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Storm packing wind, rain cuts power to thousands

After a stormy evening, branch of a tree or branch on a line caused an outage for 6,000 Tacoma Public Utilities customers in South Tacoma Tuesday morning.   The outage occurred around 5:30 a.m.  By 7:45 a.m., power had been restored to 5,000 of those customers.   On Monday night, ...

Photos: Heat wave grips much of US

The heat wave gripping much of the country continue its hold, with temperatures of 100 degrees or higher.

The Washington King Tide Photo Initiative

Washington's higher-than-usual winter tides will begin Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, and the state Department of Ecology (Ecology) is inviting the public to share their photos of this naturally occurring event.   These higher-than-usual tides are sometimes called "king tides" and occur when the sun and moon's gravitational pull reinforce one ...

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