Local News Newsletter


Easter comes just once this year

Melissa Dispaltro of Steilacoom looks forward to going out for Easter dinner today with her mother, Ada Dispaltro of University Place. The two rarely...

Easter Sunday, called Pascha in the Eastern Orthodox Church, will be celebrated on the same day this year by Orthodox and Western churches, an infrequent occurrence. The News Tribune marked the occasion with a view of a Holy Friday service at the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in the Midland area of Tacoma.

Prisons and jails get Medicaid ball rolling

Prisons and jails in Washington are not only using the federal Affordable Care Act to cut their own health care costs, they’re also signing...

Aerial of the Thurston County Jail complex.(Steve Bloom/The Olympian)

Callaghan: Debate the best form of city government? It’s what we do

In his 1973 doctoral dissertation on the history of battles over the form of Tacoma city government – what one political scientist dubbed “regime conflict” — Bill Baarsma described the groups and factions that lined up...

Lakewood workers will take worries to council

Employees at the city of Lakewood who have been without a labor contract since the end of 2012 say they plan to attend a City Council meeting Monday to show frustration with what they call a lack of progress at the negotiating table.

Why isn’t Easter always on the same day every year?

The Rev. Seraphim Majmudar, pastor at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Tacoma, said his parishioners sometimes ask him why the Easter dates usually differ for Eastern and Western Christians.