Being selected to host the U.S. Open is a long-term process that rewards planning and patience. But there’s good reason to hope the USGA will bring the prestigious event back to Pierce County's Chambers Bay golf course.
In Tacoma, 1986 was a turning point for parents being extra protective of children. Today it's a national fixation. But communities have lost something precious since the dawning of the milk carton campaigns and “America’s Most Wanted.”
Will he or won't he? Say this much for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee: Neither Donald Trump nor Barack Obama entered office with his administrative profile. As governor and a former congressman, he's grappled with major national issues.
Combined with the recent school bond failure, Rob Manahan’s quick exit at Peninsula School District superintendent should cause the community — particularly, the school board — to take time for thorough self-reflection.
The U.S. decision to halt the Keystone pipeline in 2015 sent things in the wrong direction. With a Canadian government buyout, oil that should've moved through a southern pipeline will head west for shipping through the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Will lack of downtown parking encourage people to abandon their automobiles and hop on a bus or start walking? City planners and anti-car enthusiasts think it will, but without all the mass transit pieces in place, we have our doubts.
Providing a reliable cell signal in the highest-traffic section of Mount Rainier National Park is the right call, if only because of the rare occasions it could spell the difference between life and death.
Don't be surprised if the fatal mauling of a mountain biker near North Bend is used as a pretext for another round of proposals for stronger cougar management in Washington, including hunting with hounds.
File this one under "Politicians doing what they're paid to do." Our state's D.C. delegation is pushing full-steam ahead on keeping the railroad industry accountable for the 2018 mandated safety deadline.
Tuesday’s united front of Pierce County government, labor and economic leaders might be largely about public relations and good feelings. But it was a well-timed opportunity to renew the message that the South Sound is open for business.
A special session of the Washington Legislature to deal with school violence after the Santa Fe massacre would very likely be an exercise in futility, laced with lots of grandstanding. Initiative 1639 is the better approach.
The recent arrest of Robert Washburn for the Tacoma murder of Jennifer Bastian in 1986 is proof that monsters who take the lives of children cannot hide forever. Science is on the side of victims’ families.