SEATTLE — —Due to the massive downturn in air travel from the COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska Air Group, parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, last year lost $1.3 billion, or $10.59 per share, according to financial results announced Tuesday.

WENATCHEE — Now is a good time to stock up on carrots, buttons and arm-shaped sticks because come Wednesday morning, 3-6 inches of snow could be piled up in Wenatchee, a perfect storm for a snowman.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A U.S. appeals court dealt a blow to the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline on Tuesday, upholding a lower court’s decision to throw out a key federal permit for the line and order it to undergo a lengthy environmental review.

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, D.C. — Russia and the United States have struck a deal to extend the New START nuclear arms control treaty, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, a move that preserves the last major pact of its kind between the world's two biggest nuclear powers.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell said he’s dropping a key demand and is ready to move toward a power-sharing agreement after two Democratic senators pledged they won’t vote to do away with the filibuster.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A delegation of House Democrats poised to become prosecutors marched across the U.S. Capitol on Monday night to deliver a single article of impeachment against Donald Trump, triggering the start of an unprecedented trial of the former president.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday to tighten “Buy American” rules to boost federal purchases of U.S.-made goods as part of his campaign pledge to invest in the country’s manufacturing industry.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Five days after the end of Donald Trump’s presidency, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday halted lawsuits accusing him of violating the U.S. Constitution’s anti-corruption provisions by maintaining ownership of his business empire including a hotel near the White House while …

YAKIMA — As health organizations across the Yakima Valley work to make vaccines accessible to all who are eligible, local nursing, pharmacy and other students are pitching in to get those vaccines into community members’ arms.

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he’s infected with COVID-19 after the country posted record increases in cases and fatalities from the outbreak in the past week.

PARIS — President Joe Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron held a phone call Sunday in which they covered issues from NATO to climate change and underscored a wish that their countries maintain a strong relationship.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the nation’s top health official, on Sunday likened the U.S. spread of COVID-19 to a “plane in a nosedive” as the new administration vowed to rapidly ramp up vaccinations against a virus that has killed more than 400,000 …

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With a perfect storm of aging residents, low birth rates, COVID-19 deaths and immigration cutbacks, 16 states saw population decreases last year as the United States experienced the slowest national population growth since the Great Depression.

Upper Valley MEND welcomes new staff member Liz Hurtado who is joining as the Emergency Assistance Program manager. Hurtado will be helping people in crisis with rent, mortgage, utility bills and helping with access to needed services in the Wenatchee Valley.

OLYMPIA — State lawmakers Friday afternoon released the outline of a new COVID-19 relief bill aimed at boosting vaccine distribution and contact tracing, and aiding schools, renters and small businesses amid the pandemic.