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Published January 4th, 2015 - 9:06AM
One fan has arranged for a limo to transport Forch and a friend to the upcoming NFC divisional playoff game in Seattle.
Published January 3rd, 2015 - 10:05PM
A city of Tacoma Public Works crew took their chainsaws to the 65-foot Douglas fir in front of the Pantages Theater on Saturday, putting a definitive end to the annual Christmas display that’s been up since Nov. 29.
Published January 4th, 2015 - 12:00AM
Besides seeking more money for fire prevention, state officials also want the Legislature to boost funding for fighting wildfires.
Published January 3rd, 2015 - 4:02PM
There are multiple transportation options for seniors who need a lift.
Published January 2nd, 2015 - 9:29PM
Sherri Forch has been a fan ever since there were Seahawks. But she’s never been to a game.
Published January 3rd, 2015 - 3:29PM
Michael Pohl, who resigned from the police force in 2008, alleges the city violated a separation agreement and has hurt his chances of continuing his career in law enforcement.
Published January 4th, 2015 - 10:12PM
Matthew Rollosson took several weeks off from his job at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to volunteer in Sierra Leone.
Published January 2nd, 2015 - 7:47PM
Michael A. Bates, 37, died of a single gunshot wound to the chest. The manner of death was classified as a homicide, according to the coroner.
Published January 2nd, 2015 - 4:30PM
More than an inch of rain was recorded in the last week of December at Sea-Tac Airport to give it a total for the year of 48.5 inches.
Published January 1st, 2015 - 8:28PM
Alan Brooks left behind work in Geneva to come back to Tacoma for the holidays. But his passion for saving lives followed him home.
Published January 1st, 2015 - 8:23PM
Don Browne Jr. of Lacey welcomed into the world to cheers of “Happy New Year!”
Published January 2nd, 2015 - 3:58PM
Nothing renews our faith in humanity heading into a new year like the the altercation that happened in a locker room on Dec. 16. There was head-butting, but thankfully no towel snapping.
Published January 2nd, 2015 - 6:22AM
Tacoma Polar Bear Plunge participants welcome 2015 in bracing style.
Published January 1st, 2015 - 7:47AM
Thousands visit downtown Tacoma to greet the new year.
Published December 31st, 2014 - 4:50PM
Every Day in 2014 The News Tribune’s photographers worked to tell the stories that matter to the residents of Pierce County.
Published December 31st, 2014 - 3:48PM
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park will be open on Thursday, New Year’s Day.
Published December 31st, 2014 - 7:59PM
Here’s a look into a not-so-crystal ball at the year ahead.
Published December 31st, 2014 - 9:51AM
Christmas was difficult for Ramon Mendoza Pascual and his family. He’s one of several detainees who went on hunger strikes this year at Tacoma’s federal immigration detention center.
Published December 30th, 2014 - 9:54PM
Here’s the breakdown of what’s open and what’s closed New Year’s Day.
Published December 31st, 2014 - 3:49PM
A newborn orca calf has been seen in the Salish Sea, according to the Center for Whale Research.
Published January 3rd, 2015 - 7:15PM
Winter announced itself each year with blasts of icy wind screaming across the frigid waters of the great Kootenai River. It was firmly settled in by the time Old Man McConnell made his yearly trek to send his big wife, Mandy, out to test the ice to see whether it was safe for him and his mules to cross the river.
Published December 31st, 2014 - 12:07PM
Thomas Russell Absher left his mark on the greater Puyallup area in many tangible and intangible ways. His family says he improved the community as much as he helped change the landscape. Absher died Monday, surrounded by loved ones, after several weeks at a health care facility in Puyallup. He was 83.
Published December 30th, 2014 - 7:00AM
Indonesian officials on Tuesday spotted six bodies from the AirAsia flight that disappeared two days earlier, and recovered three of them, in a painful end to the aviation mystery off the coast of Borneo island.
Published December 30th, 2014 - 10:19AM
William L. Honeysett, who died Sunday in Tacoma of natural causes at age 77, was in Tacoma less than a decade but in that time helped drive initiatives aimed at rebuilding downtown that still are active today.
