Citing reduced revenues and increased operational costs, the city of Buckley decided to transfer management of the city cemetery to a private enterprise.
During their meeting of April 26, members of the Buckley City Council voted to transfer the management, operation and maintenance of the cemetery to Weeks Funeral Homes.
The Renton City Council has been relatively vocal this year about a lack of Renton and Southeast King County projects in this year’s Sound Transit package.
A man described as wearing a gray hoodie and a Mariners cap reportedly has held up the Chase Bank branch in the Fred Meyer store on Sedgwick and Bethel roads. The robbery happened around 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28.
The suspect reportedly ran off with a large sum of money. Port Orchard Police are searching the wooded areas near the store for the man.
A mother and her son escaped a fire that destroyed her mobile home Tuesday afternoon at the Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park off Heller Road in Oak Harbor.
According to a witness, a red dye pack exploded and the suspect had red dye on his clothing.
The former chief of police in Port Angeles will fill in as the "interim police department administrator" at the Oak Harbor Police Department.
Mayor Bob Severns announced today that Terry Gallagher signed a 90-day employment with the city and started work today. Monthly extensions of the contract can be approved by the City Council.
After more than 15 years of service, Oak Harbor School Board member Gary Wallin announced Tuesday night he plans to resign from the board, effective June 30.
Wallin said he wants to leave on a high note. He also cited the mounting pressures of his business, Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation, and said he couldn't hold on until the end of his term.
New lane will operate as an HOV lane until HOT lane construction is complete next year.
Oak Harbor Elementary briefly in lockdown after parent becomes agitated
The meeting at Renton Community Center was attended by more than 100 community members.
SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing Field's main runway was closed after a small plane was forced to land without its landing gear.
Airport spokeswoman Rochelle Ogershok told The Associated Press that there were two people onboard and neither was injured.
Clatsop County Judge Cindee Matyas found reason to doubt Smith's mental fitness based on a suicide attempt in jail and an inconclusive report from a court-appointed psychologist.
The Vancouver, Washington, resident has pleaded not guilty to murder in the 2014 drowning of her toddler and not guilty to attempted murder in the slashing of her teenager.
(AP) — The Clark County Fire Marshal's Office says a task force investigating recent arsons at Vancouver-area churches believes the same person or group likely started the fires.
The Columbian reports (http://goo.gl/iV18g9 ) the task force consists of investigators from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Clark County Sheriff's Office, county fire marshal's office and Vancouver police and fire departments.
New president named at Walla Walla Community College
(AP) — The current vice president at Green River Community College has been named president of Walla Walla Community College.
Alexei Ramirez homered twice and matched his career high with five RBIs, Adam Rosales and Wil Myers also went deep, and San Diego beat Seattle 14-6 Wednesday night hours after Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler strongly criticized the team's poor play.
Ramirez hit a pair of two-run homers and an RBI single.
The Padres snapped a four-game losing streak, winning for the second time in 10 games.
Not long after Fowler chastised them, the Padres found out they didn't have to face Felix Hernandez, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain.
The Padres still had a shaky start, with Christian Friedrich allowing Cano's homer during a 37-pitch first inning in which the lefty escaped a bases-loaded jam
First inning was a struggle.
Ramirez also hit a two-run homer off Steve Johnson in the sixth, after Derek Norris hit a leadoff double.
Padres: RHP Tyson Ross (right shoulder inflammation), who hasn't pitched since opening day, played catch.
Alexei Ramirez homered twice and matched his career high with five RBIs, Adam Rosales and Wil Myers also went deep, and the Padres routed the Seattle Mariners 14-6 Wednesday night hours after executive chairman Ron Fowler strongly criticized the team's poor play.
Ramirez had a pair of two-run homers and an RBI single.
The Padres snapped a four-game losing streak, winning for the second time in 10 games.
Manager Andy Green downplayed San Diego's outburst, which started with a six-run first inning against James Paxton (0-1), who made the start after Felix Hernandez was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain.
The Padres still had a shaky start, with Christian Friedrich allowing Robinson Cano's three-run homer during a 37-pitch first inning in which the lefty escaped a bases-loaded jam.
After the Padres chased Paxton in the fourth, Ramirez greeted Joel Peralta with a two-run homer.
Besides the error, Paxton couldn't get his secondary pitches going, manager Scott Servais said.
Padres: RHP Tyson Ross (right shoulder inflammation), who hasn't pitched since opening day, played catch.
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler criticized his team in a radio interview on Wednesday, saying its recent performances have been "embarrassing" and "pathetic."
Fowler's comments to The Mighty 1090 came a day after James Shields lasted 2 2/3 innings in a 16-4 loss at Seattle.
Fowler even mentioned the night in 1974 when then-owner Ray Kroc grabbed the public-address microphone and said he'd "never seen such stupid ballplaying in my life"
The ownership group includes Peter and Tom Seidler, nephews of former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley.
