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Published November 6th, 2014 - 10:04PM
Local political activists weren't passively waiting for more ballots to be counted Thursday in several too-close-to-call races. They were busy doing what is known as ballot-chasing: Contacting voters who had problems with the signatures on their ballots, and helping them sign the forms needed to fix those issues and get their votes counted.
Published November 6th, 2014 - 8:37PM
Funeral services for one of three students killed in the Marysville school shooting were begun Thursday.
Published November 6th, 2014 - 8:37PM
Nate Hatch, a survivor of the Oct. 24 shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School, returned home Thursday from a Seattle hospital.
Published November 7th, 2014 - 10:02PM
A PLU student documentary looks at food waste.
Published November 6th, 2014 - 7:32AM
The East Pierce city is seeking a hearing to appeal a retail marijuana license granted by the state Liquor Control Board. Days earlier, the City Council voted to prohibit all marijuana-related businesses in the city.
Published November 4th, 2014 - 1:54PM
The city will save about $155,000 over two years if it eliminates the position, according to budget projections — part of a larger package of $2 million in staff reductions.
Published November 4th, 2014 - 2:22PM
Tacoma General has been using donated breast milk in its neonatal intensive care unit since 2010, but it was just this fall that it officially opened a depot for local mothers to contribute to the Mothers’ Milk Bank, a nonprofit program of the Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation in Denver.
Published November 4th, 2014 - 6:53AM
In a settlement finalized last week, a federal judge reopened a 2009 civil-rights case against Lakewood police and the plaintiff was paid $60,000, after his attorney received a damning document that was never turned over during the original lawsuit.
Published November 3rd, 2014 - 8:28PM
A toddler died in an early morning fire Monday in a home at 7030 Steamboat Island Road, northwest of Olympia.
Published November 3rd, 2014 - 12:00AM
The oncology nurse from Bonney Lake will vie with 99 other contestants for a million-dollar grand prize at the 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off in Nashville.
Published November 3rd, 2014 - 6:23AM
More than 4,000 people celebrated Sunday at the Tacoma Art Museum for its 10th annual Dia de los Muertos festival, organizers estimated, compared to 400 attendees the first year.
Published November 2nd, 2014 - 5:31PM
Tacoma church plans to become independent and hang on to its historic building.
Published November 1st, 2014 - 4:33PM
A Puyallup man died early Saturday after he apparently fell from a downtown Tacoma onramp onto Interstate 705.
Published November 1st, 2014 - 7:12PM
I belong to a choir now. I can see that you’re surprised. I’m surprised myself. All my life I’ve wanted to sing, but it’s been generally conceded that my singing voice would compare unfavorably to that of the frog I recently evicted from my guest room.
Published November 1st, 2014 - 12:08PM
There arr multiple options for seniors looking for legal assistance.
Published October 31st, 2014 - 8:20PM
A reckless driver led police on a short chase through Central Tacoma on Friday, clipping two other cars and slamming into a power transformer near South 12th Street and Union Avenue before officers took him into custody.
Published November 1st, 2014 - 2:33PM
This week renowned organ builder Paul Fritts’ team reassembled an organ he made at Tacoma’s Grace Lutheran Church that is making its new home at Tacoma’s St. Andrew’s Episcopal.
Published November 2nd, 2014 - 6:21AM
Tacoma leaders are hunting for a business model that preserves civic pride without draining city coffers.
Published October 31st, 2014 - 8:43PM
Michelle Caldier, a dentist from Port Orchard, says Rep. Larry Seaquist’s supporters are using edited images of court documents to make her look like a criminal. At the same time, ads from Caldier’s campaign have exaggerated how much college tuition rose while Seaquist was chairman of the Higher Education Committee.
Published November 2nd, 2014 - 10:08PM
Seven property owners in the East Pierce County suburb are pursuing another round of legal challenges in an ongoing dispute over how much they should have to pay for the city’s new sewer system.
Published October 31st, 2014 - 7:09PM
Churches in Tacoma and Olympia must become independent or face closure.
Published October 30th, 2014 - 10:34PM
Lisa Berntsen, a Tacoma environmental scientist, died recently while on a trek to Mount Everest’s base camp, The Mountaineers announced Thursday on its website. She was 49.
