About 300 teachers and their supporters critical of the influence the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wields in U.S. education policy planned to march to the foundation’s Seattle offices late Thursday afternoon around rush hour.
SEATTLE — In the decade since Puget Sound’s southern resident killer whales were protected under the Endangered Species Act, scientists have figured out where they go in winter, learned that they eat mostly chinook and have documented the many ways orcas shift their behavior in response to noise from boats.
SEATTLE — A 70-year-old hiker who died of hypothermia in rugged terrain in Mount Rainier National Park over the weekend was experienced, prepared and knew the mountain well after having written dozens of stories about treks through the area.
RENO, Nev. — The Obama administration is launching an effort to accelerate protection of sage grouse along the California-Nevada line with $31 million in spending commitments through 2024 to help ranchers and others improve grouse habitat.
SEATTLE — Federal prosecutors have charged a University of Washington student accused of posting online threats to kill women in solidarity with Elliot Rodger, who went on a murderous rampage last month in California.
Slow economic growth is expected to continue in Washington state, but officials on Tuesday warned that the state still faces a “significant budget challenge” while writing a new two-year budget next year.
YAKIMA — Despite setbacks and delays in cleaning up Hanford, plans to open parts of the nearly 600-square mile reservation are moving forward, a federal Department of Energy official told the Yakima Rotary Club on Thursday.
The city of Spokane has not refunded traffic ticket money a judge ruled was wrongfully collected using red-light cameras, and is still trying to collect from drivers who haven’t paid, according to a lawsuit filed last week.