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Nearly 200 Shelton mill workers seek aid, information at resource fair

The resource fair was created to help workers and others affected by three Shelton-area mill closures.

Simpson mill saw filer Brian Reynolds gets information about job opportunities in law enforcement and health care during the community resource fair at the MTA Transit Community Center in Shelton on Wednesday. "I have three kids to think about," said Reynolds, who will lose his job when the Simpson Mill 5 closes next month. He said he is focusing on growth professions. "I figure that my next career choice needs to kind of be it."

Lacey road gets do-over after error in judgment

Subcontractor employee refuses to stop laying asphalt in the rain; work will begin anew in the coming weeks.

Thurston Sheriff’s Office seeks witnesses to Olympia police shooting

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anybody with information about last week’s officer-involved shooting on Cooper Point...


Finally back in the postseason mix, North Thurston feels right at home

North Thurston, back in state for first time since 1999, has edge of playing at RAC, which served as its home field this season

Russell Wilson’s agent ‘optimistic’ extension will get done with Seahawks

Agent Mark Rodgers talks publicly for the first time – on the team’s flagship radio station – about talks on a new deal for Seattle...

The agent for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said Thursday during a radio interview that he is “optimistic” a deal will get done with Seattle.

Mickelson finally visits Chambers Bay, plays front nine

Hard-luck six-time U.S. Open runner-up vowed to practice at University Place links-style course well in advance – and did Thursday

Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, May 14, 2015. Mickelson was in town Thursday to get a look at Chambers Bay before this summer’s U.S. Open.

Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks

Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices...

Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, speaks during the Google I/O 2015 keynote presentation in San Francisco, Thursday, May 28, 2015.

FIFA President Blatter asks to be re-elected despite crisis

Sepp Blatter says he can solve his sport's problems if re-elected as FIFA president after the arrest of leading soccer officials this week "unleashed...

FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks at the opening ceremony of the FIFA congress in Zuerich, Switzerland, Thursday, May 28, 2015. The FIFA congress with the president's election is scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015 in Zurich.

Thursday's Sports In Brief



Volunteer of the Month: Midge Gord

Midge Gord is passionate about doing taxes. That is why she volunteers her time as a tax preparer and instructor for the AARP-sponsored Tax Counseling...

Midge Gord, Volunteer of the Month for May.

Former boxing champ launches prostate cancer campaign

A world heavyweight boxing champion has launched a national prostate cancer awareness campaign in Providence.

Autistic boy says 'I do' to the role of groomsman for his former babysitter

CHICAGO - Dressed in a freshly starched tux with a pale pink tie, Will McCall tapped the microphone, looked at the audience and began reciting the John Lennon lyrics (inspired by poet Robert Browning) chosen by the bride and groom.