Published October 30th, 2014 - 7:54PM
Mailers landing in 26th Legislative District mailboxes target the House race for position 1 between Rep. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, and his Democratic challenger and former Sen. Nathan Schlicher. Claims include Young outsourced jobs to India, while Schlicher is too extreme based on his appointed time in Olympia.
Published October 30th, 2014 - 10:03PM
The Ramos family has been planning for Halloween since May. “It’s kind of all of our favorite holiday,” Allison Ramos said. “We talk about Halloween pretty much all year long.”
Published October 30th, 2014 - 11:31AM
Part-time student suspected of making threats by text.
Published October 30th, 2014 - 9:37AM
The newborn Sumatran tiger triplets in Tacoma will get names soon.
Published October 29th, 2014 - 2:52PM
Among the memorials outside Marysville-Pilchuck High School are tributes to Jaylen Fryberg, the popular 15-year-old freshman who invited five friends to lunch Friday and then gunned them down.
Published October 29th, 2014 - 8:14PM
A Tall Ships festival could return to Tacoma in 2017 following a nine-year hiatus, if a group of citizens and community leaders gets its way.
Published November 1st, 2014 - 10:28PM
New radio system is a major step in fulfilling what voters approved with sales tax increase.
Published October 29th, 2014 - 6:09AM
Trick-or-treaters sure to be showered with candy Friday have only a chance of being showered with rain that night.
Published October 29th, 2014 - 6:09AM
Preparing food for a major golf championship is big business, and local caterers and merchants gathered in Sumner on Tuesday to learn how to get a piece of the pie.
Published October 28th, 2014 - 1:15PM
Tim Hoyt spent decades teaching chemistry at the University of Puget Sound. People called him Wizard.
Published October 28th, 2014 - 7:01AM
Finding truck tires, dead animals, fast-food trash and even an airplane door along roadways in Pierce County has become second nature to workers in the state’s Ecology Youth Corps.
Published October 26th, 2014 - 4:50PM
For years the pigs were the sole stars of the Maris Farms racing scene, drawing adoring crowds to Buckley during crisp October weekends. Now ducks are cutting into their porcine action.
Published October 27th, 2014 - 7:34AM
Power was restored by Sunday to most of the thousands of South Sounders who lost it during the weekend’s strong winds.
Published October 31st, 2014 - 12:45PM
The body of a man who went missing Saturday afternoon after the sailboat he was on capsized into Budd Inlet has been found in Case Inlet, bringing a multiagency search and rescue effort to an end, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
Published October 25th, 2014 - 10:38PM
A newly hired teacher was being hailed as a hero Saturday after confronting the shooter during a deadly rampage in the cafeteria of a Marysville high school.
Published October 25th, 2014 - 7:44PM
Two hundred years and a handful of weeks after poet Francis Scott Key wrote about a battle-weary 15-star banner flying over Fort McHenry in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812, a child of that flag was raised in Tacoma over Tacoma Screw.
Published October 25th, 2014 - 4:28PM
Representatives of 30 Tacoma-based non-profits gathered Saturday at Jason Lee Middle School to offer potential volunteers a one-stop-shopping array of volunteering opportunities.
Published October 24th, 2014 - 5:30PM
Names of the chancellor candidates will not be released until a week before they visit the Tacoma campus.
Published October 26th, 2014 - 8:09PM
The City of Sumner can finalize the sale of Sumner Meadows Golf Links after settling several lawsuits with a local developer who challenged the $53 million deal.
Published October 26th, 2014 - 12:00AM
The Bridge for Kids committee invited a long list of dignitaries to Orting on Wednesday to discuss designs for a proposed pedestrian bridge that they believe could save thousands of lives if a lahar strikes. A consulting firm presented plans that were drafted two years ago for the project, which would cost about $40 million to complete.
Published October 24th, 2014 - 10:35PM
The long-term future of the town’s independent fire department may hinge on an excess property tax levy on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Published October 27th, 2014 - 11:25AM
Why that kitchen sponge, dollar bill and public restroom handle are some of the most dangerous things you’ll touch today, says Dr. Paul Pottinger with the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Published October 24th, 2014 - 10:35PM
The Tacoma City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to add the four buildings to the city’s list of historic places.
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