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New rock blasting time on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass

  • Jul 6, 2013 at 3:40PM

The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close I-90 for rock blasting at a new time next week starting at 7:30 p.m.

Attorney General Ferguson maintains pressure on Google to increase privacy

  • Jul 6, 2013 at 3:55PM

Attorney General Bob Ferguson, joined by 22 other state attorneys general, announced progress in their effort to work with Google to improve how it protects consumer privacy, and called on the company to offer greater transparency and more meaningful privacy controls.

Rouen, Place de la Pucelle by Maria White Lowell |

  • Jul 7, 2013 at 11:51AM

Here blooms the legend, fed by Time and Chance, Fresh as the morning, though with centuries old, The whitest lily on the shield of France, With heart of virgin gold.

$50,000 Boeing Handicap notes | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 7, 2013 at 12:08PM

Most Wins Horse: 2, Ropersandwranglers 1997-98 Trainer: 4, Doris Harwood (Silver Screen Girl, 2003; Dinner At Arlene’s, 2006; Shampoo, 2008; Elusive Horizon, 2009)

Dare Me Devil wins Saturday feature | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 7, 2013 at 12:04PM

Dare Me Devil shook off Rezar into the stretch and held off Wasserman late for a one-length victory Saturday in the featured $13,750 Coca-Cola Purse for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.

Stopshoppingdebbie and Music of My Soul looking for second stakes | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 7, 2013 at 2:46PM

Stopshoppingdebbie and Music of My Soul seek to continue their winning ways Sunday, July 14, as Emerald Downs offers the $50,000 Kent Handicap for 3-year-old fillies and $50,000 Seattle Slew Handicap for 3-year-old colts and geldings.

Miners memorial and statue unveiled during Black Diamond Miners Day | Slideshow

  • Jul 7, 2013 at 3:03PM

The Black Diamond Historical Society sponsoring the design and construction of a statue and memorial garden dedicated to coal miners from around the state.

Washington Thoroughbreds in the news

  • Jul 7, 2013 at 3:28PM

Five-year-old Ivanho, a gelded son of Broken Vow-Mybrowneyedgal, upped his lifetime earnings to $183,870 after he ran third, by a neck and a nose, in an allowance/$62,500 optional claiming race at Betfair Hollywood Park on June 22. 2007 RNA Eighty Eight finished third in the Millarville Sprint Stakes run at Lethbridge on July 1.

Three-time Grade 1 stakes winner Smiling Tiger retired | Washington Thoroughbred Owners Association

  • Jul 7, 2013 at 3:25PM

It was announced on July 4 that WTBOA Sales poster horse Smiling Tiger has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at Premier Equine Center in California for a $5,000 fee.

Longshot Gosailgo wins $50,000 Boeing Handicap | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 7, 2013 at 8:12PM

Gosailgo, the longest price in the four-horse field, romped to a five-length victory over Exclusive Diva in the $50,000 Boeing Handicap for older fillies and mares Sunday at Emerald Downs.

Equine Art 2013 from July 12 ‑ 14 at Emerald Downs | Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association

  • Jul 9, 2013 at 10:47AM

The Washington Thoroughbred Foundation, in conjunction with the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (WTBOA) and Emerald Downs, is pleased to present Equine Art 2013.

Late night fire destroys mobile home | East Pierce Fire and Rescue

  • Jul 10, 2013 at 8:36AM

No one was injured in a fire that broke out around 11:30 p.m. last night at a home on the 26000 block of Johns Road East, between the towns of South Prairie and Wilkeson. Firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue and Orting Valley Fire and Rescue responded to the single-wide mobile home fire.

Battle over tax increases will heat up again | Tim Eyman

  • Jul 11, 2013 at 11:47AM

Over the past 15 years, our team of supporters has sponsored and given the voters the opportunity to vote on our tax limiting initiatives.

Nine Washington community agencies receive homeless prevention grants

  • Jul 11, 2013 at 12:35PM

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Chairman of the Senate Housing Appropriations Subcommittee and senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, announced that nine state non-profit community agencies will receive more than $7 million in federal funding to provide homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing assistance to veterans in Washington state.

Enumclaw trainer Blaine Wright looks for victory in Seattle Slew Handicap | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 12, 2013 at 8:47AM

Trainer Blaine Wright has left his mark on the Seattle Slew Handicap.

22 horses in barn fire on Green Valley Road - one sent to vet | Mountain View Fire and Rescue

  • Jul 13, 2013 at 10:47AM

22 horses were in the barn when the fire started. 1 horse went to an emergency vet. Local vet is checking on the other horses.

To Keep the Memory of Charlotte Forten Grimké by Angelina Weld Grimké |

  • Jul 13, 2013 at 11:03AM

Still are there wonders of the dark and day; The muted shrillings of shy things at night, So small beneath the stars and moon;

He’s a Cruiser wins Friday feature | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 13, 2013 at 11:12AM

He’s a Cruiser, nicely rated by jockey Leonel Camacho-Flores held off Leadership for a one-length victory Friday in the $11,025 Ashbaugh Beal Purse for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.

Secure your load | Washington State Patrol

  • Jul 13, 2013 at 11:44AM

As the weather continues to improve, more and more people will be working outside clearing debris and yard waste. The Washington State Patrol would like to remind the public of how important it is to make sure your load is secured.

Extended rock blasting closures planned on Snoqualmie Pass next week

  • Jul 14, 2013 at 1:53PM

The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews plan to close I-90 in both directions starting at 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 15 and Wednesday, July 17.

$50,000 Kent Handicap news and notes | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 14, 2013 at 1:14PM

Most Wins Trainer: 3, Tim McCanna (One Number Short, 1999; Dolly’s Hit Lady, 2002; Gins Majesty, 2005); Doris Harwood (Shampoo, 2007; Elusive Horizon,

The Old Stoic by Emily Brontë |

  • Jul 14, 2013 at 1:19PM

Riches I hold in light esteem, And Love I laugh to scorn;

Tacoma man was sentenced for sex trafficking | U.S. District Court

  • Jul 14, 2013 at 2:28PM

A Tacoma man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 23 years in prison and five years of supervised release for seven counts related to the sex trafficking of juveniles and adult women, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.

One horse dies following Saturday barn fire | Mountain View Fire and Rescue

  • Jul 14, 2013 at 2:13PM

One horse dies following Saturday barn fire according to Twitter post from Tim Perciful, public information officer for King County Fire District No. 44

National Park Service to preserve WW II Japanese-American confinement sites

  • Jul 14, 2013 at 2:18PM

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $1.3 million in grants to help preserve and interpret the sites where more than 120,000 Japanese Americans – two-thirds of them U.S. citizens – were imprisoned during World War II.

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