The numbers are in and Liam and Sophia are the top baby names in Washington from 2012, according to the Department of Health, which tracks a variety of state vital statistics, including births, deaths, marriages, and divorces.
In 2012 there were 87,415 babies born in the state. The most popular day for births in 2012 was Friday, June 28 when there were 311 Washington babies born.
The Deer Park Stags, helped by five Nate Guske free throws in the fourth quarter, slid past Chewelah 61-57 on Tuesday.
Deer Park head coach Chad Hand, who was not pleased with all aspects of his teamâ€™s performance, said he would take the victory in the Stagsâ€™ home opener.
The Stags (2-1) broke a 41-41 tie late in third quarter and held off numerous charges by the Cougars down the stretch. Two Guske free throws were followed by offensive rebound basket by Canyon Nielson to increase the Deer Park lead to 58-47 before Chewelahâ€™s Mckenzie Miller hit a 3-pointer to keep the Cougars close.
The Chewelah girls basketball team used a 13-0 run in the third quarter to surge past the Deer Park Lady Stags 47-20 on Tuesday.
Leading 18-15 at halftime, the Lady Cougars (1-2) used their strength underneath the basket to pull away from the Lady Stags (0-3), who were held to only one field goal in the third quarter, an offensive rebound by Siera English with 40 seconds left in the quarter.
The Deer Park wrestling team, bolstered by five forfeit wins, defeated Orting 46-33 on Friday in the first match of the year for both Class 2A powers.
The Stags, runners-up at last seasonâ€™s state championship, jumped out to a 22-0 lead thanks to a 9-1 win by defending state champion Joe Grable over Michael Moniz, another Mat Classic veteran, in the 152-pound match-up and a first period pin by 171-pound Jason Aebischer.
Area entrepreneurs believe it will be easier (and more profitable) to grow marijuana than to sell the weed.
In the first week of license applications to produce, process and sell marijuana under the terms of Initiative 502, most of the requests are to produce and process the plant. Only a small number of businesses have applied for a retail license.
Riversideâ€™s Sydney Spray and Nina Abdanur were named to the All-Northeast A League volleyball team in voting by conference coaches.
The pair were joined in the first team by Brooke Riddle and Hayley Damon, both of Freeman; Sydney Johnson and Jessica Schmautz, both of Lakeside and Hadley Stratton of Newport.
The second-team featured Katie Vold and Josie Schultz, both of Freeman; Cami Tinsler of Medical Lake, Lexie Watkins of Lakeside; and Kailey Ralston of Newport.
The Washington State Auditorâ€™s Office did not find any problems in the recently completed accountability audit for the city of Deer Park.
The audit, which covered internal controls and audit procedures for 2012, looked at such areas as the cityâ€™s financial condition, cash receipting, compliance with grant requirements and bidding and prevailing wage procurements.
Spokane Major Crimes detectives are excavating property on Walters Road in Elk, believed to be the gravesite of Ramona Childress, who went missing last November.
Detectives were directed to the site by a witness who told investigators last month that he helped Jason Flett bury her body on the property after Flett killed her.
Jason Flett, 27, who was Childressâ€™ boyfriend, was arrested on Nov. 13 and charged with second-degree murder. He is expected to make his first court appearance relating to the Childress killing on Nov. 15.
A funeral service will be 3 p.m. on Nov. 17, 2013, at Deer Park High School for Deer Park resident James Bryan Sibley, 16, who passed on Nov. 10 in Deer Park.
Born Oct.1, 1997, in Fairbanks, Alaska, he was the son of James and Jacqueline Sibley.
He was a young man full of love. His hobby was sharing this love with those around him. James did this many ways.
He enjoyed art and music, whether he was drawing pictures for his peers at DPHS; or singing along with his favorite song, he was doing it as a way to share his love with those around him.
Ellen L. (Pratt, Hutchinson) Baker, age 89 was born on Nov. 18, 1923, to Arthur G. and Mary A. Pratt at the family homestead in the shadow of White Bluff, west of Spokane. She died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, evening at Franklin Hills Nursing Home of heart and lung failure.
She spent her childhood on the family farm with her beloved horses and helping her dad. She married Roy M. Hutchinson Sr. in October 1941. They spent their time at various jobs and part-time farming and playing with their horses. Roy died in 1973.