As Stephanie Hobton was on her way to the hospital to deliver her baby, she was praying: “Please, God, get us there safe.”
In high school, Moses Chege worked to stand out from other college applicants.
He was on the varsity cross-country team, joined junior ROTC and was a worship leader at his church. He participated in Running Start at Tacoma Community College, receiving his associate’s degree a few months after his high school graduation.
“By my senior year, I kind of created that like, all-American college profile,” he said.
But when Chege started applying to colleges, he realized higher education might still be out of his grasp. He wasn’t eligible for most financial aid, or to attend a military academy, for one reason: He was not a legal U.S. resident. Continue reading
By Stacia Glenn, Staff Writer
A 34-year-old South Hill woman is in critical condition after her boyfriend allegedly lit her on fire and burned down their mobile home.
Advocates who place them speak for kids in juvenile court
Spring is in the air, and the pinwheels are sprouting throughout Pierce County.
Volunteers are planting hundreds of the spinning toys this month as part of Pinwheels for Prevention, a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of child abuse.
If you see steamrollers while driving down St. Helens Avenue on Sunday, don’t be alarmed. It’s just a sign of the annual Wayzgoose, King’s Books’ annual celebration of printed arts. Continue reading
As the weather warms up and clouds roll away, Western Washingtonians will have the chance to reacquaint themselves with a natural phenomenon many haven’t seen since last summer: the stars.
If you want to be a marine biologist, you can’t be afraid to get your feet wet.
That wasn’t an issue for six wader-clad high schoolers as they searched for amphibian egg masses in the shallows of Tacoma’s Snake Lake.
The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Pierce County, and it goes into effect Wednesday afternoon. The weather service predicts the Puyallup River will experience minor flooding near Orting Thursday around midnight, but the river will probably not flood near the city of Puyallup.
For some, the holidays don’t mean a feast. They’re just trying to feed their families.
Some families are scouring supermarket shelves for the perfect turkey for Thanksgiving.
Others are worrying about how they’ll afford food through the end of the month. Continue reading
As the holiday season draws near, downtown Tacoma businesses are hoping the latest Pacific Avenue construction project will be mostly finished by its scheduled completion date, Nov. 27. Continue reading