SEATTLE — Starbucks said Thursday it’s opening stores in 15 poor and middle-class inner city locations across the U.S., including one in Ferguson, Mo., as part of its bid to integrate more disadvantaged youths into the workforce.
ABERDEEN -- Moist air and much-need rain and cool temperatures have kept the Paradise Fire at bay in the Olympic National Park for the last several days, but fire managers are watchful as temperatures are predicted to warm up and humidity is expected to abate in the coming days.
SEATTLE — For Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the quest to understand the human brain is more than an academic pursuit. For nearly a decade before her death, Allen saw his mother — a librarian with a keen intellect and a passion for learning — struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
ABERDEEN — Construction work at the site of the new Ocosta Elementary School, which will double as the first tsunami vertical evacuation safe haven building in North America, is moving along toward completion early next year.
YAKIMA — While Yakima County may lead the state in obesity, diabetes and STD rates, a recent study from the University of Washington shows residents here are doing pretty well when it comes to not abusing alcohol.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A wildlife protection fight over a quirky ground-dwelling bird highlights how two U.S. environmental groups have increasingly dominated the process of species protection, sparking a backlash from pro-business Republicans.
WAPATO, Yakima County — As the drought wears on and their crops fade, farmers Steve Bangs and Jeremy Waterman take to the road each day to look for signs of water theft in other parts of the Wapato Irrigation Project that are still green and flush with water.