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October 19, 2014 at 12:05 PM

‘Ramps to nowhere’ demolition delayed

One of the most visible sections of the “ramps to nowhere” will stay in place a bit longer. Crews were expected this weekend to start demolishing the section of the unused ramps that fly over Highway 520 near the Washington Park Arboretum.  But the contractor delayed that work in order to continue demolition work on other sections, according to Ian Sterling, a spokesman for the…



February 23, 2013 at 3:20 PM

JBLM soldier sentenced to life without parole

A soldier has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to stabbing his wife to death and raping her teenage daughter. A military judge at Joint Base Lewis-McChord also ordered Staff Sgt. Robert S. Chiaravallotti to forfeit all pay and reduced his rank to private, according to a statement released…


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December 26, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Wrong-way driver causes I-5 crash

There is not points to locate on the map The Associated Press: The Washington State Patrol says an 86-year-old man drove more than two miles in the wrong direction down Highway 101 and Interstate 5 through Olympia and Tumwater on Christmas Day, causing at least one crash. KOMO-TV  reports the incident began when the driver pulled onto Highway…


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December 26, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Power is back, Boxing Day shopping, fast-food robbery

Weather: A gray Boxing Day.  Cloudy, with a high near 45.  50 percent chance of rain today, with rain expected  all week.  The details. Traffic: No worries. Morning traffic is light all over the region.  Toughest traffic feat of the day will be finding a parking spot at shopping malls.  The map and the cams. Reminder: tolling starts…


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December 22, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Peace Corps volunteer from Eastside dies in Mozambique

A Peace Corps volunteer from Washington state and another volunteer from Wisconsin were killed in a car crash in Mozambique Tuesday, according to the Peace Corps website. Volunteer Elizabeth Alden Landis, 23, of Yarrow Point on the Eastside, and Lena Jenison, 22, of Hartland, Wis., died from injuries they suffered in…


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