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Deaths for Feb. 26

Henderson, Mark E., 59, Tacoma, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Puget Sound Health Care Center, Olympia. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Tumwater, 360-753-1065.

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County may have to sell public buildings to pay victims of a botched murder trial

The problems in Gage County, Nebraska, stem from the horrific rape and killing of 68-year-old Helen Wilson in 1985 and the conviction months later of three men and three women who spent decades in prison before DNA evidence exonerated them. Those wrongly convicted filed a federal lawsuit, and a federal jury awarded them $28.1 million, plus additional money for attorney fees. The small county can’t possibly pay the judgment.

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Judges pick Olympia's best pies

Winners were picked in six categories: youth, teen, apple, fruit, other and a grand prize.
Amelia Dickson adickson@theolympian.com
Judges pick Olympia's best pies 1:01

Judges pick Olympia's best pies

Pie Fest brings out tasty creations, raises money for Thurston County Food Bank 2:25

Pie Fest brings out tasty creations, raises money for Thurston County Food Bank

Longtime downtown business owners offer recipe for success 1:27

Longtime downtown business owners offer recipe for success

Fantasy flourishes at Danger Room Comics 1:32

Fantasy flourishes at Danger Room Comics