Local News Newsletter


Lane, ramp closures planned for I-5 in Pierce, Thurston counties

Drivers can expect some lane and ramp closures on Interstate 5 this week as state Department of Transportation crews continue work on a paving improvement project.

Return of federally funded tutors gets mixed response in Pierce County’s three largest school districts

Some educators question the mandate to redirect resources from school-provided programs to outside tutors. But some parents say they welcome the chance to choose a program that fits their child.

Scholar at the intersection of faith and justice

The Rev. Dr. Monica Coleman to speak at PLU on how religious scholars can better understand how people view religion.

The Rev. Dr. Coleman will speak at PLU on Oct. 22, 2014.

Karen Peterson: Three ways readers are surprising us

Readers are an ever-changing — and occasionally fickle — lot.

Tacoma Reads author, mayor to host discussions regarding effects of minimum wage

Discussions about the effects of minimum wage with the author of this year’s Tacoma Reads book and Mayor Marilyn Strickland are scheduled for this week.