SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) — The Olympic Game Farm has denied allegations of mistreatment of the approximately 300 animals at the roadside zoo in response to a federal lawsuit filed late last year by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
The Peninsula Daily News
Lawmaker seeks restrictions on offender location, release
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A lawmaker from the district holding the troubled Western State psychiatric hospital said Friday that measures before the Legislature would restrict what he described as the disproportionate placement of violent offenders in the area after release.
One of the bills ...
Man on the run arrested, accused of whipping woman for hours
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man on the run for weeks has been arrested in connection with the hours-long assault of a woman in January in Tacoma.
The News Tribune reports Jermaine Gore Jr. pleaded not guilty ...
Thousands remain without power following Northwest storms
SEATTLE (AP) — Tens of thousands of people were without power in Washington state and there were concerns about flooding as snow turned to rain in many parts of the Pacific Northwest.
The National Weather Service reports that Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has received 20.2 inches ...
Judge: Brothers’ lawsuit against Olympia officer to go ahead
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge says a lawsuit by two brothers against the Olympia police officer who shot them can move forward.
Officer Ryan Donald shot Bryson Chaplin and Andre Thompson in 2015 after confronting them for stealing beer. He said the pair attacked him with a ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer shot two men who were riding in an off-road vehicle following a pursuit in western Washington state.
The News Tribune reports the 47-year-old driver and ...
Snow slams Northwest again and even Hawaii gets some
SEATTLE (AP) — Schools closed across Washington state and the Legislature canceled all hearings Monday with winter snowstorms pummeling the Northwest again as a larger weather system wreaked havoc in the region and even brought snow to Hawaii.
Seattle’s metro area had already been hit by ...
Snowstorm buries Pacific Northwest, with more on the way
SEATTLE (AP) — Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis, sleds or even just laundry baskets Saturday to celebrate an unusual dump of snow in a region more accustomed to winter rain.
Some areas received more than a foot of snow, and meteorologists say more is ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama has postponed an appearance in Tacoma on Friday night over concerns about an impending snowstorm in the Northwest.
The Tacoma Dome says the appearance to promote her memoir, “Becoming,” has been rescheduled for March 24 and that tickets ...
Winter storm warning issued for western Washington
SEATTLE (AP) — Officials have issued a winter storm warning for the Puget Sound region including Seattle.
The National Weather Service says the warning will be in effect from noon Friday to noon Saturday.
Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected in the interior lowland ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) _ TrueBlue Inc. (TBI) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $14.9 million.
The Tacoma, Washington-based company said it had profit of 37 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 61 cents per share.
The blue-collar ...
Tacoma police search for man accused of attacking woman
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma Police are asking for the public’s help to find Jermaine Laron Abdul Gore Jr. in connection with an assault of a woman.
KCPQ-TV reports the ...
SEATTLE (AP) — Winter weather pounded a swath of the U.S. West on Monday, closing schools, delaying flights and turning streets into sledding hills in coastal cities like Seattle that rarely get much snow.
Parts of California and Montana braced for the threat of mudslides and avalanches ...
SEATTLE (AP) — Western Washington is being hit by a major winter storm, with several inches of snow, cold temperatures and bone-chilling winds.
Numerous school districts have closed for the day, including Seattle, Everett, Bellevue and Tacoma.
The heaviest snows are in Snohomish and ...
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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has sided with BNSF Railway, ruling the Pierce County medical examiner has no right to a copy of a video showing a man being struck by a train.
The News Tribune
Seattle NWSL team relocates to Tacoma, adds investors
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Reign FC are relocating to Tacoma in time to play the 2019 season in a new home.
The relocation announced Wednesday is part of a larger partnership between the NWSL team, the Seattle Sounders of the MLS and the Tacoma Rainiers Triple-A baseball franchise. ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A woman was shot and killed in Tacoma and authorities later apprehended her boyfriend, who they say had fled to Canada.
KOMO reports police responded to a call ...
Man sentenced to nearly 27 years for killing teen in 1986
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man arrested in the killing of a 13-year-old Tacoma, Washington girl over three decades ago has been sentenced to nearly 27 years in prison.
The News Tribune reports 61-year-old ...
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — The City of Lakewood has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed Native American man who police fatally shot after pointing a cellphone at them.
The Seattle Times
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) _ Columbia Banking System Inc. (COLB) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $44.7 million.
The Tacoma, Washington-based bank said it had earnings of 61 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers and acquisitions, came to 62 cents per ...
Former lawmaker ousted amid #MeToo registers as lobbyist
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Former Democratic Rep. David Sawyer has registered as a lobbyist months after he lost his primary election following an investigation that found he violated the House’s policies on harassment, decorum and ethics.
