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Katie Knecht runs Olympia Memes, a popular Facebook page that pokes fun at life in Thurston County. Through the page, she has organized events such as Oly Clean that have attracted hundreds of volunteers.

Q&A: Evergreen historian Stephanie Coontz talks about the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling

“I think as historians, what we had to contribute was to point out these were changes: Marriage has not always been just the same institution...

In a July 1 Interview at her Olympia-area home retired  Evergreen State College faculty member Stephanie Coontz shares her observations on the state of marriage in America, and particularly in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage.

Lacey woman gets 8.5-year sentence for crash that killed former dentist

Gina R. Grocott, 32, pleaded guilty Monday in Thurston County Superior Court to one count of vehicular homicide in connection with the June 2014 crash that killed Dr. Charles Evans.


Women’s World Cup returns to USA

Early goals, Lloyd hat trick lead the United States to a 5-2 rout of Japan.

United States' Abby Wambach holds up the U.S. flag as she celebrates after the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015.

Lloyd builds on tradition of 1999 World Cup champions

Star of this World Cup hopes to inspire young players, and honors USA veteran Wambach.

Carli Lloyd of the United States, right, moves past a fallen Rumi Utsugi of Japan in the second half Sunday in Vancouver, B.C. “In four years’ time, we want to be the world champions again,” Lloyd said winning the Women’s World Cup.

Mike Montgomery misses third shutout, but gets victory when Mariners beat A’s 2-1

Seth Smith’s two-run single provides just enough offense for Mariners to gain split in four-game series.

Mariners center fielder James Jones catches a fly ball hit by the Athletics’ Stephen Vogt in the eighth inning Sunday. The Mariners salvaged a split in the four-game series with a 2-1 victory, and stayed ahead of Oakland in their battle to remain out of last place in the American League West.

Utah using playful highway signs to encourage safe driving

Utah highway drivers may do a double take this summer when they look up and read what's on the digital signs overhead.

Grain mostly lower and livestock lower

Grain futures were mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Greece's departing finance minister, brash to the end

Greece's departing Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday with the same dramatic flair with which he served.

New Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, right, and outgoing Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis leave together after a hand over ceremony in Athens, Monday, July 6, 2015. Despite triumphing in a popular referendum vote against austerity, Greece on Monday faced the urgent need to heal its ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal that might prevent it from falling out of the euro,

Autistic boy, 6, on life support after alleged beating

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a 6-year-old autistic boy is on life support after he was beaten by his mother's boyfriend.

The Latest: Lawmakers vote to create hotline for strippers

The Oregon Legislature is pressing to adjourn, perhaps as soon as Monday. Here's a look at the latest developments:

Pope Francis extols family to hundreds of thousands in Ecuador

Hundreds of thousands of cheering people welcomed Pope Francis to Guayaquil, Ecuador, on Monday for the first Mass on the Argentine-born pontiff's landmark pilgrimage to Spanish-speaking Latin America.