Mark Klaas

Youth heart screening Wednesday in Covington

To register, complete health history form and return to Kentwood’s athletic activities office.

Forum tackles concussions, sports safety

Players and experts discuss safety during November forum

Secratary of State wants relevant primary | COMMENTARY

The state’s chief elections officer and her staff have been busy behind the scenes, preparing the stage for voters in what promises to be an interesting and contentious 2016 campaign, nationally and locally.

Will he end the GOP’s gubernatorial drought? | COMMENTARY

Meet Bill Bryant, a Republican challenger to Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee in 2016.

Seahawk’s faith helps him through times of insecurity

Clint Gresham, a Christian leader and Super Bowl XLVIII champion, follows Xs and Os during the season, but his preferred playbook is the Bible.

Early intervention will prevent sucicides among young people | COMMENTARY

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the third-leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24, surpassed only by homicide and accidents.

Region not fully prepared for disaster | COMMENTARY

Is the Puget Sound region – home to more than 4.5 million people – adequately prepared for a disaster?

Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis makes run at Port Commissioner post

It is a critical time, Lewis noted, to make an impact, to set a course for the region’s ports and boost maritime trade, manufacturing and tourism.

Nelson twins honor father’s musical legacy with shows this weekend

Globally recognized but not universally loved, Ricky Nelson played to his own beat, performing music that transcended genres, from rock to pop, folk to country.

Energy, comedy highlight King Charles Troupe’s performance at Ringling Brothers Circus

Growing up in the Bronx, Kim Anthony “Kip” Jones was exposed to many influential artists and athletes. A Knicks fan, Jones enjoyed basketball but preferred a different sport. Gifted athletically as an emerging gymnast, the adventurous teen soon would discover the opportunity to combine the sports and perform on a brightly lit stage.

Dangers of teens, texting, driving | Commentary

The dangerous combination of teens, texting and driving has emerged as a bigger problem on local and national roadways. Rising statistics of crashes and injuries, even fatalities, suggest a need for more public awareness, peer-to-peer education among teens and involvement from institutions, notably schools.

Drivers no longer cool toward SR 167 HOT lanes | Commentary

Some like it HOT. More drivers are warming up to the Valley Freeway’s (HOT) high-occupancy toll lanes, giving engineers and transportation leaders hope that the project eventually will expand to further ease gridlock on one of the state’s most congested corridors.

Birthday Dream makes dreams come true

No child should go without a birthday celebration, especially homeless boys and girls living in shelters and transitional homes, or foster children placed in group… Continue reading