Barricaded man dies after setting motel room ablaze

A man believed to be in his 60s from Freeland died early Thanksgiving morning after police say he threatened an officer with two knives, barricaded himself in an Ocean Shores motel room and set fire to it after being hit by a Taser.

DUI emphasis patrols start Nov. 26

Extra DUI patrols began statewide on Wednesday and continue through Jan. 1 as a way to make the roads safer during the holiday season, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.



Widower buried his wife, but welcomes her memory

Dear Abby: I was married to a wonderful woman who passed away five months ago after a heart attack. Why do people act as if the one who has passed away never existed? PLEASE talk about her. Talk about her often. Tell me good things about her.

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Governments, groups striving to become as agile as Ebola virus

The news out of West Africa in recent days — good and bad — has demonstrated a fundamental challenge in the fight against Ebola: The virus is more nimble than the human response to it. The landscape of infection and disease has changed dramatically in recent weeks, even as institutions have largely stuck to blueprints drafted months ago.

War veteran turned counselor first had to heal himself

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Like thousands of other American soldiers, Douglas Pearce fell apart after he came home from Afghanistan. He was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and depression. He considered suicide.

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