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Low-income housing in downtown Olympia: How much is too much?

A proposed low-income housing development on prime downtown Olympia real estate has prompted city officials to explore ways to control the location...

Shelby Wise sits with her daughter, River, 11 months, in their market-rate apartment in downtown Olympia on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Wise, who describes herself as a former street kid, says getting into an apartment has been a life-changer. "I had to lose my first kid because I didn't have a place to go," she said of her two-year-old son. "I didn't have a choice."

Raising chickens is easier than city folks might think

If you’re looking to raise chickens in your backyard, you can’t go wrong with barred rocks, Jersey giants, buff orpingtons and wyandottes...

Rachel Falco’s black Jersey giant rooster assists with a seminar on chicken farming in a classroom at Washington Farm Bureau’s office in Lacey, February 28, 2015.

Q&A: Tumwater schools superintendent finalists share their priorities

The Tumwater School Board will host forums next week to give community members a chance to meet and hear from superintendent finalists Roberta Kramer...

Olympian file photo: Working with students Summer Clauson, left, and Lilly Nguyen Tumwater Hill Elementary School, music teacher Heather Stoker leads a sixth-grade marimba group. The Tumwater School Board will host forums next week for the three finalists vying to be the district’s next superintendent.
Sports

Fife stuns Tumwater in state regional

Thunderbirds cough up 13-point deficit in second half, as season comes to an end with 70-69 loss to Trojans.

Fife's Kyle Mozzone (22) and Tony Aguilar celebrate after Tumwater's David Cooper missed a last-second shot to win Saturday night's boys basketball game, 70-69, at W.F. West High School in Chehalis on  Feb. 28, 2015.

Mariners’ shortstop battle about to escalate as Cactus League opener nears

Competition between Brad Miller and Chris Taylor will be closely tracked

Seattle’s Brad Miller – armed with a new hairdo – says he’s confident in his ability to play shortstop in the majors.

Mariners’ Iwakuma sees correlation between strong spring and a strong season

Mariners right-hander believes missing last spring because of injury contributed to his late-season collapse

Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma throws during spring training baseball practice Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Peoria, Ariz.
Business

Classic rock lives on at Lacey’s Boomerang Music and Video

Records from the ’60s, ’70s and more can be found at Boomerang Music and Video.

Gary and Laurie Lippincott hold a rare, blue-colored vinyl record of Pink Floyd’s “Division Bell" at their Boomerang Music and Video store in Lacey, Feb 23rd.

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe; opposition blames Kremlin for the killing

Ultra-small U-M logo shows possible new drug delivery tool

It may be one of the tiniest University of Michigan logos ever made, but it's more than just an effort to show "how small can you go."

This undated image released by the University of Michigan shows ultra-small copies of the Ann Arbor’s school’s logo, a block “M.” The M’s are a demonstration of a new nanoparticle manufacturing technique that researchers say could be used to deliver mixtures of drugs in precise amounts and to specific areas of the body for such purposes as anti-cancer chemotherapy. Commercial application of the technique is many years away, they say. The M’s are 115-by-160-by 3 microns thick, or about the size of a grain of sand.
Living

Hawaiian Home Lands among things to watch at Legislature

A coalition representing Native Hawaiian homesteaders has created a plan outlining ways to improve the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

Newspaper: Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her

A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted...

In this Feb. 25, 2015, photo, Ebola survivor Nina Pham sits in a park with her dog Bentley in Dallas. Pham told The Dallas Morning News in the interview that she is preparing to file a lawsuit Monday, March 2, in Dallas County against Texas Health Resources. She said she continues to suffer from body aches and insomnia after contracting the disease from a patient she cared for last fall at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Smiley N. Pool)  MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES

Ultra-small U-M logo shows possible new drug delivery tool

It may be one of the tiniest University of Michigan logos ever made, but it's more than just an effort to show "how small can you go."

This undated image released by the University of Michigan shows ultra-small copies of the Ann Arbor’s school’s logo, a block “M.” The M’s are a demonstration of a new nanoparticle manufacturing technique that researchers say could be used to deliver mixtures of drugs in precise amounts and to specific areas of the body for such purposes as anti-cancer chemotherapy. Commercial application of the technique is many years away, they say. The M’s are 115-by-160-by 3 microns thick, or about the size of a grain of sand.
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