Local News Newsletter


West Pierce Fire closes University Place station

The closure won’t affect staffing levels or emergency response times.

Candidates all over map on raising gas tax for state Route 167 extension

Candidates for the Legislature differed at a forum Tuesday on how to pay for an extension of state Route 167.

Toxic algae bloom reported at Wapato Lake

A toxic algae bloom in Tacoma’s Wapato Lake has made the water unsafe for people and pets, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department said Tuesday.

Plumes of smoke above JBLM from controlled burns

Two controlled burns at Joint Base Lewis-McChord sent plumes of smoke into the sky Tuesday.

Former Seattle mayor Schell, who also made his mark on Tacoma, dies at 76

Schell’s Cornerstone Development Co. brought Tacoma its first downtown YMCA, the now-Murano hotel, the Tacoma Financial Center and a renovated...

Paul Schell talks about his four years in office as Seattle’s mayor. This photo was taken at City Hall in December 2001. Schell, who also played a role in downtown Tacoma’s development, died Sunday.