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.

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Tumwater Christmas Tree Lighting Festival 2016

Sing along with the Olympia Sweet Adelines singers and the East Olympia Elementary choir as we take a trip around the City of Tumwater's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival at the Tumwater Fire Department.
Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com
Tumwater Christmas Tree Lighting Festival 2016 1:00

Tumwater Christmas Tree Lighting Festival 2016

Civil War veteran interment ceremony 2:30

Civil War veteran interment ceremony

Washington offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith discusses preparations for the national semifinal game 2:24

Washington offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith discusses preparations for the national semifinal game

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