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Dozens marched through Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood to encourage support for stronger families and for men’s involvement in a child’s life.
A new nonprofit organization wants to protect Olympia’s lone colony of great blue herons from a proposed townhome development on the city’s west side.
Reading from and author introduction to “Hidden History of Tacoma: Little-known Tales from the City of Destiny” noon Sept. 3, Round Table Pizza, 7901 S. Hosmer St., Tacoma.
Justice was finally served Friday in the death of Bernard Houston, thought to be the first fatality of the crack-cocaine wars that roiled Tacoma in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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Judge rules in favor of Fife pot ban, but doesn’t address conflict between federal prohibition, I-502
Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper ruled Friday in favor of Fife’s ban on marijuana businesses. But he refused to address the conflict between state and federal law, something pot advocates and opponents alike have waited for courts to tackle.
Location: Joint-Base Lewis-McChord/Clover Park School District
Modern campuses are being designed with an array of environmental and other practical factors in mind.
Built in 1941 the International K-3 experimental milk truck was used by the Fort Lewis Dairy Co. until the dairy closed in 1964.
At least one of the nine Mars Hill pastors who sent a letter to church leadership last week calling for lead Pastor Mark Driscoll to step down from his position has been fired.
Sumner Animal Grub owner Jerry Garrison received a letter at the end of May explaining that the building had been sold to nearby Sunset Chevrolet and that his lease would end Aug. 31.
The library board voted Tuesday to promote deputy director Georgia Lomax as the system’s new executive director. She was the lone internal candidate on a list of three finalists.
Rundown of what will be open or closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday
Monday Q&A: Bestselling mystery writer with Tacoma roots talks about her craft before homecoming visit
In the South Sound, Laurie R. King says she was the “weird kid” with gold-rimmed glasses who spent her days feverishly reading novels.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn says students’ scores were “holding steady” in 2014 compared to last year. But the state is in a transition year between tests, making it difficult to draw many year-to-year comparisons.
The Red Barn opened its doors to parents and teachers from Peninsula Middle School Tuesday evening to showcase the Key Peninsula’s only after-school place for children. The 4,650-square foot facility, a short walk from Key Center, is the fulfillment of a dream eight years ago. "It has taken a long time to get here, but we’ve arrived," said Glen Ehrhardt, a member of the Red Barn board. "It is a safe place for teens to go and recreate."
University Place dog owners are at odds with Pierce County about its unwillingness to commit to a permanent off-leash dog park on Chambers Creek Properties, next to Chambers Bay golf course.
The Tacoma Police Department apparently has bought — and quietly used for six years — controversial surveillance equipment that can sweep up records of every cell phone call, text message and data transfer up to a half a mile away. You don’t have to be a criminal to be caught in this law enforcement snare. You just have to be near one and use a cell phone.
After breaking its leg, a geriatric musk ox was euthanized Tuesday at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
A woman and her dog were rescued Monday afternoon after her boat capsized between McAllister Creek and the mouth of the Nisqually River.
Mark Driscoll, whose Mars Hill Church has its headquarters in Bellevue and a church in Tacoma, said Sunday that he would step aside from running his megachurch for at least six weeks in response to complaints that he has been a bully and abusive to staff members.
A Federal Way comics store on Sunday sold an original Superman comic, bought for 10 cents at a West Virginia newsstand in 1938, for $3.2 million, making it the most expensive comic book ever sold.
A 21-year-old man drowned Saturday evening while swimming with relatives in a lake near Auburn, officials said Monday.
Bob Gogerty, a Seattle son who became one of the city’s most influential and connected citizens, has died.
An Israeli cargo ship left the Port of Tacoma on Sunday, and with it the protest against its business there.
Tacoma resident Gordon Klatt was living proof that one person can make a difference.
A handful of steam boats toured the Thea Foss Waterway Saturday, taking people for rides. The boats will be back Sunday.
Activists returned to block Port gates in the evening, but failed to prevent Israeli ship from unloading
Protesters Friday planned to meet an Israeli ship upon its arrival at the Port of Tacoma Saturday morning.
Plans for another new shopping complex, including a 64,000-square-foot Fred Meyer, have the city looking at what more can be done.
Susan Cruise says she’s tired of picking beer cans up off her lawn after living in Central Tacoma for nearly 12 years. Stories like hers are one reason the City Council will consider a mandatory Alcohol Impact Area in much of the city’s North and West ends.
A public memorial service will be Sunday for Dr. Gordon Klatt, who founded the Relay for Life event.
The Burien man accused of killing two employees at a Kent gas station Wednesday told police he opened fire after a group of construction workers directed racial slurs at him and a friend, according to a court document released Thursday.
Soyeon Yi was chosen from 36,000 South Koreans to take a research trip to the International Space Station. Now, she’s living a lower-profile life, settling into her new home in Puyallup and searching for a job.
That hungry herd of donkeys and elephants in the Legislature is eager to strap on the feed bags for another round of free eating and influence peddling. But a state ethics board has something to say about that.
After two years as a medical school resident for the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Aaron Rhyner sees 14 patients a day, works 50 to 80 hours each week and earns roughly $50,000 a year.
Rangers on Tuesday recovered three bodies from a debris field on Carbon Glacier in Mount Rainier National Park where six climbers went missing in May.
South Sound families that need a little help with expensive back-to-school preparations are invited to the Tacoma Backpack Outreach on Saturday.
An endangered Sumatran tiger at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is expecting.
Tacoma protesters chanted “Don’t shoot!” and raised their arms in mock surrender Tuesday, in solidarity with counterparts they said couldn’t as freely exercise such rights in Ferguson, Missouri.
The Karshner Museum & Center for Culture & Arts opens its doors Sept. 3 after being closed for more than a year. Its newly repurposed galleries and displays are meant to correlate with new curriculum.
A grass-roots group calling itself Tacoma Stands Up is organizing a rally Tuesday in downtown Tacoma to “stand in solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri.”
Jefferson County Sheriff Anthony (Tony) Hernandez was hired Saturday as Milton police chief.
You won’t find the Village of Merriwick on maps of Pierce County, but it definitely exists. Or at least it will through Sunday night.
The fair in Puyallup will continue to offer discounted senior admission every day for this year’s fair, which opens Sept. 5.
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