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South Sound Business Examiner
July unemployment rates flat around South SoundThe state’s Employment Security Department has updated its job numbers, with th
July unemployment rates flat around South Sound
South Sound Business Examiner / Posted yesterday
The state’s Employment Security Department has updated its job numbers, with the South Sound seeing little change in its unemployment rates over the summer. Pierce County’s 6.4 percent jobless rate (not seasonally adjusted) is a tenth of a point up... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Olympia police officer says he feared stepbrothers would kill himSEATTLE — An Olympia police officer told investigators that he feared his life
Olympia police officer says he feared stepbrothers would kill him
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 2 days ago
SEATTLE — An Olympia police officer told investigators that he feared his life was in imminent danger the night he shot two stepbrothers he claimed attacked him with skateboards. The May 21 shooting led to large protests, with some accusing Officer... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
KIRO 7 obtains report on officer-involved shooting in OlympiaIn a report obtained by KIRO 7 an Olympia police officer said he shot and wound
KIRO 7 obtains report on officer-involved shooting in Olympia
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 2 days ago
In a report obtained by KIRO 7 an Olympia police officer said he shot and wounded two stepbrothers last May because he feared for his life In transcripts submitted by a multi-agency investigative team, Officer Ryan Donald detailed his encounter with... Read more
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Everett Herald
Hobbs, McCoy join 'Friendship Mission' to JapanPublished: Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 4:14 p.m. Democratic Sens. Steve Hobb
Hobbs, McCoy join 'Friendship Mission' to Japan
Everett Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Published: Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 4:14 p.m. Democratic Sens. Steve Hobbs of Lake Stevens and John McCoy of Tulalip and their wives are among the delegation making the weeklong trip. The lawmakers... Read more
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Officer.com
'Bucket-List' Crime Leads to Arrest of TwinsA DuPont man and his twin sister are in jail after an alleged crime spree that,
'Bucket-List' Crime Leads to Arrest of Twins
Officer.com / Posted 4 days ago
A DuPont man and his twin sister are in jail after an alleged crime spree that, according to court records, included an item on the brother's bucket list: leading police on a high-speed chase. Patrick and Shae Cloud, 19, are charged with... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Pimp pleads guilty to raping girlsPORT ORCHARD — A Pierce County man accused of pimping, raping and flaying under
Pimp pleads guilty to raping girls
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 5 days ago
PORT ORCHARD — A Pierce County man accused of pimping, raping and flaying underage girls as he trafficked them through Bremerton pleaded guilty to five counts Monday in Kitsap Superior Court. Ricky Lee Grundy Jr., 33, could face up to 26 years in... Read more
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South Sound Business Examiner
Firm rates Olympia among tops in July housing marketsReal estate valuation firm Pro Teck Services has rated the Olympia-Tumwater sta
Firm rates Olympia among tops in July housing markets
South Sound Business Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
Real estate valuation firm Pro Teck Services has rated the Olympia-Tumwater statistical area as one of the top housing markets in the country last month. Olympia-Tumwater comes in fourth in Pro Teck’s rankings, which use the Massachusetts-based... Read more
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KTIV Sioux City
Reward offered in armed robbery of Rosalie, Nebraska convenience storeAuthorities are looking for the person who robbed the Jiffy Junction in Rosalie
Reward offered in armed robbery of Rosalie, Nebraska convenience store
KTIV Sioux City / Posted 9 days ago
Authorities are looking for the person who robbed the Jiffy Junction in Rosalie, Nebraska over the weekend. The robbery at the convenience store happened at about 10:45 Saturday night. Video from a security camera inside the store shows someone... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Police shoot knife-wielding man at Tumwater restaurant TUMWATER, Wash. -- Police shot and wounded a knife-wielding man Tuesday after
Police shoot knife-wielding man at Tumwater restaurant
KOMO Seattle / Posted 11 days ago
TUMWATER, Wash. -- Police shot and wounded a knife-wielding man Tuesday afternoon at a Tumwater Jack in the Box. Tumwater police and Thurston County sheriff's deputies arrived at the... Read more
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The Columbian
What rain we had wasn't much, and soon it will be hot againGoodness! Where does time go? We are halfway through the month of August and su
What rain we had wasn't much, and soon it will be hot again
The Columbian / Posted 13 days ago
Goodness! Where does time go? We are halfway through the month of August and summertime continues in full force. Friday's rainfall was a disappointment, to say the least, with rainfall amounts around the county from just a trace to about a tenth of... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
Lacey school vandalized with graffitiA Lacey elementary school that had been recently repainted was vandalized with
Lacey school vandalized with graffiti
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 16 days ago
A Lacey elementary school that had been recently repainted was vandalized with graffiti early Wednesday. Police say security footage showed two boys spray painting "WCB" and "BLOODS" around Lydia Hawk Elementary School’s main building and several... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Safety upgrades to North Thurston school busesOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Thurston County school district is outfitting its schoo
Safety upgrades to North Thurston school buses
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 16 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Thurston County school district is outfitting its school buses with alarm systems to ensure that every student gets off the bus by the end of a route. The Olympian reports (http://bit.ly/1J6hSki ) the new gadgets for North... Read more
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Crosscut
Counterpoint: Eyman initiative undermines our constitutionAndrew Villeneuve Last month, Initiative 1366 qualified for the November ballo
