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The body of a man who went missing Saturday afternoon after the sailboat he was on capsized into Budd Inlet has been found in Case Inlet, bringing a multiagency search and rescue effort to an end, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
A newly hired teacher was being hailed as a hero Saturday after confronting the shooter during a deadly rampage in the cafeteria of a Marysville high school.
Two hundred years and a handful of weeks after poet Francis Scott Key wrote about a battle-weary 15-star banner flying over Fort McHenry in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812, a child of that flag was raised in Tacoma over Tacoma Screw.
Representatives of 30 Tacoma-based non-profits gathered Saturday at Jason Lee Middle School to offer potential volunteers a one-stop-shopping array of volunteering opportunities.
Names of the chancellor candidates will not be released until a week before they visit the Tacoma campus.
The City of Sumner can finalize the sale of Sumner Meadows Golf Links after settling several lawsuits with a local developer who challenged the $53 million deal.
The Bridge for Kids committee invited a long list of dignitaries to Orting on Wednesday to discuss designs for a proposed pedestrian bridge that they believe could save thousands of lives if a lahar strikes. A consulting firm presented plans that were drafted two years ago for the project, which would cost about $40 million to complete.
The long-term future of the town’s independent fire department may hinge on an excess property tax levy on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Why that kitchen sponge, dollar bill and public restroom handle are some of the most dangerous things you’ll touch today, says Dr. Paul Pottinger with the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
The Tacoma City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to add the four buildings to the city’s list of historic places.
We want to let you know that there is no evidence that this incident will impact Tacoma Public Schools or our students.
Thurston County doctor returning from Liberia agrees to self-monitor for Ebola symptoms as a precaution
A Thurston County physician recently returned from spending three weeks in Liberia. The person had no contact with anyone suffering from the disease, but he has agreed to self-monitor for fever and other symptoms and work closely with health officials, according to a Thurston County news release.
You might find some trees at Point Defiance that are 130 years old, and the Washington State History Museum might have preserved artifacts that old, but you will be hard pressed to find other examples hereabouts that can boast a longevity of 13 decades. Add the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber to that very short list.
Nearly 4,000 soldiers and airmen attended a huge jobs fair Thursday at McChord Field, meeting face to face with potential employers and school recruiters eager to help them ease into civilian life.
Five finalists have been chosen for the position.
A person in Pierce County who traveled from a West African country affected by Ebola is being monitored daily “as part of our new normal” procedure nationally, the local health department said Thursday.
About a dozen Tacoma Tideflats businesses affected by a water main break have water service again, Tacoma Public Utilities said Thursday.
A Key Peninsula water system that tested positive for E. coli last week now is delivering safe drinking water, according to the state Department of Health.
Record rainfall hit the South Sound Wednesday, and the forecast didn’t show signs of clearing up.
The situation at St. Anthony Hospital in August shows that even before the full-court press of Ebola preparation of the past few weeks, the staff there knew what to do.
The buildings have sat empty for eight years, a relic from the earliest plans for the Town Center development.
Instead of continuing to ban gambling premises in Fife, the City Council votes to allow them in a way that fits the city’s vision.
Police are investigating human remains found in Lacey on Tuesday, according to a press release from the Lacey Police Department.
MultiCare and Franciscan both ordered new protective clothing that covers the neck, spokespeople say
A Pierce County Superior Court judge on Tuesday lifted an injunction that blocked the City of Fife from releasing personnel records last month.
Corporate clients will visit the golf course next week to see examples of tents they can occupy for the 2015 U.S. Open.
The moon will partially eclipse the sun Thursday afternoon, but whether South Sounders will be able to see it will depend on the weather.
Road closures and on-street parking restrictions will affect roughly 4,600 properties near the Chambers Bay Golf Course.
The City Council approves a six-month moratorium Monday while it studies whether to allow large churches in zones such as the Mildred Street corridor.
About 100 volunteers are needed to help plant more than 900 trees Wednesday along Clarks Creek.
Metro Parks Tacoma was received national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Park and Recreation Agencies.
The city plans to complete 64 projects around the city with $2.5 million. Tacoma residents picked the projects earlier this year in public meetings.
A court hearing Thursday will pit Washington state’s Public Records Act against the free speech and privacy protections laid out in the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Leighton could decide whether to allow Pierce County to release the business licenses of dancers and managers at a Parkland strip club.
If Noah McDonald becomes a certified lifeguard as he’s considering this winter, he’ll probably be the only one in class with a rescue under his belt.
The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse in Sumner announced it will double donations, up to $50,000, for the long-awaited Gordon Family YMCA, which is set to open next year.
Drivers can expect some lane and ramp closures on Interstate 5 this week as state Department of Transportation crews continue work on a paving improvement project.
Discussions about the effects of minimum wage with the author of this year’s Tacoma Reads book and Mayor Marilyn Strickland are scheduled for this week.
For high school marching bands, Saturday was the big time.
Health officials told Wauna residents Saturday to boil drinking water, after they found E. coli in the system on the Key Peninsula.
Historic Hilltop church has a long history of helping those in need with its food bank and other programs. It also took a stand against crime and injustice.
Tacoma-based CHI Franciscan Health outlined steps Friday it is taking to prepare for any person sick with Ebola.
Developer of Superfund site opening exhibit recalling the copper smelter that was a major engine of Tacoma’s economy for more than 90 years.
Puyallup School District issues apology to candidate who was uninvited – mid-presentation – to speak at high school
Melanie Stambaugh, a candidate running for a 25th Legislative District seat, says she was interrupted while speaking to students at Emerald Ridge High School this week to be escorted off campus. A union representative informed building administration that Stambaugh’s presence on campus during an election violated school district policy. District officials say Stambaugh shouldn’t have been invited to speak and apologized for the “unwelcoming behavior.”
Conference report: McCarver program could expand to other Tacoma elementary schools
A faux fire tower will beckon customers at the Pacific Northwest’s first Bass Pro Shop in Tacoma.
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