By Adam Ashton The News Tribune TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – As a boy, Albert Paffenroth Jr. walked to the edge of a fence around the runway at Johnson Air Force Base in Japan to watch his dad and other pilots lift into the sky in their B-26 bombers. Almost 70 years later, Paffenroth is trying […]
By Melissa Santos The News Tribune TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Vuong Nguyen has spent the past 40 years feeling indebted to former Washington Gov. Dan Evans. This year, the former Vietnamese refugee finally found a way to express his thanks: by giving the former Republican governor a bonsai tree landscape. Nguyen was one of the […]
By Kari Plog The News Tribune TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Puyallup isn’t out of this world, but Soyeon Yi will take it. Sitting in a cafe off East Main Avenue, Yi looks like an average 36-year-old resident. But she doesn’t have an average career. She is an international icon after becoming the first South Korean […]
By Adam Lynn/The News Tribune Associated Press TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – Barry Massey was 14 when he became the youngest person in the United States ever sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Massey was convicted of killing Steilacoom marina owner Paul Wang in 1987. On June 6, Superior Court Judge Thomas […]
By Associated Press TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – A hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center entered a fifth day on March 10, with four detainees still protesting their treatment and calling for an end to deportations. The strike began March 7 when about 750 detainees refused to eat.