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  1. Orting, Bonney Lake exposed to measles | Health Departments  Enumclaw Courier-Herald
  2. Bonney Lake mom says she’s afraid her baby could have been exposed to measles  Q13 News Seattle
  3. Measles Exposure Reported In Pierce County: Health Department
  4. Man with measles potentially exposes public in King, Pierce counties
  5. New measles exposures in Pierce and King Counties  King County
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Orting teen wins Miss Washington Teen USA title  The News Tribune

Lily Lloyd, senior at Orting High School, won the title Sunday night.

Four new measles cases diagnosed in western Washington  Q13 News Seattle

Four new measles cases have been diagnosed in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, and all four of the people who contracted measles spent time at ...

List of possible measles exposure sites in western Washington

Seven people have been diagnosed with the measles in King, Pierce, Snohomish counties with Sea-Tac Airport as a common possible exposure site.

Marty Parkhurst has been a pillar at Orting football. But it found one of the state’s best to replace him  The News Tribune

Marty Parkhurst has resigned after 24 years as the head coach of the Orting High School football team and in his place, the school has hired 14-year Cascade ...

UPDATE: Amber Alert helps locate missing 10-year-old and suspect in Washington  KOMO News

Nampa Police say the Amber Alert sent out Wednesday afternoon helped find the child and the suspect in Cheney, Wash. A tip called into the Cheney Police ...

Tacoma Public Schools announces more layoffs  Tacoma News Tribune

Come August, 31 staff members at Tacoma Public Schools will no longer be employed with the district. The district announced Wednesday that it will lay off 31 ...

Sheriff's office identifies man suspected of shooting, killing Cowlitz County deputy  KOMO News

KELSO, Wash. – The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office identified the man shot and killed by Kelso police officers Sunday night as 33-year-old Brian Dellaann Butts, ...

There’s still lead in water at Pierce County schools, report shows. How worrisome is it?  Tacoma News Tribune

Traces of lead have been detected in water supplies of Pierce County schools, according to a new report. School districts are working to replace the ...

Voters saying yes to school construction bonds, early election results show  Tacoma News Tribune

Early results of February's Special Election shows voters approving construction bonds for Bethel, Peninsula and Yelm school districts.

Surveillance video show possible persons of interest in Kennewick shooting  KOMO News

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Kennewick Police are investigating gruesome homicide at an intersection in Kennewick. --UPDATE, Monday 2:40 PM-- According to the ...

$30 million in budget cuts coming to Tacoma schools next year. Public asked to share thoughts  Tacoma News Tribune

Tacoma Public Schools is hosting its next budget study sessions at schools to get public feedback about next year's spending plan. The first meeting will be held ...

More snow days could mean Saturday school for some Tacoma students  Tacoma News Tribune

More snow days could be coming for Tacoma students. Any additional days of missed school will be added to the end of the school year, but for one group of ...

Education chief: state is failing to meet the needs of special education students  Tacoma News Tribune

The problems plaguing the public education of children with disabilities are stark in Washington state. About 140,000 students with disabilities attend public ...

Layoffs and cutbacks coming to state’s schools without levy reform, district leaders say  Tacoma News Tribune

In the final days of the 2017 session, the Washington Legislature cut a deal to sharply increase spending on public schools in response to the state Supreme ...

Orting School Board president commits suicide as court appearance loomed for homeowners association theft  The News Tribune

Orting School Board President Iris Lilley killed herself on the day she was to appear in court for allegedly stealing from her homeowners association.

Tacoma and Puyallup teachers vote to strike; first day of school on hold  The News Tribune

Teachers in Tacoma and Puyallup voted Tuesday evening to strike, delaying the start of school for about 52,000 South Sound students. Votes by teacher unions ...

Smoke from California wildfires moves north into Oregon and Washington  KOMO News

PORTLAND, Ore. – Smoke from the wildfires in California has been so dense at times that it's made the skies there black. Now, the smoke is migrating into ...

School bond issues are failing all over Washington. Will the Legislature do something?  The News Tribune

Some Washington state school districts are struggling to pass their bonds. Here's what it would take to make change — and why districts say it's desperately ...

