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Published July 18th, 2014 - 9:08PM
Tacoma’s Edwin Birch is still missing nearly a week after leaving on a hike at Mount Rainier National Park.
Published July 17th, 2014 - 6:50PM
Renton police on Thursday were looking for a woman with family ties to the Tacoma and Spanaway area after she allegedly set her husband on fire.
Published July 17th, 2014 - 4:04PM
Will a fishing company that loaned J.P. Martinac Shipbuilding Co. $5 million end up owning the shipyard or will another buyer emerge Friday?
Published July 17th, 2014 - 8:44PM
64-year-old Edwin Birch has been missing at Mount Rainier since Saturday.
Published July 17th, 2014 - 12:57PM
A boat driver involved in a collision on Lake Washington that killed one woman and sent two others to the hospital Wednesday night was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of homicide, according to Seattle police.
Published July 17th, 2014 - 2:45PM
The fight between Casey Kasem’s children and wife continues a month after his death.
Published July 17th, 2014 - 2:32PM
A Canada lynx kitten will make his debut at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Friday as he joins a cast of a dozen animals in the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater.
Published July 16th, 2014 - 8:44PM
Govs. Jay Inslee and Butch Otter signed on to a letter Tuesday urging Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, but the owner of a Palouse company sometimes listed as a beneficiary of the institution says the United States should let it go out of business.
Published July 16th, 2014 - 6:52PM
The Puget Sound Blood Center announced Wednesday in a press release it is experiencing a blood shortage due to the recent heat wave.
Published July 16th, 2014 - 5:54PM
Proposals for seven more charter schools, including one in the Tacoma area, have been submitted to the state.
Published July 17th, 2014 - 2:18PM
It’s not clear whether Obama’s visit could impact Seattle-area traffic — already likely to be snarled by a week-long closure of parts of I-90 due to work replacing expansion joints on the I-90 bridge. Officials were predicting 10-mile backups as a result of lane closures.
Published July 16th, 2014 - 9:38PM
Two helicopters and 45 ground searchers continue to look for a missing Tacoma hiker on the east side of Mount Rainier.
Published July 17th, 2014 - 9:53AM
The monkeys have left, and the shenanigans have mostly died down, but the 85-year-old bar still stands as a reminder of Tacoma’s rich history — one that’s now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Published July 16th, 2014 - 1:33PM
Inspectors with the Washington State Department of Transportation say all five freeway overpasses struck by heavy machinery hauled by a dump truck on Friday will need repairs. The state will seek reimbursement from the responsible party.
Published July 16th, 2014 - 3:27PM
Puyallup Mayor John Knutsen makes a joke about a city staff member that leads to a complaint from the employee and a split vote from the City Council.
Published July 16th, 2014 - 9:43PM
An obstacle course and trivia competition knocked Tacoma firefighters out of the top spot of a “Good Morning America” competition.
Published July 16th, 2014 - 7:06AM
The recent decision by the City of Tacoma’s planning department won’t be the final one in the fight over an adaptive reuse of the historic Weyerhaeuser mansion.
Published July 16th, 2014 - 3:52PM
Two iconic buildings in Edgewood will be demolished to make room for the city’s first multi-family housing project.
Published July 15th, 2014 - 7:40PM
Pierce Transit’s board votes unanimously to eliminate paper transfer tickets in favor of all-day bus passes.
Published July 15th, 2014 - 10:04AM
Tacoma officials are asking the community to weigh in on plans for improving vegetation and public access along the slope between Stadium Way and Schuster Parkway.
Published July 14th, 2014 - 9:48PM
Pierce County prosecutors get a bail increase for William Grisso, saying they fear for his safety and public safety should the murder defendant get out of jail.
Published July 15th, 2014 - 6:59AM
Richelle Heacock, who was paralyzed in a car accident in 2010, has been hired as Eatonville High School’s head volleyball coach.
