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Elections 2016

Voter Guide: Trump and Clinton duke it out over race

Hillary Clinton says "Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia." Donald Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of "race-baiting." An already ugly campaign continues to get uglier.

World

U.S. should end special treatment for Cubans, Costa Rican minister says

Foreign Minister Manuel González says the Cuban Adjustment Act, which lets Cubans reaching the U.S. stay there, is largely responsible for tens of thousands of migrants who have come to Central and South America in hopes of getting to the U.S. The U.S., concerned about the record number of Cubans arriving at its border, has asked regional governments for help slowing the tide by tightening their borders and dismantling smuggling rings. But González said the U.S. must do more and that migrants of other nationalities see the Cuban migration as an example of how they, too, might reach the U.S.

Local

Judge: Safety reviews of Tideflats LNG project must be disclosed

A Pierce County Superior Court judge ruled Friday that city of Tacoma officials must release documents about fire prevention and other safety aspects of Puget Sound Energy’s proposed liquid natural gas plant on the Tideflats. He delayed the disclosure a week to allow the utility to appeal.

Local

Wildfire at JBLM smokes out Thurston County

A wildfire at JBLM is sending unhealthy amounts of smoke into Thurston County. The fire has been burning for several days in difficult territory near Muck Creek, said Odelle Hadley, senior air monitoring specialist for the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency.

National

None on Kentucky hazmat team got new training for rail oil spills

A Kentucky rail-to-truck transfer has emerged as a shipping hub for oil and oil products. But no one on the 12-county hazardous material team that would respond to oil spill or fire at the facility has received training that’s been developed specifically in the past few years to address the risks of increasing volumes or crude oil moving by rail.

Crime

Troopers find five 13-year-olds inside swerving car

Washington State Patrol troopers are concerned about a recent run of joyriding among children younger than 15. A car with five 13-year-olds was stopped in South Hill early Friday after a trooper noticed the vehicle didn’t have its headlights on and was swerving.

Videos

Friends, family honor memory of Brayden Edgar at memorial

Puyallup Lacrosse Club coach Steve Allen speaks Wednesday night during a candlelight vigil in South Hill in memory of Brayden Edgar, a 14-year-old team member killed in a car crash.
Kenny Ocker kocker@thenewstribune.com
Friends, family honor memory of Brayden Edgar at memorial 1:06

Friends, family honor memory of Brayden Edgar at memorial

Human remains found at Gig Harbor construction site 1:58

Human remains found at Gig Harbor construction site

Fire-ravaged Puyallup school buses a grim sight 2:30

Fire-ravaged Puyallup school buses a grim sight

Allenmore offices evacuated because of odor 0:39

Allenmore offices evacuated because of odor