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  • How Bremerton supports thousands of military families

    BREMERTON, Wash. — Bremerton is a Navy town. Always has been. One wouldn’t exist without the other. So, the city and Navy work closely together. “Seventy-five percent of my 35,000 employees live in this community around us,” said Naval Base Kitsap Commander Captain Alan Schrader. “We are Bremerton as much as Bremerton is the Navy. We are made up of the community that’s around us and we are very active in supporting this community.” As Bremerton’s most vital economic driver, […]

  • How did Bremerton get its name?

    BREMERTON, Wash. — The city of Bremerton was named after a guy named William Bremer. Bremer lived in Seattle, but bought up a bunch of waterfront property in what would become Bremerton. In 1891, he sold 190 acres to the navy for $9,500 bucks. Not a bad deal. What the Navy probably didn’t tell bremer, is that they had been scouting out that spot for a Navy base long before that. “That actually dates back to the 1870s, “said Megan […]

  • Season-ticket drive starts Thursday: Backers of NHL team in Seattle hope for decision in June

    SEATTLE — Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer has been hosting hockey games for a quarter-century. Now he wants to do it on a much bigger scale. The filmmaker of “Flashdance,” ”Beverly Hills Cop” and “Top Gun” fame joined his partners — billionaire David Bonderman and Oak View Group Chief Executive Tim Leiweke — on Wednesday in discussing for the first time publicly why they’re trying to bring a professional hockey team to Seattle. One answer, they said, is that the city […]

  • Rainiers and new Sounders minor league team playing import role in Tacoma renaissance

    Check out Cheney Stadium, for instance. The home of the Tacoma Rainiers recently underwent a $30 million renovation, transforming the 50-year old baseball stadium into a diamond gem.

  • The Tacoma Dome’s renovation is coming soon: ‘She need some TLC, and she’s going to get it’

    TACOMA, Wash. – In April 1983, David Bowie performed the first show ever at the Tacoma Dome. And now – almost 35 years and thousands of events later – the old dome is getting a much-needed makeover. “In building years or dog years, that’s like 180 years old,” said Kim Bedier, the Tacoma Dome’s director of venues and events. “But she’s well into her 30s and much deserving of a face-lift, we’re excited that the city of Tacoma is committed to making […]

  • With new arena and NHL bid, Seattle is poised to become a hockey hotbed

    Now that a Seattle-based ownership team has officially filed paperwork with the National Hockey League — along with a $10 million application fee — everything seems to be in place for an NHL expansion team in Seattle. Ground is set to be broken on a new arena at Seattle Center in the fall, with plans to have that team on the ice in two years. The NHL’s arrival will bring some exciting changes to our region immediately. “It’s the greatest […]

  • Tim Leiweke explains how renovated KeyArena will bring NHL, NBA to Seattle

    Q13 News' exclusive interview with Tim Lieweke, the CEO of OVG and the leader behind a rebuilt Key Arena.

  • Demolition of Mercer Arena reveals hidden piece of Seattle history

    SEATTLE — Seattle’s Mercer Arena is being torn down this week. After housing hundreds of concerts and sporting events over the past 55 years, the arena is being demolished to make room for a new office for the Seattle Opera. But the demolition has exposed a fascinating piece of Seattle history, which has been hidden behind Mercer Arena for 55 years: The entrance to the old Seattle Civic Arena, which was built in 1928. “You can see part of Seattle […]

  • The story behind the grand salami

    In honor of the Mariners’ 40th anniversary season, we thought it would be appropriate to offer up a grand salami, with the help of Salumi, Seattle’s legendary salami deli.

  • Q13 News anchor Bill Wixey grabs hockey stick, hits the ice with Seattle Thunderbirds

    I’ve been a hockey player my entire life. I’ve always dreamed of playing for my hometown team. The Seattle Thunderbirds finally gave me a shot. I’m telling you, if they’re looking for a 40-something guy with rapidly declining skills who is great on the road, I’m their guy. Watch the Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Portland Winterhawks at 6 p.m. Saturday on JOEtv (cable 10/ch. 22)