Laureano Mier became interested in aviation at age 8. Now 53 years old, Mier is passionate about everything aviation and the historical importance of Fort Vancouver's Pearson Airfield. "The moment I built my first model airplane I knew I had to be involved with aviation," he says. "I want people to know that Pearson is the first airport in the Pacific Northwest and one of the oldest operating air fields in the world."
When an alleged drunk driver careened through the chain link fence outside of her house, Terry Mabe was shaken up. But when six months later she awoke to similar crash noises and walked outside to see her yard had again become a crash scene, she was in disbelief.
By JEFFREY P. MAYOR, The News Tribune
October 20, 2014 6 a.m.
TACOMA — Fall has arrived, bringing cool weather and changing leaves. It also is the prime time to see salmon moving upstream as they prepare to spawn. Area streams and rivers are full of fish such as chinook, coho, chum and sockeye salmon, and steelhead trout making their way up waters such as the Puyallup and Cedar rivers, and the Kennedy and Minter creeks.
Explore the home-rule charter, the home-town paper's comics page and the financing of an east county bridge. Read about a builder who wants his work to last, and police who hold the line no matter how long a standoff lasts.