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Matt Danzico and his BBC team think Tacoma might take off in about five years, and they wanted to get here before that happens.
The City of Roy and the Roy Pioneer Rodeo Association are in a dispute over longstanding lease terms for land just outside the city.
Ever wonder how to keep your seaplane from spreading invasive species?
A cost estimate has not been provided to the council, leaving some members nervous that expenditures will be more than the county can afford.
Shipping companies and dockworkers reached a tentative deal on a new labor contract, avoiding a shutdown of 29 ports that would have choked off trade through the West Coast.
A group of Tacoma teens listen to 36-year-old Thrett Brown, who grew up in circumstances similar to theirs, which means he gets it, and they trust what he has to say.
The toll increases would address rising debt payments on the eastbound bridge.
Longer than a tweet but a few thousand words short of a novel, these micro-stories help students exercise their brains.
Orting’s first black police officer says he was fired due to racism; city cites performance problems
Former Orting police officer Gerry Pickens is demanding $5 million from the city and threatening a workplace discrimination lawsuit. The city claims he was fired for job-performance issues during his probationary period.
A controversial proposed 1,000- foot runway extension is not part of the final document.
Step By Step has quietly helped at-risk pregnant women for 18 years. Now it has quietly moved into the Van Lierop Bulb Farm and has launched a $1.5 million fundraising campaign.
Monkeyshines’ Ms. Monkey tells story of project in advance of the last year (probably) for scavenger hunt
On what is expected to be the last year for The Monkeyshine Project, Ms. Monkey spoke with The News Tribune on the condition of anonymity.
A 20-year-old Shelton woman was killed early Sunday after the car she was driving was struck head on by another car, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Question: What is all the rock ground support construction along I-5 northbound, approaching the Portland Avenue exit?
The colors, costumes and cuisine from dozens of countries filled the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall on Saturday for the 17th annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration.
Members of Tacoma’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities vowed Saturday not to be intimidated by a vicious attack in East Tacoma last week.
On Saturday, a candle started a fire at my East Side house. My 88-year-old mother was home alone while I was at the store getting her dinner. When I returned home, the Red Cross was there, assisting my distraught mother.
The vision for improved marine life at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium includes a bigger aquarium with colorful fish, more room for polar bears to splash around and maybe a California sea lion exhibit.
When property owners get their 2015 tax bills in the mail this week, nearly all will see that they owe more than last year.
Joel Attaway reared back and let a snowball fly.
A 4-year-old Tacoma boy was flown to a hospital Friday after a car hit him at a rest stop along Interstate 5 at Westley, California.
Haggen has announced when it will convert several South Sound grocery stores to the Haggen brand.
The group aims to encourage youth participation in government, foster communication between young people and the Fife City Council, and promote leadership skills for participants.
The state Dental Commission has suspended a Federal Way dentist's credentials after concerns about her ability to practice with reasonable skill and safety.
Access to the 930-acre site will be limited starting next month; golf course to close May 26.
A Seattle restaurateur has bought the wheelhouse, crankshaft and other pieces of the historic ferry Kalakala for preservation in Seattle.
Library advocates speak out in defense of ousted director Tim Wadham, who was in the post for three years.
A fishing vessel’s chance discovery of human bones from the bottom of the Bering Sea adds an unlikely new chapter to the 2001 sinking of the Arctic Rose, a stunning tragedy in which all of the trawler’s 15 crew members perished.
The school board wants to hear from school staff members and the public as it launches a push to add to its innovative schools portfolio.
For the third year in a row the military is sending only its regrets to Tacoma for its Independence Day celebration.
Seattle Seahawks fans who paid for Super Bowl tickets but didn’t receive them are filing complaints with the state Attorney General’s Office.
Another toll increase is necessary to make rising debt payments, according to state transportation officials.
The talented – guitarists, hip-hop dancers and at least one acrobat – turn out for ‘America’s Got Talent’
Hundreds of hopefuls audition in Tacoma for a shot at national exposure.
Snowfall in the mountains is at record low levels, and forecasts for the rest of the season don’t offer much hope.
Kodi Cumbo appears to be the first student in school history to earn the highest possible composite score of 36 on the college readiness assessment.
When Bethany Padgett’s sister showed her Sylvia Plath’s poem “The Applicant,” Padgett knew immediately she wanted to use it for this year’s Poetry Out Loud recitation contest.
Drivers caught passing a bus when its red lights flash face a $394 fine.
A measles outbreak that started in Disneyland traveled to Washington state when an infected woman arrived at Sea-Tac Airport.
Only scraps of steel remain of the iconic ferry that sailed the waters of Puget Sound for nearly 30 years.
State lawmakers hope a program borrowed from New York could address gaps in Washington’s mental-health system.
The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department announced Friday that people should not swim or wade at Jack Hyde Park on Ruston Way.
Boris the polar bear was resting comfortably Friday in his den at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium following a three-hour dentist appointment. The 29-year-old bear had three teeth pulled. One was abscessed, one was fractured. The other was just old and decayed, according to a news release from the zoo.
Bill proposes elimination of school vaccine exemptions for philosophical or personal reasons.
Vashon Island consistently comes out near the top in tallies of communities in the United States where high percentages of people choose not to vaccinate their children.
Football fans dipped into their savings and shelled out thousands of dollars to attend the Super Bowl only to be stiffed at the last minute by brokers who never had the tickets in hand.
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