Near the front lines: getting a close look at firefighting

Fiery omen: A smoke plume, seen from the Liberty Bell Alternative school, blots out the sun over Winthrop.   - Ross Coyle/Kent Reporter
  • Aug 21, 2014 at 8:00PM updated Aug 26, 2014 at 10:02PM

Through a series of interesting circumstances I found myself sitting in a military Humvee-ambulance on the black zone of the Carlton Complex Fire.


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Weyerhaeuser to move headquarters from Federal Way to Seattle

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Aug 27, 2014 at 3:33PM

Federal Way-based timber giant Weyerhaeuser will move its corporate headquarters to Seattle, company officials announced to employees on Tuesday.

Man charged with murder in shooting at Kent gas station

  • Aug 25, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Aug 27, 2014 at 3:14PM

A 29-year-old Burien man was charged Monday in King County Superior Court with two counts of murder in the first degree with firearm enhancements for last Wednesday's double homicide at a Kent gas station.

Auburn Reporter

Last to first: Stryker Phd roars to win Longacres Mile | Emerald Downs | SLIDESHOW

  • Aug 24, 2014 at 8:00PM updated Aug 27, 2014 at 11:40AM

Stryker Phd reached the pinnacle of Northwest racing Sunday afternoon, exploding from last place for a half-length victory over Boyett in the 79th running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (Grade 3) for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.

The Sparkle Effect creates opportunities for differently-abled cheerleaders

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 1:59PM

The Kent School District has a cheer squad that includes students with disabilities.

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