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...
Tacoma, WAMyNorthwest.com

What is that large contraption on I-5 in Tacoma?

Just what is that thing in the middle of the I-5 construction zone in Tacoma?. Tacoma freeways near end of 20-plus year construction cycle (kind of) KIRO Radio listener Steve hit me up on the text line yesterday asking me to look into this. It is a long structure with orange tubes forming its outer edges, and a large boom on the front end.
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.
Lakewood, WAkpug1170.com

Lakewood Man Arrested for Shooting

LAKEWOOD, Wash. – A Lakewood man has been arrested and accused of shooting a person who was trying to steal his catalytic converter, then dragging him with his truck and leaving his body in a field. Officers responded early Saturday after a witness reported a pickup truck dragging an unknown...
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.
Olympia, WAsouthsoundbiz.com

Olympia’s Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom to be Held June 19

The City of Olympia has teamed up with local community organizations to celebrate Juneteenth on June 19 at the Fertile Ground garden. The family-friendly event, which will include live music, performances, and food vendors, will be held from 1-5 p.m. It will include presentations and performances by the Hawk Foundation for Research and Education in African Culture, Buffalo Soldiers, Ayan Agalu, and more.