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Two charged with stealing from dead Graham woman

Two men were charged Monday in the case of a woman whose home was ransacked and identity stolen after one of them found her dead in her driveway.

Curtis Lee Jones is led into Pierce County Superior Court on Monday for arraignment.

Pierce County fires supervisor who allegedly misused money for homeless veterans

Clyde Drury III faces a criminal investigation and may be forced to repay more than $36,000 in misspent funds.

Legislature approves budget that cuts tuition, funds state worker raises

The Legislature on Monday evening approved a new two-year spending plan that would cut college tuition, give teachers cost-of-living raises and help...

Driver dies after June 19 wreck on I-5 in Tumwater

A driver taken to the hospital after a crash on Interstate 5 in Tumwater more than two weeks ago has died from his injuries, the State Patrol said.

Business

Point Ruston signs 3 more restaurants, bringing its total to 6

Point Ruston adding three new restaurants to mix of tenants at the former Asarco site

Excavators remove earth for the Point Ruston development parking garage in April. The development announced Monday that it has obtained three more restaurant tenants.

Chamber mounts ‘educational’ effort against 15 Now Tacoma minimum wage proposal

Amid a public debate about Tacoma’s minimum wage, a window of unlimited campaign spending emerges.

Stock-picking isn’t dead, but it may not be best either

CHICAGO There’s a fine line between “the best way to invest” and “the best way for me to invest.”

Sports

Swedish midfielder Erik Friberg returns to Seattle Sounders

Erik Friberg was a regular starter for the Seattle Sounders in 2011 before returning to Europe.

Sounders midfielder Erik Friberg celebrates a goal in the first half against the Red Bulls during a game at CenturyLink Field in 2011. The Swedish Friberg can play for Seattle as soon as July 11 against Chicago.

Gaviglio, Tacoma Rainiers crumble in 14-1 drubbing by the El Paso Chihuahuas

Rainiers starter Sam Gaviglio got himself into trouble early on, but was able to escape most of the damage until a fourth-inning collapse.

Mariners face decision on rotation as Iwakuma nears return

Somebody has to go — unless Mariners decide to go with a six-man rotation.

Nation/World

'Mind blowing' flames destroy homes in Washington state

From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighborhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire destroyed two ...

An ammonia leak from the Blue Bird packing plant is seen from East Wenatchee on Monday, Jun 29, 2015, in Wenatchee, Wash. Emergency management officials have issued a “shelter in place” order after ammonia started leaking from the fruit warehouse burning in the central Washington wildfire.

New federal rules to boost overtime pay for millions

Under the regulations, private-sector workers who make up to $50,400 a year will be guaranteed the right to earn additional pay if they work more...

President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 26. The Obama administration will propose requiring overtime pay for workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week.

California Senate sends mandatory vaccines bill to governor

After months of packed committee hearings and lengthy floor debates, California’s controversial mandatory vaccinations proposal now heads to...

State Sen. Joel Anderson, R-Alpine, urges rejection of the measure requiring nearly all schoolchildren to be vaccinated.

Report: 2 dead in Japan bullet train fire

A passenger on one of Japan’s high-speed bullet trains set himself on fire Tuesday, filling a carriage with smoke, Japanese officials said...

Puerto Rico’s governor says Washington must help with staggering debt

Groaning under at least $73 billion in debt, Puerto Rico – which is being called “America’s Greece” – is staggering...

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