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The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay might be remembered, by spectators anyway, as the “grandstand Open.”
The Sheedy siblings — Mary, Tony and Senan — found themselves a long way from Tipperary on Thursday, literally. It’s roughly 4,500 miles from their home in Tipperary, Ireland, to University Place.
Despite early fears, things are quiet and problems few in the neighborhoods around Chambers Bay.
Scores of people enjoyed a live broadcast of the U.S. Open over lunch, drinks and attractions in Spectator Square Thursday.
Crowds and lines aren’t putting a damper on U.S. Open, spectators say
This is the first year the USGA has allowed attendees to keep their phones on their hips while on the course. But with that comes a new factor in crowd control while players are on the course.
An army of grass gurus awakes before dawn each day to make sure Chambers Bay is ready for the U.S. Open.
Boaters, kayakers and paddle boarders are effectively trapping the orcas in the inlet at times, or separating them. Laws prohibit getting within 200 yards of the orcas.
Fans visiting the U.S. Open have two options for parking: Red Lot or Blue Lot. Puyallup’s Washington State Fairgrounds or Lakewood’s Fort Steilacoom Park. So far this week both have offered quick, friendly security lines and quick access to the buses. But which is best? In pursuit of the answer to this question, we rode to the U.S. Open practice rounds from both lots.
Barbara Nicklaus, wife of golf legend Jack Nicklaus, is awarded the United States Golf Association’s highest honor.
University Place resident Richard Wunderle helps people find things at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, including the bathrooms.
The news so far from the first-aid tents at the golf championship at Chambers Bay is that there is none. And officials want it to stay that way.
Monday provided an introductory round for the hundreds of parking lot attendants, bus drivers and traffic control officers implementing the parking and transportation plan for the U.S. Open.
Members of the County Council were asked to make regulatory changes at Delano Beach and Ohop Lake. They agreed to leave things alone, for now.
Steak, seafood and the basics: No matter what you choose to eat (or drink) at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, prepare to pay a little bit more for it.
Autograph hounds were out early Monday morning at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
Lori Leasure, 39, had been missing for about two weeks.
Searchers on Mount Rainier on Saturday recovered the body of a missing climber believed to be Kyle Bufis, formerly of Maple Grove, who perished in a harsh storm after reaching the summit two days earlier.
They could have slept in Saturday morning.
Authorities have not yet confirmed the identity of the diver.
The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the dead boy as Karl A. Severson of Gig Harbor.
Tacoma business leaders fear national labor unions will donate big bucks to support a ballot measure that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15. But 15 Now Tacoma is not rolling in dough, and individual unions haven’t donated a cent.
“Subdued” might seem like an unusual word for one of the South Sound’s most popular running races, but in relative terms, that’s what Saturday’s Sound-to-Narrows was.
But it could take months or years to figure out how to pay for it, and even longer to build it.
On their one-month birthday Friday, four clouded leopard cubs at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium were gifted names.
UPDATED: A search will resume Saturday for a climber who went missing on Mount Rainier on Thursday. His two companions were safe at Camp Schurman.
Let history record that Bruce Lind, a retired mathematics professor living in University Place, was the first public customer through the door Thursday morning at the U.S. Open Championship merchandise pavilion at Chambers Bay.
Eighth grade graduation can be a bittersweet rite of passage for any student preparing to enter high school. But at North Tapps Middle School in Lake Tapps, it’s even more so.
John Hathaway, online Tacoma gadfly with a 1940s gumshoe persona, is dead at 69.
Sumner is helping East Pierce County golf fans celebrate the U.S. Open before Monday’s start of the championship while also offering a valuable incentive — the chance to win tickets — to those who attend a city festival this weekend.
Several people reported hearing a siren sound off twice Thursday morning in Puyallup.
The popular East Pierce County reservoir was reduced to exceptionally low levels in the off-season to make repairs, and refilling has been hampered by drought conditions.
State Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark and Gov. Jay Inslee discussed the high likelihood of wildfires Wednesday as they took a “pack test,” a requirement for people who visit wildfires in Washington state.
Lakewood was rebuffed several times trying to let community groups have access to shuttle passengers at Fort Steilacoom Park. Emails illustrate the tight control that the golf association exerts over its 120-year-old championship and the communities that host it.
A third water-quality test will determine whether an advisory can be lifted on Wednesday.
The weather is looking pretty good for the U.S. Open, if you like partly sunny with temperatures in the 70s, that is.
If you need a reason that would explain why Arneberg has furnished 75 percent of her home with goods purchased at Goodwill stores, then maybe it’s because she was raised in a series of foster homes, or that she married young and had four children by the time she was 20.
Another person performed CPR on the 7-year-old before firefighters arrived.
The 5-year-old tiger had been battling a brief illness. The exact cause of his death hasn’t been determined.
A fisherman found dead on Lake Kapowsin has been identified as 31-year-old Eric Parker of Orting.
The Kitsap Sun carrier was struck by a Seattle Times carrier who was backing out of a driveway.
About 600 customers of the Sea Cliff Estates Water System are being advised to boil water after potentially harmful E. coli bacteria were detected in the water during routine water-quality monitoring Saturday.
Andrew Malinak, in a hot pink swimsuit and covered in sunblock, finished a historic 18.8-mile swim from Tacoma to West Seattle on Saturday in honor of a Tacoma long-distance swimmer.
Say the words “pinball wizard,” and most people’s thoughts tend to run toward Pete Townshend and the rock opera “Tommy.”
Tacoma’s Freedom Fair air show might be shortest in recent memory unless sponsors are found.
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