The state’s Public Disclosure Commission
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Pierce County Council members have voted to pay one of the last legal bills associated with former Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.
The News Tribune reports that by a unanimous vote Tuesday, ...
Police: Man who died pointed gun at motorcycle club guards
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police say a man shot and killed by security guards at an after-hours motorcycle club gathering early Sunday in Tacoma had pointed a gun at them.
The News Tribune reports that officials ...
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1 man dead in early morning shooting at Tacoma club
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Tacoma Police Department is investigating a shooting at a club that left one man dead.
Police say officers responding to the early Sunday shooting at an after-hours club found one man injured with a gunshot wound and another man dead at the scene.
Seattle airport holds fair for federal workers
Man gets over 60 years for decapitating 2 women in Tacoma
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 34-year-old Olympia man has been sentenced to more than 60 years in prison for bludgeoning two women to death, beheading them and setting fire to their home.
Charges: Man assaulted lesbian couple at Seahawks game
SEATTLE (AP) — A 34-year-old Tacoma man has been accused of harassing and assaulting a same-sex couple for their sexual orientation at a Seahawks football game.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The man involved in a fatal fight at a Washington state facility that houses sexually violent predators has been charged with murder.
Pierce County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kawyne Lund said Gregory Coley Jr. was charged Monday with causing the death of Jerry ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The main entrance to Mount Rainier National Park has closed as the partial government shutdown enters into a third week.
The News Tribune reports the park closed the Nisqually entrance near ...
Authorities: Woman critical after ex crashes into her car
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Washington state woman is in critical condition after her estranged husband intentionally slammed his vehicle into her car.
The News Tribune reports the 37-year-old ...
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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A longshoreman killed while directing traffic on a ship at the Port of Tacoma has been identified.
The News Tribune reports that 62-year-old Craig Wheeler of Edgewood was working on a ship ...
Passengers aboard diverted flight land safely in Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — Passengers who were aboard a Delta Air Lines flight that made an emergency landing on a remote Alaskan island have arrived safely at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Delta spokesman Drake Castaneda said in an email Tuesday that the customers took off on an alternative ...
Convicted dealer seeks return of items seized by authorities
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man convicted of dealing methamphetamine is asking authorities to return his scales, motorcycle, 58 firearms, $34,000 in cash and other belongings that were seized.
The News Tribune
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two Jesuit priests have resigned as vice presidents of Gonzaga University amid questions about their handling of sexual abuse allegations against other clergy.
Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh made the announcement Friday in a letter to students, faculty and staff, ...
High wind warnings for Northwest coast, inland Washington
SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Thursday on the Washington and Oregon coast and for inland areas including Seattle.
Along the coast the warning goes into effect at 1 a.m. Thursday with winds from 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.
Former Costco employee sentenced for stealing $290K
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former Costco employee in Washington state has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing nearly $290,000 from the company and its customers.
Power outage causes death of 6.2M chinook salmon fry
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — State officials say more than 6.2 million chinook salmon fry died last week when strong winds caused a power outage at a state hatchery in Gig Harbor.
The News Tribune reports the fish were ...
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Judge refuses to dismiss wage effort at immigration jail
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge has once again refused to dismiss a Washington state effort to force The GEO Group to pay detainees minimum wage for work performed at an immigration jail in Tacoma.
U.S. District Judge Robert Bryan issued the ruling Monday, saying the for-profit ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say two people were shot to death in Tacoma.
KOMO reports that police responded to a call in the McKinley neighborhood shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived, ...
SEATTLE (AP) — A woman appointed to the SeaTac City Council seven weeks ago has died in a traffic crash.
The Seattle Times reports Amina Ahmed died ...
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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma neighborhood under development aims to stay affordable by limiting buyers to households that make $75,000 or less.
Co-founders Bill Rehe and Michael Pressnall are planning 50 to 70 two- and three-bedroom cottages in the residential development called The ...
Final beam raised at new Sea-Tac facility to open in 2020
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — The final structural steel beam has been raised for the main structure of the International Arrivals Facility at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The beam, part of a large construction program at the airport, was raised Tuesday.
The Port of Seattle is ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — State officials say the News Tribune in Tacoma plans to lay off dozens of employees in 2019.
The Seattle Times reports the 67 affected positions ...
Pierce County prosecutor accepts admonition from state bar
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A prosecutor has admitted to violating the rules of professional conduct during a 2016 murder trial, an admission that staves off a disciplinary hearing before the Washington State Bar Association.
The News Tribune