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Published May 23rd, 2015 - 5:39PM
The king delivers the keynote address at the commencement ceremony for nearly 800 students at the Tacoma Dome in honor of the school’s 125th anniversary.
Published May 24th, 2015 - 9:41PM
A made-in-Tacoma silent movie – thought to be lost forever – has been found in the vaults of a New York City museum and will once again be projected on the big screen.
Published May 26th, 2015 - 10:17AM
Grandview Trail and other public attractions at Chambers Creek Regional Park close beginning Tuesday in advance of the U.S. Open golf championship.
Published May 23rd, 2015 - 1:15PM
A rundown on what will be open and closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.
Published May 23rd, 2015 - 8:23AM
Memorial Day is the start of the summer travel season, and the already crowded Interstate 5 corridor will feel the pressure.
Published May 22nd, 2015 - 8:07PM
Two boys playing with gasoline were burned in an Enumclaw explosion Friday, firefighters said.
Published May 22nd, 2015 - 5:30PM
The 10th hole has been immortalized in a painting that will hang at the United States Golf Association headquarters in New Jersey. Prints will be available locally at the golf championship.
Published May 21st, 2015 - 8:17PM
Audio from Thursday’s shooting suggests the encounter between an officer and two men lasted about six minutes
Published May 21st, 2015 - 9:26PM
As of 7:45 p.m., the crowd was seated in a downtown intersection, taking a 4 1/2 minute pause to mark the 4 1/2 hours Michael Brown’s body was in the street.
Published May 21st, 2015 - 5:50PM
About 50 Mount Tahoma students packed into a darkened classroom late Thursday morning for the 6th annual “Once Upon a Prom.” The Associated Student Body leadership class hosts the prom/dance party for special needs students.
Published May 23rd, 2015 - 8:31AM
Saturday’s event will include 25 professionals including four-time speed skating Olympian and Tacoma native KC Boutiette.
Published May 20th, 2015 - 5:00PM
Scientists at the Burke Museum in Seattle announced Wednesday they have discovered the first dinosaur fossil found in Washington State – a 35-foot ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex that lived here 80 million years ago.
Published May 19th, 2015 - 3:39PM
A Puyallup man who died Sunday in a wreck on Interstate 90 was identified Tuesday by the Kittitas County coroner.
Published May 20th, 2015 - 11:20AM
Kids should come prepared to walk a bit.
Published May 19th, 2015 - 3:10PM
Four newborn clouded leopard cubs at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium haven’t yet opened their eyes but are hungrily sucking formula from tiny bottles.
Published May 19th, 2015 - 10:20AM
Top officials say county government doesn’t expect to profit financially from next month’s golf championship, but they maintain the event will pay dividends for the region.
Published April 11th, 2013 - 4:24PM
Florence “SeeSee” Rigney brushes off retirement as easily as she does the good-natured jabs from co-workers at Tacoma General Hospital for being the oldest nurse in recent memory.
Published May 17th, 2015 - 4:02PM
One of them was man allegedly driving 117 mph in his truck.
Published May 17th, 2015 - 5:32PM
A Puyallup man died Sunday morning after the car he was driving collided with an SUV near Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90, the state patrol says.
Published May 17th, 2015 - 4:18PM
Jatarius Tolbert gave his mother some perfume for Mother’s Day and was dead a day later.
Published May 17th, 2015 - 6:22AM
Since Mount St. Helens erupted 35 years ago, volcano research has changed so suddenly and dramatically that stories about the old days seem like tales from the ancient and almost unbelievable past.
Published May 16th, 2015 - 3:33PM
Twenty-four teams of dragon boat paddlers met Saturday morning at the annual Rainier Dragon Boat Festival regatta.
Published May 16th, 2015 - 4:24PM
The Peninsula Daily News reported this week that a Graham man died Thursday morning (May 14) when his kayak capsized off Hobuck Beach near Neah Bay in Clallam County.
