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Chairman Burnett, who led Chehalis tribe for 12 years, leaves legacy of growth

Former vice chairman, Don Secena, takes over for David Burnett.

Don Seneca will take over as chairman of the Chehalis tribe.

Bail set at $3M for Olympia woman accused of slicing her children’s throats

Christina Eva Booth, 28, appeared Monday in Thurston County Superior Court and is expected to be charged this week with three counts of first-degree...

Christina Eva Booth was arraigned Jan. 26 in Thurston County Superior Court.

Forums to feature Evergreen’s presidential finalists

A series of public forums featuring the four finalists vying for the top post at The Evergreen State College in Olympia begin this week, and will ...

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Jermaine Kearse stars on stage as Seahawks touch down at Super Bowl

The kid from Lakewood no one bothered to draft in 2012 has touchdowns in his last four playoff games, including Super Bowl 48 and the last two NFC ...

Fresh off a game-winning catch in the NFC Championship Game, Lakes High grad Jermaine Kearse was one of the limelight interviews at the Seahawks first press conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2015. When asked if his mother bought a few copies of Sports Illustrated which featured his catch on the cover, Kearse joked, "I'm pretty sure she cleared out Albertsons. If you guys don't know, that's a grocery store."

Super Bowl’s evolution “stunning to everybody”

NFL legend Jerry Kramer was told NFL was “leveling off” in the early 1970s.

Few of the 61,946 fans attending the First AFL-NFL World Championship Game — now known as Super Bowl I — on Jan. 15, 1967, could have known they were witnessing the birth of an American institution. With ticket prices topping out at all of $12, Los Angeles Coliseum was only about two-thirds full as the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, led by quarterback Bart Starr, defeated the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.

With eyes of the nation focused on under-inflated footballs, the Seahawks are poised to make history

The Seattle Seahawks are 60 game-clock minutes away from establishing themselves as worthy topics in any conversation about the most imposing NFL ...

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Feb. 2, 2014. The Seahawks beat the Broncos 43-8.

Organic liqueurs distillery opens in Lacey

Salish Sea Organic Liqueurs introduces itself with 16 flavors.

Standing next to a vintage yet fully functional still in their Hawks Prairie facility, Salish Sea's general manager Sandy Desner (right) and his son, head distiller Sam Desner, will have 16 different organic liqueur flavors on hand at their Jan. 24th grand opening.

Anchor Bank earnings soar in fiscal Q2

Earnings at the Lacey-based parent company to Anchor Bank soared in its fiscal second quarter, the result of a tax benefit, the company announced Monday.

Mattel CEO resigns, toy maker results miss expectations

Mattel Chairman and CEO Bryan Stockton has resigned after the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars reported fourth-quarter results...

This undated photo provided by Mattel shows Chairman and CEO Bryan Stockton. Mattel on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 said Stockton has resigned after the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars reported fourth-quarter results that fell far short of analyst expectations.

VA to create unified framework with 5 service regions

The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it is creating a single regional framework that divides the sprawling agency into five clearly marked ...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014 file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. The Veterans Affairs Department says it is creating a single regional framework that divides the sprawling agency into five clearly marked regions.  The new framework is part of a larger reorganization that VA leaders say will bring a singular focus on customer service to an agency that serves 22 million veterans.

Sen. Harry Reid undergoes surgery on eye

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid underwent surgery Monday to remove a blood clot in his right eye and repair bones in his face, injuries from an...

In this Jan. 22, 2015, photo, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., 75, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the first time since he suffered an eye injury and broken ribs on New Year's Day, when a piece of exercise equipment he was using broke and sent him smashing into cabinets at his new home. Reid has undergone surgery on Monday, Jan. 26 to remove a blood clot in his right eye and repair bones in his face, injuries from in an accident he suffered while exercising more than three weeks ago. A spokesman said the surgery was successful and that doctors are optimistic that the 75-year-old Reid will regain vision in his injured eye but are not yet able to say if that will be the case.

Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2014 file photo Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell speaks in Manassas, Va. The Obama administration Monday announced a plan to shift Medicare payments it makes to hospitals and doctors so they reward quality over volume. Officials said they hoped the move would be a catalyst for the entire health-care system."It is in our common interest to build a health care system that delivers better care, spends health care dollars more wisely and results in healthier people," Burwell said in a statement. A broad cross-section of health-care industry representatives attended the announcement, including insurers, hospitals, and doctors, as well as employers, who pay for coverage for most workers and their families.