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Kelsy Bryson serves as legislative aide

Kelsy Bryson, a student at Montesano High School, served as a page recently in the State House of Representatives. Sponsored by state Rep. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim), Kelsy is the daughter of Cora Dubrow of Hoquiam and Clint Bryson of Montesano. Kelsy is a long-distance runner, plays trombone in Montesano High School Band, and is a member of The Treble Makers girls’ choir.

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.

Information wars’ roots go back a century

One hundred years ago this month, after German troops marched into Belgium, Britain declared war and scarcely an hour later it sent its cable ship Alert into the English Channel. By dawn, amid heavy rain and wind, the crew had severed Germany’s five most important Atlantic cables. For the duration of the war, Berlin’s ability to communicate abroad, even with many of its embassies, was impaired.

Another score for Kiss

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. — After years of sticking its logo on all manner of T-shirts, dolls, drinkware and accessories, the rock band Kiss has stamped it on an entire arena football team as well.