SEATTLE — The party starts well before the first note is played. Starting today — a full day before Watershed Festival officially begins — cars and RVs start lining up to grab prime campsite real estate at the scenic Gorge Amphitheatre. Soon legions of koozie-clutchers will roam the fields l…

YAKIMA — Campers in Central Washington and beyond have not been deterred by crowds and burn bans this summer — but they’re being asked to keep recreation spots clean and safe from wildfires, officials say.

SEATTLE — Boeing on Wednesday posted its first quarterly profit in almost two years, as deliveries of its best-selling 737 MAX jets to airlines gained traction amid a sharp rebound in travel bookings following an increase in global COVID-19 vaccinations.

EVERETT — Local startup Helion Energy said Tuesday it will build a facility in Everett to test the latest version of its “fusion energy” generator, a project it said has the potential to create electricity without producing any carbon emissions.

SEATTLE — The Seattle Police Department needs to find a better way to interact with anti-police demonstrators, including allowing officers to express solidarity with protesters marching against police brutality and racism, according to the first in a series of detailed critiques of the depar…

MOSES LAKE — Because of last year’s immense fire-scar on land vital to vulnerable and endangered animal populations in the Columbia Basin, state legislators passed a Shrubsteppe Fire Recovery and Preparedness Proviso to protect Department of Fish and Wildlife lands, as well as their partners…

POINT ROBERTS — The Biden administration’s decision to keep the U.S.-Canada border closed through Aug. 21 is another gut punch for Point Roberts, the Whatcom County community left isolated due to COVID-19 restrictions for more than a year.

KENNEWICK — Dairy farmers are bracing for another agonizing stretch of near 100-degree days as they and other growers worry about the fallout from continuing drought conditions and the heat-stress on their cows.

SEATTLE — Roughly 16,000 immigrants in Washington state who benefit from a federal program allowing them to legally live and work in the U.S. shouldn’t be disheartened yet, despite a Texas court ruling Friday ordering an end to the program, said a prominent Seattle immigrant advocate.