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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Capital boys clinch SSC 3A title, but lose T.J. Mickelson to serious injury

For the past two seasons, Capital High School boys basketball coach Brian Vandiver has done his best to build a family atmosphere within the program. And that family experienced the … Click to Continue »

Alaska regulators consider allowing pot-shop smoking lounges

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska brothers James and Giono Barrett have a dream: that some of the scores of cruise ship passengers who crowd the state capital’s streets each summer will one day use their shore excursions to kick back and light up a joint in a pot store lounge. The Barretts own Juneau’s first […]

Alaska board mulls pot use in retail stores

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska brothers James and Giono Barrett have a dream: that some of the scores of cruise ship passengers who crowd the streets of the state capital each summer will one day use their shore excursions to kick back and light up a joint in a pot store’s lounge. The Barretts own […]

High school sports roundup for Jan. 31, 2017

Boys Basketball Top performer: Erik Stevenson, Timberline — scored eight 3-pointers, finished with 28 points in 84-57 win over Shelton. Spanaway Lake 61, Wilson 57: In a narrow victory, the … Click to Continue »

Watch: Brown, McCall lift Lincoln to league title with win over Bethel

Lincoln cruised to a 50-26 victory at Bethel on Tuesday night to clinch their second consecutive league title — winning the 3A Narrows League title last year and the 3A Pierce County League this season. … Click to Continue »

Lincoln regroups, smothers Bethel for back-to-back league titles

Lincoln High School girls basketball coach Jamila Jones spoke to his team about two things that are required of champions. One is playing lockdown defense. The other is finishing an … Click to Continue »

Former UN chief Ban won’t run for South Korea presidency

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that he won't run for South Korea's presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a well-known figure from contention and further stirs the country's … Click to Continue »

Report: Former UN chief Ban won’t run for S.Korea presidency

A news report says former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declared that he won't run for South Korea's presidency. South Korea's Yonhap news agency says Ban made the announcement during … Click to Continue »

Yonhap news agency says former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he won’t run...

Yonhap news agency says former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he won't run for South Korea's presidency. … Click to Continue »

National signing day: Live updates as signatures come in for Huskies

The Washington Huskies are expected to announce a 17-player signing class on Wednesday. Prospects can sign beginning at 7 a.m. local time. Follow here for updates. Live Blog UW Huskies … Click to Continue »

Tacoma Council approves immigrant and refugee task force, but stops shy of sanctuary city

The Tacoma City Council voted Tuesday night to create an immigrant and refugee task force, envisioned as a way for Tacomans who identify as either to share their experiences and … Click to Continue »

Tacoma superintendent declares city schools a ‘safe zone’ for immigrant students

Tacoma Public Schools Superintendent Carla Santorno says schools in the city will be “a safe zone for immigrant students to learn and thrive.” Her message, in the form of an … Click to Continue »

Murray, Cantwell say they’re being misled, blast Trump Cabinet picks

The U.S. Senate can't do its duty vetting President Trump's Cabinet nominees if questions are left "unanswered," senators are "misled" and key conflict-of-interest issues are left on the table, Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, D-Wash., argued Tuesday.

Murray and Cantwell say they are being misled, blast Trump Cabinet picks

Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell oppose rush to confirmation of Trump Cabinet picks, saying questions have been left unanswered, senators "misled," with conflict of interest questions left hanging.

Trump’s refugee order wrong and mean-spirited

Ours is a country of immigrants. For decades the U.S. has welcomed refugees and immigrants from the world’s troubled places. Donald Trump has actively threatened that fundamental American value. That … Click to Continue »

Brief: Realtors Support Affordable Housing Legislation in State Senate

Washington Realtors have supported a piece of legislation in the state Senate designed to address homelessness and the lack of affordable housing due to low inventory and steep increases in home price

Brief: Napavine School Board Plans Friday Meeting

The Napavine School Board will be holding a special meeting at 4 p.m. Friday in the district office boardroom.

Brief: School of the Arts to Offer Dinner Theater

Bethel’s School of the Arts will be hosting another dinner theater Saturday, Feb. 18, at Bethel Church in Chehalis.

Brief: Centralia College Accepting Applications for Bachelor of Science Programs

Centralia College is accepting applications for its Bachelor of Applied Science programs for the 2017 fall quarter. The priority application dates are from Feb. 1 to March 15.

No Changes to Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Immigration Enforcement

In light of a recent federal ban on refugees and immigrants seeking to enter the U.S. from seven primarily Muslim countries, and President Donald Trump’s promises to cut off funding for so-called “san