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Julie Wyatt’s fifth-grade students at Pleasant Glade Elementary School weren’t surprised to hear she was named the state’s 2013 Elementary Science Teacher of the Year.
Shelton’s Skyline Drive-In theater has successfully raised the money it needs to buy a digital projector, which means you will still be able to curl up with a blanket in the back of your truck and watch a movie under the stars.
New band instruments and a greenhouse have been purchased, and officials are talking to architects about building a pole barn for the agriculture program at Tenino High School.
Award-winning students from the Washington State Solo & Ensemble Contest performed on stage Saturday at the Ten Grands benefit concert at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. The 41 medal-winning musicians are from nine Western Washington schools, including some from the South Sound.
Angela Salyer of Rogers High School is the winner of the 10th Congressional District Art Competition. Her work, “Blooming in Spring,” will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for one year, alongside winning pieces from other congressional districts around the country.
Jeff Scott, engineering and physics teacher at Washington High School in the Franklin Pierce School District, was recently named teacher of the year by the McChord Field Chapter of the Air Force Association. He will advance to vie for the association’s statewide award.
Alexis Harroun from Bellarmine Prepatory School is competing this week in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix.
Local cities and public agencies will be asked to help cover the costs of providing security and other services when the Chambers Bay Golf Course hosts the U.S. Open in two years.
Like many other Stryker troops, the soldiers of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment spent four of the past 10 years at war. This is the second story in an occasional series following these soldiers at a time of rest and transition.
Teachers in Tacoma Public Schools could be facing the first layoffs from their ranks in many years.
A hot concrete parking lot in the middle of a shopping center might not sound like the greatest place to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon. Add 18 brewers, though, pouring samples of the Pacific Northwests finest craft beers, and youd be surprised what a difference it makes.
Washington lawmakers return to the Capitol Monday to finish their work on a two-year state budget, but with no deal reached during their two-week interim, the special legislative session could take its full allotted 30 days, if not longer.
The McRae quadruplets Molly and her three identical brothers, Nathan, Peyton and Mason have an oddly appropriate birthday this year. They turn 3 years old today, on Mother's Day.
Six inmates, each shackled and chained to a chair, face the front of a room at the Washington State Penitentiary as two instructors guide them through conversations about managing anger and avoiding confrontation.
A collision involving a motorcycle and a car on northbound Interstate 5 at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord main gate exit tied up traffic Saturday afternoon, the Washington State Patrol reported.
Did you know that bees are facing many challenges these days? All over the world, bees are experiencing Colony Collapse Disorder. In countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom, a third of the bee population disappeared in 2010. In Italy, it was half.
Remember the Disney character Tinker Bell, the fairy that fluttered about Peter Pan? Now, imagine a place filled with fairies and fairy-themed products, demanded by customers and shipped throughout the country and the world.
Looking for parenting tips on Mother’s Day? Go to a master. Here are Andrea McRae’s suggestions:
In an unusual twist, a student-led committee at the University of Washington says that if state lawmakers don’t boost funding for higher education, the school should raise tuition by 3 percent — and use all the money to give faculty and staff a raise.
The court-martial of Army Sgt. John Russell concluded Saturday with a military judge asked to decide whether the 14-year Army veteran was deluded by depression and despair as he shot five fellow service members in Iraq, or was executing a calculated plan of revenge against psychiatrists who had blocked his hopes for an early exit from the Army.
Just days before the insider attack in which he was killed, Pfc. Jon Townsend sent flowers to his young wife, Brittany.
A Tacoma man said he awoke to what sounded like a bomb early Saturday when a speeding SUV plowed through the front porch and concrete foundation of his home.
Dream big but start small. Thats a lesson well-learned by 17 members of Lincoln High Schools after-school STEM Club who spent six weeks creating software applications for electronic devices.
The man fell out of a gray 2001 Nissan pickup, according to witnesses at a nearby tavern. As officers reached the scene, another man climbed into the pickup, drove to a nearby parking lot, noticed officers heading his direction and tried to walk away.
With offices in Tacoma, Olympia, Renton and Kennewick, Jay Haynie drives just over 500 miles a week. And thats since he slowed down.
The Federal Aviation Administration will keep open for now the 149 control towers at small airports that were slated to close as the result of governmentwide automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress, the Transportation Department said Friday.
Hundred-pound sacks of wheat stacked taller than a man once filled warehouses that ran for a mile between the rails of the Northern Pacific and the ships moored along City Waterway.
A downtown Puyallup barbershop in business for almost 90 years had its rotating barber pole stolen this week.
The state Supreme Court is considering whether prosecutors should be allowed to seek the death penalty against two people accused of killing a family of six in Carnation on Christmas Eve 2007.
Anti-tax activist Tim Eyman was paid nearly $112,000 for his initiative-campaign work last year, according to reports filed with the state Public Disclosure Commission.
A judge on Friday authorized Pierce County jailers to involuntarily medicate a murder suspect they say has become unruly and dangerous.
Pierce County governments, businesses and unions have contributed or are poised to contribute more than $90,000 this year to lobby state lawmakers to extend state Route 167 to the Port of Tacoma.
Hundreds of Army officers and senior enlisted soldiers were given a pep talk Thursday from a coaching legend, as Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski paid a visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The Puyallup parks department has saved two popular programs after a long and sometimes contentious budget process that involved parks staff members and other city officials.
A recall election for Pacific Mayor Cy Sun has been scheduled for June 25, King County officials announced Thursday.
A killer of demons doesnt come to mind while watching the blue-eyed Sumatran tiger cub born last month in Tacoma crawl next to her plush toy tiger.
The Washington state Administrative Office of the Courts was hacked in February, and up to 160,000 social security numbers and 1 million driver license numbers may have been accessed during the data breach of its public website.
A 53-year-old Puyallup woman must undergo a hearing to determine whether she is mentally competent to face charges that she forced her way into a neighbors home and pointed a gun at a teenage boy.
More than 100 first-responders practiced an active-shooter scenario at the Washington State Fair Events Center on Thursday.
The Foss Waterway Seaport will open Saturday after being closed for renovations for 18 months.
A former Mount Tahoma High School student has sued the Tacoma School District in federal court, alleging that she was raped in her high school restroom by a fellow student.
Pierce County prosecutors on Thursday charged a 28-year-old Tacoma man with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son.
Two inmates from the city jail in Enumclaw are back in custody after escaping overnight and forcing two teens to trade clothes.
Pierce County law enforcement honored their 59 fallen Wednesday night with the annual ceremony at which representatives from each agency read the names of their lost comrades.
Pierce County has decided not to start curbside collection of food waste for composting, citing concerns about generating foul odors and hurting its program for recycling yard waste.
Lights & Sirens: Man critically injured in Frederickson motorcycle crash was off-duty King County deputy
Word on the Street: Puyallup City Council votes, 5-2, to eliminate usage rate surcharge for nonresident water customers
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