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Published January 26th, 2015 - 11:07AM
The demolition company tearing apart the Kalakala said Friday that, if all goes according to plan, the old ferryboat will be cut to pieces and delivered to a metal salvage yard by the end of next week.
Published January 26th, 2015 - 10:04AM
The senior director of U.S. Open championships talks about what visitors to the year’s event in University Place will experience “outside the ropes.”
Published January 25th, 2015 - 10:53PM
Griselda “Babe” Lehrer worked harder in retirement for the Tacoma community than most people try to do throughout their career, those who knew her said.
Published January 25th, 2015 - 8:59PM
A mild earthquake struck in the Cascade foothills Sunday evening. No damage was immediately reported.
Published January 25th, 2015 - 6:08PM
Two planes were evacuated Sunday on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a “security concern.”
Published January 25th, 2015 - 3:00PM
Legislation in Olympia would give the Fircrest City Council the authority to lift its ban on alcohol sales by the glass, without going to the ballot.
Published January 25th, 2015 - 6:33AM
Saturday was a big day for West Coast search and rescue dogs.
Published January 23rd, 2015 - 10:21AM
A couple hundred longshoremen in safety vests and hard hats filled Tollefson Plaza in downtown Tacoma Thursday in a show of union solidarity, in the midst of a several month slowdown at West Coast ports.
Published January 22nd, 2015 - 9:27PM
In the dark, in the rain, the ferry Kalakala made its final voyage early Thursday morning.
Published January 22nd, 2015 - 7:39PM
The annual end-of-summer event in Puyallup will grow from three weekends to four and close every Tuesday, increasing the total number of fair days from 17 to 21.
Published January 22nd, 2015 - 9:58AM
Bridge traffic is up for a change, but revenue to make debt payments is not keeping pace.
Published January 21st, 2015 - 6:31PM
A 78-year-old man who fired at his roommate Saturday fatally shot himself before a SWAT team forced its way into his home, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
Published January 22nd, 2015 - 5:39AM
The northernmost lot will be closed until September while Pierce County more than doubles public parking on site.
Published January 21st, 2015 - 3:54PM
Three people safely escaped their Parkland home early Wednesday after an explosion rocked their house and started a fire, according to Central Pierce Fire & Rescue.
Published January 21st, 2015 - 3:57PM
A fire gutted an RV repair shop in Lakewood late Tuesday.
Published January 21st, 2015 - 3:02PM
Noreen Hobson has attended every March for Life anti-abortion rally at the state Capitol in her 37 years of life, except for once when she was giving birth. She was there again Tuesday, leading an estimated 3,000 people to the steps of the state Capitol as president of the organization founded by her late mother, Kathy McEntee.
Published January 22nd, 2015 - 10:00AM
She nosed her way into the graving dock at 5:24 a.m. as a welcoming committee stood on a viewing dock watching the massive vessel slowly make its way into its final resting place.
Published January 21st, 2015 - 10:51AM
While small, the tornado cut a four-mile swath and likely reached winds between 86 and 110 miles per hour.
Published January 20th, 2015 - 7:05AM
Local rally one of dozens across the country to protest police violence
Published January 20th, 2015 - 2:18PM
“I want us to treat the young men of color in our community as our home team,” Mayor Marilyn Strickland tells crowd of 2,000 gathered for holiday observance.
Published January 20th, 2015 - 2:09PM
A tradition that started as a Seahawks-inspired family photo a year ago brought about 50 Eastsiders from the Dome Top neighborhood to the D Street overpass of Interstate 5 in Tacoma, where they welcomed home South Sound fans after the team beat the Green Bay Packers in overtime Sunday.
Published January 19th, 2015 - 12:22PM
Landing a ticket for the Feb. 1 Super Bowl might take budgeting miracle on par with the Seahawks 28-22 win over the Green Bay in Sunday’s NFC Championship.
Published January 19th, 2015 - 12:22PM
The body of a man, thought to be in his late 50s or early 60s, was found Sunday morning just south of Interstate 5 near Sleater-Kinney Road in Lacey, according to Lacey police.
Published January 21st, 2015 - 7:24PM
A Tacoma woman journeys from being a registered nurse to a rarity in South Africa — a white sangoma
Published January 17th, 2015 - 8:46PM
University of Puget Sound professor Dexter Gordon put a hard edge on the City of Lakewood’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Saturday, harshly criticizing the social injustices that continue to divide America 52 years after King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech.
Published January 17th, 2015 - 5:39PM
Green Bay has half the population of Tacoma, but it’s the epicenter of one of sports’ most famous fanbases.
Published January 17th, 2015 - 7:45PM
Pierce County Superior Court records detail allegations against U.S. Postal Service carrier Robert Taitano.
Published January 20th, 2015 - 7:05AM
Water flows for struggling fish in the White River will be protected for decades now that the Cascade Water Alliance has agreed to make a massive trust water donation to a state ecology program.
Published January 18th, 2015 - 12:00AM
The committee advocating a sister city relationship between Tacoma and Hvar, in Croatia, is sponsoring a showing Wednesday of the 1992 Yugoslavian film, “Tito and Me.”
Published January 17th, 2015 - 5:07PM
The three-phase analysis is the first in 12 years and will likely result in changes to ferry sailings and fares.
Published January 16th, 2015 - 6:31PM
O Bee Credit Union is banking pot producers, processors and retailers.
Published January 16th, 2015 - 2:48PM
Many government offices and other services will be affected by Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Published January 16th, 2015 - 6:59PM
It’s going to be a wet weekend in Western Washington.
Published January 16th, 2015 - 8:27PM
Not every Seahawks fan can afford tickets on the 50 yard line, but displaying the right number gets you into a club without a velvet rope – the 12th Man.
Published January 18th, 2015 - 6:36PM
Rosa Clemente, who was the 2008 Green Party nominee for vice president, is the keynote speaker for the University of Puget Sound’s annual event.
Published January 16th, 2015 - 2:21PM
People will take part in a four-mile march in downtown Tacoma on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as part of a national event in remembrance of Michael Brown and others killed by police.
Published January 17th, 2015 - 3:52PM
Several Pierce County gatherings on Saturday through Tuesday will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr
Published January 15th, 2015 - 4:59PM
The city is exploring a contract for a health and wellness clinic at or near City Hall in an attempt to rein in costs under federal health-care reform.
Published January 15th, 2015 - 9:51AM
Respiratory illnesses bring many to the emergency departments, not all with the dreaded flu.
Published January 14th, 2015 - 7:59PM
A Tacoma woman died Sunday nearly 15 years after she was violently shaken by her biological father.
Published January 15th, 2015 - 9:47AM
The City of Fife has hired its interim city manager to permanently run day-to-day operations. The Fife City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to hire Subir Mukerjee for the city’s top job.
Published January 13th, 2015 - 6:23PM
A Dragon space capsule will be on display at the Museum of Flight while Elon Musk marks opening of local satellite engineering office.
Published January 13th, 2015 - 5:24PM
A 5-year-old child was in critical condition Tuesday after being mauled by dogs near Silverdale, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.
Published January 14th, 2015 - 3:01PM
Owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, the boarded-up building hasn’t been used as a train station since 1970.
Published January 12th, 2015 - 4:25PM
Dr. Gordon Klatt, a Tacoma surgeon who died in August, founded the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, which has become an international phenomenon.
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