Lionel Donovan KING

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Half of University Place clinic staff out sick, creating COVID testing challenge

As COVID-19 testing continues, medical workers struggle under the strain of doing more with fewer people. UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Dr. Ariel Carmichael has seen how devastating COVID-19 can be to...

Lawmaker proposes early alert system in Washington for missing Indigenous women, girls

The Urban Indian Health Institute named both Seattle and Tacoma as cities with the highest cases of missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls. OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Urban Indian Health...

Hilltop business owners eagerly await Tacoma light rail extension

The project, slated for completion in 2022, will make it easier for people to move between Downtown Tacoma and the Hilltop neighborhood. TACOMA, Wash. — A Link light rail extension will...

Tacoma business owner, city councilmember look at electric fences as crime deterrents

Currently, the city only allows electric fences in industrial areas, but a proposed resolution could change that. TACOMA, Wash. — A Tacoma business owner says he hopes to install an electric...

Tacoma's universal basic income pilot program starts with 110 families

Tacoma debuts a pilot program to provide Universal Basic Income to over a hundred families for 12 months. TACOMA, Wash. — Researchers are hoping to have a better understanding of the...

Tacoma library branch closes over suspicion of drug activity

Employees say they don't feel safe working there and some report they have been followed home. TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma Public Library’s Mottet branch has moved to curbside service until next...

'I have a right to protect myself': Spanaway homeowner shoots, kills suspected burglar

The Pierce County Sheriffs Office said no arrests have been made following the shooting. SPANAWAY, Wash. — A Spanaway homeowner is still reeling after shooting and killing a suspected burglar on...

Organized shoplifting on the rise in western Washington

Most of the shoplifting is taking place at larger retailers, which may be due to policies preventing employees from directly confronting shoplifters, police say. GIG HARBOR, Wash. — Shoplifting is on...

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