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Young people pack supplies at storehouse in Fife destined for unaccompanied child immigrants

World Vision youth volunteers fill 200 backpacks with supplies and personal notes for Central American children.

Local volunteers , including area high school students and work vision employee family members gathered Monday to put together 200 "Promise Packs," for unaccompanied minors detained while crossing the U.S. border. The volunteers loaded the backpacks with school supplies, books, blankets, teddy bears. clothing and a caring personal note Monday July 21, 2014 at a World Vision a warehouse in Fife. The boxes were then shipped to World Vision's north Texas distribution center.

Tacoma’s assistant city manager Tansy Hayward leaving for North Carolina

Tansy Hayward, Tacoma’s assistant city manager, has been selected as Raleigh’s new assistant city manager for services.

Tansy Hayward

Lakewood council ready to decide on $20 car tab fee

The council has set an Aug. 25 public hearing date for people to comment on the proposed increase.

Sports

Aho returns to Northwest Women’s Open a different golfer

Brush Prairie’s Lindsay Aho has both evolved as a player and gained publicity after a reality TV stint with “Big Break Florida”

Lindsay Aho, who starred on the Golf Channel reality show “Big Break Florida” last year, is the defending champion at the Northwest Women’s Open in Federal Way. The TV exposure and the fortitude needed to win last year’s tournament have helped the 26-year-old golfer elevate her game.

Seager, Mariners handle New York Mets easily in 5-2 victory

Kyle Seager continues his SoDo tear with a pair of RBI singles as the Mariners jump to an early lead and cruise to a win at Safeco Field

Mariners’ Kyle Seager singles in a run as New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud looks on Monday at Safeco Field. Seattle won 5-1.

Mariners’ Taijuan Walker gets another chance to show his stuff

Right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker will return Wednesday from a two-start remedial tour at Triple-A Tacoma to start for the Mariners in their series finale against the New York Mets at Safeco Field.

Business

South Sound gas prices declining after holiday high

Gasoline prices in the South Sound have fallen 12 cents a gallon since their Independence Day holiday peak.

Customers fill up at a Shell gas station in Olympia in November 2012.

South Sound unemployment numbers plunge in June

Pierce County adds 1,600 jobs in the May to June period, but Thurston County showed no gain in nonfarm jobs

Boeing employment stabilizing in Western Washington

Despite periodic minor layoffs in some programs, Boeing’s Western Washington employment has stabilized at a relatively high level.

Living

Lori Borgman: Tax false fitness claims � feel the burn

When the strong-arming began to tax gym memberships and exercise classes in D.C. (as is already done in many states), opponents to the tax turned out to protest by striking yoga poses in public spaces - the warrior pose, the mountain pose, assorted...

Sharon Randall: Why a 'liar' loves to hear from readers

For a writer, it's a gift to know someone reads your writing. For a storyteller, it's high praise to hear a story in return. Have I mentioned I love getting mail?

Ana Veciana-Suarez: Updated comic Archie's death a cultural barometer

Archie Andrews has died, felled by an assassin's bullet intended for a friend. Let's pause here to mourn an iconic figure of our childhood.

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