Teamsters at odds with Fred Meyer, vote to authorize strike
Teamsters Local Union 117 has authorized a strike, and were out educating shoppers on what they say are attempts by Fred Meyer to degrade warehouse workers' health care plans and outsource jobs. Saturday morning, members of the Teamsters Local Union 117 voted 241 to 2 to authorize a strike, meaning they can walk off the job at anytime, Teamsters Local Union 117 director of communications Paul Zilly said.
Saturday Sep 13
Life is fair in Puyallup
By Peter Clark Beautiful late summer weather brought large crowds out to the 2014 Washington State Fair Sept. 7 in Puyallup, and the array of activities, food and attractions kept them there.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Northwest Music Scene
Keith Urban's concert date at Washington State Fair canceled
Sept. 12, 2014 -The Washington State Fair has received notification from Keith Urban's management that his concert date on Saturday, Sept. 13 will be canceled due to the untimely death of his father-in-law.
The News Tribune
Fair dining: Feasting on pork sandwiches and ribs
BBQ Pete's "bandits" grill slabs of pork ribs at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Peter Haley/Staff photographer My Washington State Fair grazing has included just about every category: Deep-fried desserts, burgers piled with onions, stuff smothered in cheese, other stuff covered in bacon and even a tour of food-on-a-stick.
Weekend will fly by: Vaux's swifts, Pumpkin Hurl head our to-do list
See the swifts: Each year around this time, thousands of Vaux's swifts can be seen squeezing into a single chimney at the Wagner Center in Monroe. This year's Swifts Night Out is Saturday, from 5 p.m. to dusk.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Postcards from the past: Western Washington State Fair, 1980
Patti Harvin tried to convince a little customer she wasn't too small for a big hat at the Western Washington State Fair in Puyallup on Sept. 7, 1980.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Coast Salish Art Discussed by Noted Artist Shaun Peterson
In these late summer days two hundred years ago, the people of Vashon were occupied with harvesting horse clams, fish, and the berries of salal and huckleberry bushes. They were smoking and drying many of them for winter, because they had no grocery stores or coffee shops to visit during the cold January drizzle.
Gravity Exploitation Devices, Kids Riding Sheep, and Deep-Fried...
Certain of my colleagues were surprised to learn that I never miss the Washington State Fair held annually in Puyallup. But here's the thing: What's colloquially known as the Puyallup Fair has been delighting attendees for over one hundred years and is very, very good at it.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Charges: Transient tries to kidnap children, attacks parents
A Pierce County transient accused of trying to kidnap two young children was in court Tuesday to face kidnapping and assault charges. Prosecutors say Charles Edward Keaveny was staying in a homeless camp near the Puyallup Rivertrail Walk on Monday when he spotted the Vargas family.
Nitty Gritty Tacoma Salvage & Industrial Art Show
Earthwise Architectural Salvage is teaming up with the City of Tacoma's Historic Preservation Department on a unique event focused on Tacoma, its history, and its artists for Tacoma Art Month this October. Earthwise Architectural Salvage is pleased to announce our joint effort with City of Tacoma Historic Preservation department to showcase local artists at our Nitty Gritty Tacoma Salvage & Industrial Art show.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Kennewick Resident Spotted a Flying Object That He Thought was a Drone or a UFO
A Kennewick resident saw a flying object Sunday night around his neighborhood and was unsure if it was a drone or a UFO. People would probably be alarmed if they saw a flying object in their neighborhood at night, especially with new aircraft technology being used to spy on people or to take pictures.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Rising water demand has officials looking ahead in the Inland NW
SPOKANE, Wash.- Clean drinking water has never been in short supply in the Spokane area. As the region grows in the coming decades, however, that may change.Water demand in the metro area is expected to increase 37 percent between 2010 and 2040, according to a Spokane County forecast from last year.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Take the Sounder to the Puyallup a " or to Safeco Field
The train runs to the fair on two Saturdays, Sept. 13 and 20. The Sounder Train Fair Express Pack includes round-trip Sounder fare and Washington State Fair gate admission.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Charge: Missing child molester killed man, burned bloody evidence
Police are looking for a convicted child molester who is now accused of murdering his roommate and trying to burn the evidence. Pierce County Prosecutors have charged 34-year-old Michael Clifford Boisselle with first degree murder in the August shooting death of Brandon Zomalt.
Famous Dole Whip joins Washington State Fair fare
The Fisher Scones will still be there when the Washington State Fair in Puyallup opens Sept. 5. There will be Krusty Pups and deep-fried Snickers bars.
Beckers ASC Review
5 ASCs adding higher acuity procedures
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Thu Sep 04, 2014
Lighthouse and bird fests, state fair | Weekend Preview
Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival: Entertainment, craft and food vendors, 3 p.m.-midnight Friday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., fireworks at dusk, entertainment garden for ages 21 and older until midnight Saturday, Sept.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Country stars Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line shine in Puyallup fair music lineup
If you think no state fair is complete without elephant ears, corn dogs and country music, you're in luck. Some of the brightest stars in the country-music constellation are set to shine on the Washington State Fair grandstand stage over the next two weeks, including Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Toby Keith.
Washington State Fair: Pigs, scones, rides and more
Time: Gates and barns open 9 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays, most attractions open an hour or more later; until 11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, Sept.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Body found in Puyallup linked to bloody carpeting in Auburn
PUYALLUP, Wash. -- A body discovered in a Puyallup home Monday evening is believed to be that of a man whose blood was found all over a pile of carpeting and flooring that someone was trying to burn alongside an Auburn road earlier this month.