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100 years ago in Spokane: City official excited about University of Idaho research pointing to cheaper gas

From our archive, 100 years ago The possibility of making gas – the kind used in gas lamps – from wood instead of coal had local officials optimistic about cheaper …


Thousands expected at service for slain Tacoma officer

Thousands are expected at a memorial service to honor a Tacoma police officer who was fatally shot while responding to a domestic dispute.


Nurses at St. Joseph in Tacoma get $5 million settlement

Nurses at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma will receive $5 million in back pay after CHI Franciscan Health agreed to a settlement regarding meal and rest breaks.


Tacoma limits massage parlor hours to fight sex trafficking

The Tacoma City Council has passed an ordinance limiting hours of operation for massage parlors in an effort to stem illegal sex trafficking and prostitution.


Flags at half-staff Friday in honor of slain Tacoma police officer

Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that Washington state and U.S. flags at state agencies be lowered to half-staff Friday in memory of a Tacoma police officer killed in the line …


Boat hits Washington state ferry; no injuries

Washington State Ferries said a private boat hit the ferry Chetzemoka on the run between Tacoma and the southern tip of Vashon Island.


Police: Marksman killed gunman after child ran to porch

SEATTLE – The gunman had already shot a police officer, threatened to kill two children and barricaded himself upstairs in a house for 11 hours when one of the kids, …


‘A clear shot’ – police kill suspect, rescue children

A Washington state police officer responding to a domestic violence call was fatally shot and his fellow officers were still “taking fire” as they removed him from a home, beginning …


Police officer shot in East Tacoma during domestic call

Authorities say a police officer has been shot in East Tacoma while responding to a domestic call. KCPQ-TV reports an officer was taken to a Tacoma hospital Wednesday after the …


Puget Sound Naval Shipyard settles discrimination lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by a female engineer against Puget Sound Naval Shipyard alleging discrimination has been settled with the Navy slated to pay $144,000, apologize to the woman and institute …


Hit-run driver strikes 3 changing flat tire on I-5 shoulder

A hit-and-run driver struck three people who had pulled onto the shoulder of Interstate 5 in Tacoma to change a flat tire.


Man gets 32 years for shooting Fife couple

A man has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for fatally shooting a Fife couple after an argument about drugs.


Car Museum sues Tacoma over handling of federal loan

LeMay–America’s Car Museum has sued the city of Tacoma and its bank over the handling of a $3.6 million federal loan to finance the museum’s construction.


Woman found dead near Yakima County waterfall; husband arrested

Authorities have arrested a Tacoma man after his wife’s body was found near Clear Creek Falls in Yakima County.


1 dead, 2 injured in Tacoma shooting

One person is dead and two others are in serious condition after a shooting in Tacoma.


Single BB gun shot killed Tacoma man, authorities say

Authorities say a single BB gun shot to the heart killed a homeless man found dead in Tacoma this week.


Spokane-raised Klara Bowman, fired Tacoma teacher, struggled with loss of sister and addiction

Klara Bowman grew up in Spokane and pursued a career as a kindergarten teacher, but she was fired early this year from Larchmont Elementary in Tacoma when she was found …


Idaho auctions federal timber in deal with Forest Service

Some 600 square miles of U.S. Forest Service land burned in Idaho in 2015 in one of the most destructive summers ever for the cash-strapped agency that for years has …


Tacoma studies limiting of massage parlor operations

A Tacoma councilman is cracking down on city massage parlors with a plan to restrict their hours of operation.


FBI flies 2007 murder suspect to Tacoma after 9 years on run

A suspect in a 2007 drive-by killing of a victim who was in the wrong place at the wrong time has been brought back to Tacoma from Mexico after nine …


Coach fired for praying sues Washington school district

A Washington state high school assistant football coach who was fired for praying at midfield after games has sued the school district, saying his religious rights were violated.


Job alert: State Farm to hire more than 200 in Tacoma

State Farm will hold a job fair next week to fill more than 200 positions at its Tacoma location.


Tacoma City Council votes to ban plastic bags

The Tacoma City Council has voted to ban the use of thin plastic bags by grocery stores and other businesses.


Mother dies after being thrown off car driven by daughter

A Washington woman has died after being thrown off a car driven by her daughter.


Court clerk fired for using records to find underage girls

A court clerk was sentenced to about two years in prison for using court records to find underage girls to beat up and have sex with.


Tacoma water is safe to drink, utility says

Tacoma’s water is safe to drink, city utility officials say. The declaration from Tacoma Public Utilities came Wednesday, after weeks of testing the water of a dozen Tacoma homes thought …


Testing at Tacoma schools shows improvements in lead levels

Officials say further testing at three Tacoma elementary schools that previously had high levels of lead in their drinking water indicates the water is now safe to drink.


Tacoma grocery bag ban moves forward

Tacoma’s proposed disposable bag ban is moving forward with allowances to keep low-income households from being nickeled every time they go to the grocery store.


Tacoma light rail to remain free after major donation

The Tacoma light rail will remain free after a major donation from the Tacoma Business Improvement Area.


Six more Tacoma schools with lead in water, tests show

Tacoma school officials says a review of previous water quality tests has found six more public elementary schools with unsafe amounts of lead in scattered sources of drinking water.