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Local Mt. Rainier casts big shadow to kick off Thanksgiving week (New) Mt. Rainier casts big shadow to kick off Thanksgiving week (Photo Gallery)
There are a number of reasons fall and winter are my favorite times of the year, but this is one of the biggies: the amazing Mt. Rainier sunrises.

In late fall and into early winter, the sun rises in just the right spot on our horizon to where if there is a mid-to-high level cloud layer, Mt. Rainier casts its large shadow into the sky. It can make for a rather dramatic start to the day!
Local Misunderstood Medicine: 'I feel like a normal boy' (New) Misunderstood Medicine: 'I feel like a normal boy' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A week after Forrest's 8th birthday, his mother Tanesha Smelser said doctors diagnosed him with epilepsy and prescribed him an anti-seizure drug.

She said the drug made him angry, violent and suicidal.

The Smelser family had reached a breaking point when Tanesha said they decided to ditch the pharmaceuticals in favor of medical marijuana.
Local Heads Up: Expect some delays on Highway 55 near Marsing Heads Up: Expect some delays on Highway 55 near Marsing
Crews will be restricting traffic to one lane at various points along Highway 55 between Marsing and the Highway 95 junction. They will be testing the soil for an upcoming bridge replacement project.
Local School bus crashes near Bend, 1 student hospitalized School bus crashes near Bend, 1 student hospitalized
Authorities say six students and a driver were on the bus when it slid off an embankment Saturday morning, rolled twice and came to rest against some trees about 50 feed from the road.