Published July 14th, 2014 - 10:58AM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending July 11
Published July 14th, 2014 - 2:56PM
A year ago this month, downtown Olympia’s Oyster House, a historic restaurant and landmark that overlooks Percival Landing, was destroyed in a fiery blaze.
Published July 14th, 2014 - 7:01AM
“Last year was pretty much perfect,” said Angela Jossy, the festival’s main organizer. “How do you get better than that? You go epic.”
Published July 13th, 2014 - 12:25PM
That guy who waits till the very last second to merge out of a lane that’s about to end? He may be on to something.
Published July 12th, 2014 - 4:36PM
Thousands of people who attended Tacoma’s annual gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender extravaganza Saturday let it all hang out, packing themselves into a hot and sweaty mass of bare skin, rainbow hues, deafening music and mutual acceptance.
Published July 13th, 2014 - 7:59AM
Where does news coverage stop and cheerleading begin?
Published July 12th, 2014 - 3:43PM
The annual 200-mile bicycle ride attracts 10,000 participants from all over the Northwest. Several community organizations hosted mini-stops along the way, offering everything from first aid and Honey Buckets to mechanical support and snacks.
Published July 14th, 2014 - 2:27PM
It started 125 years ago with Thea Foss renting rowboats on Commencement Bay in Tacoma. Today, Foss Maritime Co. serves shippers worldwide.
Published July 13th, 2014 - 3:00PM
When the state realized not all convicted sex offenders at the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island had DNA on file, they changed their policy and began collecting samples from the 49 who had somehow slipped through the cracks.
Published July 11th, 2014 - 4:17PM
A key bridge over Interstate 5 will be demolished in September to create more lanes for Tacoma’s notoriously heavy freeway traffic. The bridge’s demolition just the start of a three-year project which aims to ease congestion by temporarily creating a lot of it.
Published July 11th, 2014 - 6:05PM
Lip-synching Tacoma firefighters garnered enough votes on a “Good Morning America” contest to advance to the finals, the department announced Friday.
Published July 12th, 2014 - 12:46PM
Hundreds of people from 11 Swiss clubs along the West Coast are gathering this week in Tacoma for the first time since 1987.
Published July 11th, 2014 - 3:51PM
A dump truck hauling a heavy piece of machinery struck five overpasses in Thurston County on Friday morning. Two vehicles were damaged by the debris.
Published July 11th, 2014 - 3:48PM
Joe Turner, a 31-year News Tribune reporter with a knack for making state government understandable to readers, died Friday.
Published July 13th, 2014 - 12:00AM
The council will meet Monday as the transportation benefit district to prioritize road projects and discuss how to raise the money needed to pay for them.
Published July 11th, 2014 - 9:57AM
JBLM could shelter about 600 detainees; Lakewood wants information on social services
Published July 11th, 2014 - 10:04AM
A building at Bonney Lake High School was seriously damaged in a two-alarm fire late Thursday.
Published July 11th, 2014 - 10:39AM
Two Tacoma medical clinics have received $2.4 million in federal grants to pay for training programs for primary care physicians.
Published July 10th, 2014 - 6:54PM
JBLM could join three other military installations as temporary shelters for minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally
Published July 9th, 2014 - 8:45PM
Tacoma School District social studies teacher Jim Gaylord was fired in 1972 after the district found out he was gay. He sued and the case went all the way to U.S. Supreme Court, which declined to hear it. Now, 42 years later, the district will issue a formal apology to Gaylord who still lives in Tacoma.
Published July 10th, 2014 - 9:48AM
A video featuring Tacoma firefighters lip synching the song “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities has made the semifinal round of “Good Morning America’s” 5 Alarm Firefighter Challenge.
Published July 9th, 2014 - 5:14PM
Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson sent letters to Congressman Denny Heck and the regional director of Health and Human Services citing concerns about impacts to the community.
Published July 9th, 2014 - 3:24PM
The Pierce County Council held its regular meeting in the host city of the 2015 U.S. Open Tuesday so locals could ask questions of USGA officials and hear how they’ll be affected by the week-long tournament at Chambers Bay Golf Course.
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