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  • Almond Roca, Tacoma’s top candy, still going strong after almost 100 years

    TACOMA, Wash. — It’s known as the candy that travels, but the makers of Almond Roca make their home in Tacoma. And the candy production in their factory shows no signs of slowing down. The first thing you notice is a slow-motion waterfall of toffee creeping along a cooling machine to make sure it’s not too chewy and not too hard. “It is the way we create the toffee,” said Kathi Rennaker with Brown and Haley, the company behind Almond […]

  • Point Ruston thrives as new trails connect to popular points

    TACOMA, Wash. — Most of us are drawn to the water, and around Tacoma, it’s bringing more and more people to the Point Ruston area. Leilani Jackson Lee remembers when the area was once a smelter plant and one of the most polluted sites in the country over the 20th Century. Now, she proudly calls the former superfund site home. “It’s just heaven on earth,” said Jackson-Lee. “It’s incredible, totally unbelievable.” Jackson-Lee joins the thousands who are trekking on a […]

  • Tacoma to welcome Las Vegas-style casino

    TACOMA, Wash. — You can’t drive on I-5 in Tacoma and not spot it: a giant new landmark that will house one of the biggest casinos in the state. The Puyallup Tribe’s new Emerald Queen Casino is already being called the Las Vegas of the Puget Sound, and it hasn’t even opened yet. The tribe says it’s also a jackpot for the community, with hundreds of jobs created and millions pouring into the local economy. EQC General Manager Frank Wright […]

  • Joker: Joaquin Phoenix shines as villainous clown

    First off, just give Joaquin Phoenix all the awards. He deserves any that come his way for his haunting portrayal of a mentally disturbed man beaten down by a cruel society before discovering violence and murder as his escape, at least in his damaged mind. Phoenix reportedly lost 55 pounds for the role and his bony, wiry frame carries this film in virtually every scene. He is mesmerizing as Arthur Fleck, a clown for hire, with a condition that causes […]

  • ‘What about Ivar’s?’ Big changes coming to Mukilteo waterfront with new ferry terminal

    For the last 30 years, Ivar’s Fish Bar has been the last stop for Mukilteo ferry riders to get a quick bite or a frozen treat, to the tune of 200,000 customers a year.

  • Mukilteo business builds incredible displays seen around the world

    MUKILTEO, Wash. — Among an industrial park hidden away in Mukilteo, the only thing that stands out is a giant paper airplane, an homage to Boeing and Paine Field up the road, but also a hint of what happens behind the warehouse doors. “We feel that our diversity is our edge,” said Mike Dillon, the man behind Dillon Works, “the fact that we think outside the box, and we can come up with unique ideas.” Those ideas are bursting off […]

  • Port Orchard golf course gets another shot

    A Maine man who grew up playing at Port Orchard's Village Greens golf course became its unlikely savior after being shut down.

  • Port Orchard locals squawk to honor seagulls

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. – Port Orchard is located on the shores of Puget Sound, and like any community on the water, folks there have learned to live with seagulls. But they go one step further: they’re actually celebrating those often annoying and loud birds in a unique way – a seagull calling contest. People have been flocking to the shores of Port Orchard for over 30 years to take part in the event. Judges say they’re not just listening to […]

  • Army Inspector General report addresses housing and mold concerns at JBLM, other bases

    Weeks after Q13 shared stories of families at JBLM who say they were forced to move out because of black mold, a new report from the Army Inspector General says families who reported bad living conditions felt they faced retaliation for coming forward. 

  • Elbow room needed: Overcrowding still a problem in Everett classrooms

    As kids begin heading back to school, students in Everett may be struggling for elbow room. School overcrowding continues to be an issue throughout the district.

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