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Published February 18th, 2015 - 5:05PM
Former Orting police officer Gerry Pickens is demanding $5 million from the city and threatening a workplace discrimination lawsuit. The city claims he was fired for job-performance issues during his probationary period.
Published February 17th, 2015 - 6:46PM
A controversial proposed 1,000- foot runway extension is not part of the final document.
Published February 16th, 2015 - 2:00PM
Step By Step has quietly helped at-risk pregnant women for 18 years. Now it has quietly moved into the Van Lierop Bulb Farm and has launched a $1.5 million fundraising campaign.
Published February 15th, 2015 - 9:52PM
On what is expected to be the last year for The Monkeyshine Project, Ms. Monkey spoke with The News Tribune on the condition of anonymity.
Published February 15th, 2015 - 4:15PM
A 20-year-old Shelton woman was killed early Sunday after the car she was driving was struck head on by another car, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Published February 16th, 2015 - 11:20AM
Question: What is all the rock ground support construction along I-5 northbound, approaching the Portland Avenue exit?
Published February 14th, 2015 - 10:05PM
The colors, costumes and cuisine from dozens of countries filled the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall on Saturday for the 17th annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration.
Published February 14th, 2015 - 9:32PM
Members of Tacoma’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities vowed Saturday not to be intimidated by a vicious attack in East Tacoma last week.
Published February 14th, 2015 - 12:00AM
On Saturday, a candle started a fire at my East Side house. My 88-year-old mother was home alone while I was at the store getting her dinner. When I returned home, the Red Cross was there, assisting my distraught mother.
Published February 20th, 2015 - 1:46PM
The vision for improved marine life at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium includes a bigger aquarium with colorful fish, more room for polar bears to splash around and maybe a California sea lion exhibit.
Published February 15th, 2015 - 6:50PM
When property owners get their 2015 tax bills in the mail this week, nearly all will see that they owe more than last year.
Published February 13th, 2015 - 9:40PM
Joel Attaway reared back and let a snowball fly.
Published February 13th, 2015 - 11:02PM
A 4-year-old Tacoma boy was flown to a hospital Friday after a car hit him at a rest stop along Interstate 5 at Westley, California.
Published February 12th, 2015 - 6:33PM
Haggen has announced when it will convert several South Sound grocery stores to the Haggen brand.
Published February 12th, 2015 - 9:30PM
The group aims to encourage youth participation in government, foster communication between young people and the Fife City Council, and promote leadership skills for participants.
Published February 12th, 2015 - 3:43PM
The state Dental Commission has suspended a Federal Way dentist's credentials after concerns about her ability to practice with reasonable skill and safety.
Published February 13th, 2015 - 6:15AM
Access to the 930-acre site will be limited starting next month; golf course to close May 26.
Published February 11th, 2015 - 7:59PM
A Seattle restaurateur has bought the wheelhouse, crankshaft and other pieces of the historic ferry Kalakala for preservation in Seattle.
Published February 12th, 2015 - 10:32AM
Library advocates speak out in defense of ousted director Tim Wadham, who was in the post for three years.
Published February 10th, 2015 - 9:24PM
A fishing vessel’s chance discovery of human bones from the bottom of the Bering Sea adds an unlikely new chapter to the 2001 sinking of the Arctic Rose, a stunning tragedy in which all of the trawler’s 15 crew members perished.
Published February 10th, 2015 - 7:35PM
The school board wants to hear from school staff members and the public as it launches a push to add to its innovative schools portfolio.
Published February 11th, 2015 - 8:26PM
For the third year in a row the military is sending only its regrets to Tacoma for its Independence Day celebration.
Published February 10th, 2015 - 3:30PM
Seattle Seahawks fans who paid for Super Bowl tickets but didn’t receive them are filing complaints with the state Attorney General’s Office.
Published February 10th, 2015 - 10:26AM
Another toll increase is necessary to make rising debt payments, according to state transportation officials.
Published February 10th, 2015 - 10:55AM
Hundreds of hopefuls audition in Tacoma for a shot at national exposure.
Published February 10th, 2015 - 7:06AM
Snowfall in the mountains is at record low levels, and forecasts for the rest of the season don’t offer much hope.
Published February 9th, 2015 - 7:18AM
Kodi Cumbo appears to be the first student in school history to earn the highest possible composite score of 36 on the college readiness assessment.
Published February 8th, 2015 - 7:50AM
When Bethany Padgett’s sister showed her Sylvia Plath’s poem “The Applicant,” Padgett knew immediately she wanted to use it for this year’s Poetry Out Loud recitation contest.
Published February 7th, 2015 - 8:26PM
Drivers caught passing a bus when its red lights flash face a $394 fine.
Published February 9th, 2015 - 7:17AM
A measles outbreak that started in Disneyland traveled to Washington state when an infected woman arrived at Sea-Tac Airport.
Published February 7th, 2015 - 8:22PM
Only scraps of steel remain of the iconic ferry that sailed the waters of Puget Sound for nearly 30 years.
Published February 7th, 2015 - 5:29PM
State lawmakers hope a program borrowed from New York could address gaps in Washington’s mental-health system.
Published February 7th, 2015 - 10:40AM
The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department announced Friday that people should not swim or wade at Jack Hyde Park on Ruston Way.
Published February 7th, 2015 - 10:31AM
Boris the polar bear was resting comfortably Friday in his den at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium following a three-hour dentist appointment. The 29-year-old bear had three teeth pulled. One was abscessed, one was fractured. The other was just old and decayed, according to a news release from the zoo.
Published February 7th, 2015 - 12:05AM
Bill proposes elimination of school vaccine exemptions for philosophical or personal reasons.
Published February 6th, 2015 - 9:58PM
Vashon Island consistently comes out near the top in tallies of communities in the United States where high percentages of people choose not to vaccinate their children.
Published February 7th, 2015 - 8:41AM
Football fans dipped into their savings and shelled out thousands of dollars to attend the Super Bowl only to be stiffed at the last minute by brokers who never had the tickets in hand.
Published February 6th, 2015 - 11:08PM
Supermarket customers were having to pay to park in overflow lot.
Published February 4th, 2015 - 5:48PM
For more than a decade, the city has tried to clean up — and sometimes tear down — problem properties. The goal is to spark development and encourage home ownership.
Published February 5th, 2015 - 11:00AM
The University of Washington Tacoma Milgard School of Business has announced the winners of the 14th annual Business Leadership Awards.
Published February 3rd, 2015 - 6:07PM
Halibut fishing will forge ahead in the Bering Sea this year, despite warnings of a closure that could have choked off much of the year-round supply of the fish to consumers and restaurants and put hundreds of fishermen out of work.
Published February 3rd, 2015 - 1:02PM
A program allowing local students to see the film “Selma” for free at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma has been extended until Feb. 12.
Published February 2nd, 2015 - 9:27PM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending Jan. 30, 2014
Published February 2nd, 2015 - 9:12PM
Public comment at a Pierce County meeting on shoreline regulations Monday focused on protecting the shoreline from geoduck farms.
Published February 2nd, 2015 - 7:05PM
The Rev. Chris Morton is gone from the helm of the faith-based social services organization, which has had only two directors in nearly four decades.
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