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Central Meadow, the off-leash dog park, Bridge to the Beach and the lower part of the Soundview Trail are no longer accessible. More closures on the property are coming.
Months after Lake Tapps was drained to historically low levels for maintenance projects, its operator is beginning to refill the man-made reservoir.
A stormy Sunday brought record-breaking rainfall to the South Sound, and wind cut power to some parts of Pierce County.
Following initial reports that a carpet cleaning product may have been responsible for the death of a pet dog and bird at a Lakewood home recently, many readers called The News Tribune to ask about the allegedly harmful cleaner.
Every few years, stories appear about Vashon Island and its high percentage of unvaccinated kids. Then the temporary publicity fades and this island of 11,000 goes back to the same old, same old.
The rifles weren’t loaded, most of the students weren’t from Mount Tahoma and this was the day of the Northwest Drill and Rifle Conference Championships wherein 850 students from 30 schools in Washington and Oregon competed in events including physical fitness, marksmanship, color guard and unarmed and armed drill.
Eulogies and stories about “Bix,” who was 86 when he died, painted a picture of a man remarkable for his fierce adherence to New Testament principles and decades of protest against “the establishment.”
Thirteen cities and towns were told last month they will have to stop sending lower-level offenders to the county jail, which doesn’t have adequate staff to supervise them.
Washington State’s answer to the problem of low-income people with civil legal problems who can’t afford help from a lawyer is a new class of legal professionals called “limited license legal technicians.”
Golf championship Experience is “unlikely to happen here,” one local official says.
In his long newspaper career, the Tacoma native juggled everything from a Marxist editor to crosstown rivalries to a stable of future Pulitzer Prize winners.
So many Kalakala souvenir seekers rushed to a salvage sale Friday morning that shortly before noon it was called off, a day earlier than planned.
Historian and author Karen Meador on Sunday will explain the history of the Army’s late 1850s network of Western Washington roads, all of which led to Fort Steilacoom.
The state Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to ban exfoliating products that use synthetic plastic microbeads, which are tiny scrubbing particles sometimes found in body washes, toothpastes and face washes. The synthetic plastic pieces – generally used for exfoliation – are small enough to slip through drains and into waterways, where they pollute oceans and rivers and can end up in the bellies of fish.
The County Council approved the plan 5 to 2 Tuesday.
A judge set bail at $2 million Tuesday for a man who police say drove to the state mental health hospital in Lakewood on Sunday with the body of his slain girlfriend and confessed to killing her.
The owner of New Tacoma Cemetery has offered land after learning the dog park at Chambers Creek Regional Park might disappear permanently after the U.S. Open.
Port holes, pistons, brass window frames and other hunks of metal from the historic ferry will be laid out in garage sale fashion Friday and Saturday at a Parkland storage yard.
Fox Island Historical Society leads effort to restore Fox Island cabin of Reader’s Digest founder Lila Acheson Wallace.
The Tacoma native dedicated his ministry to the causes of helping the poor, working for peace and protesting nuclear arms.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending
Half a century after hundreds crossed a bridge in Selma, Alabama in support of civil rights, about as many walked Tacomas 11th Street Bridge Sunday to honor the anniversary.
Late last year, the city of Tacoma discovered that the Point Ruston developer was operating a propane system that was larger than what was permitted and whose lines had not been inspected as required by the fire department since being installed in 2013. Public records and interviews show city officials quickly took steps to determine the system did not present a danger, and that the problem was only procedural.
Members and volunteers of the Zion’s River church have made 46 short animated videos intended to connect kids with the teachings of Jesus and to instill in them a sense of right and wrong.
Tacoma will honor the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March with a march of its own on Sunday (March 8.)
A passenger in a pickup truck that was headed on to southbound Interstate 5 early Friday evening was injured after he opened a door and exited the vehicle, the Washington State Patrol reported.
More than 100 Washington residents have asked the Attorney Generals Office for help getting their money back for Super Bowl tickets they never received.
The state Department of Ecology is accepting public feedback on Puyallup’s updated shoreline master program, which addresses uses and development along Clarks Creek and the Puyallup River.
Phyllis Sortor was a Tacoma elementary school teacher from 2002-2004.
The manager at DreamGirls at Fox’s is suing two Pierce County officials for suspending his business license without “substantial evidence” to support the decision.
In a case that could enfeeble public sector unions, a conservative group is suing Washington state and SEIU 925, challenging the union’s role as the exclusive representative for thousands of subsidized daycare providers.
The candy maker that appeared on ABC reality show “Shark Tank” has outgrown former Yelm location.
The city of UP is considering regulations that would prohibit people from selling food, merchandise and parking spots in neighborhoods near golf tournament.
The Tacoma Rangers Hurling & Gaelic Football Club plays traditionally Irish sports against other Pacific Northwest teams.
The City Council unanimously approved the regulations Monday as preparations for the mid-June golf championship continue.
Lawsuit contends a public vote on the project would violate the county charter. But a citizen activist says he’s merely exercising his referendum rights under the charter.
It was a miracle, Stu Farber told his family, that he was able to die at home.
Psychic is organizing Gig Harbor conference on UFOs, psychic phenomenon and alternative healing.
The 2013 historical non-fiction book by Daniel James Brown is about the 1936 Olympic gold medal rowing team from the University of Washington. Brown lives in Redmond and two months’ worth of workshops, film screenings and other events are planned around the book.
The rules are meant to protect neighborhoods around Chambers Bay golf course from being overrun by cars this June. Drones are also on Monday’s agenda.
Salvador Orozco-Sanchez said he’s being punished every day for strangling his daughter, Daveena, last year. The girl’s maternal relatives said his sentence is far too short.
Some plants are blooming early. With others, gardeners would do well to hold off planting for a few more weeks.
Hunt Tower LLC announced on Thursday the opening of the $18 million Summit Tower luxury apartment community in Gig Harbor.
State Rep. Jesse Young has proposed a bill that could redirect $9 million to pay down bridge debt, which he says would eliminate the need for a toll increase in July. The bill passed out of the House transportation committee 24-1 Thursday.
Pierce County has started a pilot program offering more flexibility to eligible riders who use free on-demand shuttles to access basic services.
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