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Samson and a dastardly archer: A dog’s story of survival

Like a pooch in a Jack London novel, this Husky is a resilient and lucky hero. He nearly died of an act of animal cruelty.

Samson survived an arrow attack by an unknown assailant near his home in Raymond.

Police confirm suspect, find getaway car connected to failed Lakewood bank robbery

Officers had a suspect and getaway vehicle, but were still looking for a getaway driver Tuesday in connection to a botched Lakewood bank holdup that...

Police say this vehicle was used by a bank robber to flee a failed Lakewood holdup Monday.

In Lakewood, VA officials hear from frustrated vets

At the forum, a portrait of an overworked hospital system emerged from veterans who vented about inexperienced front-line VA personnel, confusing information...

Tacoma resident Dwight Obado, a 30-year Army veteran, explains the difficulties he’s had receiving dental and mental health treatment during a town hall forum at the American Lake VA Campus auditorium in Lakewood on Tuesday.

Police: Robber didn’t get far after fleeing Bonney Lake bank

A man who robbed a Bonney Lake bank Tuesday was arrested when officers immediately met him outside, police said.

Business

State pot sales top $14 million, tax revenue hits $3.5 million as some stores prosper

The state disclosed on Tuesday that total pot sales have reached $14 million, and tax revenue has exceeded $3.5 million.

Interview with Noel Roberts of Tacoma's Mary Mart retail marijuana store. Video by C.R. Roberts

Tacoma to host clean-water technology conference

The third annual Wellspring Conference, a two-day gathering of experts and professionals on clean water technology, is set for mid-October at Tacoma...

A visitor to the artesian well fills a water bottle with during the “Play at the Well” activities day in downtown Olympia last month. Clean water technology will be the focus of a two-day conference in Tacoma next month.

Inflation fears falter as prices fall 0.2 percent in the Tacoma area

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday that overall consumer prices in the area have fallen 0.2 percent over the past two months.

Sports

Sounders come from behind for fourth Open Cup title

Dempsey and Martins score in extra time as Seattle wins at Philadelphia, 3-1.

Sounders midfielder Brad Evans holds the Championship trophy and celebrates with his team at the end of the U.S. Open Cup final against the Philadelphia Union on Tuesday.

Mariners’ attack breaks loose in 13-2 romp over Angels

Victory ends three-game skid and pulls Mariners to within one game of Kansas City in race for final postseason slot.

Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson, center, celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a throwing error by the Angels’ Chris Iannetta during the sixth inning Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif.

Denver’s R-word: Revenge; Seahawks’? Regroup

Only the sixth rematch of Super Bowl foes in the following regular season in NFL history happens Sunday at 1:25 p.m. at CenturyLink Field when the ...

Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright is beaten to the end zone by Chargers tight end Antonio Gates on Sunday. The Seahawks will need to play much better defense to keep the Denver Broncos from exacting revenge this weekend for February’s Super Bowl.
Nation/World

Magnitude-4.0 quake jolts Washington's Puget Sound

A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled the Puget Sound in Washington state early Wednesday, waking up residents who felt it miles away in Seattle.

Black women’s group criticizes NFL for lack of representation

A leading black women’s group is calling the NFL’s decision not to include any African-American women as consultants on domestic violence...

The group has requested a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, above, who has been criticized for his handling of Ray Rice’s domestic violence case.

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

President Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment to conducting airstrikes but not putting American boots on the ground against the Islamic terrorist...

President Barack Obama speaks at US Central Command (CentCom) at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Obama received a briefing Wednesday from officers at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla.

Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks?

Wary House set to approve arms for Syrian rebels

The Republican-controlled House lined up half-heartedly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President...

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