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25-year-old nonprofit group Together keeps its focus on the kids

For 25 years, the Thurston County nonprofit organization Together has worked with schools and community organizations to promote positive youth development...

Twin brothers Aidan Deceilio, second from left, and Ashton Deceilio, 9, join students Thursday at Chambers Prairie Elementary School in Lacey for the Together after-school study time.

City hopes new location will revive All City Dance

For the first time, Olympia’s biannual All City Dance will take place at a local high school rather than The Olympia Center. On Friday night, middle school-age students from around Olympia — public, private and home-schooled alike &mdash...

Fire district levy lid lift gets support at hearing

A public hearing Thursday evening on whether to approve a levy lid lift for Lacey Fire District 3 drew mostly support among the 30 people who attended the meeting.


Former Black Hills coach Jack Zilla rejoins Class 2A football ranks

Jack Zilla is back coaching football at a Class 2A school. Not as a head coach — the position Zilla held at Black Hills for 15 seasons (1998-...

Black Hills head coach Jack Zilla, here directing senior quarterback Miles Smiley, returns for his 15th season with the Wolves. He is shown during football practice at Black Hills High School in Tumwater on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. (TONY OVERMAN/Staff photographer)

Mariners can't keep up with Rangers in 8-6 loss, drop 3rd straight

There was no shortage of troublesome issues plaguing the Mariners as they completed a disappointing four-game series Thursday afternoon with a disappointing...

Rangers third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff (6) and first baseman Prince Fielder (84) are congratulated by shortstop Elvis Andrus (1) after scoring in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

McGrath: Mariners could use a real 5-man rotation right about now

As recently as a few months ago, the Seattle Mariners considered starting pitching a strength.

Seattle’s Erasmo Ramirez lasted two innings Thursday against Texas and has a 7.50 earned-run average this season, but because the Mariners have a shortage of healthy major league starters right now, they might not be able to send him to Triple-A Tacoma.

Shipping news: Global Peace set to arrive Saturday

Global Peace, another ship making its first visit to the Port of Olympia, is expected to arrive Saturday and leave the following Friday.

Global Peace calls on the Port of Olympia for the first time Saturday.

Lacey company widens recall despite no reports of illness

Nutriom LLC, a Lacey-based company that manufactures a freeze-dried egg product, has agreed to an expanded recall of its product for possible salmonella contamination, even though the company initially refused to comply, saying its products were safe...

Percentage of underwater homes in state below national average

Overall, the state of Washington is besting the national average when it comes to the percentage of mortgages that are underwater.


A hardy plant with a delicate look

That brutal ice storm in January 2012 convinced Nancy White that fuchsias are tougher than they look.

Fuchsias are hardier than you think. Many can overwinter.

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. ...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2013 file photo, an oyster cultivator holds oyster seed before spreading it into the waters of Duxbury Bay in Duxbury, Mass. A Thursday, April 17, 2014 report from the Centers of Disease Control says there was in increase in infections from vibrio bacteria found in raw shellfish. In 2013, cases were up 32 percent from the previous three years and 75 percent from about five years ago. But the numbers remain very small - only 242 of the 20,000 foodborne illnesses recorded in 10 states.

Binetti: New plants can add interest to your garden

The middle of April is a good time to add new plants to the landscape. Spring rains help soothe new roots and nurseries are full of great new plants.