Archive for December, 2012


Wash. storm: Mount Baker Highway still closed

Washington Transportation Department officials say the Mount Baker Highway east of Maple Falls is likely to remain closed into the weekend due to heavy snow and rain that have caused more than 100 trees to fall across the road. The Seattle Times: Local News

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One Jackpot Winner

One of the tickets sold in Kansas for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: The Seattle Times: Local News

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Dear Abby 12/18

Dear Abby: I am 20 and have been with my boyfriend, “Griffin,” for five years. He recently gave me a beautiful promise ring. I would like to spend the rest of my life with him, but I think I have a problem. I am going to become an adoption professional, and I plan on adopting […]

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Fire destroys main hall at Camp Bethel

The main hall of Camp Bethel, a popular summer church camp in the Copalis Crossing area north of Grays Harbor, was gutted on Sunday evening by a fire, officials said Monday. The fire broke out about 6 p.m. in the main hall. By the time firefighters arrived 10 minutes later the structure was fully in […]

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Cantwell pushes ahead on tsumani debris

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell has pushed through new legislation intended to speed up the federal response to debris that washes ashore from the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Added as an amendment to the Coast Guard authorization bill — HR 2838 — the legislation creates a plan and directs the administrator of the National Oceanic & […]

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Dear Abby 12/15

Dear Abby: I’m a senior in high school and will be off to college next year. Like my older brother, I will be attending a school 30 minutes from home. A problem he has, and that I’m worried about, is setting boundaries with our father. Dad works near the college and insists on stopping by […]

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Dear Abby 12/14

Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married for seven years. Since our wedding, he has had increasing health problems. He recently told me that he planned his funeral three months ago, without saying a word to me. I am very concerned that he seems more focused on death than on life. Am I […]

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WA horse owner charged with animal cruelty

The Pierce County prosecutor says a 69-year-old Graham, Wash., man accused of failing to properly care for more than three dozen horses has been charged with 10 counts of second-degree animal cruelty. The Seattle Times: Local News

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Friends describe suspect as friendly, talkative

Friends and acquaintances on Wednesday described the man police say opened fire in a crowded Portland shopping mall as friendly and gregarious, not generally reclusive or bizarre. The Seattle Times: Local News

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Dear Abby 12/11

Dear Abby: My husband wears a hairpiece. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look very real. Nearly every time we are in a public place, I notice somebody staring or laughing at it. I have talked to him about it only a couple of times, but each time he tells me how attached he is to it and […]

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