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Study: 65 plant species have gone extinct in U.S., Canada
More than 65 species of plants have gone extinct in the U.S. and Canada since European colonization, according to a new study. The study was… Continue reading
Washington releases new forest plan
It outlines ways the state will protect and maintain forest health.
All King County charter amendments are passing
Voters are approving an appointed sheriff along with other measures.
King County wants to buy motels for emergency, affordable housing
The concept has proven results in addressing homelessness.
Boeing, coronavirus likely to impact King County economy
Unemployment remained high in September.
State extends moratorium on some electric, gas shutoffs
Investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities in WA can’t disconnect customers through April.
University of Washington professors talk climate change, U.S.-China relations
Downside for climate policy supporters is it can risk alienating moderate or right-leaning voters.
High speed rail and hub cities explored in Cascadia Corridor study
A new paper outlines a potential plan for the region.
Antifa isn’t starting Washington wildfires
Online conspiracy theories are spreading as the West Coast burns.
Seven decades later, the search for two missing Navy pilots continues
The pilots are thought to have disappeared near Black Lake, northeast of North Bend.
Threat multiplier: How climate change, coronavirus and weather are scorching WA
Dry summer conspired with the pandemic and a wind storm.
Massive wildfires incinerate WA
All state Department of Natural Resources lands were closed to recreational activities on Sept. 8.
COVID continues to whittle away at child care in Washington
It’s estimated that 25% of Washington child care facilities have closed since the pandemic began.
Heat wave is on the way this weekend
Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-90s on Sunday.
School district distributes thousands of extra meals amid pandemic
Congress hasn’t renewed the program, which provided twice as many student meals for free last spring.
Abortions could stop at Virginia Mason if merger is approved, reproductive rights advocates say
Hospital representatives said “certain services” would cease, but wouldn’t give specifics.
Do opportunity zones in King County work?
The zones were created by Congress in 2017 to create jobs and spur economic development.
Elected or appointed? King County weighs sheriff options
Voters could be asked to decide in November.
State receives King County to Spokane rail study
It would take about eight and a half hours to reach the Inland Empire from Puget Sound.
King County Board of Health declares racism a crisis
Racism was declared a public health crisis by King County’s Board of Health. Along with the proclamation, the county’s health authority pledged to work more… Continue reading