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Four years of research and the discovery of a wooden sign have uncovered a historical link between Tacoma, the first trails at Mount Rainier and L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology.
Marissa Modestowicz says she's looking forward to all the service projects associated with being crowned Daffodil Festival queen especially working with children.
Hope Lutheran Church, an 108-year-old, once-thriving neighborhood congregation in South Tacoma, is having its final service Sunday. Deloris Pease will say farewell to her church home for the past 60 years. “I’m very sad about it, of course,” said Pease, 82. “You just don’t ever dream that the church you love is going to close.”
The National Weather Service warned Saturday night about the risk of landslides overnight and into midday Sunday.
More than two years after the shooting death of Mount Rainier law enforcement ranger Margaret Anderson, the National Park Service is ready to release the board of reviews final report.
Pierce County Councilwoman and former state legislator Joyce McDonald announced Friday that she will run for Congress this fall.
Pierce County has its first official legally sanctioned marijuana grower.
With just six days left in the legislative session, time is running short for a push to change Washington’s teacher evaluation system to make it comply with federal demands. State lawmakers remain divided on how to change the evaluations, with some concerned that a proposal from Gov. Jay Inslee to delay new requirements for three years won’t be enough to satisfy the U.S. Department of Education.
Eight years after heart attack left pastor in a coma, Julie Westbrook still cares for spouse religiously
Faith has long played a prominent role in Julie Westbrook’s life, even before she and Eric met at church. They were both 19 — she, a Catholic dealing with the recent loss of her father; he, the son of the Rev. Thomas L. Westbrook, the well-known Tacoma pastor, bishop and founder of the New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ.
Dig into the paleontology world at Burke Museum, check out everything new in home remodeling, get jazzy at Marine View and other happenings this weekend
A well-timed bear hug from a Vietnam veteran persuaded Jonathan Wicks to put down the gun he’d raised to his head and start seeking therapy for the post-traumatic stress he developed after serving in Iraq.
One of the 25 Daffodil princesses of the 2014 royal court will soon become a queen.
The past five days have been the wettest start to March on record, but Friday might bring a brief sun break before rain returns to pound the region through the middle of next week.
State lawmakers want to levy a 75 percent tax on electronic cigarettes, prompting opposition from a growing community of those who use the tobacco substitute.
As fish stories go, Lloyd Livernash has a great one, lacking only a fish. “My dad and uncle worked the sawmill in Buckley, and once or twice a year we’d drive down to Point Defiance, rent a rowboat and go fishing,” Livernash said. “The year I turned 11, we all went fishing around Washington’s birthday.” This was in 1939 — 75 years ago.
Two years ago, when MultiCare began its multimillion-dollar expansion of Tacoma General Hospital, planners knew that, sooner or later, the day would come when the hospital's most vulnerable patients -- the fragile preemies and critically ill newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit -- would have to be packed up and moved to new quarters.
A coho run to the Nisqually River forecast to be nearly three times bigger than last year should make South Sound anglers eager to get on the water, especially when combined with record forecasts for Columbia River chinook.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending Feb. 28, 2014
When a rheumatologist told Linda Drake of Miami that she might have lung cancer, the former smoker did some research and discovered a study for early detection and treatment of the disease with researchers in South Florida.
We’ve all made bad life choices — some of us more than others. But few of us have the courage to sort them out by hiking 1,100 miles all by ourselves along the Pacific Crest Trail, then telling all in a book.
With the governor’s signing of the Real Hope Act earlier this week, the state might have made a bigger promise of college financial aid than it can keep, at least immediately. The legislation was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee as dozens of students watched. The law makes students brought to the country illegally as children eligible for state need grants to attend colleges and universities.
GO AND DO: Crab feed, financial fitness fair, sustanability expo, concerts, minatirues and more happenings this weekend
Take in the Shelton Crab Feed, the Tacoma Concert Band concert, Sustainability Expo, lots of music and Sukiyaki at weekend events
Washington’s leaders have shown political indifference to higher education, allowing tuition to spiral out of control and failing to put enough money into financial aid to help ease the cost, a new report says.
The University of Washington Tacoma will soon have a new leader, following the death of Chancellor Debra Friedman in January.
A new homeless community in Olympia has attracted national media attention as a template for projects across the country.
Lawmakers from both political parties gathered under cloudy skies Tuesday to compete in an annual showing of marksmanship.
The Pierce County Council on Tuesday adopted stricter standards and streamlined enforcement for dealing with blighted properties.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending Feb. 21, 2014
There’s a lot of paperwork involved in the complicated world of commercial fishing.
The City of Tacoma has posted a report from City Manager T.C. Broadnax following his meeting this week with David Zeeck, publisher of The News Tribune.
These days, Karina Quiroz is exploring her options, looking at colleges. The Tacoma 19-year-old is interested in a veterinary technician program at Pierce College. She also has thought about nursing as a career.
A Vietnam veteran living in Olympia is suing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs two years after a severe bacterial infection he developed while receiving care at the system’s Seattle hospital led to the amputation of his right leg.
Despite heavy snows, road crews at Mount Rainier National Park managed today to open the 12-mile road from Longmire to Paradise.
A pair of golfers from the South Sound will compete on the Golf Channel reality series “Big Break Florida.”
The heavy snowfall that hit the Cascades this month has Jim Ziolkowski slamming doors. When he leaves the facilities maintenance office at Longmire at the entrance to Mount Rainier National Park, he gives the door a swing that shakes the old wooden building to its frame. When he comes back in, he slams it again. It’s not that Ziolkowski is frustrated by the amount of snow that’s fallen on the park in the past three weeks — although as he’s acting facilities manager, one might forgive him for that.
The Corkscrew Northern Railroad carried four decades of emotional freight. Passion built its 35 bridges and 375 feet of twisting track.
GET OUT: Family nature hikes, Children's Dental Health Day, LGBT wedding expo, TSO, Blues Vespers and more this weekend
Whether you're wanting to explore nature, plan a wedding, enjoy the symphony, experience wine and food or are an aviation enthusiast, there's plenty to do this weekend.
Ski areas on Thursday continued to warn skiers and snowboarders of deep-snow risks after a man died Wednesday at Crystal Mountain.
Private companies often can do large print jobs faster and cheaper than state government can do in-house, according to a state determination that will expand the private sector’s role in the printing of state documents.
State regulators are considering a proposal that would prohibit all boats from discharging sewage into Puget Sound, whether it is treated or not.
The parade of winter storms that have been blowing through Washington for the past 10 days will continue Thursday.
Epic powder days come with avalanche, deep snow warnings.
For 25 years, Tacoma's tall ship — the Odyssey — has paid its own way. Every summer, the Tacoma Sea Scouts charter the 90-foot-long yacht to other Scout groups around the country for eight weeklong San Juan Island cruises.
School enrollment in Tacoma will decline gradually over the next decade, a report to the Tacoma School Board projects.
On the unseasonably warm morning of Jan. 14, what would have been Don Burkhart’s 70th birthday, his presence was as strong as ever in his old Olalla home.
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