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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.

High levels of lead found in water at 4 more Tacoma schools

Tacoma Public Schools says tests performed last May found high levels of lead in the drinking water at four additional schools.

Old tests found lead in 2 Tacoma elementary schools

Two public elementary schools in Tacoma found high levels of lead in their drinking water last May, but the Tacoma Public School district announced the results and informed parents on …

High levels of lead found in samples at 4 Tacoma homes

Tacoma Water officials say testing has revealed high levels of lead at water lines leading to four homes and that about 1,700 customers may be affected.

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.


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 …