By Coral Garnick, The Seattle Times
August 3, 2015 3:37 p.m.
The much-disputed lease of Port of Seattle property as a base for Shell's Arctic drilling fleet was affirmed Friday by a King County Superior Court judge who ruled that the Port didn't need to conduct an environmental review to use Terminal 5 for that purpose.
By Katherine Long, The Seattle Times
August 3, 2015 1:03 p.m.
A federal bill introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers last week would end existing college-loan programs and replace them with one that would help teachers pay for their college educations. The new program would give teachers incentives to take jobs in the most challenging schools and stay there.
By TERENCE CHEA and HAVEN DALEY, Associated Press
August 3, 2015 8:31 p.m.
LOWER LAKE, Calif. — Firefighters were working aggressively to regain control after a raging Northern California fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line for the massive blaze — one of 20 wildfires burning in California.