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- Jul 22, 2012 at 1:00PM updated at 5:54PM
I am stunned, outraged and sickened by the massacre that took place in the Colorado move theater. I took a communications class in college and the teacher's premise was that the culture contributed 50 percent to a criminal committing a crime.
- Jul 22, 2012 at 1:09PM
What do celebrities like Rick Steves have in common with voters? The importance of reading and following instructions, whether it’s traveling around the world or filling out one’s ballot.
- Jul 22, 2012 at 1:13PM
Bats in Washington often test positive for rabies, and this year already, three people had to be treated for exposure to rabid bats.
- Jul 22, 2012 at 5:32PM
It was Tuesday afternoon. I had the RV all packed with food and clothes. I had the house somewhat clean so the house sitter would be comfortable.
- Jul 22, 2012 at 5:34PM
Daughter frequently billed Medicaid while father splurged on a new home, Seahawks tickets.
- Jul 22, 2012 at 5:39PM
It’s the end of era for the Washington State Patrol.
- Jul 22, 2012 at 5:41PM
It’s time for the public to nominate its favorite community-centric corporations for Washington’s highest civics award.
- Jul 22, 2012 at 6:11PM
Nineteen Washington high school seniors will be here at the end of the month to compete in the 2012-13 Distinguished Young Women scholarship program.
- Jul 22, 2012 at 6:17PM
As Primary Election ballots hit mailboxes, The League of Women Voters of Washington announced the launch of the nonpartisan election resource VOTE411.org.
- Jul 23, 2012 at 9:28AM
The $50,000 Mt. Rainier Handicap was easy as one, two, three.
- Jul 23, 2012 at 12:00PM updated Jul 24, 2013 at 6:26PM
Bonney Lake mayor Neil Johnson has spent the past year living with chronic myelogenous leukemia. Now he's solidly in remission and looking forward to continuing a full life; even mowing the lawn.
- Jul 23, 2012 at 1:45PM
Average retail gasoline prices in Seattle have risen 5.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.64/g yesterday.
- Jul 23, 2012 at 2:54PM
Well, you know how some evenings are this time of year. The temperature drops a few degrees after 6 o’clock. The sky is clear without a cloud in sight and Mount Rainier stands out with unusually sharp clarity.
- Jul 23, 2012 at 4:34PM
Supporters come out in force for Hansen's arena proposal, County responds
- Jul 24, 2012 at 5:30PM
Welcome to Buckley Veterinary Hospital’s monthly pet care column. This month we are touching on litter box issues. Have you noticed your cat is no longer using the litter box?
- Jul 24, 2012 at 5:48PM
If you’ve ever taken in a kitten found on the street or adopted a puppy from an unplanned litter a friends’ dog had, you know there is no such thing as a “free” pet. No matter how you acquire your new best friend, pet ownership comes with significant start-up costs and ongoing maintenance expenses.
Buckley council approves two jail contracts, motion to transfer $200,000 to general fund dies in tie vote
- Jul 25, 2012 at 1:41PM
Buckley's city council voted in two jail contracts at last night's regular council meeting, showing that—for the time being at least—the city is looking ahead with the Buckley Jail's future in mind.
- Jul 25, 2012 at 2:08PM
Are sodas going down the same path as tobacco did a few years ago? The issue of sugary drinks as a major contributor to the obesity epidemic has certainly gained more traction in recent months and not only in places like New York City where Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed an outright ban on supersized soft drinks in bars and restaurants to curb overindulgence.
- Jul 25, 2012 at 3:29PM
Carrying a gun onto such city property was previously a misdemeanor crime under the municipal code. However, the state laws concerning firearms state that localities may only enact restrictions in compliance with state policy, and may not conflict with or be more restrictive than state law.
- Jul 26, 2012 at 9:30AM
The artwork of Bonney Lake photographer Diana Oestreich will be featured at the city of Enumclaw's Gallery 2012.
- Jul 27, 2012 at 7:00AM updated Aug 1, 2013 at 4:23PM
Labeling people by using these terms puts individuals into boxes and diminishes their humanity—making them something less than human. Labeling someone with political "slurs" turns the object of these attacks into two-dimensional caricatures, rather than the complex humans we all are.
King County, cities urge quick, equitable resolution in strike by Local 117 against Waste Management
- Jul 26, 2012 at 6:18PM
King County and the cities of Seattle, Redmond, Renton and Kirkland today urged a quick settlement to a strike against Waste Management by drivers represented by Teamsters Local 117 that collect recyclables and food and yard waste.
- Jul 26, 2012 at 6:37PM
North America’s richest active money-earner is headed back to Emerald Downs as trainer Craig Dollase said Awesome Gem is a go for the $200,000 Longacres Mile on Sunday, Aug. 19.
- Jul 26, 2012 at 6:42PM
Jockey Paul Frey and trainer Wayne Branch head up a stellar field of 2012 Washington Racing Hall of Fame inductees, Emerald Downs announced Thursday.
- Jul 26, 2012 at 10:26PM
National took command into the stretch and edged away from Wasserman for a 1-½-length victory Thursday in the $12,700 Ashbaugh Beal Claiming Challenge Qualifying Event at Emerald Downs.