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.

Rangers 14, Mariners 1: A dismal end to a dismal trip

Felix Hernandez gives up six runs in four inning as Mariners conclude a 1-6 trip by suffering a three-game sweep in Texas. The Mariners have lost eight of their last nine. Rangers hit five home runs, including two by Rougned Odor.

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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View from Grand Wheel will be kiss-worthy

The addition of the Grand Wheel, the third and biggest Ferris wheel at the Washington State Fair, will provide a sublime view of the Midway and beyond. Placed adjacent to the fair’s classic wooden roller coaster, the Grand Wheel stands 108 feet tall and features 24 gondolas.
Drew Perine dperine@thenewstribune.com
View from Grand Wheel will be kiss-worthy 1:26

View from Grand Wheel will be kiss-worthy

TNT's Gregg Bell, Dave Boling on Brandon Browner, Seahawks' preseason finale 5:42

TNT's Gregg Bell, Dave Boling on Brandon Browner, Seahawks' preseason finale

Pete Carroll on Thomas Rawls, Jimmy Graham, Seahawks preseason finale 2:20

Pete Carroll on Thomas Rawls, Jimmy Graham, Seahawks preseason finale

WR John Ross has been waiting for Rutgers for a long time 3:54

WR John Ross has been waiting for Rutgers for a long time