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  • After 35 years in Sumner, The Old Cannery continues making new memories

    SUMNER, Wash. — If you grew up in or around Sumner, chances are you’ve made a stop or two at The Old Cannery. At first glance, it’s a furniture store, but look closer, and it’s easy to see it’s much more than tables, chairs and couches. In fact, The Old Cannery might be a bit more famous for its community events, homemade fudge, trains and even animatronics. If it sounds like paradise for kids, that’s because it’s designed that way. […]

  • Sumner area providing quality of life for home buyers at affordable prices

    SUMNER, Wash. — Local home buyers are looking outside of Seattle for more affordable deals, and many are turning to the Sumner-Bonney Lake-Lake Tapps market, wherein some cases, homes are half the price of what you’ll pay in Seattle. The median home price in Seattle is over $700,000, according to Zillow, while prices in Sumner and Bonney Lake range in price from about $300,000 to $400,000. Real estate agents Kylee Hill and Shelley Heck live and work in this booming […]

  • Auburn Outlet Collection looks for ways to change with the times

    AUBURN, Wash. — The Auburn Outlet Collection first opened 25 years ago, but it’s changed a lot from what you might remember when it opened in the 1990s. The Auburn Outlet Collection has been getting creative with those changes to stay relevant in a changing consumer world. Lara Mae Chollette with Washington Prime Group says the idea is to shake up a traditional mall setting by becoming more of a community space. “We want to be a part of the […]

  • ‘It’s such a thrill:’ Emerald Downs Racetrack prepares for opening day

    The opening of races at Emerald Downs Racetrack is just around the corner!

  • Saving endangered pocket gophers in Thurston County presents challenges

    Mounds at the Olympia Regional Airport represent a problem in Thurston County.

  • Tour Olympia’s historic Bigelow House!

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — History is alive and well in Olympia at the historic Bigelow House. It’s the oldest in Olympia and tells the story of Daniel and Elizabeth Bigelow, early pioneers who settled in Washington state. Generations of the Bigelow family live here and now, history lives on as the home was turned into a museum, open to the public. Shanna Stevenson is a historian and board member with the Olympia Historical Society. She gave Q13 an exclusive one-on-one tour. […]

  • Washington State Fair: A Northwest tradition for more than a century

    The Washington State Fair is the largest fair in the state and a family tradition filled with our favorite kinds of nostalgia: rides, slides, livestock, a rodeo, concerts and epic fair food, including those addicting scones.

  • Taking the road less traveled to Bellingham — spots to check out along the way

    As the saying goes, the journey is just as important as the destination. The same goes for a good road trip. In this case, our adventure took us north from Seattle to Bellingham. Instead of taking I-5, we took Chuckanut Drive. Locals will tell you that while this 20-mile drive is a bit off the beaten path, it’s totally worth it. This iconic Washington State scenic route was completed back in 1896, as a way to connect the southern parts […]

  • One sad side effect of Tacoma’s hot housing market: ‘We’re pricing out our locals’

    TACOMA, Wash. – In her 10 years as a real estate agent in the South Sound, Anne Jones has seen some of Tacoma’s low points. “I got my license as the market was crashing,” she told Q13 News. But she’s also seen some high points – particularly in the past few years. “It’s been dramatic,” she said. “This robust market is the opposite end of the spectrum.” Jones says in 2014, the median home price in Tacoma was $165,00. Today, […]

  • ‘Tacoma has grown, rents have definitely gone up – but they’re still not close to Seattle’s’

    TACOMA, Wash. – Take a walk along the Tacoma waterfront, and it’s easy to see a lot has changed in just a few years. One change you might see are the brand new apartments dotting the waterfront, like The Henry. The building has views of Puget Sound, an enclosed dog park, stainless steel appliances, even paddle-boards and kayaks for rent, all starting at  $1,600 a month. Scott Carino is the guy behind the sleek project, and others like it around […]

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