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For the first time in more than three decades, animals at the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park will get names.
A volunteer committee was tasked with designing a large sign for intersection at Bridgeport Way and Pacific Highway.
The city of Tacoma will form a working group to talk about billboard regulations later this month, nearly two years after it agreed to do so under a deal that halted a legal battle between it and Clear Channel Outdoor.
Tim Robnett was fired from Larchmont Elementary School in early May after a Tacoma School District investigation concluded his actions were “egregious” and lacked “any positive educational aspect or legitimate professional purpose,” according to documents obtained by The News Tribune.
The South Sound saw record-breaking heat Tuesday, and the sunny weather is expected to hold through the holiday weekend.
The City of Tacoma is closing a 103-year-old bridge on the Tideflats to all traffic in a few weeks.
Kent firefighters rescued a man from inside a burning abandoned home early Tuesday morning.
With the Fourth of July just days away and U.S. residents stocking up on fireworks, South Sound officials are reminding people to abide by the rules that cover when and where fireworks displays can be set off.
Firefighters were called about 9:25 p.m. to the 1000 block of South Seventh Street and found thick smoke and heavy flames coming from the second floor of a 1,568-square-foot house.
Broadcasters say contracts include trade secrets that, if revealed, would harm their business. The News Tribune argues that taxpayers have a right to know how the city-owned Click cable system spends its money.
No Child Left Behind law forces letters to families that South Sound officials call “inaccurate” and “demoralizing.”
Organizing this week’s Fourth of July Freedom Fair in Tacoma means Gary Grape is working harder in retirement than he did in his career.
For many adults adopted as children in Washington state, a change in law Tuesday will give them access to family medical history, and might help them identify their birth parents.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending June 27, 2014
Veteran police officer fires one round and suspect dies at the scene.
It’s a classic road-rage situation: merging traffic struggling to get onto the arterial, and traffic on the mainline refusing to give way. Who has the right-of-way in freeway merge?
Town council first agreed to new contract with the fire district then backed out
Model T Fords changed the world, so it only makes sense that people would jump at a chance to drive one, right? For a lot of people, that’s apparently true. The Model T driving classes that the LeMay Family Collection Foundation started this summer have been packed.
The Fair is offering discounted tickets for the 17-day event until Sept. 4
Raspberries and blackberries replacing strawberry season at the Puyallup Valley farm, but Marionberries won’t be picked
DUI suspect shot in arm after ramming deputy’s patrol vehicle
The sun came out early Friday afternoon just in time for Michael Spencer to enjoy his annual reptile on a stick.
Additional exposures to measles took place this week at the emergency departments of Tacoma hospitals, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department said Friday (June 27).
Traffic is going up on the bridge, but so are debt payments. A 25-cent toll increase goes into effect July 1.
Tedd Wetherbee says he will challenge Fife’s pending ban on marijuana operations
A new state plan to build a new Tacoma Amtrak station in the central section of Freighthouse Square may meet detractors’ objections.
An infant exposed to measles at a Tacoma hospital is the first confirmed case of the disease in Pierce County in at least six years, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department said Thursday.
Residents of the private island will celebrate the completion of their new 757-foot bridge Sunday with a cannon blast and community potluck.
A mixture of people in star-spangled jerseys, military uniforms and plain sweatshirts sat with eyes transfixed on big screen TVs in McNamara’s Pub & Eatery in DuPont.
Beloved Tacoma walrus E.T. has returned to his exhibit at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium after after six weeks battling a serious gastrointestinal infection.
The City Council agrees to take up the issue this summer after hearing several weeks of public comment.
About 1,300 homes and businesses affected by a power outage in Sumner Wednesday morning regained power just before 11 a.m., according to Puget Sound Energy.
Finding stolen cars is a passion for Tacoma Police Officer Michael Graham. Now he has a new tool to catch car thieves: an automated license plate reader.
Two women didn’t know it was the Governor’s Office, according to WSP. Second woman arrested Tuesday in Seattle.
Frank Schnarr is owner of hot tub and hot tub repair business.
70-year-old Seattle woman was reported missing Wednesday night and her body was found Saturday.
The new Sharkmania exhibit at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma offers an up-close look at prehistoric predators and the plight of current ones.
Tacoma Rail told Washington state it moves about three trains of Bakken crude oil in Pierce County each week, information that federal transportation officials have ordered released to help emergency responders prepare for accidents.
Community members and activists passionate about the fight against human trafficking are getting together in Puyallup Tuesday night (June 24) to spread awareness about the problem of youths being exploited sexually for commercial gain.
A worker at a Fife warehouse was killed Monday after a 11,500-pound piece of equipment fell on him, police said.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending June 20, 2014
As patrons at Doyle’s Public House watched Portugal score against the U.S. to tie Sunday’s World Cup game in the final minute of play, heads were held, mouths dropped open, and eyes were wide.
Skaters and their fans enjoyed a beautiful day in Tacoma during a celebration and exhibition of skateboarding and during Go Skateboarding Day.
Despite a few minor injuries from accidents on the rides, visitors enjoy annual Puyallup street fair, eat festival treats and play on the carnival rides on a sunny Saturday.
The City Council looks to change city code and state law to consistently allow alcohol by the glass at restaurants.
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