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Tacoma doctor, palliative care expert Stuart Farber remembered as physician who listened

It was a miracle, Stu Farber told his family, that he was able to die at home.

Dr. Stu Farber and wife Lu.

Despite ban, marijuana shop opens in Parkland

A Parkland pot shop opened Sunday, undeterred by a Pierce County ban on marijuana businesses.

Stolen truck found in Tacoma; mannequins still missing

A moving truck containing approximately $1 million in mannequins and sewing supplies, stolen from a hotel parking lot sometime Wednesday night, was found Saturday in Tacoma.

Fight over juvenile justice reform comes to Pierce County

The case of a Tacoma teen accused of killing his father has become a rallying point for public defenders and youth advocates working to rewrite tough...

Rylan Salzman enters Pierce County Superior Court in June 2014. The case the Tacoma teen accused of killing his father has become a rallying point for public defenders and youth advocates working to rewrite tough-on-crime juvenile justice laws.
Business

Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes' list of billionaires

The world's richest person got even richer this year. And a basketball superstar-turned-owner made the list for the first time.

FILE - In this May 5, 2014 file photo, Microsoft co-founder and Berkshire Hathaway board member Bill Gates speaks during an interview with Liz Claman on the Fox Business Network in Omaha, Neb. Forbes on Monday, March 2, 2015 said that Gates's net worth rose to $79.2 billion in 2015 from $76 billion last year. That put him at the top of the magazine's list of the world's billionaires for the second consecutive year.

Costco strikes credit card deal with Citi, Visa

Costco says it struck a deal for Citi to be the exclusive issuer of its co-branded credit cards, with Visa replacing American Express as the card network...

FILE - In this May 9, 2012 file photo, a Citi Visa credit card is tendered at opening of the Superdry store in New York's Times Square. Costco on Monday, March 2, 2015 said it struck a deal for Citi to be the exclusive issuer of its co-branded credit cards, with Visa replacing American Express as the card network.

Canadian lumber company completes purchase of Simpson mills

Interfor plans to increase production at Tacoma lumber mill

Sports

Christian Welp, Huskies’ all-time leading scorer, dies at age 51

Christian Welp, the Washington Huskies basketball legend and the school’s all-time leading scorer, the former German exchange student who attended...

After starring for Olympic High and the University of Washington and a short career in the NBA, Chris Welp, left, played in Europe, leading Bayer 04 Leverkusen to the German basketball championship in 1996.

Top-ranked Rainier Beach boys to face No. 2 Bellevue in opening round at Tacoma Dome

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has released prep basketball brackets for state playoffs, and the blind draw has created some...

Top-ranked Rainier Beach facing No. 2 Bellevue in the 3A state boys basketball quarterfinals? And against Walla Walla, should the Titans go by Todd Todd Beamer Beamer? Do Mattisse Thybulle and Mandrell Worthy believe Eastside Catholic got off easy with Marysville-Pilchuck in the quarterfinals? And what should we expect when Bellarmine Prep's top post Claire Martin goes up against Inglemoor's UW-bound Deja Strother?

McGrath: Can the college basketball season just skip to March Madness already?

Coaches screaming death threats at players, coaches fighting with each other, coaches locking players out locker rooms... It’s more than time...

Nebraska coach Tim Miles, upset after his team lost by 28 points to Iowa, banned his team from using their showers.
Nation/World

Q&A: Health law’s survival hangs on four words at Supreme Court

Three years after the Supreme Court upheld the health care law, by a single vote, the justices are poised to consider a new challenge – an appeal...

Chief Justice John Roberts likely holds the pivotal vote in the health law decision. He cast the decisive vote in 2012, joining the court’s four Democratic-appointed justices to uphold the core of the law. The other four Republican appointees voted to invalidate the entire measure, saying Congress exceeded its authority.

Sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle charged with rape

A high-risk sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle was being held on $1 million bail after authorities charged him with raping a 69-year-old woman...

In a Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 photo, Toronto's Deputy Police Chief Mark Saunders explains evidence photos as he speaks to the media about a tunnel found near one of the venues for this year's Pan American Games, at a press conference in Toronto. Police said Monday March 2, 2015 that two young men who built the mysterious tunnel had no criminal intent, they just wanted a man cave. Const. Victor Kwong said tips from the public helped them identify the two men in their 20s responsible for building the underground chamber near a Pan Am Games venue.

Marysville-Pilchuck High School won't reopen cafeteria where students shot

A high school in Washington state won't reopen the cafeteria where a student fatally shot four friends and wounded another before killing himself last October.

Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs...

Retired Cincinnati Police Chief Tom Streicher, discusses the benefits of body cameras during a conference hosted by Taser International at the California Highway Patrol headquarters in Sacramento, Calif., on Feb. 19.

Clinton emails at State Department draw scrutiny

Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials...

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