Special Projects

Dale Washam

Dale Washam

The tenure of Dale Washam, Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer, turned a minor government office into a fountain of perpetual controversy.

David Brame

David Brame

On April 26, 2003, Tacoma Police Chief David Brame fatally wounded his wife, Crystal, and then killed himself. The shootings still reverberate and Tacoma reels from their impact.

Green River Killer

Green River Killer

Gary Leon Ridgway hated prostitutes, didn't want to pay for sex and set out to kill as many of the women as he could.

Lakewood shooting

Lakewood shooting

At 8:14 a.m. Nov. 29, 2009, four Lakewood Police Department officers were gunned down at the Forza Coffee Co. shop in Parkland, Washington.

LeMay Car Museum

LeMay Car Museum

After more than a decade of relentless fundraising and political drama, the LeMay-America's Car Museum is open to the public. The 165,000-square-foot building, on nine acres next to the Tacoma Dome, is the largest car museum in North America.

NW Detention Center

NW Detention Center

An immigration lockup. An illegal alien. An American story.

Powell Tragedy

Powell Tragedy

Josh Powell killed his sons, ages 7 and 5, on Feb. 5, 2012, when he attacked them with a hatchet at his Graham-area home before setting fire to the house, killing the three of them. At the time he was a person of interest in the Utah investigation surrounding his wife's 2009 disappearance.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

From 2002 to 2007 a new suspension bridge was built parallel to the existing bridge, which was also upgraded and retrofitted. The project created a safer, less-congested SR 16 corridor linking the Peninsula to Tacoma and I-5.

The Stolen Child

The Stolen Child

Misty Copsey disappeared 17 years ago after a visit to the Puyallup Fair. Police thought the 14-year-old was a runaway. Her mother feared a killer had taken Misty. A battle for the truth has raged ever since.

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