.
Even before Jillian Foss knew she’d buy the house on Electron Way in Fircrest, she saw its trio of front-yard trees as an opportunity to bring three famous characters to life.
Pierce County’s third-largest district is looking to catch drivers illegally passing school buses.
A fire that prompted the evacuation of 50 people at a Tacoma apartment complex Tuesday started because someone left food cooking unattended on a stove, the department said.
For the first time in more than three decades, animals at the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park will get names.
A volunteer committee was tasked with designing a large sign for intersection at Bridgeport Way and Pacific Highway.
The city of Tacoma will form a working group to talk about billboard regulations later this month, nearly two years after it agreed to do so under a deal that halted a legal battle between it and Clear Channel Outdoor.
Tim Robnett was fired from Larchmont Elementary School in early May after a Tacoma School District investigation concluded his actions were “egregious” and lacked “any positive educational aspect or legitimate professional purpose,” according to documents obtained by The News Tribune.
The South Sound saw record-breaking heat Tuesday, and the sunny weather is expected to hold through the holiday weekend.
The City of Tacoma is closing a 103-year-old bridge on the Tideflats to all traffic in a few weeks.
Kent firefighters rescued a man from inside a burning abandoned home early Tuesday morning.
With the Fourth of July just days away and U.S. residents stocking up on fireworks, South Sound officials are reminding people to abide by the rules that cover when and where fireworks displays can be set off.
Firefighters were called about 9:25 p.m. to the 1000 block of South Seventh Street and found thick smoke and heavy flames coming from the second floor of a 1,568-square-foot house.
Broadcasters say contracts include trade secrets that, if revealed, would harm their business. The News Tribune argues that taxpayers have a right to know how the city-owned Click cable system spends its money.
No Child Left Behind law forces letters to families that South Sound officials call “inaccurate” and “demoralizing.”
Organizing this week’s Fourth of July Freedom Fair in Tacoma means Gary Grape is working harder in retirement than he did in his career.
For many adults adopted as children in Washington state, a change in law Tuesday will give them access to family medical history, and might help them identify their birth parents.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending June 27, 2014
Veteran police officer fires one round and suspect dies at the scene.
It’s a classic road-rage situation: merging traffic struggling to get onto the arterial, and traffic on the mainline refusing to give way. Who has the right-of-way in freeway merge?
Town council first agreed to new contract with the fire district then backed out
Model T Fords changed the world, so it only makes sense that people would jump at a chance to drive one, right? For a lot of people, that’s apparently true. The Model T driving classes that the LeMay Family Collection Foundation started this summer have been packed.
The Fair is offering discounted tickets for the 17-day event until Sept. 4
Raspberries and blackberries replacing strawberry season at the Puyallup Valley farm, but Marionberries won’t be picked
DUI suspect shot in arm after ramming deputy’s patrol vehicle
The sun came out early Friday afternoon just in time for Michael Spencer to enjoy his annual reptile on a stick.
Additional exposures to measles took place this week at the emergency departments of Tacoma hospitals, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department said Friday (June 27).
Traffic is going up on the bridge, but so are debt payments. A 25-cent toll increase goes into effect July 1.
Tedd Wetherbee says he will challenge Fife’s pending ban on marijuana operations
A new state plan to build a new Tacoma Amtrak station in the central section of Freighthouse Square may meet detractors’ objections.
An infant exposed to measles at a Tacoma hospital is the first confirmed case of the disease in Pierce County in at least six years, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department said Thursday.
Residents of the private island will celebrate the completion of their new 757-foot bridge Sunday with a cannon blast and community potluck.
A mixture of people in star-spangled jerseys, military uniforms and plain sweatshirts sat with eyes transfixed on big screen TVs in McNamara’s Pub & Eatery in DuPont.
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