ABERDEEN — Salmon fishing in Grays Harbor and along all of its tributaries has been closed three months early after catch data suggested that the return of coho salmon would be significantly less than predicted, according to a press release from the state Department of Fish &Wildlife.
SEATTLE — Whale watchers and researchers have high hopes for the survival of the newest baby orca spotted near the San Juan Islands late Saturday afternoon, according to the Pacific Whale Watch Association.
SEATTLE — Health-insurance holdouts — people who don’t want or haven’t found coverage in the era of Obamacare — will be the focus starting Nov. 1 as state and federal officials launch the Affordable Care Act’s third open enrollment period.
SEATTLE — The European Union said Wednesday that the Netherlands gave Starbucks an illegal break on its tax bill, and it ordered the Dutch government to collect between $23 million and $34 million from the coffee company.
SEATTLE — Homeless encampments sanctioned, regulated and supported by the city are on course to open next month in Seattle’s Ballard and Interbay neighborhoods, and a third likely will open in the Industrial District before the end of the year.
One year after the deadly shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, the parents of the students killed or injured say the district hasn’t been transparent in providing records about events leading up to the shooting.
SEATTLE — Keith Chadd has always loved pigeons. He found his first bird when he was 5 years old, in Coos Bay, Oregon. His parents were chopping wood on the beach and he crawled underneath the pier, and spied a baby pigeon. He snagged it and brought it to his mom.
SEATTLE — Last fall, federal education officials asked Native Americans in seven states, including Washington, to tell them what was happening with their children in the nation’s public schools and colleges.