Candidate found drunk in his truck in April now charged with bringing a gun to a school  The News Tribune

Orting City Council candidate Doug Bishop, who was charged with being drunk while in physical control of his vehicle earlier this year, now is facing trial for ...

‘Promising’ learning results for state charter schools, study shows, but Tacoma lagging  The News Tribune

A new study shows that Washington charter schools have experienced learning growth on par with traditional public schools since their inception in 2014.

Tacoma charter school to close for good at the end of the academic year  Tacoma News Tribune

A Tacoma charter school will close its doors at the end of the 2018-19 school year. Financial struggles forced the closure, the SOAR Academy school board ...

Spring, Thanksgiving and winter breaks take hit to make up school days lost to Tacoma strike  The News Tribune

Due to start of school delays for the Tacoma and Puyallup school districts, alterations to the district calendars affect spring break and the end of school.

Amidst shutdown, kids still getting free or reduced-cost school lunches — for now  The News Tribune

As the government shutdown reaches four weeks, Pierce County students receiving lunches for free or at reduced cost will continue to get them — for now.

Orting officials struggle, strive to inject diversity  The News Tribune

The spotlight doesn't often shine on Orting, a quiet east Pierce County city of roughly 7000 people.

Tacoma teachers vote to approve new contract offer and end strike  The News Tribune

Teachers say the raises in the new contract meet or exceed what they'd hoped for, district says legislative fix still imperative.

Will Buss  Kitsap Daily News

Will Buss passed away unexpectedly on March 3, 2019. Will was a graduate of Orting High School, served one tour in the US Marine Corps and lived his life on ...

Teacher strikes in Tacoma and Puyallup look more likely as salary negotiations stall  The News Tribune

Sept. 4 looks like zero hour for potential teacher strikes in Tacoma and Puyallup. Teacher unions in the two school districts — the largest in Pierce County, ...

Will Tacoma teachers strike? What about Puyallup? Odds are increasing  The News Tribune

Don't be surprised if the first day of school in Tacoma is delayed. It's not a sure thing, but chances are growing that teachers in the Tacoma School District could ...

Tacoma school leaders seek state intervention to end teacher strike — but the surprise move could lengthen...  The News Tribune

In a new and unusual effort to end a continuing teacher strike, Tacoma School District leaders announced Friday they would ask a state agency with expertise in ...

Orting School Board President Iris Lilley dies  The News Tribune

Orting School Board President Iris Lilley has died, according to an announcement on the school district website.

Grandmother shot after kicking woman out of her Tacoma house, police say  Tacoma News Tribune

Tacoma woman charged in shooting of grandmother over housing dispute.

In comes the wind and out goes the power across Puget Sound  The News Tribune

Tens of thousand of power customers around Puget Sound are in the dark this evening.

Jury gets murder trial of man who shot the woman who left him. He says it was self-defense  Tacoma News Tribune

Jurors got the trial of Joshua Ellis Monday, who was charged with murder for killing a woman he'd dated at a Milton apartment Nov. 3, 2017. He said he shot ...

Convenience store owner shot and killed in Puyallup area robbery  Tacoma News Tribune

The female owner of a Puyallup area convenience store was shot in the back and killed early Saturday evening during a robbery, according to the Pierce County ...

High-speed chase ends on Sumner Middle School’s track  The News Tribune

A driver in a stolen truck led Orting Police and Pierce County deputies on a high-speed chase that ended with the truck crashing on the track at Sumner Middle ...

School funding levies are on the ballot this month. Here’s why they matter  The News Tribune

Pierce County voters will vote on funding levies for school districts in a special election Feb. 13. A new state funding formula has resulted in a change to the ...

Man fatally shot by brother at Spanaway construction site is identified  Tacoma News Tribune

A 52-year-old man shot and killed by his younger brother Tuesday while the men worked at a construction site in Spanaway has been identified as Thomas ...

