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The king delivers the keynote address at the commencement ceremony for nearly 800 students at the Tacoma Dome in honor of the school’s 125th anniversary.
A made-in-Tacoma silent movie – thought to be lost forever – has been found in the vaults of a New York City museum and will once again be projected on the big screen.
Grandview Trail and other public attractions at Chambers Creek Regional Park close beginning Tuesday in advance of the U.S. Open golf championship.
A rundown on what will be open and closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.
Memorial Day is the start of the summer travel season, and the already crowded Interstate 5 corridor will feel the pressure.
Two boys playing with gasoline were burned in an Enumclaw explosion Friday, firefighters said.
The 10th hole has been immortalized in a painting that will hang at the United States Golf Association headquarters in New Jersey. Prints will be available locally at the golf championship.
Audio from Thursday’s shooting suggests the encounter between an officer and two men lasted about six minutes
As of 7:45 p.m., the crowd was seated in a downtown intersection, taking a 4 1/2 minute pause to mark the 4 1/2 hours Michael Brown’s body was in the street.
About 50 Mount Tahoma students packed into a darkened classroom late Thursday morning for the 6th annual “Once Upon a Prom.” The Associated Student Body leadership class hosts the prom/dance party for special needs students.
Saturday’s event will include 25 professionals including four-time speed skating Olympian and Tacoma native KC Boutiette.
Scientists at the Burke Museum in Seattle announced Wednesday they have discovered the first dinosaur fossil found in Washington State – a 35-foot ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex that lived here 80 million years ago.
A Puyallup man who died Sunday in a wreck on Interstate 90 was identified Tuesday by the Kittitas County coroner.
Kids should come prepared to walk a bit.
Four newborn clouded leopard cubs at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium haven’t yet opened their eyes but are hungrily sucking formula from tiny bottles.
Top officials say county government doesn’t expect to profit financially from next month’s golf championship, but they maintain the event will pay dividends for the region.
Florence SeeSee Rigney brushes off retirement as easily as she does the good-natured jabs from co-workers at Tacoma General Hospital for being the oldest nurse in recent memory.
One of them was man allegedly driving 117 mph in his truck.
A Puyallup man died Sunday morning after the car he was driving collided with an SUV near Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90, the state patrol says.
Jatarius Tolbert gave his mother some perfume for Mother’s Day and was dead a day later.
Since Mount St. Helens erupted 35 years ago, volcano research has changed so suddenly and dramatically that stories about the old days seem like tales from the ancient and almost unbelievable past.
Twenty-four teams of dragon boat paddlers met Saturday morning at the annual Rainier Dragon Boat Festival regatta.
The Peninsula Daily News reported this week that a Graham man died Thursday morning (May 14) when his kayak capsized off Hobuck Beach near Neah Bay in Clallam County.
Tacoma Rail’s service to Thurston County is in jeopardy nine months after someone left a concrete block on the tracks and punctured an engine’s fuel tank in Tumwater.
A 32-foot whale sculpture mostly made of plastic bags brings message of recycling to maritime museum
East Pierce Fire’s board of commissioners voted unanimously Thursday night to offer the fire district’s top job to E.L. “Bud” Backer, who serves as deputy chief of Eastside Fire and Rescue in Issaquah.
A Yelm man was hurt Friday after running his motorcycle into the back of a Department of Transportation truck on Interstate 5 in Pierce County.
UPS, PLU and UWT together will graduate more than 3,000 students this year.
How to spice up the lazy days of a legislative special session? Why, the governor’s endless parade of ballpoint pen giveaways, of course!
Deborah Rosen can quiet a room full of running and jumping puppies with the wave of a hand, eye contact and a sense of Zen calmness.
A whistleblower complaint filed Tuesday accuses county Prosecutor Mark Lindquist of governmental misconduct.
Activists will hold a seminar and symbolic sleep-in at Puyallup’s Pioneer Park on Friday to raise awareness of homelessness in East Pierce County.
A person fatally shot in Tacoma on Monday night has been identified as a 17-year-old boy.
Construction crews are almost finished erecting the tent city for the U.S. Open golf championship at Chambers Bay. There’s enough canvas on the University Place golf course to cover the playing surface at CenturyLink Field seven times over.
Five employees of a Kent company were sent to local hospitals Monday after possible exposure to an airborne chemical.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending May 8, 2015
The metal gate, installed over the weekend, is supported by two cement pillars on each side and has a padlock. Seven people have died there in nearly two decades, including one man last month.
One woman died and two men were in critical condition early Sunday after the pickup they had stolen crashed while they were being pursued.
Forceful developer finds Tacoma, Ruston worlds apart on permitting.
Hotel and motel rooms are getting tough to find during the golf championship in June, but fans can rent a nice yacht if they’ve got $50,000 burning a hole in their pockets.
Too tough or not enough? Different approaches by Tacoma, Ruston reflected in progress of Point Ruston
One of the biggest real estate developments in the South Sound is being built on top of one of the most contaminated pieces of land in the country. Adding to the complexity, two cities — one large, one small — share regulatory authority for the 97-acre urban village of Point Ruston. The project has a Goldilocks problem: Is the oversight from the two cities too hard or too soft?
A roaming miniature pony who captured hearts in the Key Peninsula will now officially be able to call the place home. The aptly nicknamed Runaway Ray, a partially blind Shetland pony found wandering the Key Peninsula last month, was purchased at auction Saturday by a local family looking to adopt him.
A 25-year-old program that aims to expand and diversify the pool of students who go to top-ranked colleges is partnering with the University of Puget Sound, the first school in the Northwest to be part of the program.
On the Saturday before Mother’s Day, human mothers were invited to “bring your cubs to meet ours” at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
A three-alarm fire seriously damaged an Auburn auto body shop Thursday night.
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