I’ll bet you a buck to a dime that rarely a day goes by I don’t get a phone call from somebody either living here or visiting the area asking about the availability of a truly public pistol range.

Kobe Bryant was barely a few years into his post-NBA life when it was suddenly cut short in a helicopter crash so unimaginable that we had to keep reminding ourselves it actually did happen.

A basalt pile decorates much of Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon, thanks to some lively volcanic action millions of years ago.

OAKESDALE, Wash. — Pomeroy saw its 10-game Southeast 1B League volleyball winning streak snapped here Thursday night as Oakesdale took down the Pirates in straight sets to clinch at least a share of the league championship.

PRESCOTT — St. John-Endicott-Lacrosse downed Prescott in straight sets here Thursday night in the Tigers' fiinal home volleyball match of the season.

One can’t help but wonder if Bryce Harper is experiencing buyer’s remorse this month as he watches his old team, the Washington Nationals, close in on a World Series championship.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — In a different time, it was an attractive little two-bedroom home, constructed in the early 1940s out of red brick and owned by one of the greatest players ever to grace the diamond, a towering yet tragic figure who lived the last half of his life and went to his grave as …

RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks have forged the best prime-time record in the NFL on a very simple — though slightly incongruous — theory, preached ad nauseam into their consciousness by coach Pete Carroll.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Six Pro Bowls. A Super Bowl ring. The NFL passer-rating leader in 2015. The NFL touchdown-pass leader in 2017. The second-best passer rating in NFL history. And, of course, 129 consecutive games played if you count the playoffs.

As Felix Hernandez prepares to make what almost certainly will be his final Mariners start today — No. 418 over a 15-year span — it’s long past the time to ponder where he went off track, and how he could have fixed it.