Two-and-a-half-year-old Ellie Walton, her older sister Ava, their mom, Sarah Walton, horse around at home, August 3, 2015. Ellie has undergone chemotherapy and had 14 surgeries for her multiple ailments. Peter Haley, staff photographer
Organized by Olympia High School senior Gracie Anderson, a group of approximately 40 students head to the steps of the Legislative Building on Sunday after marching up the switchback hill trail line to hold an education funding rally.
Back before smartphones and advanced technology, railways communicated the old-fashioned way with telegraphy. Former operators Gary Emmons and Ed Berntsen demonstrate how the messages were delivered at the old McCarver Street train station in Old Town before it was torn down in 1962.
Approximately 400 participants relished the opportunity to survive the annual Mud Run hosted by Metro Parks Tacoma at Swan Creek Park. There were 16 obstacles on the two-mile course, including seven shoe-sucking mud pits.
"Mason bees are the most prolific pollinators," says Robert Girvin, a Tacoma doctor who's been keeping mason bees for four years. "They're child-friendly, don't sting and are easy to manage. It's something easy you can do to improve the local environment." Girvin shows how you can make your own house for mason bees.
Gateway Medical Alliance is a nonprofit started two decades ago in Pierce County. Last year volunteers packed more than 6,500 boxes of medical supplies, and helped send nine 40-foot containers around the world.
Auburn held a celebration of life ceremony at in the newly dedicated Bob Jones Gym as hundreds of community members remembered the 36-year athletic director and football coach, Bob Jones, of Auburn High School.
George Johnson, the new manager of the employee cafe at the Department of Ecology in Lacey, was hired to take over after the Thurston County Health Department found numerous violations in mid-February. A subsequent inspection in March found no violations.