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Zoran Milanović, prime minister of Croatia, will visit Gig Harbor on Sept. 28 to experience its rich Croatian heritage.
City Council unanimously approved changes to the zoning code that will keep money in restaurant owner Louie Galarza’s pocket. He won’t have to pay for a permit to keep hosting musical acts.
In just the first hour, the 300 people gathered in downtown Tacoma had heard eight speakers and gone through two brainstorming sessions involving sculpture, markers and sticky notes.
Practice round tickets still available for the major golf tournament at Chambers Bay in University Place.
Two women who burglarized Gov. Jay Inslee’s office this summer are expected to be sentenced Oct. 6.
Staff, vendors – including resilient family food stand – claim ‘success’ as Washington State Fair ends
A steady string of warm, sunny weather, and only a few raindrops, helped push 2014 attendance past the 1 million benchmark, fair says.
University of Washington researchers are at the forefront of brain research that’s illuminating what happens inside the brain as young children learn to speak, listen, read and write — and how to help those who struggle with those skills.
A quake on the Seattle Fault zone slightly boosts the possibility that a more powerful quake will follow — but the odds remain very low and the added danger diminishes quickly with time.
About 100 riders on antique bikes took part in the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run, which started Sept. 5 in Florida and ended Sunday in Tacoma.
Too many Tacoma residents haven’t ever been to the city’s waterfront, say the people behind the Tacoma Maritime Fest. That’s something the organizers of annual festival aim to change. The free celebration of the city’s maritime history continues Sunday, giving visitors the chance to step aboard ships from different eras, head out on the Thea Foss Waterway for a sail, or build their own miniature remote-control boats.
Yuliya Lobets was 9 years old when her parents moved her and her brothers to Spanaway, because it just wasn’t safe to live in Belarus.
Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. will be among the high-profile speakers at the upcoming Race & Pedagogy Conference, which will examine issues at the intersection of race and education.
Museum expansion: Tacoma Art Museum’s new Haub wing is nearly complete, with floors, walls, ceilings and plenty of light
The exterior might look dark and brown, but the inside of Tacoma Art Museum’s new Haub wing is as light as they come. Just two months before the official opening of the museum’s extension to house its new collection of Western American art, the wing’s three galleries and sculpture hall now have floors, walls and a ceiling, with light pouring in from Pacific Avenue and the main entrance now in use.
Paper receives regional awards for marina and fire stories
A Tacoma osteopath once known as the city’s top pot doc can advertise medical marijuana services, but he’s not dropping a lawsuit filed against the state.
On any given day during the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, crowds that rival the city’s population visit the fairgrounds. Adding more than 1 million people to a population of 37,000 poses many challenges for organizers and city officials, ranging from traffic and noise control to waste management.
In St. Joseph Medical Center’s new Centering Pregnancy program pending moms and dads learn about prenatal care as a group.
University Place corner sees transformation a decade after city approves zoning changes to encourage development
A 142-unit senior living apartment complex will be built at the corner of 27th Street West and Grandview Drive West.
The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23 starting at 6 p.m. at Clover Park Technical College.
For Michele Lilley, the Washington State Fairgrounds is a place for romance. The Milton resident recently celebrated the anniversary of her engagement to husband Dan, who proposed to her 20 years ago as the couple stepped off the fair’s gondola.
Point Defiance Zoo is throwing a birthday party Saturday for its two Asian elephants.
Puyallup teacher Margaret Grieve-Fent hopes to bring awareness to the fight.
The Washington State Fair in Puyallup will host the Ultimate Tailgate for folks who want to watch the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos play.
Removal is being done through the state Department of Natural Resources creosote removal program.
A cross-country antique motorcycle ride that started Sept. 5 in Daytona Beach will finish Sunday in Tacoma.
If the system now being tested by a handful of scientists had been scaled up and in full operation, it would have provided people in Seattle about 10 seconds warning before the shaking hit, the director of UW’s seismic network says.
University receives $100,000 per year for work applying Whole Child Initiative at 26 Tacoma schools.
Some highlights from 25 years with the Tacoma nonprofit
Volunteer watchmen like Don Becker and Stan Stull are at the heart of organization’s 25-year-old mission.
Nonprofit has grown from a network of fewer than a dozen neighborhood groups in urban Tacoma to 125 organizations throughout Pierce County that plan street cleanups and organize community meetings. It also has expanded its mission to impact students.
The group of about two dozen people could recommend changes to city code, with the goal of reducing the number of billboards in residential areas and historic districts.
Despite taking two votes related to recreational marijuana Tuesday night, Puyallup City Council members continue their cautious path in implementing state Initiative 502. They extended a moratorium three more months.
Graham Fire & Rescue announced reductions in service Tuesday, the latest in a string of financial problems in the East Pierce County fire district.
The City Council supports the annual fee in a 6-1 vote; collection will begin in 2015 and is set to expire in 2020.
A 1-year-old Tenino girl died Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle in her driveway, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office.
Next week, the University of Washington Tacoma will celebrate the opening of the middle segment of downtown’s 1-mile linear park known as the Prairie Line Trail.
A conversation with Pat Shuman is full of “what ifs.” What if everyone spoke to one child in their neighborhood during the day? What if we asked children how to make things more fair?
Question: There seems to be a new traffic pattern on Division Avenue near Wright Park in Tacoma, but I'm confused how to navigate around the bike lanes. What is the green pavement for? Why can't I turn left onto Division Avenue from South G Street anymore? — Kim, Tacoma
Chinese music, martial arts and Japanese dance were among the skills demonstrated during the Tacoma Moon Festival on Saturday at Chinese Reconciliation Park.
Risk is likely low, but health officials warn those who may have been exposed to check their vaccination and seek medical care if symptoms develop
The Washington State Fair and its carnival operator Funtastic have expanded employee background checks to include more people. But state Rep. Liz Pike is seeking a new law to take it a step further – she wants every fair worker in the state to be screened.
Karen Barnett discussing “Mistaken,” a suspenseful, historical romance set in Washington state, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Parkland Spanaway Pierce County Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma. Free. 253-548-3304, piercecountylibrary.org.
Rocky Ridge Elementary is competing against two other schools, one in Idaho and one in Montana.
The father of murder victim Kimberly Daily won a default judgment Friday against her killer, who’s serving a sentence of life without parole.
Background checks vary in depth and cost, depending on how thoroughly an employer searches. The Washington State Fair uses a name and date of birth search, which is handled by Puyallup police and a contracted company.
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