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Published September 4th, 2014 - 7:02AM
Councilwoman Victoria Woodards’ home and belongings sustained $225,000 in damage from a fire Saturday.
Published September 3rd, 2014 - 2:31PM
Thursday ribbon cutting at Wright Park also an invite to walk, cycle with City Council members.
Published September 3rd, 2014 - 11:35AM
Wednesday isn’t just the start of another school year for the staff at First Place Scholars, which has for 25 years served homeless students. Instead, it marks the school’s conversion from a private school into a public one — as the very first charter school to open in the state of Washington.
Published September 2nd, 2014 - 6:54PM
As Oscar Campos Estrada’s immigration situation has changed, so has the makeup of the Northwest Detention Center where he was held for about a month in 2011.
Published September 2nd, 2014 - 7:54PM
Oscar Campos Estrada’s extended family got to celebrate Father’s Day together this year.
Published September 2nd, 2014 - 9:08PM
For several months, four generations of Oscar Campos Estrada’s family has been able to spend time together in Pierce County as he continues to seek legal residency in the United States – and they will be for the foreseeable future after his deportation proceedings were canceled recently.
Published September 3rd, 2014 - 7:06AM
Sound Transit has nailed down plans for access improvements at commuter rail stations in East Pierce County. Construction completion is still six years away.
Published September 3rd, 2014 - 10:39AM
Tacoma’s paid parking system will expand next month to include two-and-a-half busy blocks of downtown: The stretch of Tacoma Avenue in front of the County-City Building and the public library.
Published September 4th, 2014 - 5:22PM
A local nonprofit is kicking off construction of its first multi-unit permanent housing complex in Lakewood in the hopes of doing more for families who are homeless or on the verge.
Published September 2nd, 2014 - 4:43PM
Sunset Bible Church bought the more than 50-year-old station for $1.3 million last month.
Published September 2nd, 2014 - 6:51AM
Nighttime lane closures on Interstate 5 near Lakewood will continue this week after drivers got a short break from the construction during Labor Day weekend. Workers are repaving portions of southbound I-5 betwen 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. each evening from Tuesday (Sept. 2) through Saturday (Sept. 6).
Published September 2nd, 2014 - 6:51AM
The Ohop Creek, as part of a recovery project to improve salmon habitat, is now flowing through a different channel.
Published September 2nd, 2014 - 7:01AM
Event honored current, past members of the armed forces.
Published September 1st, 2014 - 1:29PM
Meetings set for Tuesday and Sept. 16 at UWT for citizens committee to see new Tacoma Amtrak station plans
Published September 1st, 2014 - 2:02PM
Johnny Pierce said goodbye to a 1941 milk truck with South Sound ties that he sold Sunday, but he said he’s not done researching the vehicle’s history.
Published August 31st, 2014 - 5:08PM
Puyallup police captured a suspect Saturday night accused of fleeing after crashing into four cars, a building and two gas meters.
Published August 31st, 2014 - 5:19PM
A 13-year-old girl died Saturday night when a family of four was hit by a vehicle in Kent.
Published August 31st, 2014 - 11:08AM
Hundreds upon hundreds of colorful dahlias are on display this weekend in Tacoma as part of a national show.
Published August 31st, 2014 - 12:00PM
Bankers still wear suits, butchers and bakers wear aprons, golfers and football players still wear shoes with soles fixed with cleats meant to grab the ground. On Labor Day 2014 we note that uniforms remain an ongoing presence for many workers, from the jockey in her silks to the priest in his robes.
Published August 30th, 2014 - 7:57PM
Dozens marched through Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood to encourage support for stronger families and for men’s involvement in a child’s life.
Published August 31st, 2014 - 3:00PM
A new nonprofit organization wants to protect Olympia’s lone colony of great blue herons from a proposed townhome development on the city’s west side.
Published August 30th, 2014 - 2:47PM
Reading from and author introduction to “Hidden History of Tacoma: Little-known Tales from the City of Destiny” noon Sept. 3, Round Table Pizza, 7901 S. Hosmer St., Tacoma.
