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News >  Washington

West Side WSP trooper dies after contracting COVID-19 while traveling

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 26, 2021

Trooper Detective Eric Gunderson died early Sunday "after a courageous battle with (COVID-19) contracted while in service to the state of Washington," the WSP announced in a news release. Gunderson was commissioned in April 2008 and was serving in District 1 of the agency, which covers Pierce and Thurston counties.
A&E >  Books

‘Black Boy Joy’ brings together 17 messages of positivity

Picking out a fresh outfit for the first day of school, skateboarding, baking a peach cobbler – these are just some of the fun things that kids do in the 17 short stories of "Black Boy Joy." "Every story moves toward a place of joy," said Kwame Mbalia.
News >  Features

Climate and wildfires threaten migrating butterflies

Painted lady butterflies will soon be on the move. They will start to migrate when temperatures cool near the Canadian border, where they spend the summer. Each day, the butterflies, whose scientific name is Vanessa cardui, may fly 12 hours toward Mexico.

News >  Features

Dad Daze: Playing favorites is not the way of the Condrans

"Set the tone" was the mantra of Butch, my son Milo's first ice hockey coach. Milo took the motto to heart during his early years under Butch. After Milo scored the first goal in four of seven games, my friend Capri said, "No wonder Milo is your favorite kid."
News >  Pacific NW

‘Worth preserving’: Klickitat County’s Stonehenge monument selected for National Register of Historic Places

The listing on the Historic Register, which makes the site the 12th in Klickitat County and among the more than 1,600 in Washington state, will allow the museum to also seek potential federal funding in its efforts to restore the monument. Boring samples conducted in the past year show water damage to the reinforced concrete that was used to build the Stonehenge, which wasn't completed until 1929. 
News >  Nation

Georgia rally to mark debut of GOP primary ‘Trump ticket’

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 25, 2021

ATLANTA — The rewards of an early Donald Trump endorsement will be on display Saturday in Georgia when a three-man ticket of candidates he's backing in 2022 Republican primaries will be featured at one of his signature rallies. But GOP opponents of Trump-backed candidates aren't folding in Georgia and some say the former president's nod could hurt Republicans in a general election in the closely divided state.