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Matt Driscoll: The derelict home next door to all of us

Of the 300 or so derelict properties in Tacoma, code inspection supervisor Dan McConaughy estimates that about 60 percent are wallowing in a “...

An abandoned house on 6521 Mckinley Ave., Tacoma.

Oldest, best behaved medical marijuana shops most likely to get licensed

Regulators are preparing to implement a new law.

Cannabis plants are kept in several storage areas at The Healing Center, a medicinal marijuana dispensary in downtown Olympia.

Tacoma police shoot at mental patient who allegedly assaulted staff members, tried to run over officers

Tacoma police said a mental health patient assaulted three staff members Friday, carjacked a woman in Stadium District and tried to run down two police...

Police investigate an incident in the 600 block of Yakima Avenue in Tacoma on Friday May 22, 2015.

Rodney breezes through ninth in Mariners’ 3-2 win over Toronto

Fernando Rodney says he feels ‘invincible’ when protecting a one-run lead; Paxton gets victory in his native country.

Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney celebrates after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in AL baseball action in Toronto on Saturday May 23, 2015.

Quirks have shaped Justin Marsden into an MLB-draft hopeful pitcher for Auburn Mountainview

Coach Glen Walker compares the righty with the unhittable curveball to another one of his students — World Series-winning Tim Lincecum.

Justin Marsden of Auburn Mountainview throws in a pitch in a baseball game at Bonney Lake High School, April 29, 2015. Auburn Mountainview beat Bonney Lake 2-1 in 9 innings.

Gig Harbor soccer gets that sinking feeling again in state quarterfinal loss to Wenatchee

One year after being bounced out of the state in a shootout loss, the Tides fall in a shootout to the Panthers.


Automakers to reveal models covered by wider air bag recall

Eleven automakers are expected next week to reveal which models are being added to a massive recall of air bags made by Takata Corp.

FILE - This Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, shows the Takata building, an automotive parts supplier in Auburn Hills, Mich. On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Takata doubled the size of its air bag recall to 33.8 million air bags, making it the largest recall in U.S. history. The air bags can inflate with too much force, sending metal shrapnel into drivers and passengers. So far the problem has caused six deaths, including five in the U.S.

2 people chained to Shell ship north of Seattle

Two people have chained themselves to a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's exploratory oil drilling plans and currently moored in Washington...

In this Friday, May 22, 2015 photo provided by Reese Semanko, a woman identified as Chiara Rose has suspended herself in a climbing harness from the anchor chain of the Royal Dutch Shell support ship Arctic Challenger in the harbor at Bellingham, Wash. Rob Lewis, spokesman for protest organizers Rising Tide Bellingham, said Lewis said she is protesting Shell's plan for Arctic drilling. The Coast Guard says it has no plans to remove her but has impounded the activists' support vessels. The ship isn't scheduled to leave the port for several days.

Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

Demonstrators spent Saturday planting coconut trees and waving signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests...

Karen Murray, left, and Diane Marshall, right, both teachers from Honolulu, protested against Monsanto at a Waikiki Beach rally in Honolulu on Saturday, May 23, 2015. They were part of an international day of protests against the company.

Msgr. Lynn remains behind bars pending decision on appeals

It's been three weeks since Msgr. William J. Lynn was sent back to prison after the state Supreme Court reinstated his 2012 conviction and sentence for child endangerment in the Catholic Church priest sex abuse scandal.

What TV streamers get NOW, we used to have to work for

This week my friend Joanne posted to Facebook, "If anyone tries to spoil the final episode of "Mad Men," I will come at you on white roller skates to organ music."

Mom doesn't want to miss baby's firsts

My daughter is going to start crawling at any moment.