Traffic jams and fender-benders didn’t plague Matt Bachmann’s commute last week. Along with two associates, he took the ultimate commuter HOT lane — via helicopter — and set up shop nearly 7,000 feet up the frozen flanks of the South Cascade Glacier in the North Cascades east of Darrington.
What we know: Starting this summer, State Farm will hire hundreds of people to open offices in downtown Tacoma, filling a long-empty signature building and bringing hope to surrounding businesses.
A local law firm has accused one of the region’s largest health care providers and a California collections agency of conspiring to defraud Pierce County accident victims by using liens to increase money recouped for providing medical treatment.
An administrator with Tacoma Public Schools was selected last week to replace the departing Eatonville School District superintendent.
Thieves have been ripping off decorative shrubs and plants along South Sprague Avenue at the city’s recently enhanced “gateway” to Tacoma’s Central Neighborhood from state Route 16.
More than 1,200 people gathered Saturday at Tacoma's Life Center church to celebrate the life of Forrest Frosty Westering, the legendary Pacific Lutheran University football coach who died last month at the age of 85.
Tacomas City Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a $4 million spending plan for the citys newly created Transportation Benefit District, with the bulk of the money to be spent on local street repairs.
A public memorial celebrating the life of former Pacific Lutheran University football coach Frosty Westering will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Life Center church, 1717 S. Union Ave.
Crews will close two lanes across the westbound Tacoma Narrows Bridge for several hours next week. The two remaining westbound lanes of state Route 16 will stay open through each night.
An administrator with Tacoma Public Schools was selected this week to replace the outgoing Eatonville School District Superintendent.
A former prime minister of Ethiopia told a crowd of 1,250 today at the Pierce County Prayer Breakfast how he turned from atheism to belief in Christ while imprisoned for 12 years.
Love comics? Love free stuff? The two collide Saturday on Free Comic Book Day, an international event supported by local comic book stores across North American and around the world.
Sundays Tacoma City Marathon will mark the start of the heart of the South Sound running season. Thirty-five days and four events will draw more than 11,000 participants.
By the time their flight from Boston landed, a message from the city of Tacoma was waiting for Paul Morrison and Tony Phillippi. Shockwaves from the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing had spread across the country and now it was time to scrutinize the Tacoma City Marathon.
A lot of stump removal, brush clearing and trail blazing is in the works at Tacomas Swan Creek Park, which outdoor enthusiasts say will be exciting news for South Sound mountain bikers.
The new Tacoma store for Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics plans to open next week, store representatives told me today.
Police used flash-bang grenades and pepper spray against some protesters who pelted them with rocks and bottles late Wednesday, as violence erupted during May Day in Seattle.
Cash that a Tacoma man in his late 70s planned to send to his family in Vietnam instead was used to pay off debts of men accused Wednesday of robbing him, according to police.
It has towered over the bluffs of downtown Tacoma for more than a century, but now a prominent piece of Northwest Indian art is showing severe signs of decay and faces an uncertain future.
One man was shot in the leg early this morning in a Tacoma alley, police said, and the investigation has a Tacoma elementary school on lockdown.
A fire destroyed a Tacoma garage Tuesday and damaged a nearby garage, according to the Fire Department.
A federal investigation that ended last week netted five arrests and a cache of drugs and guns at houses in Tacoma and Spanaway, officials said Tuesday.
Bucking a recent onslaught of grim finance news, Tacoma city officials found something encouraging to announce Tuesday, saying its past two-year budget fared $4.5 million better than expected, and its current spending plan so far is $3.7 million ahead of target.
A 20-year-old woman assaulted a Tacoma fire captain early Monday after his crew responded to her request for medical treatment, police said Tuesday.
Historic home tour It’s unusual to be just the third owner of a house built 112 years ago — but Deborah Sandidge has taken the job seriously. In the 20 years she’s lived in the Metzger House on Tacoma’s historic North Slope, she’s restored the foursquare house to its former stately glory — and the fruits of her efforts are on show this weekend during the Tacoma Historic Society’s annual Historic Homes Tour, along with five other North Tacoma homes, a school and a church.
Whether you’re a veteran gardener or a complete newbie, you’ll find something useful at the IPC Plant Exchange. Tacoma’s Immanuel Presbyterian Church is hosting the free exchange for the ninth year this Saturday, and they’re expanding it from plants to tools and even garden furniture.
A developers plans to build on a golf course in Northeast Tacoma are almost certainly dead. A state court of appeals issued a ruling Tuesday that the developer of the Pointe at Northshore missed a notification deadline by two days a black-and-white error that means the entire case should be dismissed.
Whats 15 months in jail compared to a lifetime without Neil Turner? Leland Turner and Charlotte Cox-Turner of Tacoma are weighing that question now that theyve returned from a court-martial in Texas where a soldier pleaded guilty to killing their son.
In the end, Tacomas City Council formally selected the same downtown-to-Hilltop route for its preferred choice to extend the citys Link light rail system that it tentatively picked last week. But the councils action Tuesday hardly resembled an exercise in rubber-stamping.
Bucking a recent onslaught of grim budget news, Tacoma city officials announced Tuesday its past two-year budget fared $4.5 million better than expected, and its current spending plan so far is $3.7 million ahead of target.
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