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Another City Is Raising Its Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

Residents of Tacoma, Washington, are ready to raise the minimum wage -- just not too quickly. Voters in the city of 200,000 appear to have approved a...

Join the Heart and Stroke Walk in Seattle and Tacoma

American Heart Association - Western States | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
American Heart Association - Western States

For 90 years, heart disease has been the number one reason we lose our loved ones. Enough is enough! Imagine a day when heart disease is no longer the leading killer. Join the Heart and Stroke Walk in Seattle and Tacoma and help us Get 1 Done!

Your 2015 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.

Might The Sonics Be the Great American Rock Band?

Steven Rosen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

True, The Beach Boys or R.E.M. or Nirvana are better known and had greater immediate impact, but The Sonics -- in the best American tradition -- turned their weaknesses into strengths and in so doing created an entire new aesthetic for recognizing rock at its best.

MUSIC: Fleetwood Mac Reunites the Full Band After 16 Years

Sarah Toce | Posted 01.23.2015 | Entertainment
Sarah Toce

Rock legends Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood are jamming together as if no time has passed during their 2014-2015 world tour. Their recent stop in Tacoma, Washington proved one thing: they're still on the map as one of rock's greatest bands.

David Lohr

Charges Filed Against Twin Brothers In Child Abduction Hoax | David Lohr | Posted 06.04.2014 | Crime

Authorities have filed charges against the twin brothers who staged a fake child abduction at a Washington state park. Brothers Jeremy and Jason Ho...

Ten Things We Love/Hate About Libraries

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 08.03.2014 | College
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

We've been blogging a lot about the future of libraries. Today's post draws inspiration from the cult film, Ten Things I Hate About You.

David Lohr

Child Abduction Hoax Angers Parents (WATCH) | David Lohr | Posted 04.17.2014 | Crime

One of the twin brothers responsible for staging a fake child abduction at a Washington park says they were just trying to raise awareness about the e...

The Queen of the Genealogy World

Doug Bremner | Posted 12.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Doug Bremner

In the early 1990s, Cyndi Howells, a housewife from Puyallup, Wash,, and a member of the Tacoma-Pierce County (Washington) Genealogical Society, walke...

Message to President Obama: Stand Your Ground

Mike Green | Posted 09.27.2013 | Black Voices
Mike Green

President Barack Obama surprised the nation on July 19 with an impromptu press conference in the aftermath of the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman...

Rodney Raccoon (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 11.18.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

Most parents wouldn't pair hip hop music with teaching their children their ABCs and 123s. A nonprofit in Tacoma, Washington, is showing that it's the perfect way to engage children who would otherwise be left behind in school.

Over One Thousand Mourn Powell Boys

AP | By RACHEL LA CORTE | Posted 04.13.2012 | Crime

TACOMA, Wash. -- More than a thousand people mourned the deaths of Charlie and Braden Powell at a public funeral Saturday, nearly a week after the you...

Roasting by an Open Fire: Eco-Friendly or Health Threat?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.22.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Some of our local experts see wood as a future fuel, a serious source of biomass energy. But the realities and science of air quality could cause us to question some of our long held assumptions about the wholesomeness of a fire.

David Lohr

DNA Evidence Fails To Link Missing Girl To Notorious Serial Killer Ted Bundy | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

Hopes for closure for the relatives of missing Ann Marie Burr were dashed Tuesday, when authorities said there was not enough amplifiable DNA to link ...

28,000 Washington Students Stay Home As Teachers Strike

AP | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education

TACOMA, Wash. — Thousands of students in Washington state's third-largest school district will be spending a second day out of class as school o...

Man Asks Neighbor If He Can Leave A Body In The Trash

Posted 11.09.2011 | Crime

It's hard to turn down a neighbor who asks to borrow some sugar, but when the person next door wants help covering up a crime, it's time to install a ...

WATCH: Woman Claims To Be Niece Of 70s Skyjacker D.B. Cooper, Throwing Light On Unsolved Mystery

ABC/Huffington Post | Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime

On Nov. 24, 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper hijacked a Northwest Orient flight from Portland, Ore. to Seattle, Wash., collected $200,000 in ran...

Watch: Ted Bundy's DNA To Be Added To National Database

AP | Posted 10.02.2011 | Crime

MIAMI -- A vial of Ted Bundy's blood has been found in Florida and investigators will use the newly discovered evidence to try to solve cases that wen...

WATCH: Tacoma Mall Shooter's Wife: He's Still 'The One'

ABC | Posted 09.14.2011 | Crime

The young wife of the Washington man who shot and wounded seven in a Tacoma mall in 2005 and orchestrated a deadly failed prison break in June told AB...

Two Grandmothers, Two Priests and a Nun go to Prison for Peace

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Today, two grandmothers, two priests and a nun were sentenced in federal court in Tacoma, WA, for confronting hundreds of U.S. nuclear weapons stockpiled for use by the deadly Trident submarines.

'Bad Luck Bandit' ARRESTED After Running Out Of Gas

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WENATCHEE, Wash. — Don't call him Lucky. Wenatchee police say they arrested a 47-year-old Tacoma man for investigation of first-degree theft aft...

Jed Waits, Infatuated Man, Kills Teacher Outside School In Tacoma, Washington

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TACOMA, Wash. — A man apparently infatuated with a special education teacher he knew from college shot and killed her as she walked into her ele...

4 Cops Shot At Forza Coffee Shop In Parkland, Washington

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A man with an extensive criminal past -- whose 95-year prison sentence was commuted in Arkansas nearly a decade ago by then-Gov. Mike Huckabee-- was b...

Lakewood Officer Memorial Draws 20,000 (VIDEO)

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TACOMA, Wash. — About 20,000 mourners, mostly members of law enforcement from Washington state and across the country, honored four slain office...

Biggest-ever Toyota Recall Announced; 3.8 Million Cars and Trucks

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Toyota's floor mat recall is a bit unusual because owners are being asked to "make the fix" right away and on their own; this tell us the government considers the problem an immediate and important safety risk.