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School board members in the Gig Harbor-area Peninsula School District have opted out of becoming a charter school authorizer, just as their counterparts in Tacoma have done.
The collapse of a bridge on Interstate 5 in Skagit County is one more reason Western Washington residents will need to plan ahead for their Memorial Day weekend travels.
Depending on its cause, Thursday night’s Skagit River bridge collapse might figure into discussions in Olympia about whether to raise gas taxes and fees to pay for transportation work.
A Pierce County woman is accused of starving one of her horses because she didn’t want to pay $200 to have it euthanized.
The Sound Transit Board of Directors made it official Thursday, unanimously affirming the Tacoma City Council’s choice of a 2.3-mile light rail extension that runs through the heart of the Hilltop on Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
Whether you prefer Zimbabwean folk or classical chamber music, whether you love wacky festivals or serious theater, whether you like being inside or outside or both, you’ll find a summer full of fun in the South Sound.
Two centuries ago, a small pink flower framed the hills and prairie around the main village of the Steilacoom Indian tribe in what is now west Pierce County.
Pierce County Council member Stan Flemming says he has moved from University Place to Gig Harbor so that he has the option of running for re-election in 2014.
Crews will resume work Friday on 10 miles of Stevens Canyon Road, the major east-west road in Mount Rainier National Park.
Gov. Jay Inslee isnt getting a pay raise this year, nor in 2014. But the nine members of the state Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Barbara Madsen will get raises Sept. 1 and their salaries will rise above even that of the governor.
A Tacoma political group that distributed mailers attacking state senate candidate Jack Connelly last year violated campaign finance law by failing to report its donations and spending in a timely manner, the Public Disclosure Commission ruled Wednesday.
Four screeching peregrine falcon chicks squirmed in a cardboard box as a small crowd gathered around, cameras at the ready. Weighing in at approximately 3 1/2 pounds, the estimated 22-day-old balls of white fluff were banded and sexed.
The South Sound will host several events in honor of service members this weekend.
A Bonney Lake woman was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days community service and 15 days house arrest after being convicted of embezzling money from her homeowners association and her former employer.
Just as he was the previous two years, University of Washington football coach Steve Sarkisian was the top paid employee on the Washington state governments payroll in 2012.
Zach Ouellette of Tacoma was 16 years old two summers ago, working at the Proctor District Farmers Market with his mother, a market regular known as Cheryl the Pig Lady.
Four Tacoma teachers have received layoff notices from Tacoma Public Schools, and 95 others may be displaced to other jobs and schools around the district.
A 47-year-old man seriously injured in a motorcycle crash near Frederickson Monday night was an off-duty King County deputy, Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said.
The Puyallup City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to approve an ordinance that eliminates the usage rate surcharge to water utility customers living outside the city limits.
Changes to the state’s laws on detaining potentially dangerous patients with mental illness should finally take effect in mid-2014 after 21/2 years of delay.
Albert Nejmehs life was a series of grand adventures as he zigzagged around the world and deep into the hearts of all who met him.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office shows that the number of civilian and military employees at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has increased by almost 64 percent since 2006, a pace that marked the fifth-fastest clip for any domestic military installation.
At least three Republican state lawmakers rallied Monday on the Capitol steps with backers of a gas tax and fee increase that would pay for roads, ferries, mass transit and other transportation improvements.
Kidnapping charges have been refiled against a 36-year-old Tacoma man accused of trying to snatch a 3-year-old last year.
Pierce County prosecutors charged a man Tuesday with second-degree murder for allegedly killing a man with a single punch at a Lakewood bar.
The state will not have to return 15 troubled foster teens it removed because of safety concerns from three private facilities, including one in Lacey, a Thurston County Superior Court judge has ruled in part of an ongoing lawsuit.
The rights of people with mental illness collided Monday with the state’s struggling mental health system. The state lost a round, but the fight is far from over.
A Tacoma woman who participated in a widespread fraud that ensnared dozens of soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and victimized her own grandmother was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison.
Thousands of utility customers receiving water service from the city of Puyallup — both inside and outside the city limits — could see changes to their bills if the Puyallup City Council takes action on an issue they’ve been debating for years.
Newly appointed Tacoma City Councilman Robert Thoms improperly used his office to advocate for a school bond measure while his lobbying firm was under contract with Tacoma Public Schools, the city’s Board of Ethics has found.
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Consumers Union and the Washington State Hospital Association are still tangling over legislation approved unanimously by the Legislature to require more reporting by hospitals when patients develop infections during care.
A new law will make it easier to keep people detained after a court has found them incompetent to stand trial on felony charges.
A Tacoma man whose previous conviction in a fatal carjacking was overturned by the U.S. Court of Appeals pleaded guilty Monday a reduced charge.
Lakewood police arrested a couple Monday in connection with a poolroom assault that killed a 47-year-old Woodinville man last week.
CHICAGO — Signaling confidence to the public that Boeing 787s are safe to fly, the CEOs of The Boeing Co. and United Continental Holdings Inc. traveled Monday from Houston to Chicago aboard a Dreamliner.
When they met at a 2007 Washington camp for scholarship winners, Bashair Alazadi was 16 and wore the traditional headscarf of all Muslim women. Carlos Sandoval was 17, Catholic and a smartass.
The U.S. military has faced two epidemics over the last decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Tacoma-born and Tacoma-based Richlite Co. celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. You might have never heard of Richlite. You're not alone. "We're one of the best-kept secrets in Tacoma, " said marketing director Don Atkinson.
Some Ruston building owners say they've seen signs that the darkest days of The Great Recession might be ending. And yet, the town's council took what some merchants say was an inexplicable action, voting to freeze all development and building permits in the commercial zones for six months.
Father says bones found in Oregon search for Susan Powell are likely animal remains, police to hold news conference Monday
Chuck Cox says that investigators found bones in rural Oregon while searching for the remains of his missing daughter, Susan Powell, but that they arent likely to turn out to be hers, or even human.
Several News Tribune staff members have been honored as part of the 2012 Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest.
Narrows tolls to rise; more hikes possible as debt and lack of traffic may push maximum amount over $6 prediction
With tolls expected to increase a total of 50 cents on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge over the next two summers, drivers face a hard reality.
When Mike and Shawna Allen first heard about the McCarver Program, the deal sounded too good to be true. The Allens were close to desperation at the time — crammed into a Tacoma homeless shelter with three small children, no money and no prospect of jobs.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million — the highest Powerball jackpot in history.
FOB Tacoma: Army Pacific commander hints at Stryker review, but says downsizing could have a light touch in the region
Word on the Street: Puyallup City Council approves appointments to new citizens task force on homelessness
- Trucker bumps I-5 bridge, sees horror behind him
- Police: 'Thong Cape Scooter Man' not breaking law
- Two alleged sovereign citizens from Pierce County sentenced to federal prison
- Fife man holding 4-year-old son hostage shot dead
- Mariners losing streak grows to seven games