On any given weekday morning, thousands of young professionals flood the streets in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Their identical black backpacks and swinging lanyards mark them as employees of the global retail behemoth Amazon.
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Senate Democrats from New Hampshire have sent a letter to the regional Environmental Protection Agency office raising questions about its determination that a controversial landfill did not pose an “unacceptable human health risk.”...
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BOSTON (AP) — Jury deliberations are set to begin in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder in the 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people. Jurors in Glenn Chin’s case are expected to start deliberating in Boston’s federal...
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Donald Trump has just marked nine months in office, but already nearly 60 percent of Americans are ready to rate him one of the country's worst presidents or at least below average, according to a new national Marist poll.
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The percentage of American adults without health insurance has sharply increased since the beginning of the year and now stands at 12.3 percent, up 0.6 points in the third quarter of 2017 with a 1.4 percent increase since the start of the year.
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When fully operational, Recovery Place Seattle at Beacon Hill will offer a place where homeless or low-income patients can detox from heroin and other drugs, then transition to residential treatment services in the same building, where they can get...
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Bertha might be long gone, but work continues inside the state Route 99 tunnel as contractors work toward the goal of opening it to traffic in early 2019.
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Oil refiners and developers of a proposed Vancouver, Washington, oil terminal have channeled more than $1 million into two elections: a Port of Vancouver commissioner contest and the 45th District state Senate race.
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More than 100 mushroom hunters came to the annual Wild Mushroom Show on Sunday with trays full of all different types of fungi, from colorful amanitas to liquefying inky caps.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has canceled the appearance of three scientists at an event on Monday in Rhode Island about a report, which deals in part with climate change. The New York Times reports EPA spokesman John...
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No one has been arrested or accused of wrongdoing in the death of a 10-month-old boy. A 7-month-old died at the facility in April 2016. Investigators determined that death to be sleep-related.
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More than a month after Hurricane Maria wrecked the island, Puerto Rico’s overwhelmed police force of 13,000 officers is struggling to contain crime, just as before — but now with longer shifts, against emboldened criminals and on streets cloaked in...
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A collection of radio telescopes that spans thousands of miles and is remotely operated from central New Mexico has measured a span of 66,000 light-years (one light-year is equal to 6 trillion miles) from Earth across the Milky...
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The rising cost of housing is a dominant issue in Seattle’s mayoral election, but political messaging – on trust, results and leadership – could also move voters in the race between Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon.
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It may have taken millions of years, but researchers have found that the way salmon reproduce has shaped our watersheds and landscapes. When salmon spawn, the female digs a big hole in the stream bed. She then swishes around that movement can send...
10/20/2017
Turunesh Gura, 78, piled blackberry bushes into a wheelbarrow. She was a farmer with her husband back in Ethiopia. Now an urban farm in south Seattle is helping her and other East African seniors find community in a new land.
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From Ashland to Whistler, Northwest cities large and small are grappling with whether and how to regulate short term rentals of accommodations. Concern about rowdy behavior or preserving housing stock for workers motivates regulation.
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Oregon regulators are proposing new air pollution rules that would limit the total health risk a polluter can impose on its neighbors. On Friday, the state will start taking public comments on its proposed rules under the Cleaner Air Oregon program Gov....
10/20/2017
Immigrants and advocates gathered in Seattle to pray Wednesday, the day a new travel ban was set to kick in. Just hours before, court rulings in two states put the Trump administration’s policy on hold. But with the controversy sure to continue, the...
10/19/2017
Candidates are breaking spending records in a special election that will decide which party controls the Washington Senate. Republican Jinyoung Englund and Democrat Manka Dhingra are vying to fill an open state Senate seat in Washington’s 45th...
10/19/2017
Employment numbers are out for both Washington and Oregon. Since last September, Washington has gained more than 91,000 jobs and Oregon has gained more than 37,000 jobs.

 The largest growth in both states has taken place in the government...
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