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The city plans to complete 64 projects around the city with $2.5 million. Tacoma residents picked the projects earlier this year in public meetings.
If Noah McDonald becomes a certified lifeguard as he’s considering this winter, he’ll probably be the only one in class with a rescue under his belt.
The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse in Sumner announced it will double donations, up to $50,000, for the long-awaited Gordon Family YMCA, which is set to open next year.
Drivers can expect some lane and ramp closures on Interstate 5 this week as state Department of Transportation crews continue work on a paving improvement project.
Discussions about the effects of minimum wage with the author of this year’s Tacoma Reads book and Mayor Marilyn Strickland are scheduled for this week.
For high school marching bands, Saturday was the big time.
Health officials told Wauna residents Saturday to boil drinking water, after they found E. coli in the system on the Key Peninsula.
Historic Hilltop church has a long history of helping those in need with its food bank and other programs. It also took a stand against crime and injustice.
Tacoma-based CHI Franciscan Health outlined steps Friday it is taking to prepare for any person sick with Ebola.
Developer of Superfund site opening exhibit recalling the copper smelter that was a major engine of Tacoma’s economy for more than 90 years.
Puyallup School District issues apology to candidate who was uninvited – mid-presentation – to speak at high school
Melanie Stambaugh, a candidate running for a 25th Legislative District seat, says she was interrupted while speaking to students at Emerald Ridge High School this week to be escorted off campus. A union representative informed building administration that Stambaugh’s presence on campus during an election violated school district policy. District officials say Stambaugh shouldn’t have been invited to speak and apologized for the “unwelcoming behavior.”
Conference report: McCarver program could expand to other Tacoma elementary schools
A faux fire tower will beckon customers at the Pacific Northwest’s first Bass Pro Shop in Tacoma.
The training was one of several after MultiCare educators “dropped everything” to address safety measures in response to the much-feared virus.
Hospitality workers gathered at Chambers Bay Golf Course on Wednesday for a briefing on what to expect when the U.S. Open arrives in University Place next year.
Charles McDonald won the game show that aired on Tuesday, bringing home more than $54,700 in cash and prizes.
The Rev. Dr. Monica Coleman to speak at PLU on how religious scholars can better understand how people view religion.
Think outside the high school box? Puyallup school district wants your opinions in survey.
Miko, tabby cat turned Tacoma icon, passed away this week after 11 years greeting customers at King’s Books.
About 150 Oregon spotted frogs have been released in Pierce County as part of a head-start program aimed at boosting the numbers of the rare species.
Cascade Water Alliance, owner of the man-made reservoir Lake Tapps, is cracking down on people trespassing near work sites as crews work to complete multi-million dollar improvement projects.
Mark Driscoll founded one of the fastest-growing megachurches in the Northwest. It opened a Tacoma campus last winter.
Goodwill expects solid Halloween sales at its flagship Spanaway “boo-teek.”
A statewide survey of nurses continued Tuesday to reflect anxiety about Ebola preparedness, and data from Pierce County is no exception.
The University of Washington Tacoma launched its Institute for Global Engagement earlier this month.
Three endangered Sumatran tiger cubs born last week at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium are all girls.
Don’t expect to see much of the sun this week in the South Sound.
Crews worked to fix a power outage reported about 7:30 p.m. Monday in Puyallup and Federal Way.
MultiCare and Franciscan focus on early diagnosis and communication with staff.
The city of Kennewick has settled with a Tacoma motorcyclist and a motorcycle club over accusations it violated the state Public Records Act.
University Place voters will decide next month whether to pay more taxes to keep the city’s police force from cutting staff.
As news from islands in the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan trickles back to relatives in Western Washington, families have pieced together their loved ones’ stories of survival.
Fundraising dinner will feature history of Joint Base Lewis-McChord and WWI.
“We don’t want to be Knott’s Berry Farm,” said Jeana Zedoff, farm manager of Spooner Farms. “This is definitely still a real farming operation.”
A funnel-shaped cloud that touched down near Anderson Island shortly after noon on Saturday prompted the National Weather Service to issue an emergency tornado warning for Pierce County.
Last Monday, the Seattle City Council voted to redesignate the federal Columbus Day holiday as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in recognition that native people numbering more than 100 million were already in the New World when Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, sailing under the Spanish flag, arrived in 1492.
Complaints about explicit signs surface as County Councilman Jim McCune proposes tougher regulations for sexually oriented businesses.
Politicians, community leaders and members of the Karshner family attended the grand re-opening Friday of the Karshner Museum and Center for Culture & Arts in Puyallup.
Kimberly Harris, Puget Sound Energy CEO, has been named to the board of U.S. Bancorp.
A century ago America was an isolationist nation with a third-rate military more concerned with border wars than anything happening overseas. The Great War changed all of that.
The state is fining Fleischmann’s Vinegar $23,000 related to a June spill at its Sumner plant.
A man who claims to be the illegitimate son of Elvis Presley brings a traveling collection of the singer’s memorabilia to Tacoma.
Three Sumatran tiger cubs were born early Wednesday at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
The nonprofit group Forterra, with help from The Russell Family Foundation, has purchased the 5-acre property for $336,000 to hold on to until the city can gather money to buy it for public use.
Beyond providing fruit and vegetables, supporters say, community gardens offer ways to reduce hunger in the community, educate residents on the environment and give people a place to connect.
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