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Maybe a rare image by French artist Jean Dufy. Maybe not. An auction in Tacoma will set the price.

An anonymous donor has given Goodwill what could be a rare image by French artist Jean Dufy.

Second teen charged in Lakewood home-invasion robbery

Pierce County prosecutors on Monday charged a 17-year-old boy suspected in a home-invasion robbery in which a Lakewood homeowner shot and killed one of the intruders.

Should state do away with doctor’s notes for marijuana?

Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles wants to make it legal for anyone 21 and older to have eight ounces of pot at home or grow up to six plants.

State Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, organizes papers at her desk on the Senate floor Monday, March 4, 2013. (Melissa Santos/Staff writer)

Tacoma girl, 13, missing since Nov. 20

A 13-year-old Tacoma girl has been missing since Nov. 20.


October port container numbers up 11 percent for the year

Will the port surpass 2013's total container numbers this year? The answer may depend on how long the present container-handling slowdown continues.

Chuck Jaffe: Lots to give thanks for as investors

The things investors should be grateful for are less tied to short-term results and more about how they can succeed in all conditions over time.

US stocks inch further into record territory

The stock market eked out another record close Monday as investors remained confident that stimulus from central banks would revive global growth. ...

Specialist Michael Pistillo, left, and trader Thomas Ferrigno work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. U.S. stocks rose in early trading in line with gains from Asian markets and thanks to improvement in German business confidence.

Kyle Seager close to seven-year deal for $100 million with Mariners

Reports indicate Seager has agreed to a seven-year deal for $100 million that includes an option for an eighth year that could boost the value by another...

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager at bat against the Baltimore Orioles during a baseball game on Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Seattle.

Bobby Wagner’s return sparks Seahawks’ dominant defensive effort

Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner returned after missing five games with a turf toe and tied the now-healthy Kam Chancellor with a team-high ...

Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, left, linebacker Bobby Wagner and safety Earl Thomas (29) swarm Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd on Sunday at CenturyLink Field. Floyd was held without a catch as the Hawks’ ‘D’ dominated.

Wilson, defense lead Seahawks to much-needed 19-3 win over Arizona

Russell Wilson’s brilliant clutch play and the return of Bobby Wagner on defense helped the Seahawks put away the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday...

Seahawks tight end Cooper Helfet dives into the end zone for a 20-yard touchdown reception - the lone touchdown in Sunday's NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Nov. 23, 2014.

Ferguson grand jury decision expected soon

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was heading to St. Louis amid mounting anticipation about a possible grand jury decision on whether to indict Ferguson Police...

Television news trucks gather outside the Buzz Westfall Justice Center where a grand jury is convening to consider possible charges against the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Clayton, Mo. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown

Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown marries

The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., setting off weeks of ongoing protests, has gotten married.

US judge sentences Mexican drug lord to 22 years

A U.S. judge sentenced a reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo' Guzman to 22 years in prison Monday for his role...

This Feb. 22, 2014 file photo shows Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, being escorted to a helicopter in Mexico City following his capture overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan. On Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at federal court in Chicago, a U.S. judge sentenced Alfredo Vasquez-Hernandez, a reputed lieutenant of Guzman, to 22 years in prison for his role in a $1 billion trafficking conspiracy, saying the stiff sentence should send a message to traffickers everywhere. The case is regarded as one of the U.S. government's most important against Mexican cartels. Guzman remains jailed in Mexico and Mexican authorities haven't said if they might extradite him to Chicago.

Iran nuclear talks stumble, extended until July

Still facing significant differences between the U.S. and Iran, negotiators gave up on last-minute efforts to get a nuclear deal by the deadline Monday...

Hagel, under pressure, resigns as defense secretary

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel handed in his resignation on Monday, the first Cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Barack Obama’...