Counterpoint: Eyman initiative undermines our constitution
Crosscut / Posted 16 days ago
Andrew Villeneuve Last month, Initiative 1366 qualified for the November ballot, which seeks to instate a two-thirds requirement for any new taxes passed by Washington Legislature. Voters have approved such initiatives in the past, but the state... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Man accused of animal abuse pleads not guilty to child rapeOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A man awaiting trial on animal cruelty charges in Thursto
Man accused of animal abuse pleads not guilty to child rape
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 18 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A man awaiting trial on animal cruelty charges in Thurston County has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting minors in Pierce County. The Olympian reports that 27-year-old David Williford was arrested Friday and booked into... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Man accused of animal cruelty pleads not guilty to child sex OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A man awaiting trial on animal cruelty charges in Thurs
Man accused of animal cruelty pleads not guilty to child sex
KOMO Seattle / Posted 18 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A man awaiting trial on animal cruelty charges in Thurston County has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting minors in Pierce County. The Olympian reports that... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Man accused of animal abuse pleads not guilty to sex crimesOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A man awaiting trial on animal cruelty charges in Thursto
Man accused of animal abuse pleads not guilty to sex crimes
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 18 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A man awaiting trial on animal cruelty charges in Thurston County has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting minors in Pierce County. The Olympian reports (http://bit.ly/1J2id7y ) that 27-year-old David Williford was... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Students begin archaeological dig at Bush homesteadOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - In the shadow of a nearly 170-year-old butternut tree, st
Students begin archaeological dig at Bush homestead
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 20 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - In the shadow of a nearly 170-year-old butternut tree, students from The Evergreen State College are hoping to unearth a bit of South Sound history. An archaeological dig began last week at the Bush Prairie Farm off Old Highway... Read more
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The Columbian
Probe done into officer's shooting of 2 menOLYMPIA — The Thurston County prosecutor says that the investigation into a whi
Probe done into officer's shooting of 2 men
The Columbian / Posted 22 days ago
OLYMPIA — The Thurston County prosecutor says that the investigation into a white police officer who shot two black men is complete, but it will be several weeks before his office makes any decisions on whether charges should be filed. A report of... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Investigation done, review next for Olympia police shooting OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Thurston County Prosecutor says that the investigat
Investigation done, review next for Olympia police shooting
KOMO Seattle / Posted 22 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Thurston County Prosecutor says that the investigation into a white police officer who shot two black men is complete, but it will be several weeks before his... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Investigation done, review next for Olympia police shootingOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Thurston County Prosecutor says that the investigatio
Investigation done, review next for Olympia police shooting
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 23 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Thurston County Prosecutor says that the investigation into a white police officer who shot two black men is complete, but it will be several weeks before his office makes any decisions on whether charges should be filed. A... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
Prosecutor to receive findings in shooting of stepbrothers by...The task force investigating the May 21 shooting of two stepbrothers in Olympia
Prosecutor to receive findings in shooting of stepbrothers by...
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 23 days ago
The task force investigating the May 21 shooting of two stepbrothers in Olympia will hand its findings over to the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney's office for review Thursday afternoon. Olympia Officer Ryan Donald reported that he was being... Read more
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South Sound Business Examiner
Another round of applause for South Sound's 40 Under FortyLast night, Business Examiner Media honored the South Sound's top 40 Under Fort
Another round of applause for South Sound's 40 Under Forty
South Sound Business Examiner / Posted 23 days ago
Last night, Business Examiner Media honored the South Sound's top 40 Under Forty — and what a party it was. The dinner and awards ceremony, held at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, drew a crowd of nearly 300 people with professionals from every industry... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Sources: Olympia police shooting of 2 stepbrothers justified; young men could face chargesSEATTLE — Evidence does not support criminal charges against an Olympia police
Sources: Olympia police shooting of 2 stepbrothers justified; young men could face charges
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 23 days ago
SEATTLE — Evidence does not support criminal charges against an Olympia police officer who shot two young men he said attacked him with skateboards, an independent investigation into the case has concluded. According to two law enforcement sources... Read more
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KBOI-TV Boise
Accused animal abuser now charged with 9 sex crimesOLYMPIA, Wash. -- The man Thurston County prosecutors say was behind a "truly d
Accused animal abuser now charged with 9 sex crimes
