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Mount St. Helens wasnt in the mood for visitors Saturday. The volcano remained shrouded in clouds throughout the day, disappointing several hundred visitors who made the trip up the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway on the 33rd anniversary of the mountains cataclysmic eruption on May 18, 1980.
A proposed land-use change has Day Island residents turning out to city meetings en masse. The source of their anger is the City of University Places proposed rezone of the only commercial business on the island, the privately owned Day Island Yacht Harbor marina.
The deluded mother hugged her baby with desperate love. She treated Grandma like a stranger, called her the babysitter, and punched her with a free hand.
Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont Stakes.
Highway fatalities in Pierce and Thurston counties have dropped 50 percent so far this year, a trend authorities hope continues.
Alaska's remote Pavlof Volcano was shooting lava hundreds of feet into the air, but its ash plume was thinning Saturday and no longer making it dangerous for airplanes to fly nearby.
The walk-off miseries for the Seattle Mariners continue at Progressive Field. Less than 24 hours after watching the Cleveland Indians celebrate a winning homer in the 10th inning, the Mariners had to watch nearly the same thing again.
An elderly driver plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a Saturday parade in a small Virginia mountain town and investigators were looking into whether he suffered a medical emergency before the accident.
Paul McCartney is kicking off the North American leg of his "Out There" tour in Orlando.
Three men have been arrested in connection with a stabbing incident early Saturday in Kennewick that sent two people to the hospital.
It's all about the odds.
One man has died and a woman is in the hospital after their boat capsized in Tulalip Bay north of Everett.
Part of an airliner carrying more than 130 people caught fire as it was landing in Moscow, and passengers evacuated the plane by jumping off one of its wings and shooting down an evacuation slide.
Wrestling's governing body hopes rule changes designed to make matches more exciting and easier to understand will get the sport back in the Olympics.
A string of attacks killed at least 16 people in Iraq on Saturday, while gunmen abducted eight policemen guarding a post on the country's main highway to Jordan and Syria, the latest in a wave of violence to grip the country.
An Arlington area woman has been arrested for investigation of vehicular assault after her boyfriend was run over by an SUV.
A 25-year-old Vancouver, Wash., man has pleaded guilty to trafficking in counterfeit vehicle airbags.
Authorities in hazardous materials suits searched a downtown Spokane apartment Saturday, investigating the recent discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin.
Indianapolis 500 qualifying has begun after a rain delay of more than two hours.
Adron Chambers perfectly placed bunt with two outs in the top of the ninth kicked started a four-run inning for the visiting Redbirds, helping Memphis to a 7-4 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers on Friday before a crowd of 6,136 at Cheney Stadium.
It appeared in the dead of night and then disappeared nearly as suddenly about two weeks later, but the symbolism of what residents and neighbors are calling the rogue crosswalk remains strong in Tacomas Triangle District, where lingering concerns over traffic and roadway safety have intensified in recent weeks.
The highlight shows will feature Jason Kipnis walk-off, laser of a line-drive, three-run homer as the reason the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners, 6-3 in 10 innings, on Friday night at Progressive Field.
Spokane police detectives say a man suspected in a fatal shooting refused to obey officers' commands and moved his hand toward his waistband. Police shot and killed the man.
A Coast Guard helicopter has rescued a teenage girl from the surf on the northwest Oregon coast.
Several Pierce County cities will see a leadership shakeup at the end of this year, as many cities are losing their mayors and others have attracted challengers.
The five West Coast states affected by debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan are about to receive an initial $250,000 each from a $5 million gift from Japan for cleanup.
Jason Kipnis' three-run homer in the 10th inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 6-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Yahoo may be on the verge of closing its biggest acquisition during the 10-month reign of CEO Marissa Mayer as she tries to attract more traffic and advertisers to the Internet company's website and mobile applications.
As lawmakers wrap up their first week of a special legislative session, Senate majority leaders have asked that more than 30 bills be considered as part of the budget discussions.
Three nonprofit groups will benefit from sales of new Seahawks and Sounders FC license plates that will be available starting in January.
Pierce County sheriffs deputies on Friday recovered the body of a man who slipped under water while tubing behind a boat at Spanaway Lake earlier this month.
Where others have failed in University Place, Applebees will build. The national restaurant chain has sealed a transaction to lease space on the site of a former Chinese buffet and an erstwhile Blockbuster video store at the University Village shopping center.
Authorities say two Spokane-area law enforcement officers have been placed on leave after being accused of misconduct in separate cases.
One of Alaska's most restless volcanoes shot an ash cloud 15,000 feet into the air Friday in an ongoing eruption that is visible for miles when the weather allows.
Officials investigating a train collision in Connecticut have ruled out foul play and are studying a rail fracture where a derailed commuter train was struck by another bound for New York City.
Skeeter Manos fell a little farther into the pit of infamy Friday by pleading guilty to identity theft and forgery in Pierce County Superior Court.
An injured soldier from Castle Rock met one of his last goals as he prepares to leave the Army when he cleaned up at the Warrior Games this month, earning two medals in the annual athletic competition for veterans.
