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Don't Put Away Your Flag: Pride Events After June Keep The Celebration Going All Year

Jim Werner | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

We're bruised, but now, we're stronger. Let's prove it at these post-June Pride events.

2016 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

Chicago Gay Pride Parade photo by C. Robertson Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. This weekend isn't just the unofficial start...

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 09.16.2016 | 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 05.29.2016 | 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.

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 ...

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: 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.

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...

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.

The Giving Garden

Bridget Mason and Kayomi Wada | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bridget Mason and Kayomi Wada

Judging by the almost 80 volunteers who came out to build a garden in Downtown Tacoma, I would have to say there are a lot of Americans out there just waiting for an opportunity to give back!

Where Have All The Lost Guns Gone?

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Dimond

Earlier this month the ATF quietly revealed that the owners admitted a substantial part of their inventory was either "missing, lost or stolen." After adding it all up the ATF concluded that, collectively, those registered gun dealers "lost" 82 firearms every single day!