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Seattle startup joins NASA-sponsored moon-rover team

November 26, 2020, 6:05am Life

SEATTLE — One could never call a lunar rover sleek. Typically weighing hundreds of pounds, they’re studded with solar panels, sensors, cameras and robotic arms. They carry heavy nuclear-powered heaters to help them survive the moon’s frigid, 14-day-long lunar night. Read story

Former Snohomish County foster kid donates $42,500 to alma mater

November 26, 2020, 6:04am Northwest

SEATTLE — When James Abbott pulls at the threads of his childhood memories, he describes one in particular like a scene from a movie. Read story

A neighborhood destroyed by fire is seen as wildfires devastate the region, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 in Talent, Ore.

Western Washington wildfire is different — and it’s comingvideo icon

A neighborhood destroyed by fire is seen as wildfires devastate the region, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 in Talent, Ore.

November 26, 2020, 6:02am Latest News

In the live-action remake of the wildfire evacuation of Diablo and Newhalem Fire Brigade Chief Cody Watson hears that there’s only way out of town. He then stares directly into the camera. “We need to get everyone out of there,” he says, whipping off his aviators, “safely.” Read story

Joe Ingram, a member of the Scofflaw Mitigation Team, taps with his cane to rouse anyone inside this RV behind a Jack in the Box restaurant on First Avenue South in Seattle.

Clock ticking for Seattle homeless program

Joe Ingram, a member of the Scofflaw Mitigation Team, taps with his cane to rouse anyone inside this RV behind a Jack in the Box restaurant on First Avenue South in Seattle.

November 26, 2020, 6:02am Northwest

SEATTLE — Joe Ingram doesn’t have a good memory for most things, but when he meets someone living in an RV or a vehicle, he doesn’t forget them. Read story

Based on recollections of passengers and crew, this undated FBI artist's sketch is the only educated glimpse we've ever had of Dan Cooper, who was misidentified as "D.B." in a subsequent press report.

D.B. Cooper documentary traces 4 suspects

Based on recollections of passengers and crew, this undated FBI artist's sketch is the only educated glimpse we've ever had of Dan Cooper, who was misidentified as "D.B." in a subsequent press report.

November 26, 2020, 6:00am Entertainment

The man jumped out of a Boeing 727 on Thanksgiving Eve in 1971. He had $200,000 in ransom and a parachute strapped to his body. Read story

Report: Virus in Washington spreading in households, gatherings, worksites

November 25, 2020, 3:36pm Health

SEATTLE -- A new report shows people infected with the coronavirus in Washington state's most populous county in recent weeks have been mostly exposed in homes, during social activities and gatherings, and in workplaces. Read story

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown attends a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Brown and Oregon health officials warned Tuesday of the capacity challenges facing hospitals as COVID-19 case counts continue to spike in the state.

Gov. Kate Brown will loosen many of Oregon’s COVID-19 restrictions

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown attends a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Brown and Oregon health officials warned Tuesday of the capacity challenges facing hospitals as COVID-19 case counts continue to spike in the state.

November 25, 2020, 2:47pm Latest News

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday that she’s loosening many restrictions she had placed just a week ago on bars, restaurants, gyms, stores and religious organizations in order to stem the unprecedented, out-of-control spread of COVID-19. Read story

This Sept. 9, 2020 photo provided by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game shows Idaho Department of Fish and Game fisheries biologist Eli Felts looking down at Loon Creek to count chinook salmon spawning beds in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho.

Unique Idaho salmon numbers rise, but extinction looms

This Sept. 9, 2020 photo provided by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game shows Idaho Department of Fish and Game fisheries biologist Eli Felts looking down at Loon Creek to count chinook salmon spawning beds in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho.

November 25, 2020, 2:06pm Latest News

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A unique population of salmon that for thousands of years has been reproducing in one of Idaho’s wildest places experienced a small increase in adults returning to spawn this year. Read story

Nine months in, COVID crisis is driving health care workers out

November 25, 2020, 1:09pm Health

PORTLAND — Anna Balcom, a rising star and former Nurse of the Year at Oregon Health & Science University, will leave the frontlines of the COVID wars in February. Read story

True-crime series for kids features 2010 plot to bomb Portland tree lighting ceremony

November 25, 2020, 12:05pm Northwest

PORTLAND — Ten years ago this week, as holiday revelers congregated in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, FBI agents stood nearby with a 19-year-old aspiring terrorist and a van full of explosives. Read story