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Army “VIP culture” led to parachute accident that killed former JBLM officer

Col. Darron Wright died on a jump at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, a month after leaving Joint Base Lewis-McChord. His death prompted reforms in airborne...

Lt. Col. Darron Wright, top-right, poses with his Hook 'em Horns and the crew from his Stryker at Camp Liberty, Baghdad on Christmas Day,  2009. Wright died in a training accident Sept. 23, 2013.

Tacoma residents share 10-year vision with city

The comments shared at Wednesday night’s open house will be used to craft a strategic plan, which will help city leaders create budgets and ...

A tugboat pulls a barge out of the Hylebos Waterway in front of a cloud-covered Mount Rainier Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009. Joe Barrentine/The News Tribune

Fans of Point Defiance go-kart track losing the race

Fans of the go-kart track at Point Defiance Park want to keep racing but renovation plans at the park are putting on the brakes.

Owner Troy Langley, center, surveys the race track at the TNT Family Go-Karts at Point Defiance Park on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Langley's son, Truman, left, works with his father at the family business.

Kent police trying to identify man who stole Oxycodone from pharmacy

Kent police are looking for a man who robbed a Rite Aid pharmacy of Oxycodone.


Olympia food business in the running to win $20,000

Sauerkraut business OlyKraut LLC of Olympia is a semi-finalist in a Kitsap Bank small business competition called edge3 Fund.

Olympia-based Olykraut company offers a line of pro-biotic (living) sauerkraut.

Tacoma’s first retail marijuana store will open Friday in Nalley Valley

Rainier on Pine will open the city’s first retail marijuana store on Friday. The owner said he has enough stock to serve customers, and the ...

Rainier on Pine will open for recreational marijuana sales on Friday.

Railroad workers and their families protest proposal to move to one-person crews on BNSF freight trains

Two protests, one in Tacoma and the other in SeaTac, this week highlighted opposition to a tentative union-management deal to reduce train crews to one person on about 60 percent of BNSF trains.


Homers by Zunino, Ackley power Mariners to 6-5 win over Indians

Mike Zunino and Dustin Ackley each hit two-run homers in helping the Mariners close out July with a 6-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians at Progressive...

Seattle Mariners' Mike Zunino, right, is congratulated by Kyle Seager after Zunino hit a two-run home run off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Bryan Shaw in the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Cleveland. Seager scored on the play.

Marshawn Lynch ends holdout, arrives at Seahawks camp

After a week of absence and mounting fines, running back Marshawn Lynch returns to team headquarters.

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch looks on at a football minicamp practice Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Renton. After a brief holdout, Lynch was back with Seattle on Thursday and expecting to resume practice soon.

Seahawks notebook: Russell Wilson grinning his way through camp

More comfortable than ever in this third season with Seahawks, Russell Wilson is having a blast in training camp

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson smiles while stretching at an NFL football camp practice Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Renton.

CIA admits it broke into Senate computers; senators call for spy chief’s ouster

An internal CIA investigation confirmed allegations that agency personnel improperly intruded into a protected database used by Senate Intelligence...

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in her office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

As mortar fire landed nearby, an international team of investigators finally reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage site Thursday and got...

An Ukrainian government army's soldier stands guard next to the cars of Convoy of the OSCE mission in Ukraine at a check-point in the village of Debaltseve, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine Thursday, July 31, 2014. Members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine are attempting to reach a place of Malaysia Airlines plane crash.

AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine

For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad.

Russian President  Vladimir Putin looks on during a meeting outside the Tzar Pushka ( Tzar Cannon) in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Putin on Thursday presented state awards to cosmonauts, lawmakers, journalists and others.

Senate confirms US ambassador to Russia

After a period in limbo with a slew of other nominees to be U.S. diplomats around the world, John Tefft gained Senate confirmation Thursday night ...

John Tefft of Va., arrives to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, to be the new U.S. Ambassador to Russia. President Barack Obama's earlier announcement that he is tapping Tefft for the high-profile diplomatic post comes amid a crucial period in U.S.-Russia relations, which have been severely tested over President Vladimir Putin's actions in neighboring Ukraine, among other issues. The U.S. Embassy in Moscow has been without an ambassador since February.

Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges

Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war...