Puyallup motorcyclist dies after hitting semitrailer in Eastern Oregon

A Puyallup man was killed Monday when his motorcycle hit a semitrailer in rural Eastern Oregon, according to the Oregon State Police. Kelly Wortman, 45, was riding south on U.S. 395 near Ukiah when the bike crossed the center line in a corner, hitting the trailer of a northbound semitrailer, according to the State Police.

Welcome Syrian refugees to South Sound

An Obama administration milestone was reached this week with the arrival of the 10,000th Syrian refugee in under a year. It as a triumph of American grass-roots hospitality, and a sign of what may yet come to Pierce County.

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The Olympian's 2016 preseason practice tour: Rainier Mountaineers

Rainier head coach Terry Shaw starts off the Mountaineers’ August 24th morning practice as they prepare for a pre-season contest against Washington High School. Key returning starters for Rainier will include Brayden Lasher and Ian Russell.
Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
The Olympian's 2016 preseason practice tour: Rainier Mountaineers 0:57

The Olympian's 2016 preseason practice tour: Rainier Mountaineers

WATCH: South Sound QB competition – Gig Harbor 1:52

WATCH: South Sound QB competition – Gig Harbor

WATCH: Gig Harbor has secret weapons to replace impact seniors from 4A Narrows title team 4:05

WATCH: Gig Harbor has secret weapons to replace impact seniors from 4A Narrows title team

Darrell Bevell on C.J. Prosise's status preseason finale 2:11

Darrell Bevell on C.J. Prosise's status preseason finale