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  • ‘It’s what makes you survive:’ On USS Turner Joy, Navy veteran describes Vietnam’s final battle

    BREMERTON, Wash. — “As soon as I walk through there, I am 19 years old again,” says Doug Church, who was a teenaged Petty Officer onboard the USS Turner Joy. Church loves guiding tours and telling stories about the three years he spent on the Turner Joy, a Navy destroyer–now a floating museum in Bremerton—which was involved in the first and last battles of the Vietnam War. “There was shrapnel all over the deck from all the rounds we took. […]

  • 10 years later, Thunderbirds’ move to Kent has revitalized the franchise – and city

    KENT, Wash. – The Seattle Thunderbirds abandoned KeyArena almost ten years ago to move south to Kent. The move has given the hockey franchise a huge boost. “No question. It’s been a total turnaround,” said Thunderbirds vice president Colin Campbell. Ten years ago, The T-Birds were a Seattle franchise playing in an arena that that wasn’t built for hockey, so they jumped at the chance to break ground on a 62-hundred seat arena that they could call their own…in Kent. […]

  • From ‘glue pot to hot spot’: The Renaissance of the City of Kent

    KENT, Wash. – Back in the 1920s, the city of Kent was known as the Lettuce Capital of the World. It was largely a farming and industrial community, that made good use of its proximity to the rail line, transporting goods through the Kent Rail Station. Nearly a century later, those railroad tracks are playing a huge role in transforming the city into a new era. Borden Chemical owned the land adjacent the railroad tracks for over 40 years, but […]

  • New turf at Memorial Stadium helps the community

    EVERETT – Everett’s Memorial Stadium is the home of the Everett AquaSox, it is also the home of Everett High School’s baseball team, and several others. Dozens of games and practices happen at the baseball field, and after many years of use, the grass field became chewed up. And with so many springtime games, drainage became a huge issue. “Everett High School didn’t play a single home game,” says Danny Tetzlaff, General Manager of the Everett AquaSox. “It just didn’t […]

  • Everett Silvertips lure in players from all over region

    EVERETT – Hockey sticks in hand, dozens of young athletes laced up their tennis shoes and hit the floor of the rink– which is usually covered in ice– at Everett’s Angel of the Winds Arena. The Everett Silvertips hosted this street hockey tournament, which lured players from all over the region. “Boys and girls are here playing, and this is what we are trying to focus on: put a stick in people’s hands and elevate the sport,” says Zoran Rajcic, […]

  • Check out these renderings of the new arena at Seattle Center

    Take a first look at some newly-released drawings of the new $650 million arena  at Seattle Center. Construction is set to begin in October.

  • 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.