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No human remains found at site of Olympia fire

No human remains were found at the site of an Olympia fire, according to the Olympia Fire Department.

On Monday morning, fire crews hose down what's left of old Capital City Studios on Fourth Avenue in downtown Olympia.

Government lawyers will defend Auditor Troy Kelley against recall

A Pierce County Superior Court judge will consider if a citizen petition to recall State Auditor Troy Kelley passes legal muster.

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley walked past a row of media before making short statement during a press conference a the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in downtown Tacoma Thursday 04/16/15 after being indicted in Federal Court earlier in the day with10 counts of criminal activity including keeping stolen money, lying under oath and evading taxes.

Olympia’s spring Arts Walk dodges showers

Artists and art lovers alike are finding harmony this weekend in downtown Olympia’s spring Arts Walk.

Anna Boatright of Olympia prepares snacks Friday for the oil painting show by her husband, Thomas Boatright, inside the Pioneer Building during the opening day of spring Arts Walk in downtown Olympia. Anna Boatright’s paintings also are on display, including the two behind her.

Felix Hernandez delivers a gem in Mariners’ 2-0 victory over Twins

King Felix records his 24th career complete game.

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws, with a backdrop of yellow "K" strikeout cards held by fans, during the fifth inning of the Mariners' baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Friday, April 24, 2015, in Seattle.

Elijah Qualls’ path to Washington paved with hard work, community support

Qualls is a likely starter this season as a third-year sophomore nose tackle for the Washington Huskies, who conclude their spring practice schedule...

Huskies nose tackle Elijah Qualls watches his team play against Colorado in 2013. With Danny Shelton entering the NFL draft, Qualls is ready to step out from behind the All-American’s shadow and make a name for himself.

Saints clinch GNAC softball title with sweep of Northwest Nazarene

It’s the second conference title in three years for Saint Martin’s, and the Saints will be No. 1 seed at GNAC tournament.


Washington state Legislature passes oil train safety bill

The Washington state Legislature passed a measure Friday to improve the safety of oil transportation amid a sharp increase in the number of oil-carrying freight trains in the state.

10 dead as quake and avalanche sweep Mount Everest region

An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Nepal's Mount Everest region on Saturday, killing at least 10 climbers and guides, slamming...

This photo provided by Azim Afif shows the scene after an avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Everest Base Camp, Nepal on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Afif and his team of four others from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) all survived the avalanche.

Volkswagen chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO

Ferdinand Piech, chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG and a major figure in the German auto industry, has stepped down after clashing with other...

FILE - In this April 25, 2013 file photo Chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG Ferdinand Piech and his wife Ursula Piech, member of the board, arrive for a meeting of Volkswagen AG in Hannover, northern Germany. Piech and his wife will step back from their posts as Volkswagen announced on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Celebrate drinking water week

Drinking Water Week, which is May 3-9 this year, is a good time to think about where our drinking water comes from. Also, how do we make sure that water is safe and protected from contamination?

Latest on police-custody death: March heads to Camden Yards

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Marcher form a line during a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van.

Wisconsin egg company vows to be productive after bird flu

A Lake Mills area facility hit by a highly contagious bird flu virus will become productive again after they euthanize all 800,000 chickens, the company president says.