One occupant leaps, another is rescued from flaming Tacoma apartments  Tacoma News Tribune

A man lept from his burning Tacoma apartment Tuesday night while a woman was rescued from hers by Tacoma firefighters. No one was seriously injured in the ...

Man dies after fight in Tacoma apartment  Tacoma News Tribune

A fight broke out inside a Tacoma apartment early Tuesday, leaving one man dead. The suspect arrested in the incident has a prior conviction for punching a ...

2 hospitalized after street racing wreck in Puyallup, troopers say  The News Tribune

A Tacoma man and his passenger were hospitalized after a street racing wreck on state Route 512 late Saturday night, according to the Washington State Patrol.

‘Grateful just to be alive’: Woman rammed by estranged husband wakes from coma  The News Tribune

Michelle Webb has awoken from a coma weeks after husband Christopher Walker crashed into her car in Parkland. At the time, she had a restraining order ...

New leader taking a hard look at Washington state's $1.3 billion special-education system  The News Tribune

Here's a question-and-answer session with Washington states assistant superintendent over special education and her plans to reform the $1.3 billion program.

Washington high-school requirements not enough for college admissions  The News Tribune

Washington's high-school graduation requirements don't line up with admission requirements for public universities, a new report says, but that will soon change ...

Poor school districts like Tacoma to get less help than rich ones under new school-funding plan  The News Tribune

Funding disparities between well-off school districts like Lake Washington and poor ones like Tacoma an unintended consequence of state spending plan.

Three years of charter schools in Tacoma, and the fight against them rages on  The Olympian

Charter schools have been running in Tacoma for three years. SOAR Academy, Destiny Middle School and Summit Olympus High School are publicly funded ...

Detectives have a suspect in a hit-and-run that killed a man as he walked in Spanaway  Tacoma News Tribune

An 18-year-old suspect has been arrested in South Hill for a fatal hit-and-run that happened Jan. 15, 2019 in Spanaway. The wreck killed 40-year-old Ariel ...

May is Volcano Preparedness Month in Washington State  United States Geological Survey

May is Volcano Preparedness Month in Washington, providing residents an opportunity to become more familiar with volcano hazards in their communities and ...

Police officers fired after telling Tacoma woman to beat her grandson with a belt. Charges pending  The News Tribune

It took more than a year, but two Tacoma police officers have been fired for allegedly urging a 54-year-old woman to beat her 9-year-old grandson with a belt in ...

Central football coach Shoemaker takes OC job at EWU  Daily Record-News

Central Washington University head football coach Ian Shoemaker has accepted a position at FCS Division I Eastern Washington to be its next offensive ...

Wilson High’s ‘Ram Man’ is Washington State Principal of the Year  The News Tribune

Dan Besett, principal at Wilson High School in Tacoma, has been named Washington's high school principal of the year by the Association of Washington ...

Driver who had just hit, killed a Lakewood pedestrian was ‘unusually upbeat,’ records say  The News Tribune

A man who drove onto a sidewalk and killed a pedestrian in Lakewood was “unusually upbeat” while being interviewed by police about 50 feet from the victim's ...

List of school closures in Pierce County due to weather  The News Tribune

Here's a list of schools in Pierce County that are starting late or closed Wednesday due to the weather:

Running Start is working. Now, how can it work for those who need it most?  The News Tribune

The dual-credit program that allows students to get college credits while in high school at little cost is proving to be a national model, but benefiting most are ...

Man killed in industrial accident in Fife  KOMO News

FIFE, Wash. -- A 58-year-old man was crushed to death by a piece of heavy machinery Monday morning at a heating and air conditioning distribution warehouse ...

Man killed in shooting; Sunnyside's 1st homicide in 3 years  KOMO News

Police in Sunnyside, Washington, are investigating the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Roosevelt man.

Police search for suspect in deadly Tacoma shooting  KOMO News

Detectives are on the scene of a deadly shooting outside a nightclub in the Lincoln District of Tacoma Sunday morning.

2 women charged with murder in Bellingham overdose  KOMO News

Two woman accused of giving a Bellingham man a heroin overdose to take his bank card are charged with second-degree murder.

