Local News Newsletter


The new state tests: How will Washington students measure up?

State officials and allies urge calm as testing season begins; opponents say the new standards and tests measuring them are flawed.

Gov. Inslee imposes ban on state-funded travel to Indiana

Washington’s governor says he is imposing the administration-wide ban after the passage of a new law that critics say has the potential to discriminate against gays and lesbians and others based on religious beliefs.

Transformation of Thea Foss industrial site took more than a quarter century

Bit by bit, the site of a former plating company plant on Tacoma’s Thea Foss Waterway has been decontaminated and remade into a waterfront ...

Minnie retrieves the “green rope” for Stephanie Goffin on a work break in Waterfront Park on Tacoma’s Thea Foss Waterway. It’s the former toxic site of American Plating.

Police, fire departments will use closed Fircrest school for practice drills starting this week

Police and fire department drills at the old school building are expected to continue throughout the spring.

Wainwright Elementary School

Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-born American writer, to speak of ‘creating dangerously’

Haitian-born American writer Edwidge Danticat will speak Tuesday at the University of Puget Sound on “creating dangerously.” The New York Times once proclaimed the then-25-year-old a culture-changer, Now, at 46, she has a string of ...