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U.S. Open rep has many irons in the fire

Danny Sink has a vision for what the U.S. Open will look like next June - and soon we’ll all see it.

The lone Douglas Fir and expansive view of Puget Sound will make the par-three 15 at Chambers Bay one of the signature holes at the 2015 U.S. Open. Danny Sink, USGA’s championship director for the event, addresses the press during a media day tour in University Place on Tuesday.

Puyallup students earn praise during massive school lahar drill

Bright skies beckon, but Puyallup kids stay the course as they practice how to escape a volcanic mudflow.

Emilio Roberts and Rubena Roberts (right, no relation) walk with thousands of other students from Puyallup High School toward the nearest hill on September 30, 2014. Emilio chose to wear an appropriate shirt for Puyallup School District's first valley-wide lahar drill.

For Rodney Ostlund, walking for heart health is personal

After his father died at 45, Ostlund nearly died the same way at same age.

Rodney Ostlund

Tacoma council passes rules for rideshares

Companies like Uber and Lyft will be regulated alongside traditional taxi companies with code update. Changes take effect January 2015.

Business

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma discuss publicly the topic of past months’ private meetings

A study measures the economic effect of both ports as one entity, but Port of Tacoma commission chairwoman says ‘merger’ isn’t...

In this file photo from Jan. 23, 2014, Mount Rainier towers over the Port of Tacoma.

App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.

In this Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 photo Talia Levitt, 7, left, and Charlotte Klingaman, 6, center, and Aiden Crott, 7, right, work with their ScratchJr programs on iPads at the Eliot-Pearson Children's School in Medford, Mass. Researchers created the app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners.

Workshop helps job seekers fill out applications properly for state jobs

With half of applications for state jobs being immediately rejected, the state is sponsoring a series of workshops on how to avoid being dismissed.

Sports

Peterson’s potential positions him for long look this spring

Seattle Mariners’ top hitting prospect could earn big-league job; Logan Morrison not viewed as an outfield candidate, Mariners also looking ...

Seattle Mariners top 2013 draft pick, D.J. Peterson, watches batting practice before a game against the Houston Astros, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Seattle. The Mariners like Peterson’s power potential, but the 22-year-old might spend another season in the minor leagues depending on his performance in the fall league.

Seahawks S Kam Chancellor takes Mars Blackmon route to managing ankle pain: “It’s the shoes.”

The Seahawks thudding strong safety says a switch from low-cut to mid-top shoes has managed the painful bone spurs in his ankles and is keeping him...

Ailing Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor, trying to tackle Denver tight end Virgil Green, was a pain in the Broncos’ side throughout Seattle’s 26-20 victory on Sept. 21.

U.S. Open rep has many irons in the fire

Danny Sink has a vision for what the U.S. Open will look like next June - and soon we’ll all see it.

The lone Douglas Fir and expansive view of Puget Sound will make the par-three 15 at Chambers Bay one of the signature holes at the 2015 U.S. Open. Danny Sink, USGA’s championship director for the event, addresses the press during a media day tour in University Place on Tuesday.
Nation/World

Secret Service chief’s departure won’t halt security-lapse probes

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday amid mounting congressional criticism and as new revelations of agency lapses convinced President...

United States Secret Service director Julia Pierson testifies at a hearing about the White House perimeter breach at the Rayburn Building in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

With 1st US case diagnosed, CDC vows to stop Ebola ‘in its tracks’

A man who flew from Liberia to Dallas this month was diagnosed with Ebola Tuesday, becoming the first person to board a passenger jet and unknowingly...

Texas Health Presbyterian hospital on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, in Dallas. A patient at the hospital tested positive for the Ebola virus.

Ebola patient had been sent home; now TX hospital faces questions

The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that...

Dr. David L. Lakey, M.D. Commissioner, Texas Department of State Health Services speaks at a press conference to answer questions about the confirmed Ebola case at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

Should we worry about protests, economic slowdown in China?

China’s economy is growing slower than government projections, its central bank president is reportedly being pushed out and protesters are...

The Chinese flag blows in the wind as hundreds of people walk along the Bund boardwalk by the Huangpu river March 28, 2013 in Shanghai, China.

Jewish settlers unsettle Arab neighborhood

Umm Muhammad Hayat discovered early Tuesday that she had new neighbors in what used to be her brother-in-law’s home upstairs.

The neighborhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem.
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