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Documents: Tacoma police using surveillance device to sweep up cellphone data

The Tacoma Police Department apparently has bought — and quietly used for six years — controversial surveillance equipment that can ...

A man works on a cluster of cell phone antennae atop a small tower over a building near downtown Tacoma, August 26, 2014.

Tears, kisses, hugs: First day of school starts in University Place

Some goodbyes were tearful, others excited as the district’s roughly 5,600 students returned to school Wednesday.

Ashleigh Jones, 7, second grader at University Place Primary School, shows her happiness with a hug for paraeducator Lisa Beiermann on first day of school on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

Test results: 12 percent of Washington schools meet federal standards

Fewer than 12 percent of schools in Washington are meeting federal achievement standards, according to state test results released Wednesday.

Not enough room for golf course resort and off-leash dog park at Chambers Creek, county says

University Place dog owners are at odds with Pierce County about its unwillingness to commit to a permanent off-leash dog park on Chambers Creek Properties...

Musk ox euthanized at Point Defiance Zoo

After breaking its leg, a geriatric musk ox was euthanized Tuesday at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.