08 23 2014
  2:27 am  
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Gregoire: Rate Care Centers

Parents need to make informed child care choices, says governor

OLYMPIA—Gov. Christine Gregoire is calling for a new rating system for child care centers and preschools so parents can make informed decisions about where to send their tykes.
The governor also is proposing a new cabinet-level agency to pull together a half-dozen child-care and early-learning programs now scattered across state government.

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Sweet & Light

Local author Edwina Martin-Arnold reads from her new novel, "Chocolate Friday," at The Bookworm Exchange in Columbia City on Dec 9.

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Comic Icon Richard Pryor Dies at 65

LOS ANGELES—It is one of those indelible images from the late 1960s that remains locked in the minds of those who were there.
It's a comedy album photograph of a nearly naked Richard Pryor, dressed in a loincloth, with bones through his nose and beads around his neck like a stereotypical African bushman from an old "Tarzan" movie.

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