Northwest

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Surge in consumer spending eases state budget challenges

A jump in tax collections cuts a projected $9 billion shortfall in half, acccording to new forecast.

 

High speed rail and hub cities explored in Cascadia Corridor study

A new paper outlines a potential plan for the region.

 

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Satterberg responds to ‘anarchist jurisdictions’ label by DOJ

Prosecutor refutes allegation that laws are not being enforced in King County

  • Sep 21, 2020

 

Should state cover school bus costs if there are no riders?

With funding tied to getting students to school, districts are uncertain how much money they’ll receive.

Possible rare ‘seven-armed octopus’ found on Whidbey beach

Scientists from across the nation believe it’s most likely a specimen of Haliphron atlanticus.

Constantine highlights anti-racism, criminal legal system transformation in upcoming budget

King County executive says invest, divest, reimagine

  • Sep 16, 2020

King County voters to decide $1.74B Harborview Medical Center measure

Improvements include a new medical tower building

  • Sep 14, 2020

Inslee sends letter to Trump on the role of climate change in historic wildfires

I implore you to recognize the science behind this destruction’

  • Sep 14, 2020

Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters

The companies will also each donate $1 million to the Eastrail

A view of the Palmer Fire, located seven miles southwest of Oroville in north central Washington. Source: InciWeb

Antifa isn’t starting Washington wildfires

Online conspiracy theories are spreading as the West Coast burns.

A view of the Palmer Fire, located seven miles southwest of Oroville in north central Washington. Source: InciWeb

Seven decades later, the search for two missing Navy pilots continues

The pilots are thought to have disappeared near Black Lake, northeast of North Bend.

Why is COVID-19 more severe in men and elders? | UW Medicine

SARS-CoV-2 usually triggers a strong immune response, but less so in men and people over 60

  • Sep 11, 2020
The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office

Toddler killed as Renton family flees Cold Springs Fire

The parents were severely burned and are being treated at Harborview Medical Center

The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office

Smoke from Oregon, California fires moving into Western Washington

Unhealthy air expected Thursday night through Saturday

  • Sep 10, 2020

Port of Seattle launches task force on Port Policing and Civil Rights

Nine areas of focus will guide effort over several months, recommendations expected in 2021

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8 tips to help parents and kids cope during pandemic | UW Medicine

A pediatric social worker offers suggeestions for families, including lowering your heartbeat.

  • Sep 10, 2020
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A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo

Threat multiplier: How climate change, coronavirus and weather are scorching WA

Dry summer conspired with the pandemic and a wind storm.

A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo
Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.

Workers may qualify for an extra $1,500 in unemployment back pay

A federal program will give some of the state’s unemployed a $300 weekly bump for the past five weeks.

Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.