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Pinwheels for Prevention pop up in Pierce County

Spring is in the air, and the pinwheels are sprouting throughout Pierce County. Volunteers are planting hundreds of the spinning toys this month as...

Hundreds of pinwheels spin Wednesday on the lawn outside Remann Hall in Tacoma. It’s part of the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign, an effort to reduce child abuse and to recruit advocates who speak for children in court.

Callaghan: Rodney Tom might be the least political politician in state

Rodney Tom is an unlikely political leader. That’s because unlike the caricature that was created by opponents as the man who would be king, ...

Mayor Strickland to travel to China to promote Tacoma

Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will travel to China next month to promote the city’s business opportunities to investors.

Sun kicks off of Mount Rainier as the Highway 509 bridge and the Museum of Glass shimmer in the sun Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.

Corey Hart convinces Mariners manager that he's ready to play right field

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said earlier this week that Corey Hart “wasn’t anywhere close” to being ready to play right field due...

Corey Hart had not played in the field this season until Thursday’s game at Texas.

Mariners fall apart in ninth, fall to Rangers, 3-2

Leonys Martin had a game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers scored two unearned runs in a two-out rally against Fernando Rodney...

The Texas Rangers celebrate the win over the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers defeated the Mariners 3-2.

Boling: Seahawks have the Niners right where they want them

Even before the communal euphoria slightly ebbed from its peak, Seattle Seahawks staffers were being asked how the team would cope with the inevitable distractions accompanying Super Bowl victories.


Mixed picture in Washington on underwater mortgages

About 13 percent of mortgages in Washington are "under water" -- meaning the homeowner owes more than the property could sell for, according to data...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 file photo a for sale sign hangs in front of a house in Walpole, Mass.  Freddie Mac reports on mortgage rates for this week Thursday April 14, 2014.

Data compilers’ secret scores have consumers pegged, fairly or not

Consumers won access to their credit scores more than a decade ago, after advocates voiced concerns over errors and lending bias.

Boeing delivers 8,000th 737 to United Airlines

The 8,000th example of a Boeing model whose initial sales more than four decades ago were so disappointing that Boeing considered shutting down production...

Boeing's 8,000th 737 was delivered to United Airlines Wednesday

Get stuffing in the scene with your Easter ham

At Thanksgiving, we stuff turkeys. At Easter we stuff...? Hams!

Walla Walla red top choice at Northwest wine event

After evaluating 916 wines from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho, 20 professional wine judges deemed a red blend from a Walla Walla Valley winery as the top wine of the second annual Great Northwest Wine Competition.

Fuchsia: A hardy plant with a delicate look

That brutal ice storm in January 2012 convinced Nancy White that fuchsias are tougher than they look. White wasn't sure all of her fuchsias would survive...

Fuchsia blossom, 'Golden Gate' variety. Credit: Salli  Dahl / The Northwest Fuchsia Society