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Feds to look at restoring grizzly bears to Pacific Northwest

Nearly four decades after grizzly bears were declared threatened in the Lower 48 states, long-stalled efforts to bring the species back to Washington...

This photo provided by Washington State University shows a 3-year-old grizzly named Roan that figured out that the tree stump can be moved and stood upon at WSU's Bear Research Education and Conservation Center in Pullman, Wash., July 31, 2014.

Tourism, Saint Martin’s highlight Lacey council work session

Lacey Fire Commission also recognizes six men in Navy who helped rescue Tacoma man

Thousands turn out for school supply giveaway in Lacey

Thousands of people turned out for the Little Red Schoolhouse Project’s school supply giveaway at Komachin Middle School in Lacey on Thursday...

Seven year old Randy Conway checks out his new crayons while with his brother Luke,3, and mother Laurie as they prepare to god inside for the Little Red Schoolhouse organization's annual school supply giveaway Aug. 21, at Komachin Middle School in Lacey.

Timberline grad Ronnie Hamlin on the cusp of becoming EWU’s all-time leading tackler

There were times, too many for Ronnie Hamlin to count, during physical therapy and rehabilitation sessions following two season-ending knee surgeries...

Timberline High graduate and Eastern Washington linebacker Ronnie Hamlin

Assessing the Mariners’ postseason chances

Our breakdown shows the Mariners have a tougher challenge than other contenders

Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano in action during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Philadelphia. The Mariners, with Cano leading the way, are in a hunt to make the playoffs for the first time since 2001.

“Continuity” is Seahawks’ buzzword for third exhibition Friday against Chicago

The need to establish consistency and familiarity along the offensive line that will apparently have a rookie right tackle in Justin Britt is the ...

Seahawk's Robert Turbin, center, celebrates after scoring a touchdown while celebrating with Russell Wilson, left, and Justin Britt at CenturyLink Field on Friday, August 15, 2014.

Leader touts value, potential of Md. Army post

The new senior commander at Aberdeen Proving Ground said Friday that stronger ties between the Army installation and the surrounding community could help avert large job cuts at the sprawling research and weapons-testing post near Baltimore.

Recalls this week: bean bag chairs, cribs

About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled following the deaths of two children who suffocated after they crawled inside the chairs. Other...

This undated image provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows foam beads inside of an Ace Bayou Bean Bag Chair. The chairs are being recalled because the zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, get trapped and suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads.

Grain higher, beef higher, pork mostly higher

Grain futures were higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.


A foray into dried foods

Drying fruits is a simple preservation technique for summer’s bounty.

Dehydrating fruits is a way to preserve local foods in season to consume later and to control the ingredients you use.

Binetti: Close summer with a garden cleanup party

The end of August means its time to cut back and clean up in the garden.

Advice from butcher Tom Mylan of Meat Hook

Tom Mylan, a Brooklyn-based butcher, offers butchering help with plenty of recipes, in “The Meat Hook Meat Book”

Butcher Tom Mylan’s cookbook