One of the last original Tuskegee Airmen in the Puget Sound region, William Booker, 90, of Kirkland, died Nov. 30.
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SOWETO, South Africa — In any other life, their paths might never have crossed. But on Tuesday, the most powerful people in the world sat with some of the least powerful — men, women and children struggling to survive — and for one rainy afternoon they shared something in common: their adoration for Nelson Mandela.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s health agency said it has spent $319 million building an online health- insurance marketplace through October.
LOS ANGELES — A medical journal that recently concluded that violence in movies rated PG-13 is skyrocketing has a new report showing that almost 90 percent of the highest-grossing recent movies have violent characters, more than three-quarters of which also engage in drinking, smoking or sex.
SEATTLE — The 16-year-old boy who died Saturday morning aboard a Delta Air Lines flight bound for Atlanta from Seattle had a previous medical condition and went into cardiac arrest, Spokane Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said Sunday afternoon.
“Obamacare does not even address the issue of costs. In fact, it exacerbates the problem and causes 85 percent of Americans who had health insurance and who liked it extraordinary disruption. So, it’s been a catastrophe for health care and for the economy at large.”
The Department of Natural Resources has delayed eviction for residents living on the water at two Olympia marinas while legislators revise state law.
Dec. 06—Audience members taking their seats at Tacoma Musical Playhouse might not notice the $1.2 million in improvements the nonprofit community theater has just installed. But they will when the show starts.
Dec. 07—OLYMPIA — Governments, tribes and organizations in Kitsap County will receive an additional $2.5 million next year for salmon restoration projects, as part of a statewide appropriation of $42 million.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The brightly painted ferry sailed to the island prison like a dazzling bird swooping down to land. The prisoner caught sight of the vessel, far off on the shimmering sea.
The Dallas-Fort Worth region is shivering this weekend with below-freezing temperatures that have shut down roads, canceled flights and halted much of city life.
California’s winter weather is being blamed for the deaths of four homeless people, the closure of major roads and serious losses for citrus farmer in the middle of a harvest.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signaled Saturday that he was prepared to allow Iran to enrich uranium on its own soil, saying that a final deal could be structured to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb.
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.
Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old war veteran who was held prisoner in North Korea for six weeks, was greeted by his wife and son when he arrived at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday following his release.