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Published September 17th, 2014 - 6:50AM
Graham Fire & Rescue announced reductions in service Tuesday, the latest in a string of financial problems in the East Pierce County fire district.
Published September 17th, 2014 - 6:50AM
The City Council supports the annual fee in a 6-1 vote; collection will begin in 2015 and is set to expire in 2020.
Published September 16th, 2014 - 11:05AM
A 1-year-old Tenino girl died Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle in her driveway, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office.
Published September 16th, 2014 - 7:00AM
Next week, the University of Washington Tacoma will celebrate the opening of the middle segment of downtown’s 1-mile linear park known as the Prairie Line Trail.
Published September 15th, 2014 - 10:01AM
A conversation with Pat Shuman is full of “what ifs.” What if everyone spoke to one child in their neighborhood during the day? What if we asked children how to make things more fair?
Published September 14th, 2014 - 2:00PM
Question: There seems to be a new traffic pattern on Division Avenue near Wright Park in Tacoma, but I'm confused how to navigate around the bike lanes. What is the green pavement for? Why can't I turn left onto Division Avenue from South G Street anymore? — Kim, Tacoma
Published September 13th, 2014 - 8:59PM
Chinese music, martial arts and Japanese dance were among the skills demonstrated during the Tacoma Moon Festival on Saturday at Chinese Reconciliation Park.
Published September 13th, 2014 - 9:01PM
Risk is likely low, but health officials warn those who may have been exposed to check their vaccination and seek medical care if symptoms develop
Published September 13th, 2014 - 5:25PM
The Washington State Fair and its carnival operator Funtastic have expanded employee background checks to include more people. But state Rep. Liz Pike is seeking a new law to take it a step further – she wants every fair worker in the state to be screened.
Published September 13th, 2014 - 11:17AM
Karen Barnett discussing “Mistaken,” a suspenseful, historical romance set in Washington state, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Parkland Spanaway Pierce County Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma. Free. 253-548-3304, piercecountylibrary.org.
Published September 12th, 2014 - 6:27PM
Rocky Ridge Elementary is competing against two other schools, one in Idaho and one in Montana.
Published September 12th, 2014 - 6:42PM
The father of murder victim Kimberly Daily won a default judgment Friday against her killer, who’s serving a sentence of life without parole.
Published September 13th, 2014 - 8:45PM
Background checks vary in depth and cost, depending on how thoroughly an employer searches. The Washington State Fair uses a name and date of birth search, which is handled by Puyallup police and a contracted company.
Published September 12th, 2014 - 5:05PM
After two years of closure neighbors are happy to finally see access return to the town-owned Saltar’s Point Park.
Published September 12th, 2014 - 4:04PM
For 20 years, Thomas Jutilla has had his hands on history at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
Published September 11th, 2014 - 5:54PM
Other bears have made it big in Tacoma.
Published September 11th, 2014 - 7:26PM
More than 100 people gathered Thursday at Tacoma’s Firefighters Memorial to remember the sacrificies of 9/11.
Published September 11th, 2014 - 3:54PM
Investigators say they don't expect to find the specific sources of fatal strains of E. coli that killed two children in the Pacific Northwest and left a Washington boy fighting for his life.
Published September 12th, 2014 - 7:02AM
Pierce County removed controversial language in its draft airport master plan that would have preserved additional airspace around the airport from intrusions like cell phone towers and tall buildings.
Published September 12th, 2014 - 1:07PM
A black bear that has been making appearances in Tacoma’s North End was captured early Thursday morning near downtown Tacoma.
Published September 11th, 2014 - 1:01PM
Power outages were reported Thursday morning in Enumclaw, Maple Valley and Covington, according to Puget Sound Energy.
Published September 10th, 2014 - 8:40PM
Veronica Noriega ended a week of fasting and camping outside the federal immigration detention center in Tacoma on Tuesday, following her husband’s immigration court hearing inside.
Published September 10th, 2014 - 3:59PM
Tacoma city councilmembers violated the state’s open meetings act when they tried to stop Walmart from opening a store in the city, according to a lawsuit.
Published September 10th, 2014 - 4:12PM
A soldier accused of being part of a retaliatory drive-by shooting outside a Lakewood bar last year pleaded not guilty to several charges Wednesday.
Published September 10th, 2014 - 4:12PM
The National Weather Service on Wednesday was warning about heightened fire risk this week because of gusting winds and low humidity.
Published September 10th, 2014 - 5:39PM
More than 30 people have reported seeing an adult black bear wandering Point Defiance Park since Sunday. It has not been aggressive or approached people, pets or homes.
Published September 9th, 2014 - 4:00PM
An Arizona family built a180-square-foot home, towed it north and parked it on the island in June. They say they don’t have to sacrifice as much as people think.
Published September 10th, 2014 - 7:01AM
A Texas flagpole maker on Tuesday began to install a pole that will rise 180 feet at Tacoma Screw above Nalley Valley
Published September 9th, 2014 - 12:42PM
Tacoma single mother gave her time, love and colorful socks before her stroke-related death one year ago.
Published September 9th, 2014 - 9:45AM
Local megachurch campus will end one of its five weekly services amid controversy surrounding lead pastor.
Published September 8th, 2014 - 8:29PM
School board must find a replacement for Superintendent John McCrossin, who died last month
Published September 9th, 2014 - 10:32AM
When the owners of a pizza joint set to open in downtown Tacoma learned the 124-year-old building used to be an Italian grocery, they knew their restaurant had to somehow pay homage to those roots.
Published September 8th, 2014 - 9:54AM
Veronica Noriega is coming to the end of a week-long hunger strike outside Tacoma’s federal immigration detention center, in advance of her husband’s deportation hearing Tuesday.
Published September 8th, 2014 - 5:12PM
Bruce Jackson got to show off his two loves on the lawn of a Tacoma car museum Sunday.
Published September 8th, 2014 - 10:07AM
Mayor Marilyn Strickland of Tacoma touted a Tacoma Housing Authority program for family and educational stability during an appearance Sunday morning on NBC-TV’s “Meet the Press.”
Published September 6th, 2014 - 9:41PM
A three-car crash in Puyallup on Saturday evening around 5 p.m. sent two people to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.
Published September 8th, 2014 - 9:53AM
Question: Why is the new Sprague on-ramp linking state Route 16 to Interstate 5 closed again just weeks after it opened? It looks like they're adding a lane or something. — Janice, Tacoma
Published September 6th, 2014 - 5:34PM
Close to 400 dogs enjoy pool party Saturday at Metro Parks’ Stewart Heights Pool — splashing, barking, chasing tennis balls and taking great running belly flops into the deep end.
Published September 6th, 2014 - 11:32AM
My grandmother had a monkey on her back. She was small and brown and her name was Susie (the monkey, not my grandmother).
Published September 6th, 2014 - 11:31AM
Dear Savvy Senior,
Published September 5th, 2014 - 6:24PM
Hilltop Artists celebrates its 20th year of providing “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunities to Tacoma youths.
Published September 6th, 2014 - 5:54PM
A drywall contractor from Seattle recently pleaded guilty to crimes that state labor officials say are far too common in Washington: failing to pay workers the government-mandated prevailing wage, and misclassifying workers as independent contractors to evade taxes and other labor costs.
Published September 8th, 2014 - 9:54AM
The former teacher will be in Tacoma later this month to speak at a benefit for the Children’s Museum of Tacoma and a symposium on “Building a Child-Centered Community.”
Published September 5th, 2014 - 4:37PM
Hundreds line the streets for the annual cattle drive and parade before thousands flood the Puyallup fairgrounds for the first day of the annual 17-day event.
Published September 5th, 2014 - 7:00AM
Seven months after the Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title, the streets of Seattle swelled Thursday as the NFL brought what felt like a slice of the Super Bowl to CenturyLink Field for the season opener.
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