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Tacoma’s Ms. Wheelchair America calls disability ‘a gift’

Jennifer Adams always felt she was destined to use her disability for something good.Adams, from Tacoma, said earning the title of Ms. Wheelchair America will enable her to do just that.Full story

Inslee signs law to toughen state's DUI law

Under the revised bill, drivers charged with a second impaired driving offense would face mandatory arrest and booking in jail and have an interlock device installed on their vehicles within five days of being charged. Full story

Has violence in schools spiked?

  NOW’s Alex Wagner talks to MSNBC’s Richard Lui about the history of violence in schools throughout the U.S.

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Isaiah Conn, 11, shuts his eyes as he body surfs in the waves at Kandle Park pool in Tacoma, Wash., on Monday, July 15, 2013. Conn was playing at the pool as the weather heated up. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Lui Kit Wong)

File photo of Desmond Tutu gesturing during an event in Tacoma
File photo of Desmond Tutu gesturing during an event in Tacoma

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu gestures while speaking during an event in Tacoma, Washington, in this May 13, 2011 file photo. Tutu has won the 2013 Templeton Prize worth $1.7 million for helping inspire people around the world by promoting forgiveness and justice, organisers said on April 4, 2013

Pierce County Sheriff's Dept. deputies take Mike McBee into custody in Tacoma, Wash.
Pierce County Sheriff's Dept. deputies take Mike McBee into custody in Tacoma, Wash.

In this photo provided by the Pierce County Sheriff's Dept., deputies take Mike McBee into custody in Tacoma, Wash. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, after McBee allegedly walked down the street firing guns at houses and then barricaded himself in his home and refusing to come out. (AP Photo/Ed Troyer, Pool)