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Ready to renew your U.S. passport? You can now apply online

June 13, 2024, 5:00pm Nation & World

There's an easier way to renew your passport — online. Read story

The road to Mount Pilchuck's iconic fire outlook has reopened.

Road to iconic WA fire lookout finally set to reopen

The road to Mount Pilchuck's iconic fire outlook has reopened.

June 13, 2024, 7:48am Latest News

An infamously rough road to an iconic fire lookout finally got cleaned up, and it’s opening soon. Read story

Actors dressed as Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from The Princess and the Frog perform on a float during the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on April 18, 2022. A new attraction starring the first African American princess in Disney&rsquo;s kingdom is opening at the company&rsquo;s theme parks in Florida and California. Some Disney followers see it as fitting that the attraction starring Tiana from the 2009 film &ldquo;The Princess and the Frog&rdquo; is opening in space formerly occupied by the Splash Mountain ride.

Attraction starring Disney’s first Black princess replaces ride based on film many viewed as racist

Actors dressed as Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from The Princess and the Frog perform on a float during the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on April 18, 2022. A new attraction starring the first African American princess in Disney&rsquo;s kingdom is opening at the company&rsquo;s theme parks in Florida and California. Some Disney followers see it as fitting that the attraction starring Tiana from the 2009 film &ldquo;The Princess and the Frog&rdquo; is opening in space formerly occupied by the Splash Mountain ride.

June 11, 2024, 8:30am Business

A new attraction starring the first Black Disney princess is opening at the company’s U.S. theme park resorts, and some Disney followers see it as a fitting replacement to a former ride based on a movie that contained racist tropes. Read story

Mount Baker, Washington (iStock.com)

Northwest ski mountaineers tackle new Mount Baker glacier race

Mount Baker, Washington (iStock.com)

June 9, 2024, 6:02am Latest News

MT. BAKER NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Whatcom County — The lead skiers zipped down the Easton Glacier to a checkpoint with only handkerchief-sized red flags flapping in the stiff alpine breeze to guide them. Attached to fiberglass wands and stationed at 30-foot intervals, the course markers were among the only artificial… Read story

Maryhill Museum of Art founder Sam Hill built this full-scale replica of Stonehenge, the prehistoric stone site in England, to protest war and remember Klickitat County&rsquo;s losses in World War I.

What’s on display at Southwest Washington museums this summer?

Maryhill Museum of Art founder Sam Hill built this full-scale replica of Stonehenge, the prehistoric stone site in England, to protest war and remember Klickitat County&rsquo;s losses in World War I.

June 8, 2024, 6:13am Clark County Life

It’s tempting to make summer the season for setting your instincts on “fun” and your brain on “snooze.” But there’s no reason learning and leisure can’t go hand in hand, even when the sun is shining. Read story

Hanford reactor tours extended by a month

June 8, 2024, 6:05am Life

Another month of tours of historic B Reactor on the Hanford nuclear site will be offered before tours close at least through 2025. Read story

Wild horses on the dunes at Assateague Island National Seashore is off the coast of Maryland and Virginia.

10 underrated national parks to visit this summer

Wild horses on the dunes at Assateague Island National Seashore is off the coast of Maryland and Virginia.

June 8, 2024, 6:05am Life

National parks are incredible places for discovery, yet oftentimes we think about visiting only the most popular: Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier, and a few others. Yet the National Park Service maintains and protects hundreds of parks, national lakeshores and seashores, recreation areas, walking trails and more, all for you to take… Read story

The San Juan Mountains, near Aspen, Colorado. Nearby campsites offer great views of the surrounding area, including a wraparound mountain view.

5 great places to camp in Colorado

The San Juan Mountains, near Aspen, Colorado. Nearby campsites offer great views of the surrounding area, including a wraparound mountain view.

June 8, 2024, 6:05am Life

It’s no secret that camping is a dominating activity in Colorado during the summer. Read story

Trips to nurture love of nature

June 8, 2024, 5:09am Life

Nurture your family’s interest in the natural world. Here are five ideas to consider. Read story

Passengers board before the No. 15 Shay locomotive before departs for a Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad &ldquo;moonlight special&rdquo; excursion through the Sierra National Forest on June 6, 2019.

All aboard for Yosemite: Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is among is top rated railways

Passengers board before the No. 15 Shay locomotive before departs for a Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad &ldquo;moonlight special&rdquo; excursion through the Sierra National Forest on June 6, 2019.

June 8, 2024, 5:08am Life

Looking for the best way to explore Yosemite National Park? Try hopping aboard a steam locomotive. Read story