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Kent police trying to identify man who stole Oxycodone from pharmacy

Kent police are looking for a man who robbed a Rite Aid pharmacy of Oxycodone.

Lakewood couple dead after apparent homicide-suicide on Thurston County road

A Lakewood man appears to have shot and killed his wife before he fatally shot himself near Tolmie State Park Wednesday, the Thurston County Sheriff...

Thurston County Sheriffs Office investigators along with staff from the the county Coroners office process the scene of an apparent murder-suicide off 56th Ave. NE near Marvin Road Wednesday afternoon.Law enforcement responded to a report of two bodies on the ground about 2 p.m. A woman is reported to be dead with one man dying en route to the Providence St. Peter Hospital, according to sheriff’s spokesman Cliff Zeisemer.

State Route 7 closures extended for drainage system work

Work to repair a drainage system along state Route 7 is keeping a lane of the road and the South 38th Street ramp closed longer than expected.


Mariners get outfielder Chris Denorfia from Padres

The Mariners acquired veteran outfielder Chris Denorfia on Thursday in the hope he can reverse what, so far, has been a disappointing season and add...

San Diego Padres' Chris Denorfia is shown against the Atlanta Braves during a baseball game, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Atlanta.

It is Drew’s turn – third-generation Austin now drag racing

Pat Austin’s son is driving an A-Fuel dragster, and will debut on the NHRA Heritage Series sometime in the fall

Drew Austin (left) and his dad Bucky Austin in the Austin Racing shop in Fredrickson July 24, 2014. Now three generations of Austins have been involved in NHRA drag racing.

Mariners notebook: Trade rumors continue to swirl as deadline nears

Ackley says key to being a leadoff hitter is not `to over-think being the leadoff hitter’

Conflicting reports say the Mariners are (or maybe not) interested in Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, left, a graduate of Bellarmine Prep and The News Tribune’s All-Area player of the year in 2001.

New Dreamliner to be built in South Carolina

Boeing confirmed Wednesday that the largest version of its 787 Dreamliner – the 787-10 – will be assembled exclusively in North Charleston...

With Mount Rainier in the background, the first scheduled Boeing 787 airplane to depart from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport takes off Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Seattle.

Downtown Tacoma scavenger hunt ends with food and prizes

It’s free, all ages are welcome, you don’t have to register ahead of time, and there will be food, drinks and prizes at the end.

Downtown On The Go sponsored an architecture walk around downtown Tacoma in the spring, one of the most popular walks yet. Architect and  <a href ="" target="_blank">city councilman David Boe</a> led hundreds of people through landmarks of Tacoma&#x2019;s history.

Olympia food business in the running to win $20,000

Sauerkraut business OlyKraut LLC of Olympia is a semi-finalist in a Kitsap Bank small business competition called edge3 Fund.


10 ideas for eating all that zucchini

Never want to set eyes on zucchini bread again? Try these 10 ideas for using your garden bounty.

Cheesy zucchini salsa.

Marianne Binetti: Gardening lessons from the Danube

Wander around with garden columnist Marianne Binetti as she travels the Danube — and brings home gardening tips.

Think it’s too hot to cook? Then go soak your grains

Skip the oven with these summer grain recipes.

Think it&#x2019;s too hot too cook? Try Couscous With Beets, Greens and Garlic Yogurt.