Local News Newsletter


Cost of National Park Service deferred maintenance tops $507 million in Washington

Estimated cost at parks nationwide reaches $11.49 billion.

Mount Rainier National Park needs more than $298.3 million in deferred maintenance. The Park Service describes “deferred maintenance” as necessary work on infrastructure, such as roads and bridges, visitor centers, trails and campgrounds, that has been put off for more than a year.

The Nose: Please pass the Prozac because Tacoma area is rather sad

The greater Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area is falling like a rock on a national happiness ranking. Take our quiz to find out if you’re happy ...

Another happy day in Seattle - Peace activists hold a mock funeral procession for the Earth on Tuesday.

Officer, Clover Park High teacher at odds over teen’s arrest

A Clover Park High School teacher was exercising free speech out of concern for a student when she criticized a Lakewood police detective arresting the teen, her lawyer contends.

Crews to search for victims in burned Olympia building

At least one person may have died in an Olympia fire early Monday morning.

Fire crews hose down what’s left of old Capital City Studios on Fourth Avenue in downtown Olympia. A fire gutted the structure early Monday morning.

Puyallup will pay $58,000 settlement to ex-library director

Tim Wadham led the city library for three years before he was let go in February for alleged “poor judgment and discretion.”