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Volunteer watchmen like Don Becker and Stan Stull are at the heart of organization’s 25-year-old mission.
Nonprofit has grown from a network of fewer than a dozen neighborhood groups in urban Tacoma to 125 organizations throughout Pierce County that plan street cleanups and organize community meetings. It also has expanded its mission to impact students.
The group of about two dozen people could recommend changes to city code, with the goal of reducing the number of billboards in residential areas and historic districts.
Despite taking two votes related to recreational marijuana Tuesday night, Puyallup City Council members continue their cautious path in implementing state Initiative 502. They extended a moratorium three more months.
Graham Fire & Rescue announced reductions in service Tuesday, the latest in a string of financial problems in the East Pierce County fire district.
The City Council supports the annual fee in a 6-1 vote; collection will begin in 2015 and is set to expire in 2020.
A 1-year-old Tenino girl died Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle in her driveway, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office.
Next week, the University of Washington Tacoma will celebrate the opening of the middle segment of downtown’s 1-mile linear park known as the Prairie Line Trail.
A conversation with Pat Shuman is full of “what ifs.” What if everyone spoke to one child in their neighborhood during the day? What if we asked children how to make things more fair?
Question: There seems to be a new traffic pattern on Division Avenue near Wright Park in Tacoma, but I'm confused how to navigate around the bike lanes. What is the green pavement for? Why can't I turn left onto Division Avenue from South G Street anymore? — Kim, Tacoma
Chinese music, martial arts and Japanese dance were among the skills demonstrated during the Tacoma Moon Festival on Saturday at Chinese Reconciliation Park.
Risk is likely low, but health officials warn those who may have been exposed to check their vaccination and seek medical care if symptoms develop
The Washington State Fair and its carnival operator Funtastic have expanded employee background checks to include more people. But state Rep. Liz Pike is seeking a new law to take it a step further – she wants every fair worker in the state to be screened.
Karen Barnett discussing “Mistaken,” a suspenseful, historical romance set in Washington state, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Parkland Spanaway Pierce County Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma. Free. 253-548-3304, piercecountylibrary.org.
Rocky Ridge Elementary is competing against two other schools, one in Idaho and one in Montana.
The father of murder victim Kimberly Daily won a default judgment Friday against her killer, who’s serving a sentence of life without parole.
Background checks vary in depth and cost, depending on how thoroughly an employer searches. The Washington State Fair uses a name and date of birth search, which is handled by Puyallup police and a contracted company.
After two years of closure neighbors are happy to finally see access return to the town-owned Saltar’s Point Park.
For 20 years, Thomas Jutilla has had his hands on history at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
Other bears have made it big in Tacoma.
More than 100 people gathered Thursday at Tacoma’s Firefighters Memorial to remember the sacrificies of 9/11.
Pierce County removed controversial language in its draft airport master plan that would have preserved additional airspace around the airport from intrusions like cell phone towers and tall buildings.
A black bear that has been making appearances in Tacoma’s North End was captured early Thursday morning near downtown Tacoma.
Power outages were reported Thursday morning in Enumclaw, Maple Valley and Covington, according to Puget Sound Energy.
Veronica Noriega ended a week of fasting and camping outside the federal immigration detention center in Tacoma on Tuesday, following her husband’s immigration court hearing inside.
Tacoma city councilmembers violated the state’s open meetings act when they tried to stop Walmart from opening a store in the city, according to a lawsuit.
A soldier accused of being part of a retaliatory drive-by shooting outside a Lakewood bar last year pleaded not guilty to several charges Wednesday.
The National Weather Service on Wednesday was warning about heightened fire risk this week because of gusting winds and low humidity.
More than 30 people have reported seeing an adult black bear wandering Point Defiance Park since Sunday. It has not been aggressive or approached people, pets or homes.
An Arizona family built a180-square-foot home, towed it north and parked it on the island in June. They say they don’t have to sacrifice as much as people think.
A Texas flagpole maker on Tuesday began to install a pole that will rise 180 feet at Tacoma Screw above Nalley Valley
Tacoma single mother gave her time, love and colorful socks before her stroke-related death one year ago.
Local megachurch campus will end one of its five weekly services amid controversy surrounding lead pastor.
School board must find a replacement for Superintendent John McCrossin, who died last month
When the owners of a pizza joint set to open in downtown Tacoma learned the 124-year-old building used to be an Italian grocery, they knew their restaurant had to somehow pay homage to those roots.
Veronica Noriega is coming to the end of a week-long hunger strike outside Tacoma’s federal immigration detention center, in advance of her husband’s deportation hearing Tuesday.
Bruce Jackson got to show off his two loves on the lawn of a Tacoma car museum Sunday.
Mayor Marilyn Strickland of Tacoma touted a Tacoma Housing Authority program for family and educational stability during an appearance Sunday morning on NBC-TV’s “Meet the Press.”
A three-car crash in Puyallup on Saturday evening around 5 p.m. sent two people to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.
Question: Why is the new Sprague on-ramp linking state Route 16 to Interstate 5 closed again just weeks after it opened? It looks like they're adding a lane or something. — Janice, Tacoma
Close to 400 dogs enjoy pool party Saturday at Metro Parks’ Stewart Heights Pool — splashing, barking, chasing tennis balls and taking great running belly flops into the deep end.
My grandmother had a monkey on her back. She was small and brown and her name was Susie (the monkey, not my grandmother).
Dear Savvy Senior,
Hilltop Artists celebrates its 20th year of providing “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunities to Tacoma youths.
A drywall contractor from Seattle recently pleaded guilty to crimes that state labor officials say are far too common in Washington: failing to pay workers the government-mandated prevailing wage, and misclassifying workers as independent contractors to evade taxes and other labor costs.
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