Two local men confirmed killed in Oakland warehouse fire

Joseph Matlock, 36, of Oakland, was on a list of victims whose names were released Thursday by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau. He was better known as Joey Casio and also performed under the name Obsidian Blade.

Have state ethics rules kept up with evolving technology? Puyallup lawmaker says no

The state’s Legislative Ethics Board will have its first hearing in 22 years. The issue is what a lawmaker can and can’t post on Facebook. State Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, R-Puyallup, disagrees that she has violated legislative ethics rules by posting state-funded photos and videos to her campaign Facebook page — largely because they are public records, she says.

Justin Britt goes from 3rd position in 3 years to Wilson’s “Pro Bowl center”

It’s been hard to notice amid all the noise about the Seahawks’ iffy offensive line, yet Britt has been Seattle’s best blocker this season. Without him two weeks ago at Tampa Bay, the offense crumbled. Last weekend in Seattle’s best day of offense this season, coach Pete Carroll says, “It was very clear that getting Justin back was a big deal.”

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State representative says she didn't violate ethics rules

State Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, R-Puyallup, explains why she is going before the state Legislative Ethics Board next week to fight the board's initial findings that she violated ethics rules. The board has said Stambaugh erred by posting state-funded photos and videos on her campaign Facebook page; Stambaugh says the videos and photos are public records that she should be free to use.
Melissa Santos msantos@thenewstribune.com
State representative says she didn't violate ethics rules 0:58

State representative says she didn't violate ethics rules

Highlights: Capital heats up, holds off surge to top Peninsula, 69-65 2:21

Highlights: Capital heats up, holds off surge to top Peninsula, 69-65

Procession And Memorial Service Honoring Fallen Officer 2:22

Procession And Memorial Service Honoring Fallen Officer

Pete Carroll: Marcel Reece, Jeron Johnson ready for Seahawks debuts at Green Bay 2:31

Pete Carroll: Marcel Reece, Jeron Johnson ready for Seahawks debuts at Green Bay