Zeth Grover, 21, was recovering from a leg injury when he took the lead carrying the torch with his team. - University of Miami students

White River Unified Sports team carries Olympic Torch

  • Today at 9:55AM

The 2015 Special Olympics Flame of Hope was lit in Athens, Greece, and was carried all the way through 21 states before it was placed into the hands of Buckley resident Zeth Grover and the White River Unified Sports Team. Grover and his team received the torch at 9:48 a.m. July 3, and carried it for a mile through Des Moines.


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Keith Banks departs after 41 years with district

  • Today at 11:00AM

In 1967, the Beatles released “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” That’s how Keith Banks opened his retirement letter to the White River School District’s board of directors and Superintendent Janel Keating.

West Nile virus horse cases confirmed in several new counties | Department of Agriculture

  • Aug 3, 2015 at 5:00PM

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has confirmed five new cases of West Nile virus in horses, bringing to six the number of cases so far this year and now surpassing the total number in the state for all of 2014.

Toll-dispute program helps thousands of customers | Department of Transportation

  • Aug 3, 2015 at 4:00PM

More than 2,200 drivers had approximately 27,000 civil penalty fees for unpaid tolls waived through a new program introduced last week by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Commission to consider waterfowl seasons, discuss steelhead management | Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Aug 3, 2015 at 2:52PM

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will conduct a public hearing and take action on proposed 2015-16 migratory waterfowl hunting seasons during a public meeting Aug. 7-8 in Olympia.

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