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Thousands of people lined Main Street in Auburn on Saturday for the citys 49th annual Veterans Day Parade, waving flags and cheering as several generations of soldiers and relics of former wars passed by.
Brian Meredith doesn’t know why, but he says there’s something about Tacoma and the comics subculture that really clicks.
Local Veterans Day commemorations continue through Tuesday.
The state Department of Health reported Friday that E. coli. bacteria was discovered during routine sampling of water from the Canterwood area.
Jeremy Bennett, 18, pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder in the death of Lawrence Howse, who was shot dead during a robbery that shocked Tacoma.
Current City Manager Bill McDonald is re-entering retirement, after running the day-to-day operations in Puyallup on an interim basis for two years.
Mike Johnson replaces David Curry, who left last year for California. Johnson has been working at the Union Gospel Mission in Seattle.
How Washington became the 42nd state: An exhibit, party and program will mark the occasion in Olympia.
Crews worked along North Union Avenue between North 18th and North 30th streets in Tacoma Thursday, trimming maple trees and culling dead limbs in preparation for winter storms.
Lesson No. 1 in the art of relationships: All you really need to know about a potential partner can be collected by snooping in his bathroom. Turns out the same lesson might apply during election season.
The pilot's escape from the disintegrating Virgin Galactic rocket plane is part of a long history of extraordinary feats of survival by test pilots who have defied the odds through skill, faith or luck.
The pilot who survived last week’s crash of the Virgin Galactic rocket plane grew up and learned to fly in Gig Harbor.
Local political activists weren't passively waiting for more ballots to be counted Thursday in several too-close-to-call races. They were busy doing what is known as ballot-chasing: Contacting voters who had problems with the signatures on their ballots, and helping them sign the forms needed to fix those issues and get their votes counted.
Funeral services for one of three students killed in the Marysville school shooting were begun Thursday.
Nate Hatch, a survivor of the Oct. 24 shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School, returned home Thursday from a Seattle hospital.
A PLU student documentary looks at food waste.
The East Pierce city is seeking a hearing to appeal a retail marijuana license granted by the state Liquor Control Board. Days earlier, the City Council voted to prohibit all marijuana-related businesses in the city.
The city will save about $155,000 over two years if it eliminates the position, according to budget projections — part of a larger package of $2 million in staff reductions.
Tacoma General has been using donated breast milk in its neonatal intensive care unit since 2010, but it was just this fall that it officially opened a depot for local mothers to contribute to the Mothers’ Milk Bank, a nonprofit program of the Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation in Denver.
In a settlement finalized last week, a federal judge reopened a 2009 civil-rights case against Lakewood police and the plaintiff was paid $60,000, after his attorney received a damning document that was never turned over during the original lawsuit.
A toddler died in an early morning fire Monday in a home at 7030 Steamboat Island Road, northwest of Olympia.
The oncology nurse from Bonney Lake will vie with 99 other contestants for a million-dollar grand prize at the 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off in Nashville.
More than 4,000 people celebrated Sunday at the Tacoma Art Museum for its 10th annual Dia de los Muertos festival, organizers estimated, compared to 400 attendees the first year.
Tacoma church plans to become independent and hang on to its historic building.
A Puyallup man died early Saturday after he apparently fell from a downtown Tacoma onramp onto Interstate 705.
I belong to a choir now. I can see that you’re surprised. I’m surprised myself. All my life I’ve wanted to sing, but it’s been generally conceded that my singing voice would compare unfavorably to that of the frog I recently evicted from my guest room.
There arr multiple options for seniors looking for legal assistance.
A reckless driver led police on a short chase through Central Tacoma on Friday, clipping two other cars and slamming into a power transformer near South 12th Street and Union Avenue before officers took him into custody.
This week renowned organ builder Paul Fritts’ team reassembled an organ he made at Tacoma’s Grace Lutheran Church that is making its new home at Tacoma’s St. Andrew’s Episcopal.
Tacoma leaders are hunting for a business model that preserves civic pride without draining city coffers.
Michelle Caldier, a dentist from Port Orchard, says Rep. Larry Seaquist’s supporters are using edited images of court documents to make her look like a criminal. At the same time, ads from Caldier’s campaign have exaggerated how much college tuition rose while Seaquist was chairman of the Higher Education Committee.
Seven property owners in the East Pierce County suburb are pursuing another round of legal challenges in an ongoing dispute over how much they should have to pay for the city’s new sewer system.
Churches in Tacoma and Olympia must become independent or face closure.
Lisa Berntsen, a Tacoma environmental scientist, died recently while on a trek to Mount Everest’s base camp, The Mountaineers announced Thursday on its website. She was 49.
Mailers landing in 26th Legislative District mailboxes target the House race for position 1 between Rep. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, and his Democratic challenger and former Sen. Nathan Schlicher. Claims include Young outsourced jobs to India, while Schlicher is too extreme based on his appointed time in Olympia.
The Ramos family has been planning for Halloween since May. “It’s kind of all of our favorite holiday,” Allison Ramos said. “We talk about Halloween pretty much all year long.”
Part-time student suspected of making threats by text.
The newborn Sumatran tiger triplets in Tacoma will get names soon.
Among the memorials outside Marysville-Pilchuck High School are tributes to Jaylen Fryberg, the popular 15-year-old freshman who invited five friends to lunch Friday and then gunned them down.
A Tall Ships festival could return to Tacoma in 2017 following a nine-year hiatus, if a group of citizens and community leaders gets its way.
New radio system is a major step in fulfilling what voters approved with sales tax increase.
Trick-or-treaters sure to be showered with candy Friday have only a chance of being showered with rain that night.
Preparing food for a major golf championship is big business, and local caterers and merchants gathered in Sumner on Tuesday to learn how to get a piece of the pie.
Tim Hoyt spent decades teaching chemistry at the University of Puget Sound. People called him Wizard.
Finding truck tires, dead animals, fast-food trash and even an airplane door along roadways in Pierce County has become second nature to workers in the state’s Ecology Youth Corps.
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