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  1. Special Commitment Center at McNeil Island.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 21 | The Olympian

    A Thurston County jury will decide in coming weeks whether to release Johnny J. Davis from the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island. Davis was convicted as a teenager of multiple sex offenses - including child rape and kidnapping.


  2. Being a lazy gardener is easier a " and more productive a " than you might thinkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 18 | The Olympian

    The third week of September is the time to fertilize the lawn, buy and plant spring blooming bulbs, continue to weed, water and mow and replace plants that give you grief, grow too big, grow ugly, don't bloom or are growing in the wrong place. There's a lot to do in the garden this time of year - unless you plan for a more carefree landscape.


  3. Student scores dip slightly statewide in 3rd year of Smarter Balanced testsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | The Olympian

    "The dip in scores this year is no reason to panic - it confirms the work we have ahead of us. It's only the third year of the new tests, and some districts are still working on fully implementing the standards that these assessments measure," Chris Reykdal, the state's superintendent of public instruction, said in releasing the scores.


  4. You remember his sounds. Juan Perez, who played piano at Tacomaa s Nordstrom, has diedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | The Olympian

    Juan Perez, who played the piano for decades at the Tacoma Mall Nordstrom before taking his tunes to other local venues, died Monday afternoon at his home in University Place. "His battle was a roller coaster," daughter Christine McKanna said Tuesday.


  5. Former Washington National Guard leader dies suddenly, leaves large legacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2017 | The Olympian

    Retired Maj. Gen. Tim Lowenberg, who led the Washington National Guard as the state's adjutant general when thousand of its citizen-soldiers served in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, has died.


  6. Washington weathers Applebeea s and IHOP purge a " for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 | The Olympian

    More than 100 Applebee's and IHOP restaurants are set to close this year. That doesn't include locations in the South Sound - at least for now.


  7. Spieth listened to his caddie, and that made all the difference at British OpenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2017 | The Olympian

    Jordan Spieth stands with his caddie Michael Greller before putting on the 18th green Sunday at the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England. Greller once taught at University Place Primary and lives in Gig Harbor.


  8. Drunken Chambers Bay golfers startle woman, break mana s nose, deputies sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2017 | The Olympian

    The iconic fir tree at Chambers Bay golf course looms over golfers practicing for the U.S. Open in 2015. A pair of golfers at Chambers Bay assaulted a runner Tuesday and severely broke his nose, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.


  9. Score one for Erin Hills. But herea s five reasons why Chambers Bay is the better future US Open venueRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2017 | The Olympian

    In the matchup of U.S. Open course hosting the national open for the first time - Chambers Bay from 2015 vs. this year's site, Erin Hills - the winner by split decision is a Erin Hills. The reason Erin Hills gets the nod is because it holds the single-biggest advantage in plush conditions.


  10. Putnam turns in best US Open finish of his career despite harsh conditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2017 | The Olympian

    Fans lining the fairways at Erin Hills let players know when a long wedge shot to the green meets approval. When University Place's Michael Putnam landed his approach 5 feet from the pin on No.


  11. University Place's Michael Putnam recaps final round at Erin HillsRead the original story

    Jun 18, 2017 | The Olympian

    Never far from Derek Barron's mind is his longtime pal, Taylor Ferris, who died in a downtown car accident in 2015. Eric Steimer helped set up the U.S. Open when it was played at Chambers Bay in 2015.


  12. Could Erin Hills push Chambers Bay out of US Open rotation?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2017 | The Olympian

    So you think the United States Golf Association wants to keep its biggest prize - the U.S. Open - as far away from Chambers Bay as possible in the future? Those dirt-and-sandpaper greens from the 2015 U.S. Open were the culprit, right? Or how about every time a patron tried to keep up with a playing group, he or she found a roped-off, dead-end zone? Believe it or not, these are issues that can be fixed - over time. In fact, the Chambers Bay greens are in the process of being converted from fine fescue to poa annua, a more natural grass for the northwest.


  13. Yes, those a kidsa are doctors a " and they can see you nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2017 | The Olympian

    In a side room at Community Health Care's Hilltop Regional Health Center, Tami Ford clutched a cane, awaiting her doctor. "I get in right away, and I do recommend it to my friends who don't have a doctor," said the 53-year-old University Place resident.


  14. Amazon-Whole Foods deal expected to pay off for South Sound shoppersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2017 | The Olympian

    The online retailer announced Friday that it was buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, the largest acquisition in Amazon's history. Whole Foods has been struggling the past few years as more grocers move into the specialty foods market, with Kroger's Main & Vine in Gig Harbor the most prominent local example.


  15. How Michael Putnam got an edge for the US Open by carrying his brothera s golf bagRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | The Olympian

    OK, University Place's Michael Putnam is not really a bag carrier. He just happened to play one in 2011 for his younger brother, Andrew, at the 2011 U.S. Amateur.


  16. Chambers Bay understudy now running things for US Open at Erin HillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | The Olympian

    Eric Steimer helped set up the U.S. Open when it was played at Chambers Bay in 2015. Now, he's the guy running things at Erin Hills.


  17. Ita s U.S. Open week, and this golfing legend is still bashing Chambers BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | The Olympian

    It's U.S. Open week in Wisconsin and one golfing legend took to Twitter to criticize the course - in University Place. The world's best golfers might be gearing up for the 117th edition of America's historic championship at Erin Hills, but hall of famer Gary Player was still focused Monday on the 2015 Open and the "diabolic conditions of Chambers Bay."


  18. Friday could be Washingtona s most dangerous day for cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | The Olympian

    After a long, sun-starved winter and a soggy spring, many Puget Sounders might crave some time in the sun. "It's been cloudy for some time and then it's a nice, warm, sunny day," said Dr. June Kim, a University Place dermatologist.


  19. Hero firefighter saves lives, even on his way to the moviesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2017 | The Olympian

    Another time, he dove into a frigid Lake Steilacoom to try to save a man whose canoe had overturned. And last month, he tackled a man who attacked several people at a Tumwater gas station.


  20. Democratic lawmakers take aim at Sound Transita s car tab calculations, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 | The Olympian

    Democrats in the state House are joining a parade of lawmakers trying to reform the inflated way Sound Transit calculates car tab fees that help pay for the Sound Transit 3 package. Five bills were introduced by Democratic representatives Friday that seek to make the car tab fees cheaper by overhauling the calculations, to offer rebates for some on taxes collected for the transit package and to create accountability measures for the agency.


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