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Damage to Holy Rosary Church in Tacoma leaves congregation's future unclear

The future of one of the oldest churches in the South Sound is now in jeopardy as part of the building is falling apart. Last fall, part of the ceiling fell from the top of the church. The damage raised enough safety concerns that the church will no longer allow anyone access to the inside. Services


Barrier-breaking ballet dancer leaves inspires Tacoma school for kids in need

TACOMA, Wash. — It was not enough for Kabby Mitchell III to make history in the Pacific Northwest. The dancer made a decision to share his gifts and help create opportunities for future dancers.


Reason to wake up early on Saturday: Tickets go on sale for Tacoma Rainers first 2019 home games

Starting Saturday at 10 a.m, you can buy tickets to see Tacoma’s boys of summer at Cheney Stadium. The tickets for the first homestand of the year are available online at www.milb.com/tacoma. The Rainiers, after playing five games in Sacramento, host El Pason on April 9 for three games and then host


He killed a house guest who was getting a drink of water. Now he’s off to prison

Jeffrey Mitchell said his brother had taken a liking to the man who ultimately killed him. Scheldon Cato, 35, had taken Robert “Bobby” James Anderson Jr. under his wing. “He was looking out for him,” Mitchell told a Pierce County court Friday at Anderson’s sentencing.


Federal judge blocks Washington's cyberstalking law

SEATTLE - A federal judge has blocked Washington state's cyberstalking law, saying it clearly prohibits speech that is protected by the First Amendment. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton in Tacoma issued a preliminary injunction Friday. Leighton said Washington's 2004 law appears to violate the Co


Tacoma-based program to help elderly and disabled homeless folks could go statewide

A program to help elderly and disabled homeless people that got its start in a Tacoma homeless shelter eventually could be expanded to more areas of the state. A Senate bill would build on an existing program at Nativity House that provides treatment and assistance to elderly and disabled homeless p


Tacoma is about to make it easier for you to add second living space on your property

Proposed regulatory changes that will come before Tacoma’s City Council next month might bring changes to many backyards and side lots in the city. The rules for accessory dwelling units and detached accessory dwelling units would offer broader standards and more flexibility for homeowners to have t


Whistleblower who filed complaint against Pierce County ME placed on leave

TACOMA, Wash. — The deputy Pierce County medical examiner who filed a scathing complaint against her boss has been placed on administrative leave. Dr. Megan Quinn, an associate ME and forensic pathologist, outlined major accusations against Dr. Thomas Clark in her complaint, alleging that he disrega


Double OT: Wilson outlasts sharp-shooting Arlington in regionals to earn return trip to Tacoma Dome

On the brink of sealing a trip to the Tacoma Dome toward the end of the first overtime period Friday night in Tacoma, Wilson High School’s players probably couldn’t believe it.


View Rare and Unique Literary Treasures at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

Tacoma is home to amazing museums like the Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum, but there are other lesser-known museums that offer changing exhibits and a unique visitor experience. One of these is the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Tacoma, which is one


Tacoma’s Vegas-Inspired Elopement Chapel Makes Saying ‘I Do’ Fun

In this day and age, wedding planning can be daunting and expensive. Rochelle Bergstrom, founder of Elope 253, believes that weddings should be fun, relaxed and not cost a mini fortune. Elope 253 is a charming and modern Vegas-inspired elopement chapel with a Northwest vibe located in downtown Tacom


Brown and Caldwell opens Tacoma office

TACOMA — Brown and Caldwell has opened an office at 2501 Fawcett Ave. in Tacoma's historic Brewery District to serve the South Puget Sound region. The office has 10 staff members.


Robbery 101: Don’t park the getaway car in a driveway where homeowners might block it in

They robbed a pizza restaurant but left their getaway car in an Edgewood driveway, which the homeowners blocked in because they suspected something was amiss. The holdup took place Sunday night in the 700 block of Meridian Avenue East.


What sets Tacoma apart is you

If you go to other cities, or even look at the promotional videos or slick brochures you might find in hotel lobbies or at conferences, you will probably be struck by how alike cities either are or are portrayed to be; every city has its artisan coffee shops and breweries, its ever-present Edison li


Kent police looking for man in connection to theft

The Kent Police Department posted on Facebook Friday surveillance photos of a man and a car. The post states Kent PD needs your help identifying the subject in these photos who may have been involved in a theft. He is associated with the vehicle in the photo. Anyone with any information is asked to


He was a poor student. He builds bad snowmen. Today, Matt Driscoll answers your mail.

It’s time, once again, for my monthly, “You rip, I respond,” column. You know how it works: Folks write or call, and I respond. Then hilarity and an occasional expletive ensues.


Tacoma man shoots son-in-law: 'I just thought he was going to hurt my daughter'

TACOMA, Wash. - A Tacoma man accused of shooting his daughter’s husband as the couple fought has been charged with first-degree assault. The 56-year-old pleaded not guilty at arraignment in Pierce County Superior Court on Tuesday.


Grieving parents say Washington’s wrongful-death law is unfair. They want changes

Olympia — Today, joggers, cyclists and people walking their dogs enjoy the wider highway overpass above Angeline Road in Bonney Lake, Rhonda Ellis said. “But if you go down below, you will see three people — my people — are no longer; only a reminder of that fatal day,” said Ellis, who lives in Anac


Pre-packaged salads, other lunch options cut for Tacoma students as budget deficits loom

Tacoma students have fewer choices when it comes to what they want to eat for lunch at school. Tacoma Public Schools rolled out a new pilot menu on Feb. 1 that narrows lunch options. The reductions are a result of district departments searching for ways combat budget deficits.


Learn Pierce County History From Local Experts At Free Event

BUCKLEY, WA - Learn Pierce County history from 20 local historical societies this weekend at Buckley Hall. The free, family-friendly event will illuminate the storied histories of Pierce County's varied communities through interactive displays and the expert knowledge of local history buffs.