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The 5-year-old tiger had been battling a brief illness. The exact cause of his death hasn’t been determined.
A fisherman found dead on Lake Kapowsin has been identified as 31-year-old Eric Parker of Orting.
The Kitsap Sun carrier was struck by a Seattle Times carrier who was backing out of a driveway.
About 600 customers of the Sea Cliff Estates Water System are being advised to boil water after potentially harmful E. coli bacteria were detected in the water during routine water-quality monitoring Saturday.
Andrew Malinak, in a hot pink swimsuit and covered in sunblock, finished a historic 18.8-mile swim from Tacoma to West Seattle on Saturday in honor of a Tacoma long-distance swimmer.
Say the words “pinball wizard,” and most people’s thoughts tend to run toward Pete Townshend and the rock opera “Tommy.”
Tacoma’s Freedom Fair air show might be shortest in recent memory unless sponsors are found.
Hundreds of law enforcement officers and private security guards will work to protect the world’s best golfers and the 235,000 spectators expected to watch them during the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay later this month.
Tacoma Public Schools issued a statement Friday regarding the suicide of a 13-year-old student. The district said the Giaudrone Middle School student was not bullied or “shamed” at school.
Tacoma’s second annual Latin Arts festival will celebrate professional and student artwork in August — but first, Centro Latino needs submissions.
Homeowners in Fife want the city to reimburse them for losses connected a sewage spill, which they say include more than $120,000 for an attempted cleanup and a yet-to-be-determined amount for pain and suffering and lost use of the property.
A broken pipe might have exposed the the Raft Island Water System supply to E. coli bacteria.
Round-trip tickets for a ride from downtown Gig Harbor to the upcoming golf tournament in University Place will cost $30 per day.
A fisherman was found dead Friday on Lake Kapowsin near Orting but investigators are unsure how he died.
A Fircrest site targeted for the South Sound 911 headquarters has been rejected because of unstable and possibly contaminated soil, sending the agency to restart a property search for the $62 million project.
Four years after a tsunami devastated Japan’s coast, debris still washes up in Washington and winds up in the hands of state wildlife officials.
Two pit bull pups found April 23 tied in a plastic bag and abandoned in a Tacoma alley now are thriving and looking “fat and happy.”
Four cuddly clouded leopard cubs are now on display at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Lakewood police have settled a wrongful-termination lawsuit by former police union chief, who was fired after another union official stole from a memorial fund set up for the department’s four slain officers.
Tacoma officials say the best chance of saving the building is to buy it and make critical repairs themselves rather than rely on a reluctant developer.
A decision by the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts on how long Tacoma’s Pantages Theater can be rented has set off a storm of argument between theater management and Tacoma City Ballet.
Judge Tom Larkin will retire July 31 from his seat on the Pierce County Superior Court bench.
The change in visitation policy comes as Wolf Haven moves toward becoming a globally accredited sanctuary through the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.
Three people were critically injured Monday after a sports car hit four cars waiting at Federal Way traffic signals.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending
Extra counselors were at Giaudrone Middle School in Tacoma Monday, following the weekend death of a student, school district officials said.
Saturday night protest was followed by a peaceful gathering Sunday afternoon.
U.S. Rep. Adam Smith said there are a couple of reasons why he’s been focused on the issue of immigration detention recently.
Walkers participating in the nation’s original Relay for Life will round the track at Mount Tahoma High School a bit earlier this year than usual, a change organizers made to avoid conflicts with the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
Carla Vandiver was a flagger on the state Route 410 project in Bonney Lake on April 13, waiting for the call to stop traffic along Angeline Road East. Before the call came, a 105-foot-long slab of concrete fell, killing a family of three.
The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has chosen Kathi Littmann, a senior program officer with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as its next president and CEO.
When it comes to ranking the biggest sporting events in Pierce County history, the U.S. Open is on the verge of relegating everything else to “a distant second.”
“I sure hope (Fox Sports announcer) Joe Buck knows where Chambers Bay is located,” said University Place resident Ken Stortini, who is volunteering as a marshal captain during the U.S. Open. “… the course is too beautiful to give to Seattle.”
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A rift developed last fall between Pierce County and University Place over who stands to profit most from the golf championship. Officials from both governments say they’re on the same side now.
The owner of a Tacoma water and fire restoration company said that, based on what he has seen inside Old City Hall, repairing the damage is at least a million-dollar job.
Old City Hall owner George Webb told the Tacoma City Council that the first phase of repair work on the water-damaged historic landmark will take more than a month.
The bank that holds the mortgage on downtown Tacoma’s Old City Hall is unlikely to take on water damage repairs, at least until the foreclosure process is resolved in the next few weeks, lawyers say.
A thawed sprinkler pipe flooded another historic downtown building during the Thanksgiving week cold snap, but cleanup began immediately and was ongoing Monday.
The group, which calls itself “Yarnbombing for Lunches” on Facebook, plans a repeat performance this summer, only “bigger and better.”
Ann Putnam put it all on paper, crafted a book from chaos, and now will spend a summer in her writer’s cottage in Gig Harbor.
Nick Hausner is the new chief of operations for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, overseeing everything from patrol to special investigations to school resource officers.
Six protesters pleaded not guilty in Puyallup Municipal Court on Thursday for charges related to their arrest in Pioneer Park on May 16.
A power outage Friday hit Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and roughly 1,400 other customers, according to Tacoma Public Utilities.
A 23-year-old Pierce County man has sued the Lakewood Police Department, contending he was mauled in 2012 by a now-retired police dog who has cost the city nearly $250,000 in lawsuit settlements and medical bills.
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