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President Barack Obama, seeking to regain his footing amid controversies hammering the White House, named a temporary chief for the scandal-marred Internal Revenue Service Thursday and pressed Congress to approve new security money to prevent another Benghazi-style terrorist attack.
The legacy of J.C. Penney's former CEO is being felt at the department-store chain.
The murder-suicide in which Josh Powell killed his two young sons and himself in a fiery explosion on Feb. 5, 2012, in Graham, was the worst fatal fire in the state last year. No other fire had more than three deaths, the state fire marshal's office said.
Tacoma firefighters will today escort the body of their fallen comrade, Albert Nejmeh, from the Medical Examiner’s Office to Mountain View Memorial Park
Northwest cherry growers expect a 2013 crop of 18 million boxes, well short of last year's record 23 million boxes, but the average cherry size should be larger and the harvest is expected to start sooner.
The numbers sum up the frenzy that has taken over the Golden State since it became the newest in the nation to join the madness over Powerball, which saw its jackpot soar Thursday to $550 million.
The training is on the water in Steilacoom this morning.
The training is on the water in Steilacoom this morning.
The U.S. Postal Service says Los Angeles was the worst American city for dog attacks on letter carriers last year. Seattle and San Antonio tied for second-worst.
A Washington woman whose car was stolen from her apartment complex saw the stolen SUV hours later - in the drive-thru of the McDonald's restaurant where she works.
Habitat for Humanity spent years in a North Texas subdivision, helping build many of the 110 homes in the low-income area. But its work was largely undone during an outbreak of 13 tornadoes Wednesday night that killed six people and injured dozens.
An overturned trailer is blocking the on ramp and right lane of westbound state Route 16 at Burnham Drive Northwest, according to the State Patrol.
A 26-year-old man was watching TV downstairs in his parents' Longview, Wash., home when two pit bulls he'd never seen before entered the home through a sliding glass door left open on a sunny morning.
Raul Ibanez hit a grand slam in a seven-run first inning Wednesday to send the Seattle Mariners to a comfortable 12-2 win over the New York Yankees in the Bronx.
Authorities investigating the disappearance of Utah mother Susan Powell spent two days this week searching a rural Oregon property for her remains, Powells father said Wednesday.
The Cannes Film Festival got off to a blockbuster, if stormy start, as Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" opened on a soggy French Riviera.
A portrait of former Attorney General Rob McKenna is now hanging alongside those who preceded him as Washington state's top lawyer.
Don't look for the outcry over the Internal Revenue Service's improper targeting of tea party groups to subside with the ouster of the agency's acting commissioner.
The state has shut down a Tacoma day care while it investigates whether staff there failed to report child abuse, related to the death of a 3-year-old boy who was fatally beaten last week, according to the state Department of Early Learning.
A 10-year-old boy who plotted to attack a classmate at Fort Colville Elementary School was sentenced to three to five years in a juvenile detention facility on Wednesday by Stevens County Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson.
Even a 90-pound mastiff can get spooked by thunderstorms.
An administration official says President Barack Obama will name a new acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service this week to replace ousted commissioner Steven Miller.
Detectives with the Thurston County Sheriffs Office have arrested a 19-year-old former lifeguard at Great Wolf Lodge on suspicion of third-degree child rape, court records state.
Washington lawmakers are considering ways to make it easier for citizens to recall elected officials, holding a work session Wednesday that explored the hurdles people face when they try to pursue such a campaign.
A final video of Richard Swanson shows him smiling and happy to be at the ocean as he prepared to dribble a soccer ball along Oregon's coastal road on a planned 10,000-mile walk to Brazil. It was the same coastal road where he was fatally hit by a pickup truck, just an hour after posting the video on Facebook.
This just in from two of Tacomas creative advocates: Tacoma Makes plans a second deck of Tacoma playing cards, to be released this fall.
A Bothell family whose car was hit by a falling tree last December at Stevens Pass has filed six claims with the state, saying the Transportation Department should have closed Highway 2 because of heavy snow bringing down trees.
A fugitive wanted for homicide, armed robbery and burglary in South Carolina was arrested Tuesday in Tacoma.
Washington state unemployment fell to a five-year low in April, dropping to 7 percent last month from 7.3 percent in March, according to the state Employment Security Department.
The suspected robber gave Tacoma police the wrong name, but the nurse at Pierce County Jail recognized him.
An elderly woman was injured this morning after driving her car off an elevated parking structure in Puyallup.
Ive given up hope keeping up with all the frozen yogurt openings, but I do know that Black Bear has spawned two more stores in Tacoma and Puyallup in recent weeks. And Im pretty sure Menchies opened a froyo shop in my basement when I wasnt looking.
An intruder who was fatally stabbed by a woman in a North Bend, Wash., home as the stranger fought with her husband was identified Tuesday.
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a $30 million project to lengthen the runway at Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee.
Firefighters are at the Silver Creek assisted care and retirement facility at 17607 91st Ave. E., according to an employee who answered the main phone number for the building.
Yvonne Daabakk and her husband Kenneth weren’t exactly sure how to get their team of 22 sled dogs from Norway to Alaska, but they knew they needed help and that they weren’t leaving anyone in the family behind. It took some planning to figure out what to do with 21 Siberian huskies and one Shiba Inu upon arrival at Sea-Tac Airport Tuesday.
A former Spanaway Lake High School student is suing the Bethel School District over a stabbing incident that occurred at a school in May 2010.
This, supposedly, will end in Dallas – a place perfectly suited for dramatic closure. Wednesday, the gripping question will not be who shot J.R., but rather if Chris Hansen’s cash influx is enough to sway the 30 NBA owners.
Robinson Cano hit a two-run double, Lyle Overbay delivered a tiebreaking sacrifice fly and the New York Yankees rallied after Felix Hernandez left following a couple of odd twists, beating the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Tuesday night.
The slow-motion process of filling an empty judicial seat in Pierce County’s largest court takes another step Wednesday, with no clear date for a final decision.
Word on the Street: Puyallup City Council approves appointments to new citizens task force on homelessness
- Fallen Tacoma firefighter lived life filled with discoveries, explorations
- Morning links: Deflating news on Hawks has columnist questioning prediction of perfect season
- Proctors bike-rack bureaucracy tests patience of local Boy Scout
- Harvin's versatility is tantalizing, as long as he stays upright
- Man critically injured in Frederickson motorcycle crash was off-duty King County deputy
- 361 Secrecy ignited firestorms over Benghazi, IRS
- 171 Aide: Obama learned about IRS from news accounts
- 118 He set out to disprove a faith, woo a girl now he loves both
- 75 Narrows tolls to rise; more hikes possible as debt and lack of traffic may push maximum amount over $6 prediction
- 30 Party lines blur at transportation rally