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Farewell to the chief

Schneider retires after 15 years leading fire agency


Spectacle still brings out the fight in me | Our Corner

For one Saturday night, the fight game returned. Young Mixed Martial Arts champ Conor McGregor climbed into the Marquess of Queensberry rules boxing ring with… Continue reading


Pursuing truth through the rhetoric | Our Corner

This writing stuff is a strange business. It’s an amalgamation of talk, tattling and, at times, tawdry titters – all under the headline of truth… Continue reading


Gold Rush Dancer wins the Longacres Mile

Gold Rush Dancer took a four-length lead to the finish line to win the Longacres Mile.

Trying to make sense of all this ‘discraziness’ | Our Corner

As a pick-me-up and drop-me-on-my-head bucket of fun, I have been trying to follow the unhealth care machinations in the U.S. Senate. It is the… Continue reading

Today’s tools drive me crazy, and off the map | OUR CORNER

Distracted driving is the hot topic now with the new state law taking effect Sunday, July 23. I will not recite the specifics of the… Continue reading

Maybe it is more than sticks and stones that hurt | OUR CORNER

I have always been interested in languages. Since my first Spanish class in seventh grade, I have been taken by the puzzle of how people… Continue reading

Pushed to the limit, lawmakers find formula for basic education

Budget addresses state constitutional obligation to fully fund K-12

NPSL chooses all-league teams in baseball, soccer and fastpitch

Class 4A North Puget Sound League officials announced the all-league high school selections for baseball, fastpitch and soccer. League coaches picked the all-league teams. Kentwood’s… Continue reading

Pickleball Station opens in Kent | VIDEO

Getting into a pickle is now much easier and more fun in Kent. Pickleball Central opened the Pickleball Station last Saturday at 22330 68th Ave.… Continue reading

Kentlake takes second in 4A state baseball

The Kentlake High Falcons finished one of its best baseball seasons with a second-place trophy in the Class 4A state championship tournament. Puyallup edged Kentlake… Continue reading

Memorial Day at Tahoma National Cemetery | Photo Gallery

The ceremony included a B-25 flyover from the Historic Flight Foundation.

Kentlake, Kentwood square off in 4A state semifinal

It will be a high noon showdown for the Kentlake and Kentwood baseball teams at 1 p.m. Friday, at Safeco Field. The Conks and the… Continue reading

Kentwood, Kentlake advance to 4A state baseball playoffs

The West Central District baseball tournament dodged rain showers last Saturday and eventually completed the bracket at Art Wright Field. Kentwood took second losing to… Continue reading

Vivid tube world just a yardstick away | Dennis Box

A moment of memory fell on me during one of the staff meetings when I was supposed to be paying attention to whatever I was… Continue reading

The secret in the classroom revealed | Box

Cellphones have become the talk of the town in Washington, D.C. with suspicion of talking to and listening to whom. Twitter tattling took over the… Continue reading

Education funding leads discussion at 47th Legislative District town hall meeting

Sen. Joe Fain, Rep. Pat Sullivan and Rep. Mark Hargrove cover wide range of topics.

Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas and FBI special agent release latest information on alleged hate crime | Press Conference Video

Police offering $6,000 reward to find suspect in shooting of man who is a member of Sikh religion.

Kentwood boys conquer No. 1 Union for 4A hoops title | PHOTOS

Kentwood High assistant coach John Rolsma’s phone alarm went off at the stroke of midnight Saturday inside the Tacoma Dome. It was set last year… Continue reading