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Whistler Blackcomb draws visitors from near and far, like this group from Atlanta enjoying apres food and drinks at the Longhorn Pub after a day of skiing.

No joking: Whistler is a skiing Mecca

Whistler Blackcomb draws visitors from near and far, like this group from Atlanta enjoying apres food and drinks at the Longhorn Pub after a day of skiing.

March 3, 2024, 6:01am Life

When a comic gets serious, listen and take notes. A generation ago, David Brenner implored me to try his favorite cheesesteak. Brenner, a Philly native, was emphatic about how amazing the celebrated sandwich is at the White House, an old school sub shop in Atlantic City. Of course, the late… Read story

FILE - The OpenAI logo is displayed on a cell phone with an image on a computer monitor generated by ChatGPT&rsquo;s Dall-E text-to-image model, Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, in Boston. The maker of ChatGPT is now diving into the world of AI-generated video. Meet Sora &mdash; OpenAI&rsquo;s new text-to-video generator. The tool, which the San Francisco-based company unveiled on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2024 uses generative artificial intelligence to instantly create short videos based on written commands.

As artificial intelligence aims to transform health care, soon your doctor may consult an AI algorithm before deciding on your treatment

FILE - The OpenAI logo is displayed on a cell phone with an image on a computer monitor generated by ChatGPT&rsquo;s Dall-E text-to-image model, Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, in Boston. The maker of ChatGPT is now diving into the world of AI-generated video. Meet Sora &mdash; OpenAI&rsquo;s new text-to-video generator. The tool, which the San Francisco-based company unveiled on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2024 uses generative artificial intelligence to instantly create short videos based on written commands.

March 3, 2024, 6:00am Health

When doctors decide on a course of treatment, they have a lot of data to inform their decision-making. But they do not always have the time to interpret that data. Read story

Land preservation: ‘A mission that you can visibly see, feel and touch’

March 3, 2024, 5:25am Northwest

The total protected land in Chelan and Douglas counties is 26,858 acres. Read story

Financial literacy may soon be required in WA to graduate. Meet the Tri-City teen behind it

March 2, 2024, 6:02am Northwest

Ashwin Joshi is a seriously suave, sociable Tri-Cities high school senior. Read story

&ldquo;Dune: Part Two,&rdquo; now playing in theaters, is based on the book series by Tacoma native Frank Herbert. (Warner Bros.

‘Dune’ is, in fact, a cautionary tale

&ldquo;Dune: Part Two,&rdquo; now playing in theaters, is based on the book series by Tacoma native Frank Herbert. (Warner Bros.

March 2, 2024, 6:00am Entertainment

House Atreides has fallen. Duke Leto is dead and his son, Paul, lives in hiding, gathering his strength and awaiting the right moment to reclaim his birthright from the twisted Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. Read story

Farmers could be paid back for fuel surcharge

March 2, 2024, 6:00am Northwest

The Washington Senate and House of Representatives approved proposed supplementary operating budgets last week, both of which include $30 million in reimbursements for farmers who’ve paid surcharges in gas fuel. Read story

Portland-based artist Christian T?llez works on a mural Tuesday at the Fourth Plain Community Commons building. The mural's design is a tribute to the community's diversity, according to an Instagram post by the city of Vancouver.

Washington home to 10 of most ethnically diverse U.S. cities

Portland-based artist Christian T?llez works on a mural Tuesday at the Fourth Plain Community Commons building. The mural's design is a tribute to the community's diversity, according to an Instagram post by the city of Vancouver.

March 2, 2024, 6:00am Editor's Choice

The United States has long been one of the most sought-after countries for people to immigrate to — the Pew Research Center found that more than a million people move to the U.S. each year. Because of this, the U.S. has rightfully earned its title as the world’s “melting pot”… Read story

Jennifer Granholm, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, fields reporters&rsquo; questions during a tour of the historic B Reactor on the Hanford Nuclear Site near Richland on Aug. 12, 2022.

Tours of Hanford reactor in high demand

Jennifer Granholm, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, fields reporters&rsquo; questions during a tour of the historic B Reactor on the Hanford Nuclear Site near Richland on Aug. 12, 2022.

March 2, 2024, 6:00am Life

The public will get a chance to tour B Reactor, the main attraction of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park’s Hanford site, before it is shut down for repairs later this year. Read story

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Senate studies reproductive rights’ effect on economy

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March 2, 2024, 5:59am Health

The Senate on Wednesday dove headlong into reproductive health issues, with Republicans blocking an effort to protect access to in vitro fertilization and the Budget Committee debating whether reproductive rights restrictions had an impact on the economy. Read story

A fruit orchard owned by Sandher Fruit Packers sits in Kelowna, British Columbia, on Feb. 8, 2024. The fruit growing company is developing an orchard near a key wildlife corridor that ribbons around the Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park and Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park.

Orchard expansion in Canada’s wine country stirs fears a key wildlife corridor will be harmed

A fruit orchard owned by Sandher Fruit Packers sits in Kelowna, British Columbia, on Feb. 8, 2024. The fruit growing company is developing an orchard near a key wildlife corridor that ribbons around the Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park and Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park.

March 2, 2024, 5:59am Northwest

Just below the fog line hanging over the central Okanagan Valley, rows of saplings for a cherry orchard expansion span the eastern stretch above Highway 33 on the outskirts of Kelowna in Canada’s wine country. Read story