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March 23, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Poll: What should the new owners do with Smith Tower?

Smith Tower was sold Friday in a foreclosure auction to affiliates of mortgage holder CBRE Capital Markets of New York. Read our full Smith Tower story here. Take our poll: What do you think the new owners should do with the Seattle landmark. <a href=””>What should the new owners do with Smith Tower?</a>


Comments | More in General news | Topics: poll, Smith Tower

March 23, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Statement from the U.S. Forces on Robert Bales charges in Afghan killings

Here is a press release from the U.S. Forces on the charges against Robert Bales in the killing of Afghan civilians. DV.load(‘’, { width: 640, height: 820, sidebar: false, text: false, pdf: false, container: “#DV-viewer-327907-soldier-faces-criminal-charges-usfor-a-2012-03” …


Comments | More in Government | Topics: Afghan killings, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales

March 16, 2012 at 3:22 PM

U.S. official: Suspect in killing of Afghan civilians identified as Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales

From the Associated Press: Update 3:40 p.m. A senior U.S. official says the soldier accused in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians is Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation into an incident that has roiled relations with Afghanistan. American officials had previously said the suspect…


Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: Afghan killings, JBLM

March 9, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Talk about it: Viral video of Joseph Kony draws eyeballs, concern about facts

A smoothly produced, 29-minute video, “Kony 2012,” about elusive African warlord Joseph Kony, has gone viral on the Internet by tapping the power of social media. But critics think it’s too smooth. Full story here. Our usual reader comments is down for technical reasons, but you can use the commenting thread below to share your…


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February 20, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Woodland nursery believes koi pond builder behind theft

The Associated Press LONGVIEW — First, the burglar took a pond filter, then, a pump in another break-in. After a $400 koi disappeared over the weekend from the Tsugawa Nursery in Woodland, it was pretty clear a water gardener had turned bad. The daughter of the owners, Karen Tsugawa, told Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies she believes someone is…


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