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State lawmakers agreed this month for the second year in a row to spend more money to keep mentally ill patients from sitting parked in local hospitals for days awaiting treatment.
RICHLAND — The state demanded Friday that the federal government begin removing radioactive liquid from a nuclear waste tank at the Hanford Site by Sept. 1.
Special panels for the Nirvana mural have arrived, the artistic team is assembled, and work will start soon, Sylvia Dickerson of Our Aberdeen said recently.
A driver who failed to stop at a stop sign was killed Saturday night at the intersection of Eatonville Cutoff Road and state Route 161.
The two women convinced themselves the second cab ride was free. The cab driver wasnt happy. One woman was 36, with a ponytail. The other was 18 and five months pregnant. The driver was 57 and annoyed.
The annual springtime fundraiser sale at the University of Puget Sound Fieldhouse into a vast garage sale was noticeably classier this year.
A Pierce County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a 25-year-old former soldier late Friday after a confrontation in University Place.
The National Transportation Safety Board on Friday released its preliminary report into Tuesdays crash of a KOMO news helicopter near Seattle Center, but what caused the copter to go down remained unknown.
The Sentimental Journey program, one of only three of its kind in the country, gives eligible hospice patients a cost-free trip of their choice to do things they couldn't otherwise. It deploys off-duty EMTs and paramedics in aid vehicles to escort patients and family members to their favorite spots.
Pierce County prosecutors on Tuesday charged a man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s Tacoma apartment and stabbing her new suitor.
Walt Easter doesn’t believe there’s much wrong with a man that a good day of work won’t fix. Which is a good thing, in his case. Easter has had three heart attacks, gone through 40 chemotherapy treatments for prostate cancer, had major shoulder surgery and, just last winter, dealt with two bouts of pneumonia. None of it kept him from working long.
Jim Compton, a respected television journalist who parlayed his local popularity into a sometimes rocky stint on the Seattle City Council, was found dead Tuesday morning in his car.
A veteran Seattle photojournalist and a pilot were killed Tuesday morning when a KOMO-TV helicopter crashed onto a street near the Space Needle. A driver whose car was struck was injured when his car exploded in a fireball.
The impact of a data breach at the Archdiocese of Seattle has hit the South Sound, causing St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School in Lakewood to shut down early Tuesday and prompting other schools to issue warnings.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending March 14, 2014
Officials with MultiCare Health System think a woman who operates a website critical of its practices might have gained access to the private records of some of its patients.
A lawyer for five people suing MultiCare Health System and one of its contractors over their use of medical liens contends the Tacoma-based health care giant sought liens against people with private insurance even as it said publicly, including in a statement to The News Tribune, that it was its policy not to do so.
To see what a state-licensed marijuana market looks like, The News Tribune spent five days in Colorado during the state's second month of sales to recreational users.
The family of a homeless, mentally ill woman found dead in Tacoma after she was reported missing in Olympia in 2012 has sued Behavioral Health Resources for wrongful death.
Washington lawmakers left the Capitol after completing their regular session Thursday, but they still have a touchy homework assignment to complete and not much time to get it done.
Parks managers from Pierce and Thurston counties say it’s too soon to know what effect, if any, a ruling announced last week by the U.S. Supreme Court will have on popular South Sound multiuse trails.
Does the public have a right to see Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist’s private phone records if they include work-related information?
Washington is entering uncharted territory as state government hands out its first licenses to produce and sell a once-forbidden substance. Make that: nearly uncharted.
UPDATE: The Seattle Times reports that the spill was entirely contained to the site and no oil spilled into local waters. About 6,300 gallons of crude oil spilled in the incident, the report says.
This bastion of conservative, traditional values is home to the Christian ministry Focus on the Family, megachurch New Life Church and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Army and Air Force bases ring the city.
A lot of talk about pot tourism has accompanied legalization in Colorado, but visitors to the state face a big hurdle to partaking.
A widely reported factoid about marijuana here is that medical dispensaries outnumber McDonalds and Starbucks locations, combined.
Colorado has freed the weed, but it doesnt come for free not even close. After taxes, one Denver store charged recreational customers $411.81 for an ounce of marijuana last month, more than twice what many patients pay for medical marijuana.
This stretch of Broadway south of downtown used to be known as a mecca for antiquers. The past few years, Antique Row has earned some new nicknames. Broadsterdam. The Green Mile.
A female pedestrian was struck and killed by a small pickup truck Friday night in Spanaway.
These are not your fathers pot brownies. The products inside a warehouse on the outskirts of Denver are something different: Mints. Truffles. Flavored drops in an eyedropper bottle. Tasteless pills. Bottled carbonated beverages.
With a deadline looming to move a vintage Northern Pacific dining car from its track side location in the Port of Tacoma, Dave Burns finally has some good news to report.
The Legislature's budget compromise includes seed money for a Tacoma campus of the University of Washington Law School.
Authorities are asking the public to help find a man they believe has robbed 18 Pierce County convenience stores since the end of December.
The destruction of a rare 1992 Dodge Viper SRT at South Puget Sound Community College has touched a nerve among car enthusiasts nationwide.
Friends of an Eatonville family seriously injured in a New Year's Day car wreck have organized a fundraiser to help with medical expenses. Sara and Doug Harris were hit head-on Jan. 1 while driving in Eatonville with their 7-year-old daughter McKenzie, 3-year-old son Wyatt and two young nieces.
You could call Tacoma native Pete Henriot father, because since 1970 he has been a Jesuit priest. You could call him doctor, because he has a doctorate and three master's degrees. You certainly could call him driven, because at age 78 he spends more time looking ahead than behind.
The state has agreed to pay $3 million to a Tacoma native who contended officials did not properly investigate when she gave birth in Spokane at age 12.
More than half a million dollars might have been stolen from the local St. Vincent de Paul Society in a 10-year embezzlement scheme that "has grown to include multiple persons," the executive director of the Catholic charity has confirmed.
After days of heavy rain and landslides galore, the weather will turn to sunny skies and springtime temperatures by midweek.
When a pet or its owner is at the end of their rope, Wanda Bittner wants to be their angel.
Logan Seelye exceeded his online fundraising goal of $20,000 to obtain a WalkAide, a medical device that will help him get around easier and hopefully help him learn to walk without assistance again.
Logan Seelye doesn’t like to use the word paralyzed. After suffering a life-changing injury nearly 10 years ago at a summer football camp, the 26-year-old Spanaway resident has heard enough about what he might never do again.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending March 7, 2014
In place of the rapist’s name on charging documents are 16 lines of genetic code. The pattern of letters and numbers might not mean much to the casual observer, but for Pierce County prosecutors, it means a heightened chance of one day putting the man on trial.
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