The Padres have had six straight losing seasons.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Daily Game" game were:
(seven, seven, five)
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Match 4" game were:
(six, thirteen, fifteen, sixteen)
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Hit 5" game were:
(three, five, nine, fourteen, thirty-five)
Estimated jackpot: $460,000
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Keno" game were:
(three, fourteen, seventeen, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-nine, thirty-two, thirty-six, thirty-eight, forty-two, fifty-one, fifty-two, fifty-four, fifty-five, sixty-seven, seventy-two, seventy-four, seventy-eight)
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Lotto" game were:
(seven, twenty-two, twenty-four, thirty-one, forty-one, forty-five)
Estimated jackpot: $1.8 million
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:
23-30-33-40-69, Powerball: 12, Power Play: 5
(twenty-three, thirty, thirty-three, forty, sixty-nine; Powerball: twelve; Power Play: five)
Estimated jackpot: $100 million
¶ ___ ¶ Online: ¶ Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan Morris and Joevin Jones scored 4 minutes apart late in the second half and the Seattle Sounders beat D.C. United 2-0 on Wednesday night to end a three-game losing streak.
A D.C. defender tried to head it away but it went to Morris, who sent a hard shot into the net before Hamid could scramble back into position.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state regulators on Wednesday unveiled an updated plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from large polluters, the latest attempt by Gov. Jay Inslee to push ahead with a binding cap on carbon emissions after struggling to win approval from legislators.
The rule would cover many industries, including power plants, oil refineries, fuel distributors, pulp and paper mills and others.
Inslee, who has called climate change "the single most important issue of our time," has gained national attention on environmental issues but so far has failed in his own state to pass ambitious carbon-reduction proposals, including a plan to charge polluters a fee for emissions.
According to the state's preliminary economic analysis, the rule would cost businesses between $1.4 billion and $2.8 billion over 20 years to comply.
Stu Clark, the state's air quality manager, said this version tries to accommodate business growth, recognize actions that have already taken steps to reduce their emissions before the rule takes effect and provides provisions for energy-intensive businesses that face intense global competition.
Totals 28-52 14-18 75.
Totals 32-66 15-17 85.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lynetta Kizer scored 20 points, Tiffany Mitchell added 19 — both career highs — and the Indiana Fever beat the Seattle Storm 85-75 on Wednesday night.
Mitchell had 13 first-half points, Kizer added 11 and the Fever built a 51-38 halftime lead after shooting 21 of 34 (61.8 percent) from the field.
DENVER (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Colorado announced Wednesday that a hospital surgery technician accused of stealing painkiller syringes is HIV positive and urged patients who may have possibly been infected by him to be tested.
The hospital fired him, and three weeks later federal prosecutors charged him with tampering with a consumer product and obtaining a controlled substance by deceit.
In a statement, Dr. Larry Wolk, chief medical officer and executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, said complete test results were not obtained for about 1,000 patients.
Wolk added Wednesday that the health department's Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division finalized a report of its investigation in April and found "deficient practice" in Swedish pharmacy services, including drug auditing procedures, infection control and surgical services.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners placed Felix Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a right calf strain, just the third time in his career the veteran right-hander has landed on the DL.
The Mariners recalled left-hander James Paxton from Triple-A Tacoma to make the start.
There's been much attention placed on the decreased velocity of his fastball, but Hernandez has remained a highly effective pitcher, if not a bit inconsistent.
Hernandez was last on the disabled list in 2008 and has remained mostly healthy for the majority of his career while remaining the ace of the Mariners staff.
In five of his 10 starts, Hernandez has thrown at least seven innings, and he gave up only five earned runs over his first five starts.
Students protested Wednesday in front of Chief Leschi Schools in Puyallup. More than a quarter of the school staff -- teachers and others -- have been laid off. School officials say they're trying to improve academics and create a new vision for the school, which is run by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. … Click to Continue »
Free event will happen from 1-6 p.m. at Lakewood City Hall
Disco cover band The Afrodisiacs will headline the event
Nine South Sound eateries will showcase food
Orting School Board President Iris Lilley has died, according to an announcement on the school district website. Wednesday’s announcement, from Orting Superintendent Marci Shepard, said that “our school community experienced … Click to Continue »
Tribal school let more than a quarter of its staff go last month
Students, parents are angry
Officials say the restructuring is part of new vision for the school
Average high temperature for June 4 and 5 is about 68 degrees
Metro Parks Tacoma expects parks, spraygrounds to be popular
Olympia expected to break record Sunday
In May, the final single family homes of Salishan’s redevelopment were completed
They mark the culmination of a $300 million redevelopment effort that began in 2001
For those who’ve watched the neighborhood transform, the future looks bright
Lelli was instrumental in port modernization and promotion
Reelected 17 times as president of Tacoma Longshore local
State officials say the increased blood testing did not reveal problems
Sen. Patty Murray comes to Tacoma to hear concerns
She’s pushing a bill to increase spending on lead in water, but would not mandate water testing in schools
Dome District rail bridge first built in 1908
