Local & Regional

Local Tool to help track changes in Pacific Ocean chemistry Tool to help track changes in Pacific Ocean chemistry
A new research tool launched this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is allowing scientists to better track changes in ocean chemistry along the U.S. West Coast.
Local Charges: Man stole $100K of electronics from former employer
Thanks to an internal miscommunication, a former employee was able to use his ID badge to steal more than $100,000 worth of electronics from St. Joseph Hospital and other Franciscan Health System locations over the span of three months, according to charges filed Thursday in Pierce County Superior Court.
Local Prison sentence for stealing Aussie couple's bikes
A 24-year-old man was sentenced to prison Thursday for stealing bicycles from an Australian couple when they stopped in Mount Vernon last summer on a cross-continent trek.