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2,000 volunteers spend day sprucing up Pierce County parks

An estimated 2,000 volunteers spent Saturday morning working in parks throughout Pierce County as part of this year’s “Parks Appreciation...

A small army of over 150 volunteers showed up at Point Defiance on Earth Day 2015 on Saturday helping clean up the park and spreading 150 yards of wood chips as part of Parks Appreciation Day at Metro Parks Tacoma. Unlike recent rainy and blustery days the crew was treated to a display of billowing white clouds and warmer temperatures by mother nature on her day.

Matt Driscoll: Bad government, lack of public process is dooming Pierce County administration building

That it’s the right location, a potential game changer for one of Tacoma’s historically underserved neighborhoods, and a sensible project...

Rendering of proposed Pierce County administration building.

Police Beat: A bad pickup line, a punch in the face and an unlucky shoplifter

Editor’s note: Compiled from reports to Tacoma Police.

slug: TPDHQ (Mulick story)  The Leo Finnegan Construction, Inc. workers were already busy with construction as Tacoma and TPD officials staked out a yellow-ribboned parcel for the official groundbreaking ceremony to launch the new Tacoma police headquarters building.  In the background is the old Costco building, which is being renovated by another contractor into a police garage, fleet services, and warehouse building to adjoin the brand new headquarters.  Photo was taken Thursday, April 15, 2004.  (Bruce Kellman/The News Tribune)

Huskies QB Jeff Lindquist caps solid spring with strong performance in finale

Lindquist’s spring ended on a relatively positive note, as he completed 13 of 16 passes for 237 yards, two touchdowns and an interception during...

Dave Boling: Huskies still look young and raw at spring preview

UW trying to mesh new starters all over the field in final spring workout

John McGrath: Kansas City Royals are becoming baseball’s version of the Detroit Pistons’ ‘Bad Boys’

Six months after taking the World Series to the final out of Game 7, the Royals have managed to become more grating than the Lorde song inspired by...

Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox players fight during the seventh inning Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Chicago.

Sea-Tac Airport sees huge increase in traffic during first quarter

New international flights, region’s prosperity contribute to big jump in airport passenger and freight traffic.

A big jump in passenger traffic this year so far at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is in part due to international traffic being up 16 percent in the first quarter. It meant congestion on the tarmac and the security checkpoints Friday.

Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch

Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before.

A Starbucks store closes Friday, April 24, 2015, in Phoenix because of computer issues. Starbucks says a sales register computer glitch has disrupted sales at company-operated stores in the United States and Canada.  The company apologized to customers for the inconvenience late Friday and said it was working to resolve the outage. Customers found some stores closed and others offering free coffee.

Washington state Legislature passes oil train safety bill

The Washington state Legislature passed a measure Friday to improve the safety of oil transportation amid a sharp increase in the number of oil-carrying...

Oil trains sit on the railroad tracks along Canal Drive in Kennewick.

South Sound packs Bike Month with events

New trails, commuter challenges, rides and bike swaps highlight bike month

Members of the Evergreen Tandem Club climb Tacoma’s McCarver Street during a 50-mile ride on Aug. 23, 2014.

Summer's coming and we're loving the fares

Now's the time to shop for your summer getaway airfare.

After 50 years, barber not quite ready to cut ties with customers

OAK LAWN, Ill. - When Tom Grochowski became a barber, flattops and crewcuts were all the rage.