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Tips for making family trips with teens more fun


Activities like surfing, ziplining and stand-up paddleboarding often appeal to teenagers, even when they're not excited about vacationing with their parents.

FootGolf kicks off at Fort Steilacoom


The sport is played on a golf course using a soccer ball, shorter holes and 21-inch-diameter cups.

France battles factory-made restaurant food


Restaurant-goers in France will start seeing a funny little symbol on their menus this week: a skillet with a house on top, indicating your menu choice is made in-house.

Would-be pot seller sues liquor board

Pete O’Neil says officials refused to process his online application over a signature issue.

At the Movies: 'Boyhood' a simple yet fabulous story

Early in “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater's bracingly original, utterly enthralling new film about the passage of time through the lens of one boy's life, we find our characters at a real Houston Astros game. And, with the cameras rolling, wouldn't you know it — the Astros hit a home run.

After Hours: It's ballroom with a twist July 25-27

If you just can't enough of “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance?” then the 5th Avenue Theatre has a treat for you. Performers from these reality TV shows are coming to the stage July 25 through 27 for a family-friendly evening called “Ballroom with a Twist.”

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