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  • School supply giveaway for families in need

    OLYMPIA — The Little Red Schoolhouse Project is helping families in the need with children enrolled in Thurston County schools. The nonprofit is putting on its annual school supply giveaway Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Capital High School in Olympia. Among the items being handed out: backpacks, three-ring binders, and other school supplies, as well as clothing.  Coats, vests, socks and underwear will all be available for kids. According to the organization, Olympia School District officials conducted a survey last year and […]

  • Sport orange this weekend, 2013 ‘Obliteride’ takes off to end cancer

    SEATTLE– The 2013 Obliteride celebration kicks off this weekend. More than 700 cyclists are biking 25, 50, 100 and 180-mile routes Saturday, all starting and ending at Magnuson Park. The fundraising effort is sponsored by Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Riders begin their journey at 7:30 a.m. —  the first riders to start crossing the finish line are expected around 9:30 a.m.   The Obliteride Start and Finish Festival will also be held at Magnuson Park, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., which includes live music, food, and entertainment for ages. […]

  • Historic Tri-Cities towns ready to become a National Park?

    RICHLAND — Senator Patty Murray is touring the Hanford Site with Department of Energy officials Thursday. She wants to see the improvements and preservation work the Department of Energy has undertaken in the five years since B Reactor was named a National Historic Landmark. Murray is also expected to talk about the landmark’s 10,000 annual visitors and its impact on the Tri-Cities economy, as well as the potential for a National Park. Murray’s stop in the Tri-Cities includes touring the historic 1916 Hanford High […]

  • Kids impacted by cancer enjoy Tacoma museum trip

    TACOMA– Twenty-five kids impacted by cancer, either by having cancer themselves, know someone with cancer, or have lost a loved one to cancer, enjoyed a trip to the Children’s Museum of Tacoma Monday. The experience was part of their first day of Camp Sparkle. Gilda’s Club Seattle, a non-profit cancer support organization, puts on the free camp, which includes daily field trips to fun local places. Gilda’s Club Seattle provides emotional, educational and social support for men, women, teens and children touched by cancer, as well as their […]

  • Seattle to remember Hiroshima bombing with peace ceremony

    SEATTLE — Tuesday marks 68 years since the atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.  The somber day in history will also be Seattle’s 29th annual From Hiroshima to Hope.  The event has been organized by local peace, faith and community organizers every August 6th since 1985, in commemoration of the victims of the bombings, and all victims of war and violence. This year’s From Hiroshima to Hope will once again be held at the northwest shore of Green Lake.  The […]

  • High-flying jets of Seafair to turn heads again this year, prepare for I-90 bridge closures

    SEATTLE — The high-flying jets of Seafair will turn heads again this year, which means the Interstate 90 floating bridge will close before and during all practice flights and performances throughout the weekend.  The Federal Aviation Administration requires WSDOT to close I-90 while the Patriots Jet Team perform. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, I-90 will be closed to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, eastbound and westbound, between Interstate 5 in Seattle to Island Crest Way on Mercer Island:         Friday, Aug. 2:  1:15 p.m. – 2:40 […]

  • Gov. Inslee to christen fishing ship

    SEATTLE- Gov. Jay Inslee is christening the new F/V Northern Leader Alaskan Freezer Longliner Wednesday afternoon. J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding of Tacoma built the 184 ft. vessel. According to the Alaska Journal, the Northern Leader is expected to be one of the largest freezer longliners in the world, with 38,000 cubic feet of refrigerated hold space and an estimated capacity of 1.87 million pounds of frozen food. The ship’s company, Alaskan Leader Fisheries, is holding an open house at Pier 91 at the Port of Seattle […]

  • JBLM to hold press conference on soldier receiving Medal of Honor

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD– JBLM is holding at press conference at 10:30 a.m. Monday for Staff Sgt. Ty Carter. Carter becomes the second soldier to be awarded the Medal of Honor — the military’s highest honor for bravery — during a battle in Afghanistan. Carter grew up in Spokane and is assigned to the 7th Infantry Division at JBLM. Both he and former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romeshay helped save lives while defending Outpost Keating, back in 2009. As many as 400 insurgents assaulted the base that […]

  • SeaTac ‘Good Jobs Initiative’ going on November ballot

    SEATAC — The SeaTac City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to put a living wage initiative on the November ballot. The “Good Jobs Initiative” would set employment standards for workers employed in the transportation, tourism and hospitality industries in SeaTac, including paid sick leave, full-time work for those who need it, a wage of at least $15 an hour, job security for employees when companies change contractors, and assurances that tips and service charges go to the workers who perform the service. The […]

  • New training coming for SPD supervisors

    SEATTLE — Mayor Mike Mcginn and Interim Police Chief Jim Pugel are announcing new training protocols for Seattle Police Department supervisors. This includes all sergeants, lieutenants, captains and chiefs within the department.  T The announcement will be Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Seattle Police Department headquarters. SPD has begun implementing changes directed by the Department of Justice settlement and Merrick Bob’s monitoring team. Pugel took over the police department when John Diaz retired in May. One his first day on the job, Pugel said, “We’ve […]

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