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An Israeli cargo ship left the Port of Tacoma on Sunday, and with it the protest against its business there.
Tacoma resident Gordon Klatt was living proof that one person can make a difference.
A handful of steam boats toured the Thea Foss Waterway Saturday, taking people for rides. The boats will be back Sunday.
Activists returned to block Port gates in the evening, but failed to prevent Israeli ship from unloading
Protesters Friday planned to meet an Israeli ship upon its arrival at the Port of Tacoma Saturday morning.
Plans for another new shopping complex, including a 64,000-square-foot Fred Meyer, have the city looking at what more can be done.
Susan Cruise says she’s tired of picking beer cans up off her lawn after living in Central Tacoma for nearly 12 years. Stories like hers are one reason the City Council will consider a mandatory Alcohol Impact Area in much of the city’s North and West ends.
A public memorial service will be Sunday for Dr. Gordon Klatt, who founded the Relay for Life event.
The Burien man accused of killing two employees at a Kent gas station Wednesday told police he opened fire after a group of construction workers directed racial slurs at him and a friend, according to a court document released Thursday.
Soyeon Yi was chosen from 36,000 South Koreans to take a research trip to the International Space Station. Now, she’s living a lower-profile life, settling into her new home in Puyallup and searching for a job.
That hungry herd of donkeys and elephants in the Legislature is eager to strap on the feed bags for another round of free eating and influence peddling. But a state ethics board has something to say about that.
After two years as a medical school resident for the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Aaron Rhyner sees 14 patients a day, works 50 to 80 hours each week and earns roughly $50,000 a year.
Rangers on Tuesday recovered three bodies from a debris field on Carbon Glacier in Mount Rainier National Park where six climbers went missing in May.
South Sound families that need a little help with expensive back-to-school preparations are invited to the Tacoma Backpack Outreach on Saturday.
An endangered Sumatran tiger at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is expecting.
Tacoma protesters chanted “Don’t shoot!” and raised their arms in mock surrender Tuesday, in solidarity with counterparts they said couldn’t as freely exercise such rights in Ferguson, Missouri.
The Karshner Museum & Center for Culture & Arts opens its doors Sept. 3 after being closed for more than a year. Its newly repurposed galleries and displays are meant to correlate with new curriculum.
A grass-roots group calling itself Tacoma Stands Up is organizing a rally Tuesday in downtown Tacoma to “stand in solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri.”
Jefferson County Sheriff Anthony (Tony) Hernandez was hired Saturday as Milton police chief.
You won’t find the Village of Merriwick on maps of Pierce County, but it definitely exists. Or at least it will through Sunday night.
The fair in Puyallup will continue to offer discounted senior admission every day for this year’s fair, which opens Sept. 5.
Island residents are petitioning Pierce County to expand ferry service in the morning and evening. But the county is already subsidizing the ferry system.
Lucy Usoyan, who works in University Place, says thousands of Yazidis in northern Iraq are still trapped and dying under siege
VA Puget Sound Director Michael Murphy and U.S. Senator Patty Murray addressed hard questions Friday about the veterans wait-time scandal.
The McKinley Hill Street Fair will feature music, vendors and school supply give-away.
Interim Fife Police Chief Mark Mears, who formerly served as assistant chief, was permanently appointed to his position last week. He takes over for Brad Blackburn, who resigned from the department last month.
Redevelopment plans for the shopping center in the heart of the Stadium District are inching along, with one business planning a move to make way for whatever comes next.
The amount of rain that fell overnight Tuesday was more than the region usually sees in all of August, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.
The water in the city of Fircrest will continue to be fluoridated. The City Council opted for the status quo Tuesday by voting down an ordinance that would have stopped the 57-year practice.
He flew with legendary black combat pilots, served at McChord Air Force Base and taught his children perseverance by example.
Fire crews Monday were busy again as they continued to fight fires in Thurston and Mason counties.
Temperatures in the South Sound soared into the 90s Monday, making work harder for crews fighting brush fires in the region.
The cities of Lakewood and Sumner and the Town of Eatonville are among 57 in the state that were identified in the report.
As wildfires blaze across Washington, state and federal officials are running out of firefighting dollars.
Authorities have found human remains near the top of Mount St. Helens.
book signing and reading, Fenders, Fins & Friends: Confessions of a Car Guy, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 14, LeMay-Americas Car Museum, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma. Free, lemaymuseum.org/events.php?eid=1433.
About 1,000 people attended the third annual Pierce County kite-flying festival on Saturday. Kids and families enjoyed the view of Chambers Bay while making and flying kites of all shapes, sizes and colors.
The City Council recently adopted an ordinance aimed at preventing the illegal conversion of single-family homes into apartments.
Washington State Patrol is investigating the collision, which occurred Saturday afternoon about 2 miles from the Rock Candy Mountain entrance off State Route 8 in Thurston County, according to Trooper Guy Gill.
Ten students from three Northwest private colleges — the University of Puget Sound, Willamette University and Whitman College — are stepping outside the classroom and into the real world of agriculture this summer.
John Morgan worked 41 years for the YMCA, half of those as its chief executive in Tacoma. He has died at age 90.
Dawn Lucien was a key force behind bringing a University of Washington branch campus to Tacoma. Now, a piece of the university Lucien helped build will bear her name.
On Sunday, we’ll be treated to a special cosmological treat - the year’s biggest and brightest full moon will rise.
The ACLU of Washington announced Thursday that it will back three state-licensed marijuana business owners who want to join the fight against Fife’s pot ban. The city has said it will argue that the federal prohibition of marijuana pre-empts state law.
Crowds were greeted by sunny skies and a country atmosphere at the 66th annual Pierce County Fair, which runs Thursday through Sunday at Frontier Park in Graham.
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