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Vice President Kamala Harris speaks with Essence CEO Caroline Wanga during the 30th annual Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans, Saturday, July 6, 2024.

At Essence, Black Democrats rally behind Biden and talk up Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks with Essence CEO Caroline Wanga during the 30th annual Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans, Saturday, July 6, 2024.

July 7, 2024, 12:17pm Latest News

As President Joe Biden tries to revive his embattled reelection bid, Vice President Kamala Harris led a parade of Black Democrats who warned Saturday that the threat of another Donald Trump presidency remains the most important calculation ahead of November. Read story

Patrons watch President Joe Biden debate Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump, at a debate watch party Thursday, June 27, 2024, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D.

Lost in the presidential race? These are the issues that matter to voters

Patrons watch President Joe Biden debate Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump, at a debate watch party Thursday, June 27, 2024, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D.

July 7, 2024, 6:02am Latest News

Since the presidential debate in Atlanta last Thursday, President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have faced a barrage of criticism about their performance. Read story

A two-blade propeller is covered in zebra mussels on a 36-foot sailboat.

Washington shoring up aquatic invasive species program

A two-blade propeller is covered in zebra mussels on a 36-foot sailboat.

July 7, 2024, 6:02am Business

A cash infusion is going to help Washington shore up its forces in the battle against invasive zebra and quagga mussels. Read story

Rep. Tana Senn, D-Mercer Island, was a delegate who spoke against Resolutions 23 and 27. While she supported Resolution 22 and its call for a ceasefire, she said Resolutions 23 and 27 were controversial in their calls to restore funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.

Why Gaza-related resolutions divided the Democrats at their convention

Rep. Tana Senn, D-Mercer Island, was a delegate who spoke against Resolutions 23 and 27. While she supported Resolution 22 and its call for a ceasefire, she said Resolutions 23 and 27 were controversial in their calls to restore funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.

July 7, 2024, 6:00am Latest News

Three resolutions related to the ongoing war in Gaza passed Sunday at the Washington State Democratic Convention, but not without controversy. Read story

FILE - Members of the Supreme Court sit for a group portrait at the Supreme Court building in Washington, Oct. 7, 2022. Bottom row, from left, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, and Justice Elena Kagan. Top row, from left, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. As the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on a major case involving former President Donald Trump, 7 in 10 Americans think its justices are more likely to shape the law to fit their own ideology, rather than serving as neutral arbiters of government authority, according to a new poll.  (AP Photo/J.

In blockbuster term, Supreme Court boosts its own sway

FILE - Members of the Supreme Court sit for a group portrait at the Supreme Court building in Washington, Oct. 7, 2022. Bottom row, from left, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, and Justice Elena Kagan. Top row, from left, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. As the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on a major case involving former President Donald Trump, 7 in 10 Americans think its justices are more likely to shape the law to fit their own ideology, rather than serving as neutral arbiters of government authority, according to a new poll.  (AP Photo/J.

July 7, 2024, 6:00am Latest News

The Supreme Court closed out a term Monday full of blockbuster decisions on gun control, abortion and criminal charges against former presidents, but legal experts say the most impactful rulings may be those where the conservative majority flexed its influence over federal government actions and policies. Read story

Chuckanut Bay Sunset - Washington State

‘Like you’re walking on stars’: How to see bioluminescence around Bellingham this summer

Chuckanut Bay Sunset - Washington State

July 7, 2024, 6:00am Latest News

It’s summer, which means it’s the ideal time to see one of Washington’s most striking natural phenomena: bioluminescent plankton. Several places around town offer kayak tours to see the sea light up, or you can try to see it on your own at a nearby beach. Here are the best… Read story

The Tacoma General Hospital School of Nursing — the first to be established in the state of Washington — and the Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing both shuttered their doors in 1980. More than 2,000 nurses graduated from the school in its almost century of operation.

These Tacoma nurses broke into field when needles were reused, secrets kept from wives

The Tacoma General Hospital School of Nursing — the first to be established in the state of Washington — and the Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing both shuttered their doors in 1980. More than 2,000 nurses graduated from the school in its almost century of operation.

July 7, 2024, 5:31am Health

Janet Runbeck is 71 and working the same job she began at age 20. And she doesn’t get paid for it. Read story

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, JUNE 28 --Tulips adorn Riverfront Park in Spokane, Wash., in this April 29, 1999 photo. The World&#039;s Fair-Expo 74 turned an industrialized city center into Spokane&#039;s crown jewel known as Riverfront Park. In 1907, Spokane officials hired the famed Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm to create a park plan for the city.     Three years later, city fathers narrowly convinced Spokane voters to approve a $1 million bond to buy land along the river and begin building neighborhood parks.

Are Expos still a thing? Next up: Osaka 2025

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, JUNE 28 --Tulips adorn Riverfront Park in Spokane, Wash., in this April 29, 1999 photo. The World&#039;s Fair-Expo 74 turned an industrialized city center into Spokane&#039;s crown jewel known as Riverfront Park. In 1907, Spokane officials hired the famed Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm to create a park plan for the city.     Three years later, city fathers narrowly convinced Spokane voters to approve a $1 million bond to buy land along the river and begin building neighborhood parks.

July 7, 2024, 5:27am Business

As Expo ‘74 50th Anniversary official celebrations wrap up this week, some are looking forward to the next world’s fair, coming to Osaka, Japan, in 2025. Read story

Culverts, large pipes under roadways, allow water to flow but may not allow fish to swim through. Culverts may block fish migration because the water flow is too swift, too shallow, or has a waterfall into or out of the culvert.

It’s a challenging drive to Washington’s ocean beaches as state spends billions to help fish

Culverts, large pipes under roadways, allow water to flow but may not allow fish to swim through. Culverts may block fish migration because the water flow is too swift, too shallow, or has a waterfall into or out of the culvert.

July 6, 2024, 12:31pm Latest News

It took 50 million years for salmon to evolve and only about 50 years to nearly wipe them out. Now, Washington’s native salmon and steelhead populations are getting a reprieve — one stream at a time. Read story

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‘Oh my God. Why?’ World’s first rubber duck history museum opening in Washington

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July 6, 2024, 12:07pm Entertainment

“I have done nothing but stare at rubber ducks for four or five months straight. I dream in rubber ducks at this point,” Krystal King told the Bellingham Herald on Monday, from her Point Roberts store. Read story