Pierce County Superior Court Judge John Hickman sentenced 31-year-old Min Sik Kim Friday. Kim shot a shoplifter at his Spanaway convenience store March 25, 2016. The man, 21-year-old Jakeel Mason, died from his injuries.
Kelly Bolender, an engineering design teacher at Kopachuck Middle School, is retiring after 35 years in education. On his last day, he presided over his final CO2 car derby, a popular class project where students engineer and build small race cars from blocks of wood.
Taking a break from the Capitol, Washington state Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, explains why she keeps a caricature of herself in her office depicting her as a vampire. She also explains why she thought it was so important to crack down on mobile phone use in vehicles this year, and how the Legislature is and isn’t like the TV show “House of Cards.” Plus: What she thinks about the former senator who referred to her as a “trashy, trampy mouthed little girl,” and whether the Legislature will agree on a budget in time to avoid a government shutdown. Filmed June 21, 2017 at the River’s Edge sports bar in Tumwater.
Washington State lawmakers, state workers and social service agencies are all keeping a close eye on the Washington Legislature's third special session to reach an agreement on a budget and avoid a partial government shutdown.
The High Sierra Jazz Band kicks-off the Lacey In Tune summer noon concert series Wednesday at Huntamer Park while offering a taste of the 27th Annual America's Classic Jazz Festival which starts Thursday at Saint Martin's University. Joining them on stage were David and Suzanne Joseph from Falls Church, VA, who've enjoyed dancing at the festival for over a decade.
The Wilson Way pedestrian bridge, part of the Point Defiance Waterfront Project linking the city park to new development on Point Ruston and Ruston Way, will not open to the public until late summer or fall 2018.
Jose Juan Gaitan Vasquez pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder at arraignment Wednesday. He's accused of fatally stabbing 25-year-old Samuel Cruces-Vazquez in Tacoma April 28, 2016. Three other people have also been charged for the homicide.
Andrew Kim, whose family owns the property, hopes the city will work with them to use the Pacific Lodge, formerly the Calico Cat Motel, as a solution to the city's homeless problem. Tuesday, June 20, 2017.