Thousands of Washington students restrained, isolated in public schools  The News Tribune

New data from Washington school districts show that, from January through June, thousands of students were involved in incidents that resulted in school ...

Woman charged in crash that killed 3 took vodka shots before driving, records say  The News Tribune

A woman who caused a two-car crash that killed three people and seriously injured two others was taking vodka shots moments before she got behind the ...

Should discipline be ‘culturally responsive’ in schools? The state wants your opinion  The News Tribune

For the first time, Washington state education leaders are officially stating that school discipline must be “culturally responsive” and families and communities ...

Criminal sex case against former Washington High School teacher is dismissed  The News Tribune

The criminal case against a former Washington High School teacher accused last year of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student has been ...

Woman says husband killed 5 children to punish her  The Oregonian -

The mother of five children killed in their Pierce County home said Monday she believes her husband killed them to punish her. Authorities believe James ...

Tacoma’s newest high school centers on industrial design, art, engineering  The News Tribune

IDEA, which stands for Industrial Design Engineering and Art, is Tacoma's newest high school.

Shooting in 2007 at Tacoma's Foss High School still reverberates today  The News Tribune

In January 2007, a disturbed teenager pulled a gun on a classmate, shooting him dead in the hallway of Foss High School. Indelible memories linger for those ...

6 Pierce County high schools ranked among nation’s best  The News Tribune

Six Pierce County high schools have been ranked among Washington state's and the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report.

Man suspected of robbing pharmacy with his iPhone  KOMO News

The Kent Police Department is looking for a man suspected of robbing a Rite Aid pharmacy of a large amount of Oxycodone using nothing but his iPhone.

City of Lakewood blamed for presumed closure of Woodbrook Middle School  The News Tribune

After more than a decade of deferring a decision, the Clover Park School District is preparing to determine the fate of Woodbrook Middle School in Lakewood.

3 charged with murder in car theft vigilantism  KOMO News

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says a man was killed for allegedly stealing a car in a case of what he calls "vigilante justice run amok."

Decisions on school buildings old and new lie ahead for Clover Park district  The News Tribune

An advisory committee has recommended that the Clover Park School Board close Woodbrook Middle School in Lakewood and combine students from ...

Police officer injured in Smokey Point car crash  KOMO News

SMOKEY POINT, Wash. - Four people, including an Arlington police officer, suffered minor injuries Wednesday when the officer's patrol car collided with another ...

Drug deal leads to major drug bust at King County home  KOMO News

A Friday morning drug bust led detectives to a home filled with money, drugs, and a stolen gun, Seattle police said Saturday.

Welcome back, Stewart. Remodeled Tacoma middle school resumes its spot at the heart of a community  The News Tribune

Kids move in Monday to a remodeled Stewart Middle School in Tacoma. Once an example of urban decay, the historic school, which dates from 1924, has been ...

Teen gets 31 years for killing dad in dispute over car  KOMO News

A South Bend teenager who killed his father two years ago in a dispute over driving privileges was sentenced to 31 years in prison.

2-alarm fire burns through Tacoma hotel  The News Tribune

The Howard Johnson on Tacoma's South Hosmer Street caught fire Wednesday afternoon and Tacoma Fire Department crews called for a second alarm, ...

‘I relapsed’: Pierce County man accused of having sex with dogs  The News Tribune

A Pierce County man who was already on probation for prior animal abuse convictions is accused of filming himself having sex with a number of dogs.

Three Tacoma charter schools ready to forge new territory

Parents and students searching for something different in public education say they've found it in new charter schools set to open here in August.

Former Reardan star reunites with 1966 teammates at State Bs  The Spokesman Review

A hoops star from 50 years ago comes back to Spokane to watch the 2016 State B Hardwood Classic.

5 injured as SUV slams into pole in rural Kitsap County  KOMO News

Five people were injured when an SUV veered off a rural roadway at high speed and slammed into a power pole Tuesday evening near Port Orchard, officials ...

