Local News Newsletter


Christmas in Gig Harbor is a nautical treat

Imagine if Santa piloted a tugboat instead of a sleigh. Or delivered toys via kayak.

The Fishermen's Memorial at Jerisich Dock in Gig Harbor frames the community Christmas tree. The inscription on the memorial's plaque speaks eloquently of the city's fishing heritage: "In memory of the fishermen of Gig Harbor who have gone to sea at great risk with passion and hard work, this statue is a tribute to an industry upon whose labor our community was founded."

Elks volunteers, Toys for Tots deliver presents to thousands in Tacoma

“Our backup plan backfired,” Jessica Weaver said Saturday as she waited for free toys for her children.

Elks leading knight Julie Wilson shows the new present to a happy Cameron Ortiz, 3, that he will be receiving for Christmas at the Tacoma Elks Lodge on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Juan Ortiz was at the lodge to pickup toys for his five kids. The Tacoma Elks Lodge will be distributing toys to about 5,000 children.

Karen Peterson: Changing climate endangers family treasures

It was a Sunday morning in February of 1990, and the Peterson clan was restless.

Show & Tell: Schools and youths in the news

News, events and meetings on schools and youth in the South Sound

Park both protected and burdened

That Mount Rainier National Park has the highest possible landmark protection is an honor, but in the era of climate change, can seem at times like...

Sueann Brown, historical architect at the park, stands in a crater left by a huge boulder that hit a vehicle and damaged the Westside Road in May of 2014. The road has been closed to the public since the early 1990s because of damage from debris flows and outburst floods.