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Published September 25th, 2014 - 7:10AM
Zoran Milanović, prime minister of Croatia, will visit Gig Harbor on Sept. 28 to experience its rich Croatian heritage.
Published September 25th, 2014 - 7:10AM
City Council unanimously approved changes to the zoning code that will keep money in restaurant owner Louie Galarza’s pocket. He won’t have to pay for a permit to keep hosting musical acts.
Published September 24th, 2014 - 6:59AM
In just the first hour, the 300 people gathered in downtown Tacoma had heard eight speakers and gone through two brainstorming sessions involving sculpture, markers and sticky notes.
Published September 23rd, 2014 - 11:42AM
Practice round tickets still available for the major golf tournament at Chambers Bay in University Place.
Published September 23rd, 2014 - 6:50AM
Two women who burglarized Gov. Jay Inslee’s office this summer are expected to be sentenced Oct. 6.
Published September 23rd, 2014 - 10:53AM
A steady string of warm, sunny weather, and only a few raindrops, helped push 2014 attendance past the 1 million benchmark, fair says.
Published September 23rd, 2014 - 12:00AM
University of Washington researchers are at the forefront of brain research that’s illuminating what happens inside the brain as young children learn to speak, listen, read and write — and how to help those who struggle with those skills.
Published September 23rd, 2014 - 6:50AM
A quake on the Seattle Fault zone slightly boosts the possibility that a more powerful quake will follow — but the odds remain very low and the added danger diminishes quickly with time.
Published September 22nd, 2014 - 10:18AM
About 100 riders on antique bikes took part in the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run, which started Sept. 5 in Florida and ended Sunday in Tacoma.
Published September 21st, 2014 - 8:43AM
Too many Tacoma residents haven’t ever been to the city’s waterfront, say the people behind the Tacoma Maritime Fest. That’s something the organizers of annual festival aim to change. The free celebration of the city’s maritime history continues Sunday, giving visitors the chance to step aboard ships from different eras, head out on the Thea Foss Waterway for a sail, or build their own miniature remote-control boats.
Published September 21st, 2014 - 7:45AM
Yuliya Lobets was 9 years old when her parents moved her and her brothers to Spanaway, because it just wasn’t safe to live in Belarus.
Published September 21st, 2014 - 3:26PM
Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. will be among the high-profile speakers at the upcoming Race & Pedagogy Conference, which will examine issues at the intersection of race and education.
Published September 21st, 2014 - 10:31AM
The exterior might look dark and brown, but the inside of Tacoma Art Museum’s new Haub wing is as light as they come. Just two months before the official opening of the museum’s extension to house its new collection of Western American art, the wing’s three galleries and sculpture hall now have floors, walls and a ceiling, with light pouring in from Pacific Avenue and the main entrance now in use.
Published September 20th, 2014 - 3:54PM
Paper receives regional awards for marina and fire stories
Published September 19th, 2014 - 6:15PM
A Tacoma osteopath once known as the city’s top pot doc can advertise medical marijuana services, but he’s not dropping a lawsuit filed against the state.
Published September 21st, 2014 - 7:45AM
On any given day during the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, crowds that rival the city’s population visit the fairgrounds. Adding more than 1 million people to a population of 37,000 poses many challenges for organizers and city officials, ranging from traffic and noise control to waste management.
Published September 19th, 2014 - 8:34PM
In St. Joseph Medical Center’s new Centering Pregnancy program pending moms and dads learn about prenatal care as a group.
Published September 21st, 2014 - 8:17PM
A 142-unit senior living apartment complex will be built at the corner of 27th Street West and Grandview Drive West.
Published September 19th, 2014 - 2:41PM
The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23 starting at 6 p.m. at Clover Park Technical College.
Published September 19th, 2014 - 8:42PM
For Michele Lilley, the Washington State Fairgrounds is a place for romance. The Milton resident recently celebrated the anniversary of her engagement to husband Dan, who proposed to her 20 years ago as the couple stepped off the fair’s gondola.
Published September 19th, 2014 - 1:43PM
Point Defiance Zoo is throwing a birthday party Saturday for its two Asian elephants.
Published September 19th, 2014 - 3:45PM
Puyallup teacher Margaret Grieve-Fent hopes to bring awareness to the fight.
