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Eastside Big Tom’s set to raise funds for Capital City Pride on Friday

Eastside Big Tom, the popular drive-in burger restaurant in Olympia, will donate a percentage of its sales on Friday to Capital City Pride.

Eastside Big Tom’s will donate a percentage of its sales on Friday to Capital City Pride, the organization that hosts the annual pride festival and parade in downtown Olympia.

Beer lovers unite at Olympia Brewfest

Thurston County Chamber hosts the 3rd Annual Olympia Brewfest Aug. 2 at the Port Plaza.

John Dodge

35th LD candidate admits campaign finance errors, says he’s issuing refunds

Dan Griffey, a candidate against Rep. Kathy Haigh, says volunteers made mistakes in reporting fireworks sales as campaign contributions.

Dan Griffey
Sports

Marshawn Lynch ends holdout, arrives at Seahawks camp

After a week of absence and mounting fines — nearing $500,000 — running back Marshawn Lynch returns to Seattle Seahawks headquarters ...

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch looks on at a football minicamp practice Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Renton. After a brief holdout, Lynch was back with Seattle on Thursday and expecting to resume practice soon.

Major milestones help River Ridge grad Seth Harvey get through Tommy John surgery, recovery

Achieving major milestones on his road to recovery is how Seth Harvey dealt with the stress of two words pitchers fear: Tommy John.

River Ridge graduate Seth Harvey is pitching again for Single-A Appleton (Wisconsin) after a 13-month rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow.

John McGrath: Good thing the Seattle Mariners didn’t pull the trigger on Dustin Ackley

A few weeks ago, Dustin Ackley appeared to be trade bait but he’s since showed why Seattle drafted him No. 2 overall in 2009

The recent hot hitting by Dustin Ackley of the Seattle Mariners has changed his status from potential trade bait to player with a bright future in Seattle.
Business

Olympia food business in the running to win $20,000

Sauerkraut business OlyKraut LLC of Olympia is a semi-finalist in a Kitsap Bank small business competition called edge3 Fund.

The very successful Olympia-based Olykraut company offers a line of pro-biotic (living) sauerkraut.

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal sees US, Europe improving

ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, says it swung to a profit in the second quarter on higher steel shipments and better margins, and it sees improving markets in the United States and Europe.

Chrysler US sales climb 20 percent in July

Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years.

Living

USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer...

FILE - This Oct. 10, 2013 file photo shows a truck entering the Foster Farms processing plant in Livingston, Calif. The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. The final rules announced Thursday would reduce the number of government poultry inspectors by around a fourth. But those that remain will focus more on food safety than quality, requiring them to pull more birds off the line for closer inspections and encouraging more testing for pathogens. There would also be more inspectors checking the facilities to make sure they are clean.

W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone...

A man reads a newspaper with headlines reading 'Gov't Takes More Measures Against Ebola, as fear about the virus spread in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa as the World Health Organization on Thursday announced dozens of new fatalities.

Medicare drug premiums to rise for 2nd year

Medicare says premiums for prescription drug plans will rise in 2015 for the second year in a row.

Nation/World
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