All but one U.S. Open rounds sold out

All tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the 2015 U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., have sold out, according to the United States Golf Association (USGA). Tickets are available for Thursday’s opening championship round, but those are expected to sell out quickly.

Practice rounds for the U.S. Open will be played Monday through Wednesday, June 15-17, 2015, and the championship days are Thursday through Sunday, June 18-21. For more information about pricing, ticket options or to purchase tickets online while supplies last, visit or [Read more...]

Recovery Caucus proposes bill on sea star wasting syndrome

To address the sea star wasting syndrome and other major marine disease emergencies, this week Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) and the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus introduced the Marine Disease Emergency Act. The proposed legislation would establish a framework for declaring and responding to a marine disease emergency, and to provide the science community with the resources to proactively protect marine ecosystems from being irreparably damaged by cascading epidemics. [Read more...]

U. of Puget Sound offers financial aid to local HS grads

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound is offering a new financial aid program that will help more Tacoma Public Schools high school graduates get a national liberal arts college education right in their own backyard.

The college, which draws students and faculty from across the country and around the world, has committed to meet the full demonstrated financial need of Puget Sound students who graduate from the district’s high schools. The first awards from the Tacoma Public Schools Commitment program will be made for fall 2015. [Read more...]

I-5 lane, ramp closures in Lakewood, week of Sept. 22

From the Washington State Department of Transportation:

Drivers using Interstate 5 between Lakewood and DuPont will encounter numerous overnight detours and ramp and lane closures the week of Sept. 22, as construction crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation continue electrical work for the I-5 – SR 510 to SR 512 Congestion Management and I-5, SR 510 to SR 512 ITS & Ramp Revisions projects.
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Lakes Routs Auburn Riverside 67-7

The Seattle Times’ Top Performers, Lakes’ junior quarterback Jaivae Magalei passed for 7 touchdowns before halftime.

By Jon Esken

A week before the Peninsula versus Lakes hoopla begins; the Lancers took care of business in Auburn. Lakes crushed Auburn Riverside 67-7.

“Lakes’ defense was dominating: one interception, several fumble recoveries, a lot of quarterback sacks. Auburn Riverside was lucky to get three and out,” messaged Lakes alumnus Dean Artist. Defensively, the Lancers came out and set the tone early for the offense.

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Clover Park school kids receive free sight, hearing and dental exams

Photo by Ed Kane, Freelance Graphics

By Ed Kane, Freelance Graphics

Tyee Elementary School students had their vision, hearing and dental health checked by members from Lakewood First Lions, DuPont Lions, Lindquist Clinic and soldiers from 514th Ground Ambulance Company at their school on Thursday.

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Race & Pedagogy National Conference, Sept. 25-27

TACOMA, Wash. – More than 1,500 people from around the country are expected to attend the 2014 Race & Pedagogy National Conference at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.

In addition to the roster of high-profile speakers—Angela Davis, Winona LaDuke, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Eduardo Bonilla Silva—the conference will include six Spotlight Sessions. These sessions are for those interested in teacher development, the genetic side of race, criminal justice, civil rights, arts as a teaching tool, and preparing schools and colleges for the future. [Read more...]