Published August 29th, 2014 - 7:28PM
Justice was finally served Friday in the death of Bernard Houston, thought to be the first fatality of the crack-cocaine wars that roiled Tacoma in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Published August 31st, 2014 - 10:34PM
When turning right across a bike lane, treat the move as you would any merge — and look out for bicyclists.
Published September 2nd, 2014 - 10:19AM
Here’s contact information, important dates and more for local school districts.
Published August 29th, 2014 - 8:03PM
Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper ruled Friday in favor of Fife’s ban on marijuana businesses. But he refused to address the conflict between state and federal law, something pot advocates and opponents alike have waited for courts to tackle.
Published August 30th, 2014 - 9:55PM
Location: Joint-Base Lewis-McChord/Clover Park School District
Published August 30th, 2014 - 10:03PM
Modern campuses are being designed with an array of environmental and other practical factors in mind.
Published August 29th, 2014 - 9:20PM
Built in 1941 the International K-3 experimental milk truck was used by the Fort Lewis Dairy Co. until the dairy closed in 1964.
Published August 29th, 2014 - 8:29PM
At least one of the nine Mars Hill pastors who sent a letter to church leadership last week calling for lead Pastor Mark Driscoll to step down from his position has been fired.
Published August 28th, 2014 - 8:50PM
Sumner Animal Grub owner Jerry Garrison received a letter at the end of May explaining that the building had been sold to nearby Sunset Chevrolet and that his lease would end Aug. 31.
Published August 27th, 2014 - 9:45PM
The library board voted Tuesday to promote deputy director Georgia Lomax as the system’s new executive director. She was the lone internal candidate on a list of three finalists.
Published August 30th, 2014 - 3:58PM
Rundown of what will be open or closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday
Published September 1st, 2014 - 2:10PM
In the South Sound, Laurie R. King says she was the “weird kid” with gold-rimmed glasses who spent her days feverishly reading novels.
Published August 27th, 2014 - 1:40PM
Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn says students’ scores were “holding steady” in 2014 compared to last year. But the state is in a transition year between tests, making it difficult to draw many year-to-year comparisons.
Published August 26th, 2014 - 8:46PM
The Red Barn opened its doors to parents and teachers from Peninsula Middle School Tuesday evening to showcase the Key Peninsula’s only after-school place for children. The 4,650-square foot facility, a short walk from Key Center, is the fulfillment of a dream eight years ago. "It has taken a long time to get here, but we’ve arrived," said Glen Ehrhardt, a member of the Red Barn board. "It is a safe place for teens to go and recreate."
Published August 26th, 2014 - 6:34PM
University Place dog owners are at odds with Pierce County about its unwillingness to commit to a permanent off-leash dog park on Chambers Creek Properties, next to Chambers Bay golf course.
Published August 27th, 2014 - 11:42AM
The Tacoma Police Department apparently has bought — and quietly used for six years — controversial surveillance equipment that can sweep up records of every cell phone call, text message and data transfer up to a half a mile away. You don’t have to be a criminal to be caught in this law enforcement snare. You just have to be near one and use a cell phone.
Published August 26th, 2014 - 9:16PM
After breaking its leg, a geriatric musk ox was euthanized Tuesday at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Published August 27th, 2014 - 6:11AM
A woman and her dog were rescued Monday afternoon after her boat capsized between McAllister Creek and the mouth of the Nisqually River.
Published August 26th, 2014 - 1:28PM
Mark Driscoll, whose Mars Hill Church has its headquarters in Bellevue and a church in Tacoma, said Sunday that he would step aside from running his megachurch for at least six weeks in response to complaints that he has been a bully and abusive to staff members.
Published August 26th, 2014 - 3:50PM
A Federal Way comics store on Sunday sold an original Superman comic, bought for 10 cents at a West Virginia newsstand in 1938, for $3.2 million, making it the most expensive comic book ever sold.
Published August 25th, 2014 - 6:09PM
A 21-year-old man drowned Saturday evening while swimming with relatives in a lake near Auburn, officials said Monday.
Published August 26th, 2014 - 6:07AM
Bob Gogerty, a Seattle son who became one of the city’s most influential and connected citizens, has died.
Published August 25th, 2014 - 5:32PM
An Israeli cargo ship left the Port of Tacoma on Sunday, and with it the protest against its business there.
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