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The Tacoma zoo’s efforts in the Legislature were stalled, but now it is backing a ballot effort led by Seattle’s Paul Allen.
A commercial building in Spanaway burned and the fire threatened several nearby structures, according to Central Pierce Fire & Rescue.
A motorcyclist who died Sunday after crashing on state Route 410 in East Pierce County has been identified as 61-year-old Frederick Price.
Workers at the Bonney Lake overpass project where a family of three was killed last month continued the job even though they didn’t have the proper equipment, according to a city report released Monday.
Dozens of saplings have been planted along the right of way near the 84th Street overpass to enhance Tacoma’s gateways and bring more trees into the city.
An argument about whether to award a ceremonial key to a local music luminary has landed Puyallup City Council members in court.
Hopping nearly 4 miles left Brandon Johnson pretty sore Sunday, he said.
University of Puget Sound freshman and Annie Wright alum Megan Absten, a silver medalist member of the U.S. Paralympics national team, talks about losing her left arm in an ATV accident and how she was able to persevere and triumph through sports.
As the death toll rises from Nepal’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake, new research from the University of Washington shows that a similar fault off the Pacific Northwest is so weak and slippery in places that minuscule tidal forces produced by the sun and moon are enough to trigger tremors.
Kirkland’s Shaun Frandsen sets Tacoma City Marathon record; Seattle’s Emily Meeks takes women’s race
Frandsen wins ninth Tacoma City Marathon by more than five minutes. Meeks wins her first marathon. Tacoma residents Michael Jorgensen and Kate Landau win half marathon races.
Pilot John Carlin circled the Tacoma Narrows Airport for two hours burning off fuel, not knowing if his landing gear had deployed properly.
Some companies boast of making beer with spring water from majestic mountains.
Washington drivers can use cellphones and other portable electronic devices to establish proof of insurance and registration
Police say black-clad May Day marchers hurled wrenches and rocks at officers and hit police with sticks as a Friday evening march through a Seattle neighborhood turned violent, injuring three officers.
Millions of dollars in benefits are sitting in pension plans or with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, waiting to be claimed by their rightful owners.
Today’s adult children don’t appreciate the emotion, energy put into these displays.
Bonney Lake announced Friday evening that subcontractors involved in an overpass project where a family of three was killed will be removed from the project. Construction will resume Monday at the site of a sidewalk project on the state Route 410 overpass where a deadly accident occurred on April 13.
Childhood friends don’t live in Little Italy neighborhood anymore, but they’re still together. It helps that their wives get along.
USGA and state officials warn potential ticket-buyers to take precautions with third-party vendors.
For the first time, annual Christian event features tribute to tribal people and customs.
Brian Josef, assistant vice president for regulatory affairs with CTIA-The Wireless Association, answered questions about wireless emergency alerts. His association represents the wireless industry.
Its easy to confuse who is sending which emergency alerts. And they come from a lot of places.
One button can have a big ripple effect. Meteorologists at the National Weather Services Seattle office can hit the enter button on their computers and instantly distribute weather updates often emergency warnings of imminent blizzards, tsunamis and other disasters.
Runaway Ray is a little pony with a big fan club.
Ruston Fire Chief Don Torbet says he has long joked that if he could build a fire training tower, it would look like the six-story Commencement Condominiums, with its exterior elevators, open-air staircases and walkways that act as fire breaks between the towers.
Don’t be fooled by the JBLM color guard at the opening ceremonies. The golf extravaganza in University Place this June has a distinctly foreign flavor. And we don’t just mean the Scottish links golf course.
A stretch of Grandview Drive West will be closed to general traffic from the evening of June 14 through June 22 to accommodate the U.S. Open.
More police were at North Thurston High School Thursday following rumors of a threat.
Brady Olson heard a gunshot, then saw students flee.
About 400 students out of the school’s 1,447 students were absent Tuesday, according to district spokeswoman Courtney Schrieve.
Bishop Curtis E. Montgomery guided his Hilltop church through the civil rights struggles of the 1960s and the gang and drug warfare of the 1980s.
An airplane carrying one person crashed in a field near Grand Mound, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
About 150 people attended the Metro Parks Tacoma event Sunday, put on by the city’s specialized recreation program and the Tacoma Yacht Club.
The U.S. Open mobile app will launch on June 12, six days before the start of the tournament.
Local tribal members will be guests Friday, and a native author and former television news correspondent will be the featured speaker.
Several special events surrounding the U.S. Open golf championship at Chambers Bay this summer will be shared between the Seattle and Tacoma areas.
The Rev. Jon Scott is following through on a planned trip to Kathmandu, but with a different purpose
Eve Girawong was a Mount Everest base camp doctor for Madison Mountaineering.
An estimated 2,000 volunteers spent Saturday morning working in parks throughout Pierce County as part of this year’s “Parks Appreciation Day.”
Wold Vision staff members opening up their homes to provide shelter for earthquake victims
Richard Gustafson, who died at the Narrows Marina boat launch earlier this week, followed a routine until the end. Those close to the 88-year-old Fircrest man said he was down to earth and sharp, a successful attorney and a distinguished member of the community.
Amid mounting concerns about public safety after another death this week, the Narrows Marina announced Friday it will close its public boat ramp and install a permanent gate.
Every year, crowds of men and women slip on heels and get done up to walk the streets of downtown Tacoma in honor of sexual assault victims.
Gig Harbor school sets aside two hours a day for Grandparents Week so youngsers can bond with the older generation.
Allergies forced Dr. Robert Wright away from becoming a veterinarian. That’s a good thing for the Pierce County medical students he has helped find their path.
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