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Grannies moving Ice Chips Candy to Olympia

Candy maker that appeared on ABC TV show Shark Tank has outgrown former Yelm location.

Expanding from their original 5,000-square-foot Yelm facility, Ice Chips Candy co-founders Bev Vines-Haines, in back, and Charlotte Clary give a quick tour last week of their new Olympia site, which is more than four times the size of their original space in Yelm.

Army’s new top NCO talks drawdown and deployments on JBLM visit

Newly appointed Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey answers questions about the role of the adaptive soldier in a slimmed-down military.

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey this week visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord on his first trip outside of the Beltway since he took his new office Jan. 30. He held a number of meetings with soldiers and visited different Army commands at Lewis-McChord.

Hospitals, senators want more data on mental-health releases

State senators unanimously agreed Wednesday to collect more data on whether people who should be detained for dangerous mental illness are being turned...

Guests tour a Tacoma evaluation and treatment center before it opened to provide 16 new beds for involuntarily committed mental patients, funded by the Legislature in 2013. The tour was part of MDC’s anniversary celebration.

Jephthah Appiah-Donkor leads Fife Trojans against almost-perfect Clarkston Bantams

A line drive pass screamed by Jephthah Appiah-Donkor’s outstretched arms and out of bounds during a scrimmage Tuesday afternoon, prompting Fife...

MLS, players reach agreement, season starts on time

MLS commissioner Don Garber confirmed Wednesday that the league and its players’ union reached an agreement in principle on a new collective...

FILE - In this May 7, 2014, file photo, FC Dallas goalkeeper Raul Fernandez, second from left, and Dallas' Matt Hedges, left, watch as Seattle Sounders' Zach Scott (20) and Chad Marshall, right, go for a header as Sounders' Obafemi Martins, third from left, looks on during an MLS soccer match in Seattle. As the MLS grows, there remains a significant economic gap among player salaries. Scott, who has started 67 MLS regular season games in his six seasons, has never made more than $52,500 per season

Washington’s dynamic, do-it-all guard Kelsey Plum makes the Huskies a force

Washington Huskies basketball star Kelsey Plum is a woman of mystery, for better or worse. Inevitably, it’s better for the Huskies and worse...


South Sound gas prices once again approach $3 a gallon

Refinery shutdowns, maintenance updates and conversion to summer blends cut gasoline availability despite crude glut.

A man fills his gas tank at a Chevron station at South 72nd and Hosmer streets in Tacoma on Tuesday.

Add golf: Economic Development Board outlines successes at annual meeting

Portable putting greens in the foyer foreshadowed the keynote speaker’s presentation Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County.

Vigor Industrial and Seattle’s Kvichak Marine agree to merge

The Northwest’s largest shipbuilding and repair company is buying a Ballard-based maker of aluminum work boats.


Marianne Binetti: Thinking about topsoil and mulch

Spring projects sprout this time of year. March is a good time to restore and rejuvenate an old lawn, start some raised beds for vegetables and weed...

Fall is a good time to add mulch to the garden.

Pleasing white wines at value prices

White wines are generally less expensive than reds for a few reasons.

LEDs are a bright idea

LED lights offer the same color, brightness and quality of light compared with soon-to-be-gone incandescents.

The Feit globe LED bulb on display in the lobby of Tacoma Public Utilities puts out 500 lumens and consumes 8 watts of energy.