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Tacoma $15 wage boosters: Right approach could remove issue from ballot

Supporters of a $15 minimum wage in Tacoma say the effort will continue to the fall ballot as planned, but add they are willing to consider removing...

Members of 15 Now Tacoma joined Raise Up Tacoma, Labor activists and union members Tuesday, July 30, for a 15 dollar an hour minimum wage rally at the Theater On The Square in Tacoma.

Matt Driscoll: 2015 has provided sessions to remember in Olympia

Surely there have been at least a few sessions that top the absurdity we’ve seen this year. But probably not many.

Empty pizza boxes sit in the wings of the House chamber late Tuesday as a session of the Legislature stretches into the wee hours in Olympia. The 2015 Legislature has already been in session longer than any other single year on the books.

2 loops and a roll: Pilot and her historic plane gear up for Freedom Fair air show

Vicky Benzing, a pilot for more than 30 years, flew out of the Tacoma Narrows Airport on Friday in her World War II-era biplane, doing aerobatics above...

Vicky Benzing admires the Tacoma Narrows bridges and Mount Rainier after taking off Friday from Gig Harbor. Benzing, who has been flying for more than 30 years, will perform aerobatics in a 1940 Boeing Stearman biplane in Saturday’s (July 4) Freedom Fair airshow.
Sports

Ellis' college coach eager to watch US win World Cup final

William & Mary women's soccer coach John Daly laughs when asked if he sees any similarities in his coaching style and that of Jill Ellis, who is one...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2014, file photo, U.S. Women's National soccer team coach Jill Ellis looks on during practice in Sandy, Utah. Ellis has coachds the U.S. Women's team to the World Cup final.

Mears goal sends Sounders over D.C., 1-0

United plays a man down, while Seattle’s goalkeeper leaves with injury.

D.C. United's Conor Doyle, left, stops a drive by Seattle Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan during the first half of an MLS soccer game Friday, July 3, 2015, in Seattle.

USA feels at home for Women’s World Cup final in Vancouver, B.C.

Japan took 2011 Cup while the US took 2012 Olympics, and now they meet again Sunday at BC Place.

Business

Former pro golfer offers fresh approach as leader at Mary Bridge hospital

For the first time in its history, the South Sound’s children’s hospital has a president at its helm.

Linda Chen discusses her vision for the hospital during a recent interview.

Government faces burden in proving airlines worked together

As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, Travelers pass through a corridor at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia.  As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that the carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other.

Bill Virgin: Crack open a business book for some light summer reading

Frankly speaking, it’s not been a stellar year for business books, or at least of the sort that would be worthy of our annual list for summer...

Lawrence Goldstone’s “Birdmen” explains how aviation got its commercial start — and how the pioneers of a technology can be swiftly left behind.
Living

Looking for new attractions in San Francisco?

Here are some ideas for travelers headed to the famed city by the bay.

Urban Putt, opened in 2014, is a San Francisco bar and restaurant that features a 14-hole mini-golf course.

A political pope brings the gospel to South America

Ever since Mario Jose Bergoglio became Pope Francis in 2013, the region's political elite have beaten a path to the Vatican. Cuba's Raul Castro, Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos and Brazil's Dilma Roussef have all been granted audiences. Argentina's...

Whole Foods admits it overcharged customers

A week after a New York City investigation found that Whole Foods Market Inc. stores were overcharging for prepackaged products, the company's co-chief executives admitted pricing mistakes were made.

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