KBOI-TV Boise / Posted 23 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The man Thurston County prosecutors say was behind a "truly disturbing" string of animal abuse cases has now been charged with multiple sex crimes, including child rape. The new filings against David Williford list six charges of... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Accused animal abuser now charged with 9 sex crimesOLYMPIA, Wash. -- The man Thurston County prosecutors say was behind a "truly d
Accused animal abuser now charged with 9 sex crimes
KOMO Seattle / Posted 24 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The man Thurston County prosecutors say was behind a "truly disturbing" string of animal abuse cases has now been charged with multiple sex crimes, including child rape. The new filings against David Williford list six charges of... Read more
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KMTR Eugene
Residents use surveillance, social media to fight off mail thievesOLYMPIA, Wash. -- A South Sound neighborhood hit by a string of mail thefts is
Residents use surveillance, social media to fight off mail thieves
KMTR Eugene / Posted 25 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A South Sound neighborhood hit by a string of mail thefts is hoping surveillance video might help deliver justice. Video taken from an infrared camera shows a car pulling up to a line of mailboxes on Tag Lane Northwest in Olympia... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
20-old woman gets more than 3 years for shaking babyOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Lacey woman has been sentenced to three years and five
20-old woman gets more than 3 years for shaking baby
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 25 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Lacey woman has been sentenced to three years and five months in prison in connection to head injuries that sent her baby to the hospital. The Olympian reports that 20-year-old Leneisha Nicholas was sentenced Monday in... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Lacey mother gets 3½ years for injuring baby boy OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Lacey woman has been sentenced to three years and fiv
Lacey mother gets 3½ years for injuring baby boy
KOMO Seattle / Posted 25 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Lacey woman has been sentenced to three years and five months in prison in connection with head injuries that sent her baby to the hospital. The Olympian reports that... Read more
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KBOI-TV Boise
Wash. residents use surveillance, social media to fight off mail thievesOLYMPIA, Wash. -- A South Sound neighborhood hit by a string of mail thefts is
Wash. residents use surveillance, social media to fight off mail thieves
KBOI-TV Boise / Posted 25 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A South Sound neighborhood hit by a string of mail thefts is hoping surveillance video might help deliver justice. Video taken from an infrared camera shows a car pulling up to a line of mailboxes on Tag Lane Northwest in Olympia... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
Woman sentenced to more than 3 years for shaking babyA Lacey woman has been sentenced to three years and five months in prison in co
Woman sentenced to more than 3 years for shaking baby
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 25 days ago
A Lacey woman has been sentenced to three years and five months in prison in connection to head injuries that sent her baby to the hospital. The Olympian reports that 20-year-old Leneisha Nicholas was sentenced Monday in Thurston County Superior... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Woman gets more than 3 years for shaking babyOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Lacey woman has been sentenced to three years and five
Woman gets more than 3 years for shaking baby
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 25 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Lacey woman has been sentenced to three years and five months in prison in connection to head injuries that sent her baby to the hospital. The Olympian reports (http://bit.ly/1IguQdr ) that 20-year-old Leneisha Nicholas was... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Residents use surveillance, social media to fight off mail thievesOLYMPIA, Wash. -- A South Sound neighborhood hit by a string of mail thefts is
Residents use surveillance, social media to fight off mail thieves
KOMO Seattle / Posted 26 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A South Sound neighborhood hit by a string of mail thefts is hoping surveillance video might help deliver justice. Video taken from an infrared camera shows a car pulling up to a line of mailboxes on Tag Lane Northwest in Olympia... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Yelm standoff ends peacefully when armed man surrendersYELM, Wash. - A tense standoff came to a peaceful end in Thurston County where
Yelm standoff ends peacefully when armed man surrenders
KOMO Seattle / Posted 26 days ago
YELM, Wash. - A tense standoff came to a peaceful end in Thurston County where an armed man fired at several people who showed up to arrest him, and briefly held his landlord hostage, according to police. Scott Langston owns the home on 107th Loop... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Large brush fire spreads to 5 structures in Thurston County ROCHESTER, Wash. - Firefighters are responding to a large brush fire in Thurs
Large brush fire spreads to 5 structures in Thurston County
KOMO Seattle / Posted 29 days ago
ROCHESTER, Wash. - Firefighters are responding to a large brush fire in Thurston County that reportedly has spread to five structures. Crews went to the scene, in the 17900 block of Bonnie... Read more
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The Columbian
Sisters' bike trip opens their eyes and spiritsAmy and Sunny Pisano were behind schedule. The sisters from Vancouver were try
Sisters' bike trip opens their eyes and spirits
The Columbian / Posted 29 days ago
Amy and Sunny Pisano were behind schedule. The sisters from Vancouver were trying to bike from Bellingham to Seattle, but it was after 9 p.m. and getting dark. They rode on back roads through the countryside, and with only dim lights, they didn't... Read more
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Crosscut
Lawsuit tries to pre-empt EymanTim Eyman reacts to a state Supreme Court ruling in a case over one of his init
Lawsuit tries to pre-empt Eyman
Crosscut / Posted 30 days ago
Tim Eyman reacts to a state Supreme Court ruling in a case over one of his initiatives. Credit: John Stang Opponents of Tim Eyman’s latest anti-tax ballot measure filed a lawsuit Thursday, alleging that the initiative promoter’s new proposal is... Read more
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