Published May 18th, 2015 - 9:17PM
Tacoma Rail’s service to Thurston County is in jeopardy nine months after someone left a concrete block on the tracks and punctured an engine’s fuel tank in Tumwater.
Published May 15th, 2015 - 5:09PM
A 32-foot whale sculpture mostly made of plastic bags brings message of recycling to maritime museum
Published May 15th, 2015 - 12:25PM
East Pierce Fire’s board of commissioners voted unanimously Thursday night to offer the fire district’s top job to E.L. “Bud” Backer, who serves as deputy chief of Eastside Fire and Rescue in Issaquah.
Published May 15th, 2015 - 4:01PM
A Yelm man was hurt Friday after running his motorcycle into the back of a Department of Transportation truck on Interstate 5 in Pierce County.
Published May 15th, 2015 - 9:11PM
UPS, PLU and UWT together will graduate more than 3,000 students this year.
Published May 14th, 2015 - 10:05PM
How to spice up the lazy days of a legislative special session? Why, the governor’s endless parade of ballpoint pen giveaways, of course!
Published May 14th, 2015 - 5:27PM
Deborah Rosen can quiet a room full of running and jumping puppies with the wave of a hand, eye contact and a sense of Zen calmness.
Published May 14th, 2015 - 10:19AM
A whistleblower complaint filed Tuesday accuses county Prosecutor Mark Lindquist of governmental misconduct.
Published May 13th, 2015 - 9:35PM
Activists will hold a seminar and symbolic sleep-in at Puyallup’s Pioneer Park on Friday to raise awareness of homelessness in East Pierce County.
Published May 12th, 2015 - 5:05PM
A person fatally shot in Tacoma on Monday night has been identified as a 17-year-old boy.
Published May 12th, 2015 - 11:58AM
Construction crews are almost finished erecting the tent city for the U.S. Open golf championship at Chambers Bay. There’s enough canvas on the University Place golf course to cover the playing surface at CenturyLink Field seven times over.
Published May 11th, 2015 - 4:26PM
Five employees of a Kent company were sent to local hospitals Monday after possible exposure to an airborne chemical.
Published May 11th, 2015 - 4:22PM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending May 8, 2015
Published May 11th, 2015 - 5:11PM
The metal gate, installed over the weekend, is supported by two cement pillars on each side and has a padlock. Seven people have died there in nearly two decades, including one man last month.
Published May 10th, 2015 - 8:02PM
One woman died and two men were in critical condition early Sunday after the pickup they had stolen crashed while they were being pursued.
Published May 10th, 2015 - 3:06PM
Forceful developer finds Tacoma, Ruston worlds apart on permitting.
Published May 10th, 2015 - 5:57PM
Hotel and motel rooms are getting tough to find during the golf championship in June, but fans can rent a nice yacht if they’ve got $50,000 burning a hole in their pockets.
Published May 10th, 2015 - 9:11AM
One of the biggest real estate developments in the South Sound is being built on top of one of the most contaminated pieces of land in the country. Adding to the complexity, two cities — one large, one small — share regulatory authority for the 97-acre urban village of Point Ruston. The project has a Goldilocks problem: Is the oversight from the two cities too hard or too soft?
Published May 9th, 2015 - 8:37PM
A roaming miniature pony who captured hearts in the Key Peninsula will now officially be able to call the place home. The aptly nicknamed Runaway Ray, a partially blind Shetland pony found wandering the Key Peninsula last month, was purchased at auction Saturday by a local family looking to adopt him.
Published May 10th, 2015 - 4:18PM
A 25-year-old program that aims to expand and diversify the pool of students who go to top-ranked colleges is partnering with the University of Puget Sound, the first school in the Northwest to be part of the program.
Published May 9th, 2015 - 8:47PM
On the Saturday before Mother’s Day, human mothers were invited to “bring your cubs to meet ours” at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Published May 8th, 2015 - 10:14PM
A three-alarm fire seriously damaged an Auburn auto body shop Thursday night.
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