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Vashon Island artist Elizabeth Conner likes to keep people guessing. Her artwork, spherical forms installed in the rain gardens along the Pacific Avenue Streetscape Project, is inspired by a rare optical illusion called a green flash.
Vashon Island artist Elizabeth Conner's artwork spherical forms installed in the rain gardens along the Pacific Avenue Streetscape Project is inspired by a rare optical illusion called a green flash.
Before Santa flipped the switch, the Pantages showed the movie "Grease" in singalong style. Pink Ladies and T-Birds mingled among people in holiday sweaters and reindeer ears as Tacoma celebrated the beginning of the holiday season.
Travelers heading over the passes on Sunday should be prepared for major rain, which will reduce visibility and possibly leave water on the road. By Monday, a cold front will roll in to Washington, possibly bringing snow.
The Washington State Patrol says outdoor marijuana growing operations continued to decline in 2013.
A new forecast has reduced the amount of expected snow in the mountain passes for Sunday.
Ice skating for the first time can be a little scary for some people, but not Jill Jaramillo. The 7-year-old Tacoma girl took to it as soon as she stepped on the ice Friday. She soon was happily racing with her cousins around Franciscan Polar Plaza, the outdoor ice rink that opens annually during the holiday season at Tollefson Plaza in downtown Tacoma.
You survived Black Friday. You’re trying hard to figure out what Cyber Monday means. Maybe it’s time to join a worldwide effort called #givingtuesday — and coat your spirit in good will born of helping others.
Change to more "typical" Northwest weather means air pollution should dissipate.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending Nov. 29, 2013
In February, the city of Tacoma will begin finishing what it started two years ago at the Sprague Avenue entrance to state Route 16.
Jeremy Maneja of Gig Harbor and his relatives celebrate Thanksgiving a day late every year.
Many shoppers looking to take advantage of Thanksgiving bargains missed out on their turkey and trimmings Thursday. But not Arnold LaGambina of Spanaway.
A missing elderly couple from Highline was found Thursday morning in Tacoma.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department has been fined $3,600 for equipping jail deputies with outdated protective vests that could result in disability or death.
Things generally not seen during a criminal trial in Pierce County Superior Court:
In Pierce County, 23 individuals or entities have applied to the state to produce cannabis products, 20 have applied to process cannabis and 20 have applied to become retail providers.
At 76, Ed Kane had walked, hiked and backpacked all his life until back problems limited him for a few months this year.
If you’re dreading a holiday mob scene at Sea-Tac Airport this week, calm yourself. Neither the size of the crowds nor weather-related issues are causing any special holiday angst at the airport, say airport officials.
Two of Miranda Fort’s three children have different developmental disabilities that affect the way they relate to the world.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board this morning released a list of all those who have applied to be a producer, processor or retailer of recreational marijuana. The board will be checking the bona fides of the applicants over the next few weeks, and will then release a final list.
A young moose and fox kits are making their debut at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park after being orphaned and spending months being tended to behind the scenes.
Some families are scouring supermarket shelves for the perfect turkey for Thanksgiving. Others are worrying about how theyll afford food through the end of the month.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending Nov. 22, 2013
A Stage 2 burn ban is in effect in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
Freezing fog is causing slippery roads this morning, the National Weather Service warned in a special weather statement.
Pierce County has the highest average property tax rate in Washington, higher than more populous and affluent King County or any of the other 37 counties in the state.
A driver rammed his pickup into a motorcycle Saturday, causing two more vehicles stopped at a red light to crash. The man then fled the scene on state Route 161 in South Hill, the Washington State Patrol reported.
Forty-five minutes before this year's Empty Bowls fundraiser opened for business Saturday at Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, close to 200 people were already waiting in line.
In the wake of the Great Recession, Pierce County’s nonprofit charity organizations would not seem to have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season.
Gas prices in the South Sound are now lower than the national average, a rare occurrence because of the magnitude of Washington's gas taxes and the region's isolated location.
A state Department of Corrections manager did not violate state ethics rules when, on DOC time, she worked on a faith-based program she founded that helps felons’ reentry into society after their release from prison, a judge ruled Friday.
Pierce County has purchased a crucial, missing link for connecting the popular Foothills Trail from South Prairie to Buckley.
Stagnant weather means a ban on burning.
As lawmakers continue to work on reaching an agreement on a transportation package, a Senate panel Thursday held a public hearing on a $12.3 billion proposal that includes an 11 1/2-cent gas tax increase and puts money toward road projects across the state.
Robin Stice was only a few minutes into her workday at Tacoma Rescue Mission when she got the call that her house was on fire. She rushed home to find seven firetrucks and a rubble pile where she and her two young sons had been living.
More drivers have been testing positive for marijuana since Washington legalized the drug last year, according to new figures from the State Patrol.
A Federal Way woman whom President Obama quoted as an example of someone finally getting coverage under the Affordable Care Act has decided to forgo insurance because her tax credit was miscalculated.
The trooper was hot on the tail of a red car in a minuteslong pursuit when a truck made a U-turn in front of him and the two vehicles collided. The truck driver got away as car parts flew into the air around the trooper. Luckily, the crash was simulated. The lesson was not.
The Pierce County Council on Tuesday adopted a $271 million budget for core government services next year. But it was a potential sliver of that total that ignited an outcry leading to its removal.
Months after threats of bus service being slashed and drivers laid off, Pierce Transit now says it plans to expand hours next year and that it can sustain that higher level of public transportation through 2019.
Dot-bong, Marijuana Inc., the Green Rush: Call it what you will, the burgeoning legal marijuana industry in Washington state is drawing pot prospectors of all stripes.
Marriage Licenses for the week ending Nov. 15
Within hours of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, most Americans were familiar with the name Lee Harvey Oswald. Certain images of him — posing with a rifle, recoiling from Jack Ruby’s gun — have been ingrained in the nation’s memory. Yet to this day, he remains an enigma. Some of the questions and answers about him:
It is a spartan setting, the lab where 120 cardboard filing boxes — each with human bones in them, many of them Native American — fill the eight large metal lockers along the walls.
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