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  • Major expansion at Muckleshoot Casino a gamechanger

    AUBURN, Wash. — You can’t travel around the Auburn area without seeing the impact of the Muckleshoot Tribe, owners of some of the most popular attractions in south King County. That includes the Muckleshoot Casino, where there is a major expansion under way. “This will be like the fifth or sixth expansion of the property in 24 years,” said General Manager Conrad Granito. “We’ve tried to provide people what they want, whether it be in gaming, in entertainment, or restaurant […]

  • Auburn brewery a boost to downtown

    AUBURN, Wash. — It’s not New Orleans, but Saints fans living in Seahawks land have found a home at a new spot in Auburn. And they are not the only ones. Locals are also flocking to the brewery and restaurant along the city’s main street. The Louisiana feel is legit at Geaux Brewing, from the ingredients shipped in from the South, to the literal bar top. “It was actually made out of a Cypress tree that was harvested in the […]

  • Shazam! How to be your best superhero

    Yes, the latest superhero opus at your local multiplex is basically a rehash of the Tom Hanks movie, “Big.” But it’s been 30 years since that hit film, and there is clearly still a lot of comedy to mine from the idea, especially when the kid who becomes an adult overnight is granted Superman-like power. Also, Shazam is funnier than Big. Billy Batson (Asher Angel) is a foster kid who is still in search of his birth mother and at […]

  • Massive expansion under way at Angel of the Winds Casino

    It’s got all the bells and whistles of a modern casino, but Angel of the Winds Casino Resort near Arlington has been adding new features almost from the day it opened in 2004.

  • Beating back the big box stores, beloved Arlington Hardware store keeps growing

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — A lot of things have changed over the years in Arlington, but there has been one constant: a beloved store that has been around since the day Arlington was incorporated. Arlington Hardware started as a place where dairy farmers could get the tools and equipment they needed for work in what was very much a farm community. But over the years it has expanded — again, and again, and again. Now, it sells just about everything, from […]

  • Captain Marvel: Blast from the Past

    Captain Marvel is confusing. At least at the start. We are thrown into her story, on a faraway planet, where she appears to be part of a police force in the Kree civilization. She also appears to be a human but is she? Her blood is certainly not a color we’re used to. She also doesn’t have any answers, suffering from memory loss, though she dreams about her past. And from the start, we begin seeing her backstory, going all […]

  • Iconic Olympia brewhouse coming back to life in Tumwater

    One of the most recognizable buildings in the Olympia area is the old Olympia Brewhouse in Tumwater.

  • ‘It’s the water’: Artesian wells an important part of Olympia’s past and present

    “It’s the water.” That’s the old Olympia Beer slogan still whispered around the Olympia area.

  • 7-year old who saved hundreds of dogs imparts lessons on grade-schoolers

    The kids at Jefferson Elementary School in Mount Vernon gathered for an assembly to meet a truly inspirational person who also happens to be an expert dog rescuer.

  • Season of Giving: Local nonprofit spreads Christmas cheer to thousands of foster kids

    This time of year a lot of kids are looking forward to waking up on Christmas morning and finding those gifts under the tree.

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