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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, poses for a photo, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, with car dealership representatives who drive electric vehicles to a news conference in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced several climate-related proposals for the 2022 legislative session, including a plan to offer rebates on the purchase of new and used electric vehicles for qualified buyers. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Gov. Inslee plans to ban the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035. Is it doable?

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, poses for a photo, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, with car dealership representatives who drive electric vehicles to a news conference in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced several climate-related proposals for the 2022 legislative session, including a plan to offer rebates on the purchase of new and used electric vehicles for qualified buyers. (AP Photo/Ted S.

December 5, 2022, 6:03am Latest News

If Washington extended no further east than the Cascades, Gov. Jay Inslee’s goal of no new gas-powered cars being sold here by 2035 would seem ambitious but relatively doable. Read story

A man watches as lava erupts from Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano Wednesday near Hilo, Hawaii.

Vancouver observatory keeps eye on Mauna Loa volcano

A man watches as lava erupts from Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano Wednesday near Hilo, Hawaii.

December 5, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Scientists from the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver have been helping their colleagues in Hawaii respond to Mauna Loa’s eruption. Read story

Washington State Capitol complex in Olympia.

To address wealth gap, Washington to consider $4,000 ‘baby bonds’

Washington State Capitol complex in Olympia.

December 5, 2022, 6:02am Editor's Choice

Jennifer Bereskin dropped out of high school when she was 17. Her family was homeless, and she needed to get a job to buy food and afford bus fare. Couch surfing with friends in Everett, Lynnwood and Seattle, her dreams of college were put aside. Read story

The JBS pork processing facility in Worthington, Minnesota, the nation's third-largest and shown here in a file photo.

‘Secret, not a secret’: Southwestern Minnesota meatpacking towns react to child labor allegations

The JBS pork processing facility in Worthington, Minnesota, the nation's third-largest and shown here in a file photo.

December 5, 2022, 6:00am Business

In a basement office, across the street from the Casey’s convenience store and just a block from the high school football field, a sign on the window for PSSI, a meatpacking janitorial service, announces nearly $20 an hour pay. Read story

For a Kent teen, getting mental health help was ‘like a storm clearing up’

December 5, 2022, 5:21am Health

McKenna Riddle was changing — even her friends were starting to notice. The Kent teenager was afraid, easily irritated, and would find herself either on guard or struggling to remember things, almost “shutting down,” she said. Read story

A house burns after a Russian attack in Kherson, Ukraine, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.

U.S. intel chief thinking ‘optimistically’ for Ukraine forces

A house burns after a Russian attack in Kherson, Ukraine, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.

December 4, 2022, 1:51pm Latest News

The head of U.S. intelligence says fighting in Russia’s war in Ukraine is running at a “reduced tempo” and suggests Ukrainian forces could have brighter prospects in coming months. Read story

FILE - Former President Donald Trump announces a third run for president as he speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Nov. 15, 2022. A prosecutor on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, said Trump "knew exactly what was going on" with top Trump Organization executives who schemed for years to dodge taxes on company-paid perks.

Trump rebuked for call to suspend Constitution over election

FILE - Former President Donald Trump announces a third run for president as he speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Nov. 15, 2022. A prosecutor on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, said Trump "knew exactly what was going on" with top Trump Organization executives who schemed for years to dodge taxes on company-paid perks.

December 4, 2022, 1:50pm Latest News

Former President Donald Trump faced rebuke Sunday from officials in both parties after calling for the “termination” of parts of the Constitution over his lie that the 2020 election was stolen. Read story

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at the J Street National Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022.

Blinken vows U.S. support for Israel despite unease over government

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at the J Street National Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022.

December 4, 2022, 1:50pm Latest News

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday the U.S. will not shrink from its unwavering support for Israel despite stark differences with Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu and concerns the Biden administration may have about potential members of his incoming right-wing government. Read story

FILE - In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, Iranians protests the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by the morality police, in Tehran, Oct. 1, 2022. In a report published by The Iranian student news agency, Nezamoddin Mousavi, an Iranian lawmaker said Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, that Iran's government was ''paying attention to the people's real demands,'' a day after another key official announced that the country's religious police force had been closed following months of deadly anti-government protests.

Iran morality police status unclear after ‘closure’ comment

FILE - In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, Iranians protests the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by the morality police, in Tehran, Oct. 1, 2022. In a report published by The Iranian student news agency, Nezamoddin Mousavi, an Iranian lawmaker said Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, that Iran's government was ''paying attention to the people's real demands,'' a day after another key official announced that the country's religious police force had been closed following months of deadly anti-government protests.

December 4, 2022, 1:20pm Latest News

An Iranian lawmaker said Sunday that Iran's government is “paying attention to the people’s real demands,” state media reported, a day after a top official suggested that the country’s morality police whose conduct helped trigger months of protests has been shut down. Read story

Residents go about their life with some shops re-opening for business as restrictions are eased in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. Chinese authorities on Saturday announced a further easing of COVID-19 curbs with major cities such as Shenzhen and Beijing no longer requiring negative tests to take public transport.

China reports 2 new COVID deaths as some restrictions eased

Residents go about their life with some shops re-opening for business as restrictions are eased in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. Chinese authorities on Saturday announced a further easing of COVID-19 curbs with major cities such as Shenzhen and Beijing no longer requiring negative tests to take public transport.

December 4, 2022, 1:20pm Latest News

China on Sunday reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 as some cities move cautiously to ease anti-pandemic restrictions following increasingly vocal public frustrations. Read story