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Procession of the Species takes over Olympia

It’s that time of year again, when animals take over downtown Olympia and parade through the streets.

The always colorful, clever and active Procession of the Species 2015 takes over the streets of downtown Olympia.

Lacey doctor seeks subjects for non-narcotic pain control study

There may be a non-narcotic answer to the treatment of chronic pain.

Dr. Lucinda Grande, right, talks with ketamine pain relief patient Aaron Gleason, left, and his father, Rick Gleason, at the Pioneer Family Practice clinic in Lacey on Tuesday. Rick Gleason said he also has worked with Dr. Grande to use tiny doses of ketamine to relieve his previously untreatable pain.

Ugandan choir entertains Olympia church congregation

A 10-person children’s choir put on hourlong show at Hidden Creek Community Church in west Olympia.

as the Ugandan Kids Choir comprised of 5 girls and 5 boys share their cultural and spiritual message in sons and dance Sunday at the Hidden Creek Community Church in west Olympia.

Mariners fall to Twins in extra innings, 4-2

Joe Mauer’s two-run triple in the 11th inning was the game-winner for Minnesota.

Joe Mauer of the Twins hits a triple to drive in a pair of runs as Mariners catcher Mike Zunino looks on in the 11th inning Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Seattle.

John McGrath: Kansas City Royals are becoming baseball’s version of the Detroit Pistons’ ‘Bad Boys’

Six months after taking the World Series to the final out of Game 7, the Royals have managed to become more grating than the Lorde song inspired by...

Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox players fight during the seventh inning Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Chicago.

Huskies QB Jeff Lindquist caps solid spring with strong performance in finale

Lindquist’s spring ended on a relatively positive note, as he completed 13 of 16 passes for 237 yards, two touchdowns and an interception during...


Lacey’s Harbor Wholesale Foods strikes deal to serve Subway

Deliveries begin June 28.

File photo: Will Seymour puts cigarette cartons through Harbor Wholesale's new red stamp machine Thursday afternoon, May 5, 2006. (Steven M. Herppich/The Olympian)

Staffing company Smart Talent opens office in Lacey

Lacey office is working with 60 employees placed at local businesses.

Dawn Loduha is the branch manager of Smart Talent’s new Lacey office, which opened last June. The staffing company currently is working with 60 employees at local businesses.

National Park Service urges Utah to crack down on pollution

The National Park Service is pressing Utah environmental regulars to crack down on emissions at two coal-fired power plants to improve air quality and views in the state's five national parks.


Girl with leukemia dismissed from school offered return

The mother of a Michigan girl dismissed from a Catholic school for not meeting academic and attendance standards during leukemia treatments said Sunday that her daughter has been invited back but will attend a public school for now.

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Shocks terrify survivors of Nepal quake that killed 2,500

Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalis braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors of...

A Nepalese woman holds the hand of her relative killed in an earthquake at a hospital, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. A strong magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said