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  • Will the U.S. Open come back to Chambers Bay some day?

    The U.S. Open is underway at Shinnecock Hills in New York. This is also the third anniversary of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Pierce County. The course and the county are still hoping the attract the major golf tournament back to Chambers Bay, and are continuing to make changes to the whole area to bring in visitors. “The U.S. Open was a great introduction of the course to the world and really put Pierce County on the world […]

  • History of the Bremerton Raceway

    BREMERTON – A lot of us take a boat or ferry to get out to Bremerton. But in that community, there is a car and street racing culture that goes back decades. People with a need for speed used to sneak on an inactive runway at the airport to do a little drag racing. “They snuck in there, and kept doing it, and finally the port said, ‘just let them do it,’” said Gordon Howell, who manages the Bremerton Raceway, […]

  • Bremerton’s real estate market heating up

    BREMERTON –  When Tyler Bennett admires his new house in his new neighborhood in Kitsap County, he can’t help but remember hi prior address. “This house in West Seattle probably would have been about a million dollars,” said Bennett. But he and his wife Makala paid a fraction of that in Bremerton. They bid goodbye to their city lifestyle, and hopped the ferry to a quieter, but more affordable life. “When we were looking for a house in King County, […]

  • SAFE Boats keep waterways around the world safe

    BREMERTON – A company in Bremerton called SAFE boats is known around the world for keeping waterways safe. They’re strong, they’re dependable, they turn on a dime,” said Tim Simonds, a SAFE boats worker. Tim Simonds should know… he drove SAFE boats for years as part of the National Park Service on water safety patrols. And now, he helps build and sell them. now he helps build and sell them. “I get to see the boats from the beginning to the […]

  • Driver killed, another seriously hurt in Puyallup head-on crash

    PUYALLUP, Wash. — One person died and another was seriously hurt in a head-on crash Monday morning, forcing the closure of a busy Puyallup road. The crash happened before 10:00 a.m. on River Road near 15th Street NW. Deputy Chief Dave McDonald said a man in his late 50s was driving eastbound when his car crossed the center lane, sideswiped one car, and then hit a westbound minivan head-on. He was taken to an area hospital, where he later died. […]

  • Construction worker killed in 40-foot fall off column in Redmond

    A worker died early Tuesday morning after falling at the Sound Transit East Link construction site.

  • Review: Ryan Reynolds saves day, and movie, in Deadpool 2

    In Deadpool 2, Ryan Reynolds as the ‘Merc with a Mouth’ doesn’t just break the fourth wall, he blows it up time and time again, as he plays with the audience, and their expectations. That’s been the M.O. of this character in the comics forever, and by now movie fans are used to it too. What they may have been hoping for in this latest tale, is a story that doesn’t rely so much on typical superhero tropes that we’ve […]

  • Revitalizing historic downtown Renton

    RENTON, Wash. — There is growth happening all over Renton, but there is also a push to get people to visit the historic downtown area. It’s one of the things that attracted Nick Hill to the historic spot of Renton. “The heart and the beginnings of Renton are in the downtown. This is where it all stated,” said Hill inside his store, Antiques 4U. “We wanted a historic building in a historic neighborhood.” But moving his business into downtown Renton six […]

  • Turning Renton into a tech hub

    RENTON, Wash. — Along the shores of Lake Washington in Renton, there is a lot of construction going on and the area is quickly transforming. “It was a former power plant, and when completed it will be 2.4 million square feet comprised of residential housing, a 4-star luxury hotel and a 700-thousand square foot office complex,” said Kip Spencer with Seco Development, the company behind the creation of Southport, which will include three new office buildings in Renton. But these […]

  • Another push to lower car tab fees to $30

    SEATTLE — Anti-tax activist Tim Eyman says has loaned $100,000 to his signature-gathering campaign to repeal Sound Transit’s car-tab taxes and replace them with a $30 flat fee. The Seattle Times reports that according to his latest Public Disclosure Commission report Eyman has also pledged an additional $400,000 loan to the campaign but has not yet handed over the money. A similar $30 car-tabs initiative that Eyman led last year failed to collect enough signatures, a result that he attributed to lackluster […]