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 ...
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 ...
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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
Heavy rain causes flooding, leaves drivers stranded in water
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A strong thunderstorm dumped copious amounts of rain in the South Sound, leading to some urban flooding in Tacoma, Washington.
Heavy downpours also drenched Portland, Oregon.
Judge: GEO must turn over financial info on immigration jail
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge says the private prison company The GEO Group must turn over to Washington state detailed financial information about its immigration jail in Tacoma.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is seeking the information in a lawsuit that attempts to force ...
Correction: Immigration Detention Center-Death story
SEATTLE (AP) — In a story Nov. 26 about Mergensana Amar, a Russian asylum seeker who died following a suicide attempt at an immigration jail in Tacoma, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he was taken off life support Sunday and that he had been held at the Northwest Detention Center ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a Russian man in immigration detention in Tacoma (all times local):
The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death of an immigration detainee in Tacoma a suicide.
The office said following an autopsy ...
Tacoma-area homeless center fights licensing requirements
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) — A homeless center in Puyallup is asking a judge to overturn conditions that the city has placed on its business license.
Officials with the New Hope Resource Center say conditions were imposed without due process. They’re seeking judicial review in Pierce County ...
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos gives $5M to Portland nonprofit
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos -- the world’s richest person -- has given $5 million to a Portland nonprofit that helps homeless families get into their own homes.
Aberdeen’s restricted access to homeless camp draws lawsuit
SEATTLE (AP) — Aberdeen’s efforts to keep visitors out of a longstanding homeless encampment have drawn a federal lawsuit.
People have lived at Riverfront Camp — formerly known as Hobo Beach — along the Chehalis River for more than a century. The site used to be private property, but the ...
Officer’s lawsuit says he was fired for not shooting to kill
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former lieutenant with the Tacoma Police Department has sued the agency, alleging he was wrongfully fired because he didn’t shoot to kill a suspect.
City lawyers contend that David O’Dea was fired for violating department policies regarding the use of deadly ...
Man sentenced following hit-and-run killing of bicyclist
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 32-year-old man who killed an 18-year-old bicyclist in a hit-and-run crash in western Washington has been sentenced to eight years and five months in prison.
Bradley Aaron Shepard received the sentence Friday in Pierce County Court after previously pleading guilty to ...
Jury finds Tacoma man guilty of killing 77-year-old mother
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Jurors have found a Tacoma man guilty of second-degree murder for the death of his 77-year-old mother, who was attacked in the face with a broken whiskey bottle and strangled in the apartment they shared.
The News Tribune
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb has directed flags at state facilities in a southwestern Indiana county to be flown at half-staff to honor a soldier who died in a training accident in Washington state.
Holcomb’s office said Tuesday that flags in Vanderburgh County should be flown at ...
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SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say the Seattle airport ground crew worker who stole an empty commercial airplane had apparently searched online for flight instruction videos before he took off on a dizzying ride that soon crashed into a small island.
The FBI announced Friday that it’s ...
SEATTLE (AP) — The Port of Seattle, the governing body over Seattle’s seaport and airport, is launching a new pilot program that will allow visitors past security at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport without a boarding pass.
Port officials say local residents can apply for the SEA ...
Water well closed after higher level of chemicals detected
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma Water utility well has been shut down after chemicals commonly tied to firefighting foam showed up at a higher-than-acceptable level in a test at the site.
Firefighters insist the chemical is linked to cancer.
Tacoma Water Superintendent Scott Dewhirst ...
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $549,000 to a Washington state inmate with multiple sclerosis who was repeatedly denied nonaddictive nerve-pain medication by prison staff.
The Seattle Times
Nurse who lost part of ear in patient assault sues state
SEATTLE (AP) — A nurse at Washington state’s troubled psychiatric hospital who lost part of her ear when she was assaulted by a patient is suing the state for $5 million, claiming officials are to blame for failing to adequately staff shifts and by placing violent patients on less-secure ...
Today in History for November 7th
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a soldier died Sunday in a training area of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state.
The News Tribune reports 23-year-old Spc. Drew Watters of Evansville, Indiana, was ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) _ TrueBlue Inc. (TBI) on Monday reported third-quarter earnings of $24.4 million.
On a per-share basis, the Tacoma, Washington-based company said it had net income of 61 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 79 cents per share.