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A drunken driver who killed three Washington State University students, including a Milton resident, is released from prison after seven years.
No new details emerged Tuesday about what caused a chunk of concrete and other debris to fall from a Bonney Lake overpass and kill a family of three.
A thousand fifth-graders from around Puget Sound whipped out their recorders and joined the Tacoma Symphony in joyful music Tuesday in Tacoma’s Pantages Theater.
Student events and exhibits will be featured in conjunction with the Spring Fair Thursday, April 16 through Sunday, April 19 at the Washington State Fair and Events Center.
A subcontractor working on a Bonney Lake overpass Monday when part of the bridge’s concrete wall fell and killed three people has been cited in the past for not protecting its workers from potential falls.
If there was one gift Josh and Vanessa Ellis wanted to give, it was love.
A 19-year-old polar bear in Tacoma is believed to be the first in the United States to get chemotherapy for liver cancer.
Heidy Morales moved around quite a bit with her family but was on track to graduate next year, according to her academic adviser.
A Lacey man remains in intensive care after two of his friends died Saturday on a sea kayaking trip on Dungeness Bay near Sequim.
Veterinarians formulating treatment plan for 19-year-old bear
A $400,000 grand will help the University of Puget Sound expand its Southeast Asia programs.
The Daffodil Festival royal court didn’t let rain or hail dampen their spirits at the 82nd annual Grand Floral Parade. The floats and other participants traveled through Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting on Saturday.
The White River Bridge on state Route 410 in Enumclaw reopened to traffic early Saturday (April 11) after state Department of Transportation crews finished emergency repair work on a damaged overhead beam.
In Jack Falk, Tacoma has a claim to folk art fame: a man who has spent his life decorating bicycles (and riding them, too)
If you've ever seen Jack Falk on his bike, you'd remember it. He's the guy riding down Pacific Avenue, or out in Puyallup, on what looks more like an outlandish Christmas window display than a bicycle.
Two more Tacoma day cares closed by state; operators deny allegations, say they’re being treated unfairly
Lakewood-based organization operates three Sprouts Growth Centers. A company spokesman says 80 employees are without work and several hundred families are without child care.
Jack Falk’s flashy art-bike was a conversation starter but it was his boyish grin and friendly demeanor that turned passersby into friends.
Text messages on tens of thousands of government phones throughout the state are disappearing, in possible violation of state law
The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay is overlapping with a special edition of the annual Meeker Days Festival in Puyallup, prompting the city to plan for hundreds of thousands of visitors the third weekend in June.
Barney was a police officer, a beloved pet, a hard worker, a friend.
A storm is expected to bring “significant snowfall” to the Cascade Mountains this weekend, forecasters said Thursday.
Big-name movies don’t often have Tacoma ties but with “Woman in Gold” that’s just what South Sounders will get.
Forecasts show temperatures in the 50s and steady rain showers are likely for all four legs of Saturday’s 82nd annual Daffodil Parade.
Walk MS on Saturday will bring together people from across the South Sound to support those living with multiple sclerosis.
Jake Catterall can’t use his right hand, but that hasn’t kept him from pitching for a Tacoma Little League team. The 12-year-old ran the bases during the Mariners’ opening day ceremony Monday.
A small group that’s demonstrated in Tacoma restaurants the past several Sundays is using brunch to advocate for social justice in Pierce County. “Black brunch Tacoma” is part of a national movement.
A well-bundled group of coffee-wielding faithful smiled and sang Sunday morning at Tacoma’s Jack Hyde Park as the sun rose on the Easter holiday.
In many ways, the lives of the monks of Saint Martin’s Abbey in Lacey play out like most people would expect.
The steep decline in the number of monks at Saint Martin’s Abbey isn’t unusual for Catholic monasteries.
Ethan Weilert, 10, has come to the life-saving rescue of Michael, 6, twice in three months.
The monks of Saint Martin’s Abbey have been in South Sound since 1891.
As hips swayed and ukuleles played, fledgling hula dancer Fred Whang couldn’t suppress an “oops” expression.
Dear Savvy Senior: I’ve heard that Social Security offers a lump-sum payment to retirees who need some extra cash. I have not yet started drawing my benefits and would like to investigate this option. What can you tell me? — Almost Retired
Tacoma’s Pacific Avenue bridge is set to be demolished starting Monday as part of a project to widen Interstate 5, and it’ll take almost a year for its replacement to open to drivers.
Tacoma-based MultiCare Health System and a Wisconsin-based vendor are accused of charging excessive fees for providing patients with copies of their medical records.
Protestants, Baptists and Pentecostals come together to show they’re all members of one family that “belongs to Jesus.”
A low-snow winter has record numbers of people heading to area parks and mountains for recreational opportunities usually only available in summer, and land managers aren’t prepared.
Mary and Tom Johnson of Northwest Costume have been washing, drying, steaming and sewing Easter Bunny suits for nearly three decades. With Easter just around the corner, it is no surprise the festive bunny is getting the royal treatment.
A 4-year-old Thurston County boy who was attacked by his family’s pit bull this week has undergone two surgeries at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and was in stable condition Thursday afternoon, his mother told The Olympian.
Easter-egg hunt scheduled Saturday in at the Westgate Shopping Center on North Pearl Street.
The transit board voted 5-4 Wednesday night to hire Susan Dreier as the agency’s new chief executive officer.
Edgewood City Manager Mark Bauer is no longer leading the city after the City Council unanimously approved a severance agreement at a special meeting Tuesday night. The decision was made in preparation for Edgewood’s upcoming change of government.
Washington’s governor says he is imposing the administration-wide ban after the passage of a new law that critics say has the potential to discriminate against gays and lesbians and others based on religious beliefs.
Recently, on my way to my part-time job, I ran out of gas near home in the Bayview Estates in the Dash Point area. I started to walk up the very steep hill when I realized there was no way I was in shape for such a trek.
Bit by bit, the site of a former plating company plant on Tacoma’s Thea Foss Waterway has been decontaminated and remade into a waterfront park.
Haitian-born American writer Edwidge Danticat will speak Tuesday at the University of Puget Sound on “creating dangerously.” The New York Times once proclaimed the then-25-year-old a culture-changer, Now, at 46, she has a string of award-winning books.
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