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    U.S. labor secretary getting involved in West Coast ports’ contract dispute

    SEATTLE — There is new hope this week that the contract dispute and work slowdown at all 29 West Coast ports, including Seattle and Tacoma, could soon come to an end. U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez is expected to meet with both sides Tuesday and try to help them iron out their differences. There have been work slowdowns and management halting of loading and unloading of vessels — all part of the ongoing contract dispute between the longshore union and […]

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    Burglar caught on video in Queen Anne apartment building

    SEATTLE — The burglary happened at 5:37 Sunday morning. That’s when the manager says a burglar used a crowbar to pry open the front door at the Highland Arms Apartments on Queen Anne. Once inside the man wandered through the building. First he broke into a storage closet, then he walked into the laundry room and took anything of value he can get his hands on. Just as fast as he got in the building he walked right back out […]

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    Seattle tunnel site accident just latest in series of problems to plague project

    SEATTLE — The SR 99 tunnel project to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct has been controversial from the very beginning. It split the region into two camps — tunnel supporters and those who wanted to see the state build a new viaduct or tear down the old one and use surface streets. “This is a city that voted for a tunnel, a council that voted for a tunnel, a Legislature that voted for a tunnel. So I think the thing […]

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    UPDATE: Missing 15-year-old Tacoma mother and baby found safe in Seattle

    TACOMA — A 15-year-old girl who ran away from foster care with her 5-month-old baby after learning they would be separated and triggered an ‘endangered persons’ alert were found safe in Seattle at her boyfriend’s home, Tacoma police said Wednesday night. Police said they will be transported back to Tacoma where Child Protective Services will place them together in a foster home for the night. Authorities said the mom, Keymani Kirby, had been with her young son together in foster […]

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    IRS tax scam making its way around Western Washington

    SEATTLE — Life is hectic enough with work and family and the stresses of everyday life. Tax time adds an extra layer of pressure most would rather do without. “I hate the time of putting it together and getting all the stuff gathered and trying to figure it out, make sure I have the right information,” taxpayer Gena Tadych said. “Just putting my head in the sand and waiting for all the W2s to roll in,” taxpayer Grant Howard said. […]

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    Lakewood to owners of eyesore properties: Clean it up — or we will and bill you at 12% interest

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Wayne Fisher says he’s had enough, that he has lived for far too long across the street from a property in extreme disrepair on Boat Street Southwest. “You come up here with all these people walking around all the times of the night and day and dogs barking and carrying on all the time, it’s just not good,” Fisher said Monday. The city of Lakewood agrees and plans to tear down the buildings and clear the lot […]

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    Thieves hit storage facility in Lynnwood, dozens of victims

    LYNNWOOD — Jarrett Roger`s small Lynnwood apartment now doubles as a storage unit for some of his most prized possessions; at least those he has left. Rogers says he is one of 27 customers who had their storage unit broken into and ransacked at the Public Storage on Highway-99 in Lynnwood. “There’s a little ring where the lock goes through and they cut from the bottom up, just about an 1/8 of an inch to a 1/4 of an inch […]

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    Nearly 800 marijuana plants found in grow operation next to day care (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — Deputies said they discovered a marijuana grow operation with 798 plants Tuesday while assisting Peninsula Light employees shut off power at a Gig Harbor home. The power company had requested Pierce County sheriff’s deputies help while disconnecting power at the home in the 5100 block of Wollochet Drive NW in Gig Harbor. When deputies knocked on the door, they smelled “a strong odor of fresh marijuana.” Pierce County prosecutors said deputies asked the resident, Gian Minh Ly, about the […]


    Sheriff: Woman escapes kidnapper when his car gets stuck in mud

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The ordeal started Super Bowl Sunday. Sometime after the game, investigators say, a white man in his 40s kidnapped a woman in Bellingham. “I hate it. It’s awful. It’s an awful feeling and you would never want that to be someone you know,” neighbor Sarah Buiter said. Somehow, police say, the man managed to get the woman into his car, then drove nearly 20 miles to a rural area near the town of Everson. His car got […]

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    Lawmakers seek to change how and where sex offenders are released

    TACOMA — Keeping track of convicted, registered sex offenders in Pierce County is no small task — there are more than 2,500 of them living across the county. “A Level 1 (sex offender), we have to knock on their door and verify they`re living at their registered address once a year. Level 2, we have to knock on their door once every six months and a Level 3, we have to knock on their door once every three months,” Pierce […]