WASHINGTON (AP) — The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world. The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado says the Arctic this month set a record low...
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine laws protect people from discrimination based on factors such as race, disabilities and sexual orientation, and a Republican lawmaker wants to add a person’s beliefs about climate change to that list. Rep. Larry Lockman has...
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Almost every kid in our state has medical coverage, a health-care mountaintop that took decades to reach. The Republican health-care bill would bring that crashing back down.
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Many believe that the Trump administration will not go after the recreational marijuana market. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions' harsh stance on marijuana may affect the market in other ways.
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The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday released its first edition of a report of the cities and counties that don't honor Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) requests to hold undocumented immigrants who have been picked up in connection...
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A 53-year-old youth bowling coach from Burien is charged with possessing child pornography that depicts evidence of him abusing a longtime team member, court documents say.
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JERUSALEM (AP) — In a search for antiquities, Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a far more modern find — century-old liquor bottles that belonged to British soldiers in World War I. The Israel Antiquities Authority said Wednesday it was excavating...
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — He recently had a polar research vessel named in his honor. Now Sir David Attenborough, the famed British naturalist, also has an ancient shrimp as a namesake. To mark Attenborough’s 90th birthday, researchers from Yale University...
3/22/2017
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality expects to lose more than 30 people in the agencys core programs protecting air and water quality because of President Trumps proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency budget, according to an...
3/21/2017
As the Puget Sound region continues to grow and evolve, more health care facilities will be necessary to meet growing demand. The Puget Sound Business Journal recently held a Thought Leader Forum with industry leaders about important issues to consider...
3/21/2017
Two cases of measles have been confirmed in King County, and health officials say those in the South Lake Union area in mid-March may have been exposed to the highly contagious disease.
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3/21/2017
Black Diamond is a small city on the verge of big growth. It recently came through a budget crisis that threatened to shut down the city – including its police department. Kara McDermott of KUOW's Region of Boom talked with Commander Brian Martinez about...
3/21/2017
Retail behemoth Walmart this week took the wraps off Store No. 8, a new technology incubator based in Silicon Valley. Store No. 8’s leaders say they plan to invent new products, invest in and incubate startups and partner with venture capitalists,...
3/21/2017
As Costco Wholesale takes steps to improve its online offerings, the Issaquah-based company has tapped a technology executive as its next board of director. Costco (Nasdaq: COST) announced Tuesday that Kenneth Denman will be the newest addition to the...
3/21/2017
Washington Senate Republicans have proposed a $5 billion increase in state spending over the next two years, including $1.8 billion more for public schools in an attempt to satisfy a Supreme Court ruling that found the state is not adequately funding...
3/21/2017
About a dozen counties in Washington state are singled out in a new report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. It’s the first of an ongoing weekly report that spotlights local jails considered “uncooperative” on federal immigration...
3/21/2017
Kite flyers, picnickers, and Ultimate players treasure Seattles Gas Works Park, whose famous towers and pipes were once part of a coal gasification plant on the shore of Lake Union that lit up early Seattleites homes. But beneath the grass lies a more...
3/21/2017
How do you dispose of an old totem pole? Fortunately, this is not a problem we regularly face. But a tall totem gifted by Seattle to its sister city in Japan renewed this question.
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3/20/2017
Washington’s 105-day legislative session is more than half over. But the big job of negotiating a new two-year state budget has yet to begin. Senate Republicans are expected to unveil their budget proposal early this week, followed by House...
3/20/2017
Friday night was not short on smiles at the Tower Theatre in Bend, Oregon. OPB members and guests from around Central Oregon said goodbye to "Oregon Field Guide" host Steve Amen, who is retiring after 28 years on the show. Theatergoers saw an advance...
3/18/2017