The Washington State Department of Ecology says red algae blooms currently in the Puget Sound are harmless to people.
An All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner equipped with Boeings updated lithium ion battery system experienced a minor electrical issue during a test flight earlier this month, Flightglobal.com reports.
A motorcade will escort the body of a Tacoma firefighter from Mountain View Funeral Home in Lakewood to Sea-Tac Airport tonight.
A junior at Puyallup High School was arrested today for allegedly bringing a gun to school Thursday, police said.
Saturday is the 33rd anniversary of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens that killed 57 people, knocked down a forest and filled the sky and rivers with volcanic ash.
The NFL announced Friday afternoon that Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Bruce Irvin has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday ordered the military to recertify all 25,000 people involved in programs designed to prevent and respond to sexual assault, an acknowledgement that assaults have escalated beyond the Pentagon's control.
Patty Wagstaff is a Hollywood stunt pilot, three-time U.S. aerobatic champion, inductee to the National Aviation Hall of Fame and favorite on the air show circuit. One of her tricked-out planes is on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
An Oregon funeral home in Eugene offers natural burials where the ride to the person's final resting place is on the back of a three-wheeled bicycle.
A 63-year-old man suspected of trading sexually explicit materials of underage children was arrested at his Kent home Thursday, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Byron Scherf was sentenced to death for killing a corrections officer at the Washington State Reformatory, but he will face the same security measures as the other eight death row inmates at the state penitentiary at Walla Walla, a Department of Corrections spokesman said.
The Transportation Department has reopened Chinook Pass.
Washington's boating under the influence law becomes tougher under a law signed Thursday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.
Drivers on their cell phones have become a top safety concern, prompting an enforcement patrol that will put more law enforcement on Pierce County roads starting Monday.
The first planeload of Copper River salmon from Cordova, Alaska, landed Friday morning at Sea-Tac Airport and the Alaska Airlines pilots carried a 40-pound king to waiting chefs.
Serial killer Robert Yates, whose death sentence has been upheld by the state Supreme Court, is seeking an appeal through the federal court system.
Tacoma police are asking the public to help identify two armed men who robbed a convenience store May 6.
The Tacoma Rainiers rallied to tie it in the ninth inning Thursday night against the Memphis Redbirds, but still fell in the 10th, 6-5, in front of 4,127 at Cheney Stadium.
Entrepreneurs looking to get in on the ground floor of Washington's legal marijuana market now have a blueprint. The state Liquor Control Board issued the first draft Thursday of rules for the system of licensed, regulated and taxed cannabis that voters authorized in November.
Just about everything the Mariners could want happened Thursday night, as Seattle piecemealed together a grinding 3-2 win over the New York Yankees that came to a taut conclusion with the tying run on third base and an All-Star at the plate in the Bronx.
The Maloof era in Sacramento, at times spirited and uplifting, at times dismal, appears to have come to an end.
Lakewood police are looking for a man who critically injured another man Wednesday night in a Lakewood poolroom.
Spokane police were tracking a "dangerous individual" they believed responsible for a recent fatal shooting when they shot and killed that man early Thursday in the nearby Nine Mile Falls area, the police chief said.
Dozens of Tacoma firefighters stood at attention Thursday as Albert Nejmehs crew on Ladder 2 drove his body from the Pierce County Medical Examiners Office to Mountain View Memorial Park in Lakewood, making a special stop at Nejmehs firehouse at 4911 S. Alaska St.
On a night of injuries, the Seattle Mariners patched together just enough pitching to win. Andy Pettitte and Chris Stewart became the latest Yankees to get hurt, and emergency Seattle starter Hector Noesi pitched into the fifth inning in place of ailing Aaron Harang to lead the Mariners over New York 3-2 Thursday night.
After a two-day search in rural Oregon failed to yield any trace of missing Utah mother Susan Powell, authorities said Thursday that they might close the investigation.
Police arrested a Bellingham man Wednesday after he allegedly wrote letters to The Olympian detailing threats to kill Gov. Jay Inslee, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama, court papers state.
He was a Russian-speaking truck driver who came to Idaho in 2009 to join hundreds of other Uzbekistan refugees for whom the state has become a sanctuary from violence in their home country.
A Lakewood man who came to the attention of authorities after his roommate was shot and killed faces a minimum 15 years in prison after being convicted Thursday of federal drug crimes.
A florist targeted by two lawsuits for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding has filed her own lawsuit against Washington state, claiming the state is violating her religious beliefs.
A Puyallup man who two years ago was declared incompetent to stand trial in the stabbing death of his roommate is once more being prosecuted in the case.
An Army judge on Thursday handed down the toughest sentence he could to a soldier who murdered five fellow service members at a Baghdad combat stress clinic four years ago.
A new health insurance marketplace being set up in Washington state to help small businesses find insurance for their employees will not be fully operational this fall, as planned.
Two brothers with a history of drug arrests and suspected ties to a neighborhood gang each face 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder in a shooting spree that brought a sudden bloody end to a Mother's Day parade in a New Orleans neighborhood.
