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Published June 19th, 2015 - 7:19PM
The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay might be remembered, by spectators anyway, as the “grandstand Open.”
Published June 18th, 2015 - 6:02PM
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.
Published June 18th, 2015 - 5:59PM
Despite early fears, things are quiet and problems few in the neighborhoods around Chambers Bay.
Published June 18th, 2015 - 4:52PM
Scores of people enjoyed a live broadcast of the U.S. Open over lunch, drinks and attractions in Spectator Square Thursday.
Published June 18th, 2015 - 4:51PM
Crowds and lines aren’t putting a damper on U.S. Open, spectators say
Published June 18th, 2015 - 6:41PM
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.
Published June 17th, 2015 - 7:42PM
An army of grass gurus awakes before dawn each day to make sure Chambers Bay is ready for the U.S. Open.
Published June 17th, 2015 - 6:08PM
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.
Published June 17th, 2015 - 3:09PM
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.
Published June 17th, 2015 - 1:01PM
Barbara Nicklaus, wife of golf legend Jack Nicklaus, is awarded the United States Golf Association’s highest honor.
Published June 16th, 2015 - 9:38PM
University Place resident Richard Wunderle helps people find things at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, including the bathrooms.
Published June 17th, 2015 - 1:00PM
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.
Published June 15th, 2015 - 7:56PM
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.
Published June 15th, 2015 - 4:10PM
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.
Published June 15th, 2015 - 4:42PM
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.
Published June 15th, 2015 - 9:14PM
Autograph hounds were out early Monday morning at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
Published June 14th, 2015 - 3:44PM
Lori Leasure, 39, had been missing for about two weeks.
Published June 14th, 2015 - 3:12PM
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.
Published June 15th, 2015 - 9:55AM
They could have slept in Saturday morning.
Published June 14th, 2015 - 6:40PM
Authorities have not yet confirmed the identity of the diver.
Published June 13th, 2015 - 6:54PM
The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the dead boy as Karl A. Severson of Gig Harbor.
Published June 13th, 2015 - 7:51PM
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.
Published June 13th, 2015 - 6:04PM
“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.
Published June 14th, 2015 - 4:20PM
But it could take months or years to figure out how to pay for it, and even longer to build it.
Published June 13th, 2015 - 9:04AM
On their one-month birthday Friday, four clouded leopard cubs at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium were gifted names.
Published June 13th, 2015 - 12:12PM
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.
Published June 11th, 2015 - 10:21PM
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.
Published June 11th, 2015 - 9:11PM
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.
Published June 12th, 2015 - 9:16AM
John Hathaway, online Tacoma gadfly with a 1940s gumshoe persona, is dead at 69.
Published June 11th, 2015 - 3:58PM
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.
Published June 11th, 2015 - 3:21PM
Several people reported hearing a siren sound off twice Thursday morning in Puyallup.
Published June 10th, 2015 - 5:41PM
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.
Published June 10th, 2015 - 3:59PM
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.
Published June 10th, 2015 - 3:04PM
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.
Published June 9th, 2015 - 4:00PM
A third water-quality test will determine whether an advisory can be lifted on Wednesday.
Published June 13th, 2015 - 8:49AM
The weather is looking pretty good for the U.S. Open, if you like partly sunny with temperatures in the 70s, that is.
Published June 9th, 2015 - 2:00PM
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.
Published June 8th, 2015 - 10:08PM
Another person performed CPR on the 7-year-old before firefighters arrived.
Published June 9th, 2015 - 3:30PM
The 5-year-old tiger had been battling a brief illness. The exact cause of his death hasn’t been determined.
Published June 8th, 2015 - 6:28PM
A fisherman found dead on Lake Kapowsin has been identified as 31-year-old Eric Parker of Orting.
Published June 7th, 2015 - 10:07PM
The Kitsap Sun carrier was struck by a Seattle Times carrier who was backing out of a driveway.
Published June 7th, 2015 - 6:32AM
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.
Published June 7th, 2015 - 3:10PM
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.
Published June 6th, 2015 - 6:20PM
Say the words “pinball wizard,” and most people’s thoughts tend to run toward Pete Townshend and the rock opera “Tommy.”
Published June 8th, 2015 - 5:40PM
Tacoma’s Freedom Fair air show might be shortest in recent memory unless sponsors are found.
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