Kate Martin

State Farm leaving Tacoma by year-end

One of downtown Tacoma’s major employers, State Farm, will close its 1,400-person offices and shift about 600 jobs to DuPont, where it already has about...

Expanding elk herds run into trouble

Black Angus cattle slowly cropped grass and chewed their cuds on a sprawling green farm east of Sedro-Woolley. It’s calving season, and the Carstens keep...