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A Sanders win in Washington would send a message to Democratic Party, Seattle progressives say

As Washington prepares for its Democratic caucuses on Saturday, Seattle’s activists are seizing an opportunity to send a message to a national party they believe has grown too cozy with …


Remains identified as Tacoma man missing since 1968

After more than 40 years, Jefferson County investigators have identified a set of skeletal remains found in 1975 as a man who disappeared in 1968.


Seattle Mariners hire Scott Brosius as Triple-A hitting coach

Former major leaguer Scott Brosius has been hired as the hitting coach for Triple-A Tacoma in the Seattle Mariners organization. The Mariners announced the hiring of Brosius on Thursday. The …


Length of Todd Beamer too much for G-Prep as Bullpups fall 57-49

TACOMA – A team’s length can manifest its effectiveness in many ways, not just turnovers. That was the case Thursday when athletic and long Todd Beamer rallied from a 12-point …


Gonzaga Prep role players key 53-45 win over Skyview in 4A opener

TACOMA – A basketball team doesn’t advance to the state tournament semifinals because it rides the backs of the stars all season. The first day of the State 4A girls …


Brown proves size doesn’t matter

So, Allen Brown, has anyone ever said you’re too small to play college football? Brown, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior safety at Eastern Washington, considers the question.


Toyota recalls 342,000 Tacoma pickups

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling 342,000 Tacoma midsize pickup trucks because the front seat belts can malfunction.


Tacoma police arrest candy muggers

Police say six teens wearing blue bandanas robbed children and adults in six armed holdups on Halloween in Tacoma.


Auto-biography

TACOMA – The most important car in Tacoma’s spanking new LeMay-America’s Car Museum isn’t the 1930 Duesenberg Model J or the ice-blue 1951 Studebaker that welcomes visitors through the lobby …


$60 million car museum opens near Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — One of the largest car museums in the country has opened in Tacoma, Wash., as a tribute to how the automobile has shaped American culture and …


Police: College music teacher tricked student to strip

Authorities in Washington say a former Tacoma Community College music instructor tricked a teenage voice student to take off her clothes off while singing in hopes she would reach lower …


Judge appointed to Tucker recall effort

The same judge who approved the ballot language for the recall that unseated Spokane Mayor Jim West has been appointed to hear a similar effort to remove Spokane County Prosecutor …


Doug Clark: Tacoma payoff odorless

I broke into a cold chill the other day at the sight of a large, unopened and unexplained package that someone had placed on my desk in the newsroom. This …


Tacoma teachers vote to end strike

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Striking teachers in Washington state’s third-largest school district have voted to accept a contract, ending a walkout that has kept students out of class for eight …


Negotiators reach deal to end Tacoma teachers strike

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Negotiators have reached a deal to end a teachers strike that forced the cancellation of more than a week of school in Tacoma.


Gregoire orders new talks in Tacoma teachers strike

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire has told both sides in the Tacoma teachers strike she wants them back at the bargaining table at 10 a.m. today, and if they don’t have …


Judge could allow replacement teachers to be hired

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A judge says he’s considering giving Washington state’s third-largest school district the option to hire replacement teachers for those on the picket line.


No sanctions in teacher strike

TACOMA – A judge said Friday he will give more time to all parties involved in a teacher strike in Washington state’s third-largest school district to resolve the contract dispute. …


Tacoma teachers defy judge’s order

TACOMA – Teachers in Washington’s third-largest school district voted overwhelmingly Thursday to remain on strike, in defiance of a judge’s order that they return to work. Some 93 percent of …


Teen charged in Tacoma pagoda fire

A 15-year-old Tacoma boy has been charged with setting fire to a historic pagoda structure at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park.


Remains those of Tacoma man missing since 1985

The Lewis (Wash.) County Sheriff’s Office has identified the person whose remains were found in late March on an old logging road north of Mineral, Wash., as a Tacoma man …


Doug Clark: Bing, census still going our way

Last week, while I was off recharging my fat cells, the government gave birth to new census numbers, reaffirming our lilac wonderland as Washington’s second-biggest burg. Shortly afterward, Tacoma News …


Clark: Spokane bigger than Tacoma? Betting on it

I hope nobody minds, but I have put our Spokane pride on the line in a friendly cross-state wager with Peter Callaghan, a columnist with the Tacoma News Tribune. Our …


Lawmakers working on funding options for MAC

OLYMPIA – The Washington Legislature may find a way to keep the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and the state museum in Tacoma open, despite Gov. Chris Gregoire’s proposal …


Quake rattles South Sound

A 4.2 quake rattled communities of the south Puget Sound this morning.


Clark: In population contest, Tacoma uses dirty trick

I should have known better than to pick on Tacoma. As my Old Man used to tell me …


Doug Clark: Sticking it to Tacoma chases blues

Spokane has been officially reaffirmed as Washington’s second-largest city, once again snuffing our nemesis Tacoma like a cigarette butt under a biker’s boot heel. The numbers were unveiled last week …


Population estimate shows city leading Tacoma by slim margin

OLYMPIA – Spokane remains the Avis of Washington cities. Population figures released from the state Office of Financial Management keep Spokane in second place, with an estimated count of 205,673 …


Aerial photos stir up debate

TACOMA – Pierce County has identified more than 3,200 illegal garages and other structures under a controversial program that uses aerial photographs to spot buildings constructed without a permit. Gordon …


Monster Jam in Spokane to follow ‘usual precautions’

No new precautions have been taken to protect monster truck fans at the Spokane Arena this weekend following the death last month of a 6-year-old spectator in the Tacoma Dome. …