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Published August 7th, 2014 - 9:44PM
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.
Published August 7th, 2014 - 10:33PM
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.
Published August 7th, 2014 - 10:33PM
A disease that began killing millions of sea stars along the West Coast last fall has reached public aquariums in Western Washington.
Published August 7th, 2014 - 7:56PM
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
Published August 6th, 2014 - 8:51PM
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.
Published August 6th, 2014 - 7:28PM
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.
Published August 6th, 2014 - 6:35PM
The summer home-buying season finally kicked into gear in South Sound as sales and median prices rose in July.
Published August 6th, 2014 - 6:32AM
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.
Published August 7th, 2014 - 8:21AM
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.
Published August 5th, 2014 - 12:14PM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending Aug. 1, 2014
Published August 5th, 2014 - 7:00AM
One person was displaced Monday night in a mobile home fire in Kent, according to the Fire Department.
Published August 4th, 2014 - 9:47PM
The Tacoma surgeon practiced in Tacoma for 40 years; he fought cancer as a doctor, fundraiser and finally as a patient.
Published August 4th, 2014 - 6:48PM
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.
Published August 2nd, 2014 - 9:36PM
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.
Published August 4th, 2014 - 12:54PM
As with neighboring Puyallup, some parts of the Sumner City Council’s official position contradict recommendations from a community-based group.
Published August 9th, 2014 - 9:35PM
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.
Published August 2nd, 2014 - 9:42PM
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.
Published August 3rd, 2014 - 8:47PM
Tae McKenzie is the second Lincoln High School student in the last five years to advance to national competition.
Published August 2nd, 2014 - 5:09PM
Work to repair the state Route 16 overpass at Olympic Drive will start Monday and continue the rest of the year.
Published August 2nd, 2014 - 1:49PM
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.
Published August 1st, 2014 - 11:19AM
A 29-year-old Army veteran has been found not guilty of firing at Lakewood police during a disturbance at his home last year.
Published July 31st, 2014 - 10:16PM
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.
Published August 3rd, 2014 - 12:00AM
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.
Published July 31st, 2014 - 10:09PM
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.
Published July 31st, 2014 - 2:03PM
Two new lynx at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park underwent their first physical checkups and were released into their new exhibit.
Published July 31st, 2014 - 11:29AM
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.
Published July 29th, 2014 - 10:21PM
Candidates for the Legislature differed at a forum Tuesday on how to pay for an extension of state Route 167.
Published August 2nd, 2014 - 11:15AM
Dear Savvy Senior: What kinds of reacher grabber tools can you recommend for seniors who need help picking things up off the ground. I bought a cheap one a few months ago that doesn’t work very well for me, and would like to find one that does. — Need a Hand
Published July 30th, 2014 - 7:00AM
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.
Published August 2nd, 2014 - 11:15AM
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.
Published July 29th, 2014 - 12:52PM
Two controlled burns at Joint Base Lewis-McChord sent plumes of smoke into the sky Tuesday.
Published July 30th, 2014 - 7:00AM
Schell’s Cornerstone Development Co. brought Tacoma its first downtown YMCA, the now-Murano hotel, the Tacoma Financial Center and a renovated Sears building.
Published July 29th, 2014 - 6:51AM
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.
Published July 28th, 2014 - 10:43PM
In a 4-3 vote, the City Council on Monday night directed staff to move ahead with an ordinance.
Published July 29th, 2014 - 12:27AM
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.
Published July 28th, 2014 - 10:43PM
Crews evacuated a Group Health building as a precaution Monday when a brush fire burned about 1.5 acres in Puyallup.
Published July 28th, 2014 - 10:29AM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending 0725
Published July 27th, 2014 - 9:00PM
Wright Park in Tacoma hosted the 28th annual Ethnic Fest Saturday and Sunday.
Published July 27th, 2014 - 6:25AM
A woman was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia after her raft overturned Saturday in the Nisqually River near the River Bend campground.
Published July 27th, 2014 - 6:24AM
While most audience members of the Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival preferred to sip their beer on the sidelines, Karen Noyes, 60, was dancing to the beat.
Published August 6th, 2014 - 9:36AM
Over the years Puget Gulch fell into ivied disrepair, became the neighborhood dump and saw a child raped and murdered. Then a partnership among city, parks and citizens created a safe and beautiful public place.
Published August 6th, 2014 - 5:49PM
Each of Tacoma’s North End gulches offers its own rewards - and challenges.
Published August 16th, 2014 - 6:25PM
Mason Gulch’s inaccessibility has turned it into a hidden paradise of native plants, gushing springs and birdsong.
Published July 26th, 2014 - 10:22PM
The ice didn’t really need breaking with this crowd, but Herman Kleiner did it anyway.
Published July 26th, 2014 - 6:41AM
Fife Police Chief Brad Blackburn resigned this week, a move the city says was “long-planned.” But the separation agreement raises more concerns for those who believe the city is hiding information.
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