The family of a missing 16-year-old Bonney Lake girl is asking for the public's help in bringing her home.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office shows that the number of civilian and military employees at Joint Base Lewis-McChord increased by almost 64 percent since 2006, a pace that marked the fourth-fastest clip for any domestic military installation.
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.
A Tacoma doctor and a medical ethics advocacy group are petitioning the Defense Department to halt exercises at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in which airmen use live animals for training.
A Seattle man trying to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles to Brazil in time for the 2014 World Cup died Tuesday after being hit by a pickup truck on the Oregon Coast.
The city of Sumner and its residents share a desire to revitalize the city’s downtown core. For some, that means restoring a vacant city asset, the Red Apple Market building. For others, it’s working to sell and redevelop the property from the ground up.
A 59-year-old Tacoma firefighter died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday after being dispatched to a medical aid call, the department reported.
Chuck Muncie, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, has died at age 60, the NFL clubs and a family spokesman said Tuesday.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed a bill making gay marriage legal in Minnesota, the 12th state to take the step, as thousands of onlookers cheered.
State regulators say they have fined a Bellevue gun shop more than $23,000 for exposing workers to lead dust when it remodeled its shooting range last year.
I hate to be the bearer of terrible rib news, but three Tacoma barbecue restaurants are no more. However, good news is on the horizon for sandwich lovers - Philly cheesesteaks are on the way. Read on.
Thousands of Defense Department employees in Pierce and Thurston counties are still facing the likelihood of unpaid time off this summer, but not as much as the Pentagon initially proposed.
Town Councilman Gordon Bowman is one of three candidates so far who have filed to run for mayor of Eatonville, according to the Pierce County elections website.
A 39-year-old Tacoma woman has pleaded not guilty to five counts of theft for allegedly fraudulently collecting more than $50,000 in worker’s compensation benefits.
The state Liquor Control Board has promoted deputy director Rick Garza to director, putting him at the helm of an effort to create a system of licensed, taxed and regulated marijuana.
A 27-year-old Olympia woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges connecting her with her former Behavioral Health Resources counselor's strangulation death.
An Olympia medical building has been evacuated after a woman claimed to have left a bag of bombs at the facility Tuesday, according to a news release.
Some Washington residents may see lower insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's health care law, with proposed plans released Tuesday countering concerns expressed by the insurance industry just a year ago.
Attorney General Eric Holder says he played no direct role in the Justice Department's secret review of Associated Press phone records but called it part of an investigation into what he termed a grave national security leak.
Justices on the Washington Supreme Court are considering whether the state should have to pay a $100 million verdict awarded to some 22,000 home care workers who were shortchanged by a rule that was in effect from 2003 to 2007.
The state of Washington could pay as much as $475,000 for an outside study of three Transportation Department megaprojects - the Highway 520 floating bridge on Lake Washington, the Highway 99 tunnel under downtown Seattle, and an Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River.
One of the first officers at the scene where three women were held captive in a Cleveland house for about a decade says the emotion of the moment was overwhelming.
States should cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half- from .08 blood alcohol level to .05-matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries, a federal safety board recommended Tuesday. That's about one drink for a woman weighing less than 120 pounds, two for a 160-pound man.
A Federal Way woman has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for a fatal crash that killed a 48-year-old University Place woman last year.
In her bad girl days, Angelina Jolie's body was a billboard for tattoos that said such things as "Billy Bob."
A Seattle police officer was bitten while arresting a man who threatened passengers with a knife on a state ferry from Bremerton.
A power outage has forced the closure of Green River Community College this morning.
The state has chosen a new leader for its largest mental institution.
The Boeing Co. today took another step in what is becoming an incremental withdrawal from the Puget Sound area telling its informational technology workers that its plans to cut 1,500 Puget Sound area IT jobs over the next three years and set up informational technology centers in St. Louis and Charleston, S.C.
Before Dr. Phil and Dr. Drew and Dr. Oz, there was Joyce Brothers.
Damage is estimated at $300,000 at a subdivision near Port Angeles where a man destroyed three houses with a bulldozer, damaged another home and crushed two sheds, a pickup truck, lawn mower, fences and other property in a dispute with a neighbor.
This afternoon's brief storm knocked power out to thousands of homes and businesses in Pierce and King counties.
A 22-year-old Bonney Lake man who died early Friday after crashing his car into a tree has been identified as Derek Tyndall.
Suicide stalks Indian Country, claiming more lives of native youth than those in any other population, not only in Washington, but nationally.
New Orleans police hope a $10,000 reward and blurry surveillance camera images will lead to arrests in a Mother's Day shooting that wounded 19 people and showed again how far the city has to go to shake a persistent culture of violence that belies the city's festive image.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell considered himself a pioneering inner-city doctor who helped desperate women get late-term abortions, but a Philadelphia jury called him a murderer who killed three babies after they were born alive.
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.
The League of American Bicyclists announced its rankings of bicycle friendly communities today and nothing has really changed in the South Sound.
A Saudi man arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after federal agents said he lied about why he was traveling with a pressure cooker is due in court.
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