Serious crash snarls I-5 traffic for hours in Federal Way  KOMO News

A serious, multi-vehicle crash temporarily shut down all lanes of northbound I-5 near 272nd Street in Federal Way on Monday afternoon.

Film shows how one Tacoma school pulled itself out of failure  The News Tribune

The film, “178 Days: Confronting a History of Failure,” tells the story of the turnaround of Tacoma's Stewart Middle School. Produced by the Tacoma School ...

Washington student test scores inch upward, but testing opposition remains  The News Tribune

Test scores released Tuesday by the state superintendent's office show Washington students making incremental progress on the Smarter Balanced tests, which ...

Pierce College pursues adults who didn’t finish high school  The News Tribune

Mallery Tickle is a 29-year-old single mother who wants to spend more time with her daughter. Jacob Gottschalk is a 25-year-old steel scaffolding builder who ...

Bellingham man accused of pointing gun at pregnant smoker  KOMO News

Police in Bellingham, Wash., have arrested a man accused of pointing a handgun at a pregnant woman because she was smoking a cigarette.

2-alarm fire burns wrecking yard in Spanaway  KOMO News

A two-alarm fire has caused severe damage to a wrecking yard in Spanaway.

Man killed as car slams into trees in rural Skagit County  KOMO News

A 20-year-old Darrington man was killed Sunday morning when his car crashed into trees along a rural stretch of highway in Skagit County, the Washington ...

Tacoma school buses will roll as union, bus company continue contract negotiations  The News Tribune

Tacoma Public Schools have assured parents that school buses will be running when school resumes Tuesday, as contract negotiations continue between bus ...

Washington state out in front in protecting transgender school kids rights to restrooms, respect  The News Tribune

When the federal government told public schools in May that they had to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms “consistent with their ...

That big sound you just heard? It’s a Tacoma Public Schools building boom  The News Tribune

Tacoma Public Schools is in the midst of a building boom. Two new schools — one a renovated historic building — will open during the upcoming school year.

Three Lincoln High educators say some students are dumped into alternative programs

Three staff members at Tacoma's Lincoln High School say policies designed to help struggling students graduate are actually hurting some of them.

14-year-old dead after car crashes into Kitsap County creek  KOMO News

A 14-year-old boy has died after a car skidded off a rural Kitsap County roadway Thursday night, flipped over and landed in a creek upside down, officials said.

Tacoma, other schools play waiting game for class-size reduction funds

For more than 40 years, Tacoma kindergarten teacher Lin Riggio has been answering what she calls “Teacher, you know what?” questions. They're the tidbits ...

'I know I'm a killer but I don't feel like a murderer,' he told police after cousin died  The News Tribune

A South Hill man charged with fatally shooting his cousin on Sunday was convinced the other man was possessed by the devil and wanted to hurt their friend.

New state superintendent wants out of school levy lawsuit. His predecessor hopes to stay in the game  The News Tribune

Chris Reykdal, the state's new schools superintendent, plans to remove his office as plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging local school districts over the use of local ...

2 injured in Lynnwood car crash  KOMO News

Two people are injured after one car collided into the other at the 15200 block of Ash Way in Lynnwood, between Madison Way and 153rd St SW.

Movie theater murder trial begins in Yakima  KOMO News

A first-degree murder trial is underway for a 45-year-old man who allegedly shot his wife outside the Majestic theater in Union Gap in 2013.

Man found shot to death inside Bonney Lake home  KOMO News

Police say the man they found dead Thursday afternoon inside a Bonney Lake home was the victim of homicide.

Lakewood school district plans for elementary boundary shifts this fall

Six years ago, the Clover Park School District thought it had figured out a way to build for the future.

Boundary changes could affect attendance at Tacoma middle schools, starting in 2017  The News Tribune

Final recommendations for new attendance boundaries at Tacoma middle schools have been presented to the School Board, which is scheduled to vote on the ...

Man and woman charged with kidnapping in connection with missing Bonney Lake teen  The Olympian

Pierce County prosecutors charged two suspects Tuesday with kidnapping and other crimes in connection with a missing Bonney Lake teenager. Christopher ...

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