Puyallup, WAq13fox.com

Two people seriously injured in Puyallup house fire

PUYALLUP, Wash. - Two people are seriously injured after a house fire in Puyallup Tuesday. Police and Central Pierce Fire & Rescue crews responded to the house fire, near the 2900 block of 9th St. around 2:30 p.m. Two victims were transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The identity of the victims is unknown.
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Washington StateKING-5

Traffic changes coming this weekend for southbound I-5 in Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. — Drivers who use Interstate 5 through Tacoma should prepare for some changes as the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) nears the finish line on a two-decade project to widen the interstate. Starting this weekend, crews will begin shifting a lane of southbound traffic onto a new...
Yelm, WAChronicle

City of Yelm Rejects Current L&I Guidance on Vaccinations

The Yelm City Council approved a resolution to bar the city from collecting, storing and disseminating COVID-19 vaccination records at its June 8 city council meeting. The decision comes in the wake of recent Washington State Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) guidance that asks employers to obtain the vaccination records of their employees in lieu of a mask-wearing policy. The records would be held by employers with the purpose of sharing the information with L&I should the department ask for it.
Rochester, WAChronicle

Rochester Baseball Field Rededicated in Honor of Justin Rotter

Between 200 and 300 family, friends, students, athletes and alumni gathered at Rochester High School June 5 for the rededication of the baseball field in honor of Rochester teacher and coach Justin Rotter, who passed away last year. Rotter, a math teacher, middle school football coach and assistant baseball coach,...
Seattle, WAKING-5

Fiery food and tableside salad in a historic Seattle building

El Gaucho in Seattle has a new historic location - Union Stables, two blocks north of Pike Place Market. Union Stables is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1910 and was home to three-hundred horses used for pulling streetcars and fire engines. Now, it's one gorgeous steakhouse.
Rainier, WANisqually Valley News

Rainier Community Protests in Wake of Coach Landram’s Forced Departure

Students unpacked ponchos as rain pitter-pattered across the pavement, community members stapled signs together and children lined the road as dozens of citizens protested the Rainier School District’s decision to not renew Jeremy Landram’s coaching contract on Monday, June 14. Rainier High School boys basketball players learned Thursday, June 10,...
University Place, WAThe Suburban Times

National Night Out is Back in U.P.

After taking last year off because of the pandemic, National Night Out will return to University Place on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Residents are encouraged to turn on their outside lights, lock their doors and step outside to join neighbors in the fight against crime. Host a potluck, grill some burgers, or simply hold a BYOB happy hour. The idea is to come together as a community to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Take a look at this brief video by the National Night Out organization to see the excitement this event generates across the country.
Thurston County, WAthurstontalk.com

Thurston County Board of Commissioners Award Funds to Local Service Providers

Today, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners (BoCC) approved close to $8 million in funding after receiving a recommendation from the Regional Housing Council’s (RHC) request for proposals (RFP) to use Human Services Funds and Affordable Housing and Homeless Services Funds. Awards range from $11,355 to Rochester Organization of Families (ROOF) for emergency needs to $1.2 million to Interfaith Works – Homeless Services Program to support their coordinated network of shelters and services. These awards will benefit Thurston County’s houseless residents, affordable housing, and service providers providing basic needs.
Yelm, WANisqually Valley News

Yelm Girls Basketball Finishes Undefeated Season

The Yelm girls basketball team finished a stainless season last week, as they dominated their competition each game. Senior Bayleigh Harder was named league MVP, senior My’Kel Jones was given all-league first team honors, freshman Lilli Williams was named to the second team and freshman Henlee Sherman made third team.
Puyallup, WAmsn.com

2 Injured, 3 Pets Killed In Puyallup House Fire: Roads Closed

PUYALLUP, WA — A house fire on 9th Street Southwest has injured two people, killed three house pets and closed several nearby roads Tuesday afternoon. Central Pierce Fire & Rescue first sounded the alarm around 1:40 p.m., sharing a video showing smoke pouring from a Puyallup area home. Initially, only...