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Easter egg hunts galore on tap for the weekend

Here's a list of all the Easter egg hunts happening in Thurston County Saturday and Sunday.

Parents and kids fill the under-3 field during Saturday's annual Easter Egg Hunt at Tumwater High School on April 3, 2010. About 9,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes were separated into three fields for different age classes. One golden ticket in each field earned the child a new bicycle. (TONY OVERMAN/Staff Photographer)

Justice talks aplenty at Evergreen conference

The Rachel Corrie Foundation For Peace and Justice will host an all-day conference titled “Yet Again As Captives: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. & Palestine,” Saturday at The Evergreen State College and The Washington Center for the Performing...

Beloved teacher lands national honor

A Tacoma native who got his college education at The Evergreen State College has been named one of the nation’s top teachers.

Gibbs-Bowling thanks students and colleagues Tuesday after receiving the Milken award. The announcement was made by U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, right, during a surprise school assembly.

Olympia's Kane raises top 3,200-meter meet time at Mountain Invitational

YELM — The annual Mountain Invitational tends to bring out the worst in the weather for mid-April’s annual track and field event in east...

Olympia's Sofia Kane crosses the finish line to win the girls 3200 meter run to set a meet record with a time of 10:559.92 at the Mountain Track & Field Invitational at Yelm High School on Friday, Apr. 18. 2014.

Stanton slam hands Mariners fourth loss in a row, 8-4

Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam with none out in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins took advantage of an overturned call on a replay review...

Apr 18, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) celebrates with teammates after hitting a grand slam to win the game 8-4 against the Seattle Mariners at Marlins Ballpark.

Black Hills grad Cody Peterson photographed with President Obama at the White House

Cody Peterson, a 2010 Black Hills High School graduate, stood front and center next to President Obama during Friday's Commander in Chief's Trophy ...

Cody Peterson (left), a 2010 Black Hills High School graduate, poses with President Barack Obama during the Commander in Chief trophy presentation at the White House for Navy football.

Hundreds of Boeing workers to share in nearly $47 million in back pay

Nearly 500 present and former Boeing employees will receive back payments of up to $400,000 each and raises of up to 33 percent as a result of a union...

The Boeing logo on a building in Huntington Beach, California.  (AP File Photo)

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 ...

Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week...

From left to right, Malaysia Airlines Group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hamzah Zainudin, Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, third from left,  Deputy Minister, Abdul Aziz Kaprawi and Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman attend a press conference for the missing Malaysia Airline, MH370 at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 19, 2014. An underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week, after completing six missions and so far coming up empty, the search coordination center said Saturday.

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.

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.

Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting...