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If you’re a woman packing heat, how about a fashionable concealed-weapon purse?

Private investigator Paula Summers of Lakewood can help you find a handbag, or conduct a background check for you.

Private investigator Paula Summers of Lakewood shows one of the designer handbags she’s developed that allows concealed carrying of a pistol.

Buckley woman faces upgraded charge in traffic death of Puyallup activist

Buckley resident Kallie James remains out on $250,000 bail while she awaits trial in the death of Eric Renz.

Police: Robber asked for cigarettes, took cash at gunpoint

Police are trying to identify a man who recently robbed at least five convenience stores in Pierce County.

Police are looking for this man, who they say robbed a series of convenience stores in Pierce County in November and December.

Lincoln linebacker Jusstis Warren commits to Huskies

Jusstis Warren, an All-Area and all-state linebacker at Lincoln High, says he will enroll at the University of Washington

Lincoln High School’s Justiss Warren, an All-Area and all-state linebacker for the Abes, said he will play for the Washington Huskies.

John McGrath: Might be most important regular-season game for Hawks until ...

Seattle’s game at Arizona looms as the most important regular-season game in Cardinals history, and it just might be for the Seahawks, too

University of Phoenix Stadium could be the site Sunday of the most important regular-season game in history for Arizona when the Cardinals play host to the Seattle Seahawks. It also could be the biggest regular-season game for the Seahawks, too.

3 Huskies named AP 1st-team All-Americans

Danny Shelton, Hau’oli Kikaha and Shaq Thompson were each included. The Huskies had never landed three players on The Associated Press’...

Shaq Thompson was named an AP first-team All-American as an all-purpose player. He had 456 rushing yards and a UW-record four defensive touchdowns.

Gov. Inslee proposes a carbon-pollution cap and trade system to raise $1 billion a year

The governor’s plan was quickly dubbed an “energy tax” by a skeptical Republican state Sen. Doug Ericksen. Inslee would put $380...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, speaks Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at REI's flagship store in Seattle. Inslee was at the store to propose a cap-and-trade program to require the state’s largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release.

Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures...

A movie theater worker sweeps rain water under a poster for the movie "The Interview" at the AMC Glendora 12 movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Glendora, Calif. The fallout from the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack that began four weeks ago exploded Tuesday after the shadowy group calling themselves Guardians of Peace escalated their attack beyond corporate espionage and threatened moviegoers with violence reminiscent of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Alaska Air flight attendants reach contract deal with airline

A new long-term contract could make Alaska Air flight attendants among the best paid in the country


Cookie swaps make baking, socializing efficient

The holidays can be a hectic time. Our solution? We host one big party — a cookie swap — so we can see everyone we know all at once. ...

Mini mice, gingerbread bars with orange glaze and icebox rounds.

Go Italian this Christmas with lobster manicotti

A robust Italian dinner feels just about right for Christmas. It’s rich and comforting and — particularly in the case of our lobster...

Lobster manicotti fra diavolo. If lobster is too much trouble, or not in the budget, just substitute cooked and peeled shrimp.

A quinoa dish that can be a side or delicious main

One cooked cup of this “pseudo-cereal” offers 5 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein, along with plenty of iron (a big plus for non...

Winter quinoa dressing with apples and dried cranberries.