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The demolition company tearing apart the Kalakala said Friday that, if all goes according to plan, the old ferryboat will be cut to pieces and delivered to a metal salvage yard by the end of next week.
The senior director of U.S. Open championships talks about what visitors to the year’s event in University Place will experience “outside the ropes.”
Griselda “Babe” Lehrer worked harder in retirement for the Tacoma community than most people try to do throughout their career, those who knew her said.
A mild earthquake struck in the Cascade foothills Sunday evening. No damage was immediately reported.
Two planes were evacuated Sunday on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a “security concern.”
Legislation in Olympia would give the Fircrest City Council the authority to lift its ban on alcohol sales by the glass, without going to the ballot.
Saturday was a big day for West Coast search and rescue dogs.
A couple hundred longshoremen in safety vests and hard hats filled Tollefson Plaza in downtown Tacoma Thursday in a show of union solidarity, in the midst of a several month slowdown at West Coast ports.
In the dark, in the rain, the ferry Kalakala made its final voyage early Thursday morning.
The annual end-of-summer event in Puyallup will grow from three weekends to four and close every Tuesday, increasing the total number of fair days from 17 to 21.
Bridge traffic is up for a change, but revenue to make debt payments is not keeping pace.
A 78-year-old man who fired at his roommate Saturday fatally shot himself before a SWAT team forced its way into his home, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
The northernmost lot will be closed until September while Pierce County more than doubles public parking on site.
Three people safely escaped their Parkland home early Wednesday after an explosion rocked their house and started a fire, according to Central Pierce Fire & Rescue.
A fire gutted an RV repair shop in Lakewood late Tuesday.
Noreen Hobson has attended every March for Life anti-abortion rally at the state Capitol in her 37 years of life, except for once when she was giving birth. She was there again Tuesday, leading an estimated 3,000 people to the steps of the state Capitol as president of the organization founded by her late mother, Kathy McEntee.
She nosed her way into the graving dock at 5:24 a.m. as a welcoming committee stood on a viewing dock watching the massive vessel slowly make its way into its final resting place.
While small, the tornado cut a four-mile swath and likely reached winds between 86 and 110 miles per hour.
Local rally one of dozens across the country to protest police violence
“I want us to treat the young men of color in our community as our home team,” Mayor Marilyn Strickland tells crowd of 2,000 gathered for holiday observance.
A tradition that started as a Seahawks-inspired family photo a year ago brought about 50 Eastsiders from the Dome Top neighborhood to the D Street overpass of Interstate 5 in Tacoma, where they welcomed home South Sound fans after the team beat the Green Bay Packers in overtime Sunday.
Landing a ticket for the Feb. 1 Super Bowl might take budgeting miracle on par with the Seahawks 28-22 win over the Green Bay in Sunday’s NFC Championship.
The body of a man, thought to be in his late 50s or early 60s, was found Sunday morning just south of Interstate 5 near Sleater-Kinney Road in Lacey, according to Lacey police.
A Tacoma woman journeys from being a registered nurse to a rarity in South Africa — a white sangoma
University of Puget Sound professor Dexter Gordon put a hard edge on the City of Lakewood’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Saturday, harshly criticizing the social injustices that continue to divide America 52 years after King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech.
Green Bay has half the population of Tacoma, but it’s the epicenter of one of sports’ most famous fanbases.
Pierce County Superior Court records detail allegations against U.S. Postal Service carrier Robert Taitano.
Water flows for struggling fish in the White River will be protected for decades now that the Cascade Water Alliance has agreed to make a massive trust water donation to a state ecology program.
The committee advocating a sister city relationship between Tacoma and Hvar, in Croatia, is sponsoring a showing Wednesday of the 1992 Yugoslavian film, “Tito and Me.”
The three-phase analysis is the first in 12 years and will likely result in changes to ferry sailings and fares.
O Bee Credit Union is banking pot producers, processors and retailers.
Many government offices and other services will be affected by Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
It’s going to be a wet weekend in Western Washington.
Not every Seahawks fan can afford tickets on the 50 yard line, but displaying the right number gets you into a club without a velvet rope – the 12th Man.
Q&A: Black-Puerto Rican activist talks social justice before Tacoma’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration
Rosa Clemente, who was the 2008 Green Party nominee for vice president, is the keynote speaker for the University of Puget Sound’s annual event.
People will take part in a four-mile march in downtown Tacoma on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as part of a national event in remembrance of Michael Brown and others killed by police.
Several Pierce County gatherings on Saturday through Tuesday will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr
The city is exploring a contract for a health and wellness clinic at or near City Hall in an attempt to rein in costs under federal health-care reform.
Respiratory illnesses bring many to the emergency departments, not all with the dreaded flu.
A Tacoma woman died Sunday nearly 15 years after she was violently shaken by her biological father.
The City of Fife has hired its interim city manager to permanently run day-to-day operations. The Fife City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to hire Subir Mukerjee for the city’s top job.
A Dragon space capsule will be on display at the Museum of Flight while Elon Musk marks opening of local satellite engineering office.
A 5-year-old child was in critical condition Tuesday after being mauled by dogs near Silverdale, according to the Kitsap County Sheriffs Office.
Owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, the boarded-up building hasn’t been used as a train station since 1970.
Dr. Gordon Klatt, a Tacoma surgeon who died in August, founded the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, which has become an international phenomenon.
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