Dec. 07—Cold-weather shelters are available as winterlike temperatures hit the South Sound. High temperatures in the Olympia area are expected to hover below freezing through the weekend, with low temperatures barely into the low teens.
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Alice Babson was growing up to become like her father — both caring souls quick to offer sincere smiles and helping hands.
In Las Vegas, where once in three hours he spent more than $8,000 of investors’ money on drinks and tips, he was nicknamed “Jose Big Spend.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama’s high-speed rail program was supposed to deliver faster and more frequent passenger trains to communities across the country. But some of the $10.1 billion in funding for that program could also benefit one of the nation’s largest freight railroads.
Visitors planning a trip to Paradise, Wash. — or Mount Rainier lovers stuck in their cubicles — can get a clearer view thanks to new webcams installed earlier this fall.
A Vancouver man who is a foster dad appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of producing, having and dealing child pornography.
When John Jones, 26, saw a $50,000 Olympia Fire Department command vehicle parked unlocked, with the keys in the ignition at OFD headquarters about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday night, a voice inside his head told him to “take it,” court papers state.
The generosity is continuing for Rosie Salice, the restaurant server who received a $700 check Sunday from a customer she’d never met before.
As lawmakers debate raising the state’s gas tax to pay for transportation projects, Gig Harbor Rep. Larry Seaquist is asking that the Tacoma Narrows Bridge be included in the discussion. He wants electronic tolls rolled back to $4 and frozen for now.
Lakewood-based petroleum distributor Pettit Oil sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week in an attempt to restructure its business without interrupting service to more than 10,000 customers throughout Western Washington.
New details about proposals to open some of Washington’s first charter schools should be available today.
MAZAMA — Due to heavy snow and high winds on Sunday, the state Department of Transportation on Sunday closed the North Cascades Highway at 3 p.m., at least temporarily.
This year’s Washington’s juice grape crop was a good one.
SEATTLE — Seattle police shot and killed a man who officers say fired a rifle from an apartment building near Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood early Friday morning.
Travelers gearing up for heavy snowfall and bad road conditions over Cascade Mountain passes Sunday can relax — at least temporarily.