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Billy Rathje, University of Puget Sound student, named Rhodes Scholar elect

It’s his mixing and matching of interests that the 22-year-old thinks may have been valuable in his selection Saturday.

Billy Rathje, 22, was chosen Saturday as a Rhodes scholar-elect. He will graduate from the University of Puget Sound in May, then leave for Oxford in October.

University Place tax measure failure forces tough decisions about police, budget priorities

Police officers could lose their jobs by 2016-17 if “drastic changes and cuts” aren’t made to the budget, one council member says.

Don’t skimp on the turkey – feeding 300 on Thanksgiving

About three weeks into his new gig, executive chef Chris Park is preparing for arguably his most important meal of the year – serving 300 people...

Chris Park, executive chef at National Park and Paradise Inns at Mount Rainier, shown working at his previous job, at The Tree Room restaurant at Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah.

Patience, sharp tools and Kevlar gloves essentials for woodcarvers

“What does it take to be a good carver?” somebody in the audience asked Bill Miller on Saturday as he painstakingly removed bits of ...

Clifford Cordy with the Capitol Woodcarvers Association carves a piece of wood Saturday at Pioneer Park Pavillion in Puyallup. The Northwest Carvers’ Association Show & Sale continues Sunday with demonstrations and more.

Karen Peterson: Club honors next generation of community servants

The Tacoma City Club gave this year’s Dennis Seinfeld Emerging Leader Award to a young woman who exemplified the idea that a person with a ...