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- posted Jul 28, 2013 at 9:44 AM— updated Jul 30, 2013 at 10:08 AM
Just after midnight Sunday, a single vehicle left the road at the 22700 block of the Sumner-Buckley Highway between Buckley and Bonney Lake, hit a power pole, traveled approximately 150 feet and landed in a ditch. Two of the four occupants were thrown from the vehicle. East Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to the scene with three medic units and two engines.
- posted Jul 28, 2013 at 11:58 AM
Elinor Hoyt was born in Somerville, New Jersey, on September 7, 1885. Though also notorious for her numerous romances, including with eventual husband Horace Wylie, she was primarily renowned among her contemporaries for the quality of her poetry and fiction. Wylie died in 1928.
- posted Jul 28, 2013 at 11:09 AM— updated Jul 28, 2013 at 2:36 PM
I have been at a sweet place in parenthood for a couple years now. For those of you with older kids you know the spot - it’s when you can drop your kids off at places they want to go without chaperoning them. It actually starts in a small way a few years sooner when you can leave them at home alone for an extended period of time - like long enough to go grocery shopping or enjoy a date with your husband without getting a babysitter.
Ryan Newman wins Brickyard 400 - Kasey Kahne finishes third, Jimmie Johnson second | NASCAR Sprint Cup
- posted Jul 28, 2013 at 11:36 AM— updated Jul 28, 2013 at 1:03 PM
Kasey Kahne is running fourth and was third challenging for second.
- posted Jul 28, 2013 at 11:33 AM
Jack the Pirate overcame a slow start and scored a 3 ¼-length victory over Jade Road in the $11,025 feature race for 3-year-olds and up Saturday at Emerald Downs.
- posted Jul 28, 2013 at 12:10 PM
Gerard Manley Hopkins was born on July 28, 1844, near London. A Jesuit priest, he devoted most of his time to his religion, but is best remembered today for the inventive and ingeniously musical verse he wrote in private. Hopkins died in 1889.
- posted Jul 28, 2013 at 12:20 PM
Enjoying Washington’s waters can be one of the highlights of the summer, yet it can also be dangerous, as recent drowning cases have shown. Analysis by state health officials of recent reported drowning deaths show most in our state happen in summer months, and almost half of the 100 deaths a year occur in rivers and streams.
- posted Jul 28, 2013 at 8:39 PM
Del Rio Harbor turned back stable mate Kenai King and held off first-time starter Illumination Road for a gate-to-wire victory Sunday in the $50,000 Emerald Express for 2-year-old colts and geldings at Emerald Downs.
- posted Jul 29, 2013 at 11:49 AM— updated Jul 30, 2013 at 9:02 AM
A quick glance at the opinion page tells us an election is right around the corner. The mail-in primary ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday.
- posted Jul 31, 2013 at 9:30 AM
Poor Richard’s Almanac said, “He that lieth down with dogs shall rise up with fleas,” but that hasn’t kept some of us from sleeping with our dogs. Here’s a poem about the pleasure of that, by Joyce Sidman, who lives and sleeps in Montana. Her book, Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, won a 2011 Newbery Honor Award.
- posted Jul 31, 2013 at 10:31 AM
Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington is advising consumers—and especially seniors—to get educated about “reloading” scams to avoid ending up on the “sucker list.”
- posted Aug 1, 2013 at 11:18 AM
Title insurance practices have long been a concern to Kreidler, whose office in 2005 scrutinized 18 months of employee expense reports and ledgers for the largest title companies in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. The examination found many cases in which the companies were providing gifts, golf tournament sponsorships, parties, ski trips, sports tickets, meals and other inducements to get business.
- posted Aug 1, 2013 at 12:26 PM
Enumclaw and Sumner high school football programs participated in the the Hornets King of the Plateau football jamboree July 23 through July 25 at Pete's Pool.
- posted Aug 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM
This photograph was taken in 1920 at the Continental Coal Company mine in Ravensdale. Fred Habenicht is shown supervising the offloading of a new General Electric motor used for pulling mine cars from the tunnel to the coal bunker in the background.
- posted Aug 3, 2013 at 12:48 PM
Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has approved the individual health plans and rates of four health insurance companies to sell in Washington’s new health insurance Exchange, the Washington Healthplanfinder, starting Oct. 1, 2013. In most counties, people will have a choice of two dozen plans.
- posted Aug 3, 2013 at 1:18 PM
Families and individuals of all ages are invited to the Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park for a special program on Saturday Aug.10.
- posted Aug 4, 2013 at 10:24 AM
After the original first-place finisher was disqualified, runner-up Tom Timlick was declared the official winner Saturday in The Emerald Qualifying Tournament.
- posted Aug 4, 2013 at 10:54 AM
Drivers need to be prepared for nightly closures on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass next week for rock blasting starting at 7 p.m. Closures may exceed two hours on Aug. 5 , 6 and 8. The Aug. 7 closure is planned for one hour.
- posted Aug 4, 2013 at 10:35 AM
Saddleranch held off Assessment in a driving finish and scored a half-length victory Saturday in the $21,000 Carl’s Jr. Purse for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.
- posted Aug 4, 2013 at 10:37 AM
Move over Noosa Beach and Music of My Soul, there’s a new kid on the block.
- posted Aug 4, 2013 at 10:27 AM
One of the five winning tickets in Saturday’s giant Pick Six at Del Mar was purchased at Emerald Downs.
- posted Aug 4, 2013 at 10:42 AM
Chameleons feed on light and air: Poets' food is love and fame: If in this wide world of care Poets could but find the same
- posted Aug 5, 2013 at 7:38 AM
Chu and You put her exceptional speed to good use Sunday at Emerald Downs.
- posted Aug 5, 2013 at 10:45 AM— updated Aug 5, 2013 at 11:01 AM
I learned to type on a manual typewriter that had 50 keys. Then, before I turned around twice, there were electric typewriters, which were an improvement of sorts, but not much.
- posted Aug 6, 2013 at 11:21 AM
Director of Racing Bret Anderson has released a star-studded list of 28 nominations for the 78th running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) on Sunday, Aug. 18.