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Published March 26th, 2014 - 9:41AM
Summer Jobs 253 is accepting applications from businesses who will host a junior or senior for a summer job. The program covers most of the cost, including wages, in return for providing job experience and training for students.
Published March 26th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The Tacoma City Council is considering regulations on tent cities for the homeless.
Published March 25th, 2014 - 3:41PM
A man who fellow detainees said tried to kill himself Monday at Tacoma’s immigration detention center was in satisfactory condition at a hospital later in the day.
Published March 25th, 2014 - 3:35PM
The state Attorney General's Office has asked an appeals court to reconsider its decision to overturn the convictions of a former Pierce County judge found guilty of threatening to kill a man and hiring a prostitute.
Published March 25th, 2014 - 2:44PM
Tacoma police are asking the public to help identify a man they said fatally shot someone on Sixth Avenue Sunday in Tacoma.
Published March 25th, 2014 - 2:37PM
A Pierce County judge has found John Ben Jones Jr. guilty of second-degree murder in grisly killing from 2012.
Published March 25th, 2014 - 1:06PM
A fire that started on the back deck of a two-story Tacoma house Tuesday displaced three adults, according to the Fire Department.
Published March 25th, 2014 - 10:13AM
Jennifer Worthy made small talk with the cashier, poured a cup of coffee and asked for six packs of cigarettes before robbing a convenience store in Tacoma, according to court records.
Published March 25th, 2014 - 8:42AM
Two former Olympic athletes are expected to be in attendance April 5 when the National Speedskating Circuit comes to Tacoma.
Published March 24th, 2014 - 3:33PM
Brian McLeod was shot late Friday by a sheriff's deputy who saw him raise a shotgun as he emerged from an apartment. The deputy remains on leave while McLeod's family begins its own investigation into the incident.
Published March 24th, 2014 - 2:11PM
A 39-year-old woman is charged with nine felonies for allegedly using fraudulent checks to steal nearly $17,000 from the Health Department.
Published March 24th, 2014 - 7:04AM
The deadly rock-paper-scissors of war, power and fear found its own enemy Saturday evening as a dozen men and women of God met to pray in the Proctor District home of a Tacoma pastor.
Published March 23rd, 2014 - 10:26PM
The oldest member of the church that considers itself Tacoma’s oldest African-American congregation celebrated her 102nd birthday a few days early on Sunday.
Published March 23rd, 2014 - 10:59AM
Tacoma police were investigating the death of a 19-year-old man who was fatally shot early Sunday.
Published March 23rd, 2014 - 12:05AM
Texting takes just a few seconds. Maybe a tad longer if you’re tapping a tiny phone keyboard while drunk. But writing an old-fashioned letter of apology about those texts takes considerably more time — and 10 pages of neatly lettered notebook paper. Such a letter, from former Lincoln High School teacher Meredith Powell to the girlfriend of one of her students, is contained in documents released by Tacoma Public Schools as part of its investigation into the 24-year-old math teacher’s alleged misconduct.
Published March 23rd, 2014 - 12:05AM
Most teachers are well aware that, in the wrong hands, technology can grease a slippery slope that can lead them into crossing ethical or legal boundaries.
Published March 23rd, 2014 - 12:05AM
If you want to be a marine biologist, you can’t be afraid to get your feet wet.
Published March 21st, 2014 - 10:19PM
Would a stream by any other name taste as sweet? That’s what water purveyors put to the test Friday night in an annual contest for the best-tasting municipal water supply in a five-county region.
Published March 21st, 2014 - 10:13PM
Northwest Spay & Neuter Center does an average of 70 surgeries a day, including dogs and cats brought in by the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County.
Published March 21st, 2014 - 9:58AM
Time and weather have taken a toll on a building at Bradken-Atlas's foundry in Tacoma's Nalley Valley, and its owners are demolishing it.
Published March 20th, 2014 - 9:19PM
Tacoma police are asking anyone who notices suspicious behavior related to recent luring attempts near Manitou Park Elementary to immediately report it.
Published March 20th, 2014 - 7:18PM
A Washington congressman visited detainees Thursday who recently took part in a hunger strike to protest conditions at the federal immigration detention center in Tacoma.
Published March 20th, 2014 - 3:31PM
Renee Thomas of Graham pleaded guilty to stealing money from Tacoma's Community Credit Union and insurance carriers.
Published March 20th, 2014 - 10:46AM
A Spokane County judge made an error in sentencing Robert Yates, but the mistake wouldn't have changed the outcome of the serial killer's future, the state's high court decides.
Published March 20th, 2014 - 10:40AM
The University of Washington Tacoma has awarded a contract to John Korsmo construction to build the university's section of the Prairie Line Trail linear park.
Published March 19th, 2014 - 8:22PM
Tacoma Public Utilities said shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday that an equipment failure had led to outages for about 2,300 people in Northeast Tacoma.
Published March 19th, 2014 - 7:02PM
A hunger strike at Tacoma’s federal immigration detention center dropped to two participants Wednesday, as a detention facility in Texas also started a strike and a congressman planned to visit the Tacoma center Thursday. Tacoma’s strikers have said they are protesting deportations, conditions at the center and for easier access to bonds that let detainees be released while their immigration cases are reviewed.
Published March 19th, 2014 - 4:32PM
Tacoma Public Schools, Peace Community Center and Tacoma Housing Authority will team up to offer the Family & Community Learning Academy this Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McCarver Elementary School.
Published March 19th, 2014 - 12:36PM
A man who crashed into another vehicle in Tacoma Tuesday night and had to be tased several times because of his erratic behavior was likely on drugs, according to the Tacoma Police Department.
Published March 19th, 2014 - 11:52AM
The state Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of shooting a security guard to death outside a Tacoma house party six years ago.
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