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Monthly Archives: December 2016

WIAA will release its first basketball rankings this week – but they won’t be...

Welcome to the rankings era. Where a No. 1 is no longer the same as any other No. 1. Where being No. 1 doesn’t mean you’ll play No. 2 in … Click to Continue »

‘M.A.S.H.’ star William Christopher dies at 84

"M.A.S.H." star William Christopher has died. He was 84. Christopher's agent Robert Malcom said the actor died at 5:10 a.m. Saturday at his home in Pasadena, California. He tells The … Click to Continue »

Space Needle, police ready for Seattle New Year’s Eve celebration

The countdown is on for the big New Year's Eve fireworks show at the Space Needle in Seattle.

Governor’s quiet reprieve of death-row murderer draws ire from many directions

Gov. Jay Inslee signed his first reprieve of a death-row convict Thursday, part of his moratorium on Washington’s death penalty. Inslee signed the reprieve for Clark Richard Elmore, who had … Click to Continue »

High school wrestling: Orting Cardinals claim crown at Doc Herren Invitational

Against some of the area’s top wrestling programs at a two-day tournament at Auburn High, Class 2A Orting took home the 2016 calendar year’s final team championship with a first-place … Click to Continue »

Reserve Tanner Krebs sparks Saint Mary’s victory

Saint Mary's reserve Tanner Krebs had struggled all season with his 3-point shot, but San Diego coach Lamont Smith wasn't surprised when the redshirt freshman from the Australian island of … Click to Continue »

New UN chief urges New Year’s resolution: ‘Put Peace First’

Antonio Guterres took the reins of the United Nations on New Year's Day, promising to be a "bridge-builder" but facing an antagonistic incoming U.S. administration led by Donald Trump who … Click to Continue »

OLYMPIAN AGENDA: priorities for 2017

NEW YEAR’S DAY in 2017 marks the start of something new at The Olympian. We are publishing our first community agenda on the Opinion page. It’s an outline of a … Click to Continue »

Man critically wounded in shooting at home in Federal Way

A 21-year-old man was fighting for his life at a Seattle hospital after being shot at a Federal Way home during a fight early Saturday morning.

Ryan Seacrest gets stuck in Times Square elevator, rescued

TV host Ryan Seacrest says he and about five other people got stuck in a Times Square elevator before an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" and were rescued by … Click to Continue »

With Ohio State shutout, Clemson earns another shot at ‘Bama

In a return trip to the desert, Clemson found redemption in utter domination. Part I of the make-good tour is done. Now comes the really hard part: A rematch against … Click to Continue »

Get ready for a blockbuster sequel: Alabama vs. Clemson

Get ready for a blockbuster sequel. It's Alabama vs. Clemson, The Rematch. The top-ranked Clemson Tide will take on the No. 3 Tigers in a do-over of last season's national … Click to Continue »

New year to kick off chilly with up to 2 inches of snow

Should all mild winters of past be forgot and never brought to mind, Western Washington is set to ring in 2017 with some snow.

New year to kick off chilly with spots of light snow

Should all mild winters of past be forgot and never brought to mind, Western Washington is set to ring in 2017 with some snow.

N. Korea: Developing long-range missiles ‘in final stages’

North Korea's development of banned long-range missiles is in "final stages," the country's leader Kim Jong Un was quoted as saying in his New Year's message. Kim also threatened to … Click to Continue »

John McGrath: Relentless Tide makes Huskies pay for mistakes

The consolation in suffering a 24-7 defeat is that it discourages any pointing of fingers. Jake Browning picked a bad time to throw the worst pass of his life, but … Click to Continue »

Relentless Tide makes Huskies pay for mistakes

The consolation in suffering a 24-7 defeat is that it discourages any pointing of fingers. Jake Browning picked a bad time to throw the worst pass of his life, but … Click to Continue »

WNBA players were near site of Istanbul attack, coach says

A handful of WNBA players, including Essence Carson, Chelsea Gray and Jantel Lavender of the Los Angeles Sparks, were next door to a deadly shooting in a nightclub in Istanbul … Click to Continue »

Ohio State offense falls flat in blowout loss to Clemson

Ohio State made it to the College Football Playoffs without winning the Big Ten championship, and on Saturday night did very little to show it deserved to be there. The … Click to Continue »

Tiger tale: Clemson routs Ohio State to set up ‘Bama rematch

Deshaun Watson ran for two touchdowns and threw another and No. 3 Clemson crushed No. 2 Ohio State 31-0 Saturday night in the Fiesta Bowl to set up a rematch … Click to Continue »