Local News Newsletter


JBLM National Guard crews keep busy fighting Central Washington wildfires

More than two dozen soldiers with Charlie Company of the 1-140th Aviation Regiment have been at the scene for eight days.

Washington National Guard soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord have been aiding the fire suppression effort in Central Washington using Blackhawk helicopters to drop water. Cool weather and fire conditions grounded the birds Thursday but it gave crew time to reflect on the devastation.

Tacoma casino bows to public pressure, cancels Ted Nugent shows

Puyallup tribe says Emerald Queen Casino is not a proper forum for a rock musician who makes racist comments.

This Aug. 16, 2013 file photo shows Ted Nugent performing at Rams Head Live in Baltimore.

New elementary, middle school model headed to Fircrest

Tacoma school officials plan to switch up the structure of two schools in Fircrest, with the goal of helping students attend middle school closer ...

Wainwright Elementary School will be rebuilt and reopen for grades four through eight in 2016, the Tacoma school district announced this week.

Kenya native, now Bellarmine senior, pursues dream at nurse camp

Vanessa Runo has wanted to be a doctor since she was five years old. She got a little closer to her goal this week by shadowing nurses at Tacoma hospitals...

Vanessa Runo, 17, a native of Kenya and a student at Bellarmine Preparatory shadowed Allenmore Hospital progressive care unit charge nurse Marikay Patefield during MultiCare‘s Nurse Camp Thursday. More than 100 students from the South Sound are learning skills to help them on their way to a medical careers as doctors and nurses. Runo and Patefield were going over a patient’s medications.

Freighter Helena Star makes it to Seattle where it will be disassembled

The refloated Helena Star arrived in Seattle on Thursday so it can be disassembled and recycled after it sank in the Hylebos Bay last year.