Published December 29th, 2014 - 5:01PM
The Seahawks are used to being No. 1, and that’s where they landed on the list of The News Tribune’s top stories of 2014. Seattle’s triumph in Super Bowl XLVIII in February brought joy to the 12th Man and delivered the biggest professional sports championship to the region since the Seattle SuperSonics won the NBA title in 1979.
Published December 30th, 2014 - 7:08AM
Christmas came again Sunday for Seattle Seahawks fans, and the gifts to follow are expensive and hard to get. A limited number of tickets for the divisional-round playoff game go on sale Tuesday (Dec. 30), and missing out could force for fans to pay a higher price through second- and third- party websites.
Published December 29th, 2014 - 3:33PM
William Honeysett may have been soft-spoken, but his actions spoke volumes. Honeysett, who died Sunday, made groundbreaking changes at The News Tribune during his tenure as publisher, was a key player in several community building projects in the 1990s and was lauded for his civic involvement.
Published December 29th, 2014 - 8:55AM
A prototype for Boeing’s Air Force refueling tanker program made its first flight Sunday, taking off at Everett’s Paine Field and landing at Boeing Field in Seattle 31/2 hours later.
Published December 28th, 2014 - 7:52PM
Jeanne Hopkins figures she’s spent 40 New Year’s Eves behind the bar. She calls Dec. 31 “Amateur Night.”
Published December 27th, 2014 - 8:52PM
You don’t often see model trains under Christmas trees anymore, but for generations of kids who came of age in the 20th century, they were dreams come true.
Published December 27th, 2014 - 8:58PM
Washington adoptees have found mixed success after a change in state law allowed them access to their birth certificates for the first time.
Published December 27th, 2014 - 11:06AM
Like a lot of retirees, Jim Ofelt was looking for something to keep him busy when he left his residential appraiser job in 1991. Instead of turning to gardening or wood working, he came up with a service called Home Start, which for more than two decades has been providing household items for free to people in need in the Tacoma area.
Published December 29th, 2014 - 11:53AM
Forrest the Eurasian eagle owl, who flew the coop in April, will be back in the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquariaum’s Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater show when it restarts its run in spring 2015.
Published December 26th, 2014 - 5:12PM
If you recycle your tree, there’s a good chance it will live on in the form of mulch or compost that can nourish a new generation of plant life.
Published December 26th, 2014 - 6:13AM
Long before white explorers and settlers came to Puget Sound the future site of Tacoma had a thriving population of indigenous people.
Published December 26th, 2014 - 6:10AM
Daniel Fickle opened his eyes in late February with no memory of what landed him at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup. Now, doctors call the Puyallup resident “miracle man” after he recovered from a bout with the flu that was expected to take his life.
Published December 28th, 2014 - 7:33PM
When the Christmas tree loses its cheer and has become a fire hazard in the New Year, here are places to dump it.
Published December 26th, 2014 - 6:06AM
The Grand Cinema in Tacoma played “The Interview” Thursday, one of several hundred independent theaters to get the film.
Published December 28th, 2014 - 12:29PM
Job opportunities expand even as the cannabis industry waits to hear from the state Legislature.
Published December 26th, 2014 - 6:48AM
Christmas aboard ship means a home-cooked, presents and calls to family 6,600 miles away.
Published December 24th, 2014 - 6:26PM
Former Tacoma residents Joaquin and Salvacion Faelnar have survived two typhoons since retiring to the Philippines. Their daughter wants them to move.
Published December 24th, 2014 - 9:17AM
The family of four that lived in an 8-foot by 22 1/2 foot long home they built wanted to sell the home before returning to Arizona in September.
Published December 24th, 2014 - 7:22AM
Divided by war and reunited on the frontier, the Carr family became the first white settlers of Tacoma in 1864.
Published December 24th, 2014 - 7:55AM
Sony pressing forward with a modified release plan after a cyberattack and subsequent threats prompted major theater chains and the studio to pull the movie last week.
Published December 23rd, 2014 - 5:36PM
Snow might fall early Christmas Eve in Western Washington, but it won’t stick around long.
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