President Barack Obama on Tuesday will use his executive powers to expand the California Coastal National Monument by adding the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands on the Mendocino County coast.
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BELLINGHAM — In Skagit County, it’s hard to say if a change in weather patterns due to climate change would mean more Skagit River flooding. But researchers at the University of Washington predict climate change will bring more rain to the U.S. West Coast in the next century.
VANCOUVER— Five children who were abused by their parents in Vancouver have filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the state, alleging that the Department of Social and Health Services failed to adequately respond to dozens of complaints about their welfare over an eight-year period.
Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who has disclosed scores of classified data about U.S. military and diplomatic efforts, said the group would be releasing a new batch of secret information.
SEATTLE— On the day he filed a lawsuit against the school that fired him, Mark Zmuda praised Eastside Catholic School as continuing to be “an excellent place for children to learn,” and said he sued only because he’d run out of other options.
A community cleanup of trash and dirty needles has been organized by a Facebook page that pokes fun at Olympia.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration announced Wednesday that some Americans with health insurance policies that don’t meet consumer standards set by the president’s new health care law would be allowed to keep their plans into 2017, three years later than originally envisioned.
Automotive professors and students at South Puget Sound Community College were in shock Tuesday after being notified their $250,000 pre-production Dodge Viper SRT must be destroyed within two weeks.
OLYMPIA — Sean Green’s big plans for a nationwide manufacturing and sales empire got a boost Wednesday when the Spokane native received Washington’s first license to grow legal marijuana.
The World Health Organization is challenging you to eat no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day.
Several landslides have been reported in Western Washington as recent rains break loose steeper hillsides.
WASHINGTON — While supporters and opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline have been busy debating the controversial proposal, the oil that it’s intended to move has found another carrier — one that didn’t require the president’s stamp of approval or several years and billions of dollars to construct.
LOS ANGELES — Warning: Don’t try and stick this clam in your chowder. Scientists have built a robotic clam that isn’t edible but could be incredibly useful, because it easily outperforms other commercial digging devices. This RoboClam, described at the American Physical Society meeting in Denver, could prove invaluable as low-energy anchors or as an environmentally safe way to lay down more intercontinental, undersea fiber-optic cables.
OLYMPIA — In a prelude to end-of-session budget negotiations, the House dumped the Senate’s no-new-taxes budget that extended some tax loopholes for businesses, replacing it with a plan to spend an extra $140 million on education and other programs, partly by raising several taxes.
Shares of RadioShack, the electronics retailer trying to shake its reputation as a relic, tumbled the most in more than four months after the company reported disappointing sales and announced plans to close about a fifth of its stores.