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About 1,000 people attended the third annual Pierce County kite-flying festival on Saturday. Kids and families enjoyed the view of Chambers Bay while making and flying kites of all shapes, sizes and colors.
The City Council recently adopted an ordinance aimed at preventing the illegal conversion of single-family homes into apartments.
Washington State Patrol is investigating the collision, which occurred Saturday afternoon about 2 miles from the Rock Candy Mountain entrance off State Route 8 in Thurston County, according to Trooper Guy Gill.
Ten students from three Northwest private colleges — the University of Puget Sound, Willamette University and Whitman College — are stepping outside the classroom and into the real world of agriculture this summer.
John Morgan worked 41 years for the YMCA, half of those as its chief executive in Tacoma. He has died at age 90.
Dawn Lucien was a key force behind bringing a University of Washington branch campus to Tacoma. Now, a piece of the university Lucien helped build will bear her name.
On Sunday, we’ll be treated to a special cosmological treat - the year’s biggest and brightest full moon will rise.
The ACLU of Washington announced Thursday that it will back three state-licensed marijuana business owners who want to join the fight against Fife’s pot ban. The city has said it will argue that the federal prohibition of marijuana pre-empts state law.
Crowds were greeted by sunny skies and a country atmosphere at the 66th annual Pierce County Fair, which runs Thursday through Sunday at Frontier Park in Graham.
A disease that began killing millions of sea stars along the West Coast last fall has reached public aquariums in Western Washington.
Victory for patients, loss for the state: a unanimous Washington State Supreme Court ruling finds that parking mentally ill people in emergency rooms without treatment is unlawful
The City of Fife is taking a stance that other Washington cities so far have avoided in the uncharted legal territory surrounding recreational marijuana: It will use the court system to call out the contradiction between state and federal law.
To recapture the days of the former Tacoma Hotel, the Tacoma Historical Society is presenting a 10-week exhibit featuring the grandeur of the downtown hotel 130 years after its opening.
The summer home-buying season finally kicked into gear in South Sound as sales and median prices rose in July.
From North Tacoma to Roy, thousands of South Sound residents meet in the streets on a warm evening to take part in the 31st annual National Night Out.
Homes listed on the Internet show rental prices from $10,000 a day for a home next to Chambers Bay to $10,500 for the week for a home 3 miles from the course.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending Aug. 1, 2014
One person was displaced Monday night in a mobile home fire in Kent, according to the Fire Department.
The Tacoma surgeon practiced in Tacoma for 40 years; he fought cancer as a doctor, fundraiser and finally as a patient.
An abandoned vessel that sank in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway 18 months ago has reached the Seattle scrap yard that will dismantle it, the state said Monday.
Say, “Big Pierce County golf tournament” and most people are likely to think of the U.S. Open, coming to Chambers Bay next summer. But in the world of disc golf, formerly known as Frisbee golf, the big tournament is happening this weekend.
As with neighboring Puyallup, some parts of the Sumner City Council’s official position contradict recommendations from a community-based group.
Of Tacoma’s northern gulches, Buckley is the wildest — partly due to geography, and partly because half the gulch is privately owned, with no consensus about how to use the land.
Holding an event with a special area set aside for alcohol consumption could get a little more expensive in the future – and involve a few additional guests.
Tae McKenzie is the second Lincoln High School student in the last five years to advance to national competition.
Work to repair the state Route 16 overpass at Olympic Drive will start Monday and continue the rest of the year.
The City Council approved two agreements with contractors who could start work by the end of August to pave the trail from 96th Street NW to Borgen Boulevard.
A 29-year-old Army veteran has been found not guilty of firing at Lakewood police during a disturbance at his home last year.
Fans of the go-kart track at Point Defiance Park want to keep racing but renovation plans at the park are putting on the brakes.
To get as much money as possible for its medical services, MultiCare sued the estate of a 6-year-old boy who’d been grievously injured at a monster truck show at the Tacoma Dome.
Pierce County prosecutors lost a round this week in a long-running legal battle with a retired sheriff’s deputy seeking to clear his name.
Two new lynx at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park underwent their first physical checkups and were released into their new exhibit.
More than 50 years ago, when a fire station opened on West 40th Street in University Place, UP wasn’t yet a city and West Pierce Fire and Rescue didn’t exist. On Tuesday, the fire station closed for good.
Candidates for the Legislature differed at a forum Tuesday on how to pay for an extension of state Route 167.
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A toxic algae bloom in Tacoma’s Wapato Lake has made the water unsafe for people and pets, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department said Tuesday.
They were short and they were pink. They were much too brief to even be called mini-shorts, and to my mind, way too brief for church.
Two controlled burns at Joint Base Lewis-McChord sent plumes of smoke into the sky Tuesday.
Schell’s Cornerstone Development Co. brought Tacoma its first downtown YMCA, the now-Murano hotel, the Tacoma Financial Center and a renovated Sears building.
Neighbors who say weddings and events at the former Weyerhaeuser mansion are disrupting their family’s life have filed suit in Pierce County Superior Court to shut down those events.
In a 4-3 vote, the City Council on Monday night directed staff to move ahead with an ordinance.
Russell Hicks, an officer who said he complained about misconduct in the Fife Police Department three years ago, is suing the city over alleged retaliation and discrimination, among other allegations.
Crews evacuated a Group Health building as a precaution Monday when a brush fire burned about 1.5 acres in Puyallup.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending 0725
Wright Park in Tacoma hosted the 28th annual Ethnic Fest Saturday and Sunday.
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