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Brady Olson heard a gunshot, then saw students flee.
About 400 students out of the school’s 1,447 students were absent Tuesday, according to district spokeswoman Courtney Schrieve.
Bishop Curtis E. Montgomery guided his Hilltop church through the civil rights struggles of the 1960s and the gang and drug warfare of the 1980s.
An airplane carrying one person crashed in a field near Grand Mound, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
About 150 people attended the Metro Parks Tacoma event Sunday, put on by the city’s specialized recreation program and the Tacoma Yacht Club.
The U.S. Open mobile app will launch on June 12, six days before the start of the tournament.
Local tribal members will be guests Friday, and a native author and former television news correspondent will be the featured speaker.
Several special events surrounding the U.S. Open golf championship at Chambers Bay this summer will be shared between the Seattle and Tacoma areas.
The Rev. Jon Scott is following through on a planned trip to Kathmandu, but with a different purpose
Eve Girawong was a Mount Everest base camp doctor for Madison Mountaineering.
An estimated 2,000 volunteers spent Saturday morning working in parks throughout Pierce County as part of this year’s “Parks Appreciation Day.”
Wold Vision staff members opening up their homes to provide shelter for earthquake victims
Richard Gustafson, who died at the Narrows Marina boat launch earlier this week, followed a routine until the end. Those close to the 88-year-old Fircrest man said he was down to earth and sharp, a successful attorney and a distinguished member of the community.
Amid mounting concerns about public safety after another death this week, the Narrows Marina announced Friday it will close its public boat ramp and install a permanent gate.
Every year, crowds of men and women slip on heels and get done up to walk the streets of downtown Tacoma in honor of sexual assault victims.
Gig Harbor school sets aside two hours a day for Grandparents Week so youngsers can bond with the older generation.
Allergies forced Dr. Robert Wright away from becoming a veterinarian. That’s a good thing for the Pierce County medical students he has helped find their path.
The lake’s operator says it doesn’t know when the lake will reach the standard 542 feet above sea level.
Estimated cost at parks nationwide reaches $11.49 billion.
Move also is in line with the city of Lacey’s efforts to transform the Woodland District into a vibrant, mixed-use destination.
It’s breeding season for the crane-like birds, and after 40-plus years, their home is safe again.
A Clover Park High School teacher was exercising free speech out of concern for a student when she criticized a Lakewood police detective arresting the teen, her lawyer contends.
At least one person may have died in an Olympia fire early Monday morning.
Tim Wadham led the city library for three years before he was let go in February for alleged “poor judgment and discretion.”
A Horsehead Bay resident came to the aid of a driver whose car was sinking into the bay Wednesday.
It had been almost four years since a boat ramp at the Narrows Marina took the life of a young woman who got lost at the dead end of South 19th Street in Tacoma. Early Wednesday, it claimed another victim – the seventh reported fatality there in nearly two decades.
A two-alarm fire tore through a Lakewood apartment complex early Wednesday and destroyed six units, three months after another fire there displaced 70 residents.
The small city of Ruston passed two new laws Tuesday night related to construction, partially in response to issues it has encountered with the developer of the urban village Point Ruston.
CenturyLink agreed to pay a more than $16 million fine to the federal government because of a 911 outage that last year affected seven states, including Washington.
A lawsuit has been filed by the family of a Chehalis man who was cremated by mistake and whose casket contained another person — something relatives say they discovered when they opened the casket during the funeral.
Peninsula High School will host a poetry reading from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday April 23. Derek Sheffield, a poet and teacher at Wenatchee Valley College, will be reading and signing his books of poetry at the Milton Boyd Auditorium at the school. Students will also present original poems and the school’s Poetry Outloud finalist will present her two poems.
A Lacey mother says she heard another woman’s voice coming from her son’s baby monitor when he was taking a nap over the weekend.
The debut comes after a four-year pilot program that offered free, biweekly pickup of food and other organic waste to 65 businesses — many of them grocery stores, florists, restaurants and institutional kitchens.
A baby with big, blue eyes, Hudson Ellis stole a lot of hearts in eight months. His parents, Josh and Vanessa, were a goofy, fun couple with a lot of love.
The birds decide new digs erected by Pierce County at southern end of Chambers Creek Regional Park are OK after all.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending April 17, 2015
The new battery-powered Zamboni at Sprinker Recreation Center is not only cleaning the ice but also making the air clearer.
Demolition and reconstruction of the $7.5 million indoor pool will begin next month, seven years after the city closed it due to structural damage.
A woman was rescued from a burning building early Monday morning in downtown Olympia after flames drove her up to the roof.
Fox Sports and its lead announcer, Joe Buck, might be making their major golf debut at June’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, but the man coordinating the coverage has a lifelong connection to the game. Mark Loomis once followed Gary Player around as a U.S. Open standard bearer. He caddied for his club’s assistant pro at the 1988 U.S. Open. He played golf at Vanderbilt, is a member of New York’s Winged Foot Golf Club and has a handicap index of 2.
Ship awaiting repairs, Coast Guard approval to move from Commencement Bay anchorage
After losing a leg in Afghanistan, Edward Lychik has spent much of the past year running around North America.
Washington is one of the least restrictive states in the country with regard to window tinting.
A pod of orcas attracted boaters on Drayton's Passage Saturday .
Friends and colleague remember former News Tribune managing editor Rod Cardwell, who died last week at 86
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