Existing timber, single-track trestle a bottleneck for Sounder commuter trains
New $120.5 million double-track bridge set to open in 2018
Construction will begin about 7 a.m. weekdays only
Delays are 10 to 20 minutes
Project will be finished by mid-August or earlier
Jeannie Daniels grew up in Salishan and has raised her kids there. With the major redevelopment finished, she talks about the changes. … Click to Continue »
Sound Transit on Wednesday broke ground on its Tacoma Trestle Signal project. … Click to Continue »
The Maritime Gig Festival returns this weekend (June 4 and 5)
The Yo Ho Harbor Grande Parade kicks off the weekend’s festivities
Several streets around downtown Gig Harbor will be closed for parts of Saturday
Not guilty plea entered on Calvin Jerome Taylor’s behalf
Bail set at $100,000
He said he tripped and dropped the baby, according to charging papers
The 19th annual Gig Harbor Garden Tour is set for June 25 and 26, with tickets to the tour going on sale Wednesday (June 1). This two-day, self-guided tour showcases … Click to Continue »
Tides win opening game against Central Valley
Gig Harbor bounced from tournament with losses to Yelm, Richland
Tides finish season with 19-9 record
Mayor, Puyallup City Council members to answer questions from community
Neighborhood issues range from speeding to property crimes
Neighborhood meetings slated for June 9 and 14
Woman, 35, not yet named
Car struck tree after hitting guardrail
I-5 was closed after wreck
As chronicled by a KOMO TV report Friday, funds painstakingly acquired and saved over months for summer camp for members of Key Peninsula’s Boy Scout Troop 220 went missing. “The … Click to Continue »
In the first group of throwers Friday at Star Track XXXIV in the Class 4A shot put event, no athlete was able to clear the 40-foot mark during their practice … Click to Continue »
Rotary Club of Gig Harbor Midday and Wesley Inn and Suites teamed up to host a reception May 10 to help community leaders learn about the Court Appointed Special Advocate … Click to Continue »
19 people were arrested
Operation aimed at preventing human trafficking
Brett Burnson pleaded not guilty to five criminal charges
Suspected of robbing Roy convenience store, stealing car
Pursuit ended after he crashed into school bus
Teachers, a pool manager and a student work together to save the life of drowning disabled student
Lisa Muiznieks performed CPR on a student, ultimately saving his life
Logan Tarrant pulled his fellow student, who was having a cardiac emergency, out of the water
Lawsuit says previous allegations of abuse should have kept Kenneth Scott Carroll from coaching
He was sentenced recently to almost 19 years in prison in Oregon
No charges filed related to Washington investigation
A man who spent 25 hours high atop a sequoia tree in downtown Seattle in March has been found incompetent to stand trial on a malicious mischief charge. Cody Lee … Click to Continue »
Lorenzo Parks, 38 and from Spanaway, died May 18
Seven people were charged Tuesday with first-degree murder
Two were arraigned, and five have bench warrants for their arrests
Stairway work complete
More work may be needed on the rest of the Tacoma landmark stadium
Goal is to open for fall football season
Since 2012, at least 195 people arrested for DUI said they drank last at the club
Washington State Patrol collects data for Liquor and Cannabis Board
Board analyzes arrest data for education, enforcement
$3 million study to look at estimated traffic conditions over 20 years
Leaders hope to use results to lobby for congestion-relief money
Meanwhile, Route 302 improvements remain stalled
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The BMW distributor in the capital of the United Arab Emirates has pulled a television commercial featuring the country’s national anthem off the air after it sparked outrage from some citizens. Abu Dhabi Motors general manger Arno Husselmann said in a letter Thursday that the ad wasn’t meant to […]
The FDA sent a warning letter to Horizon Air, saying it did not have suitable bathrooms for employees to serve ice with drinks or food. The company’s 76-seat airplanes do not have sinks for hand-washing.
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police: Woman stabs, kills 3 young sons, critically wounds herself in suicide attempt.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have hired Jeff Hornacek, who emerged last month as Phil Jackson’s surprising coaching choice. Jackson went with the former Phoenix Suns coach over anyone who had played or worked under him, even though he had said after the season he would likely pick somebody he already knew. […]
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. officials on Thursday all but rejected a call by a group of world powers for the United Nations to act unilaterally to air drop food to besieged Syrians, saying that Syrian President Bashar Assad has final say on any such deliveries. The announcement by the U.N came as Syrian state TV […]
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say they’re searching for clues in the work records of a slain Lyft driver who was married to an assistant Georgia attorney general. Authorities say Shahriar Zolfaghari was shot in the upper torso at a stoplight in northeast Atlanta around 1 a.m. Wednesday. He was married to Camila Wright, an […]
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a Baton Rouge man has been arrested on murder charges in the deaths of two Southern University students who were killed in a shootout at an off-campus party in April. Baton Rouge police said in a statement that 25-year-old Brandon Christopher Henderson was arrested early Thursday on two […]
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The NCAA baseball tournament starts with regional play Friday through Monday. The 16 winners advance to super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College World Series in Omaha beginning June 18. Here are some of the tournament’s top story lines: WHO’S HOT Coastal Carolina (44-15) has won […]
The popular world-building game has sold an average of 53,000 copies per day since the beginning of the year.
A 2½-star review of the new Fremont restaurant Eve, which Seattle Times restaurant critic Providence Cicero calls “haute hippie cuisine” veering toward vegetables and grains, and offering some vegan options, but by and for omnivores.