Published September 19th, 2014 - 9:05PM
The Washington State Fair in Puyallup will host the Ultimate Tailgate for folks who want to watch the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos play.
Published September 18th, 2014 - 5:41PM
Removal is being done through the state Department of Natural Resources creosote removal program.
Published September 19th, 2014 - 5:28PM
A cross-country antique motorcycle ride that started Sept. 5 in Daytona Beach will finish Sunday in Tacoma.
Published September 18th, 2014 - 12:30PM
If the system now being tested by a handful of scientists had been scaled up and in full operation, it would have provided people in Seattle about 10 seconds warning before the shaking hit, the director of UW’s seismic network says.
Published September 18th, 2014 - 2:04PM
University receives $100,000 per year for work applying Whole Child Initiative at 26 Tacoma schools.
Published September 18th, 2014 - 9:12AM
Some highlights from 25 years with the Tacoma nonprofit
Published September 18th, 2014 - 9:13AM
Volunteer watchmen like Don Becker and Stan Stull are at the heart of organization’s 25-year-old mission.
Published September 17th, 2014 - 10:12PM
Nonprofit has grown from a network of fewer than a dozen neighborhood groups in urban Tacoma to 125 organizations throughout Pierce County that plan street cleanups and organize community meetings. It also has expanded its mission to impact students.
Published September 17th, 2014 - 10:10PM
The group of about two dozen people could recommend changes to city code, with the goal of reducing the number of billboards in residential areas and historic districts.
Published September 17th, 2014 - 8:52PM
Despite taking two votes related to recreational marijuana Tuesday night, Puyallup City Council members continue their cautious path in implementing state Initiative 502. They extended a moratorium three more months.
Published September 17th, 2014 - 6:50AM
Graham Fire & Rescue announced reductions in service Tuesday, the latest in a string of financial problems in the East Pierce County fire district.
Published September 17th, 2014 - 6:50AM
The City Council supports the annual fee in a 6-1 vote; collection will begin in 2015 and is set to expire in 2020.
Published September 16th, 2014 - 11:05AM
A 1-year-old Tenino girl died Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle in her driveway, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office.
Published September 16th, 2014 - 7:00AM
Next week, the University of Washington Tacoma will celebrate the opening of the middle segment of downtown’s 1-mile linear park known as the Prairie Line Trail.
Published September 15th, 2014 - 10:01AM
A conversation with Pat Shuman is full of “what ifs.” What if everyone spoke to one child in their neighborhood during the day? What if we asked children how to make things more fair?
Published September 14th, 2014 - 2:00PM
Question: There seems to be a new traffic pattern on Division Avenue near Wright Park in Tacoma, but I'm confused how to navigate around the bike lanes. What is the green pavement for? Why can't I turn left onto Division Avenue from South G Street anymore? — Kim, Tacoma
Published September 13th, 2014 - 8:59PM
Chinese music, martial arts and Japanese dance were among the skills demonstrated during the Tacoma Moon Festival on Saturday at Chinese Reconciliation Park.
Published September 13th, 2014 - 9:01PM
Risk is likely low, but health officials warn those who may have been exposed to check their vaccination and seek medical care if symptoms develop
Published September 13th, 2014 - 5:25PM
The Washington State Fair and its carnival operator Funtastic have expanded employee background checks to include more people. But state Rep. Liz Pike is seeking a new law to take it a step further – she wants every fair worker in the state to be screened.
Published September 13th, 2014 - 11:17AM
Karen Barnett discussing “Mistaken,” a suspenseful, historical romance set in Washington state, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Parkland Spanaway Pierce County Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma. Free. 253-548-3304, piercecountylibrary.org.
Published September 12th, 2014 - 6:27PM
Rocky Ridge Elementary is competing against two other schools, one in Idaho and one in Montana.
Published September 12th, 2014 - 6:42PM
The father of murder victim Kimberly Daily won a default judgment Friday against her killer, who’s serving a sentence of life without parole.
Published September 13th, 2014 - 8:45PM
Background checks vary in depth and cost, depending on how thoroughly an employer searches. The Washington State Fair uses a name and date of birth search, which is handled by Puyallup police and a contracted company.
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