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Ethiopian boy’s tough journey to America enters toughest chapter in University Place

Adopted into a loving family, 13-year-old Nathaniel Healy keeps battling against leukemia.

The line’s at the stores, not at the Thanksgiving dinner table

Thanksgiving sales beat out Thanksgiving meals for hundreds of early-bird shoppers in Tacoma.

Toys R Us store manager Neoma Kline opens the doors Thursday to let in another group of customers waiting to take advantage of the Black Friday sale at the Tacoma Mall store.

Political press puts Adam Smith on short list of candidates for defense secretary

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith is heading into his 10th term in Congress and is the ranking Democrat on House Armed Services.

USAF Col. Jim Taylor, left, spoke with U.S. Rep. Adam Smith on a visit to Arizona in March 2011. Smith and other members of the House Armed Services Committee visited military installations that year, including Joint Base Lewis-McChord. (Will Seberger/MCT)

Dave Boling: How Pete Carroll, Seahawks saved season in five days

Thanksgiving win over Niners validates the rout of Cardinals as Hawks loom again as top contenders

Seattle’s Ricardo Lockette forces a fumble by San Francisco punt returner Perrish Cox during the second quarter on Thursday night.

Sherman, Seahawks slam 49ers in dominant 19-3 win

Richard Sherman’s fourth career two-interception game, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett sacking and harassing San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick...

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman struts off the field after intercepting a pass intended for Brandon Lloyd during the first quarter on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Bettina Hansen/Seattle Times/TNS)

Bothell QB Ross Bowers vaults into prominence

Cal commit Ross Bowers, the son of UW gymnastics coach Joanne Bowers, impresses with his athletic skills, including gymnastics

Bothell quarterback Ross Bowers, wearing No. 20 in honor of an injured teammate, led the Cougars to a 37-14 victory over

Meet the developer who wants to build two skyscrapers in downtown Tacoma

Chun Yang has built a twin-tower in Shanghai, as well as a 1-million-square-foot commercial building. He believes growing enrollment at the University...

Chun Yang and his son, Yiwen, look at the Tacoma skyline for a proposed hotel in downtown Tacoma earlier this week.

Results mixed for state-chartered banks at the end of Q3

The best news derived from the latest Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. summary of performance for state-chartered banks is that the percentage of unprofitable institutions is down.

Money news: Protect yourself this holiday (shopping) season

The Department of Financial Institutions offers tips for the holiday shopping season.


Hit the sauce by taking the Sriracha tour

Tour the source of what is bcoming the unofficial king of condiments

More than 2,000 visitors a day took the free Sriracha sauce-making tour during fall "grinding season" at Huy Fong Foods in Irwindale, Calif. They could pose with a cardboard cutout of CEO David Tran.

Lessons on gardening from a trip to Sicily

Consider the end of November the beginning of the winter planning season.

Governor’s Mansion holiday tours will be available in early December

First lady Trudi Inslee is overseeing the decoration of the Governor’s Mansion on the Capitol Campus. The public can get a free, up-close view...

The rails of the Grand Staircase decked out in holiday trimmings.