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National Weather Service issues stagnant air advisory for Western Washington

January 24, 2022, 7:39am Latest News

The National Weather Service has issued a stagnant air advisory for Western Washington through noon Wednesday, the result of a high pressure system that is sitting stationary over the region. Read story

Lawsuits claim Urban League, property managers could have prevented deadly 2021 shooting in Seattle

January 24, 2022, 7:39am Northwest

The shooting that killed 23-year-old Anais Valencia and wounded her friend in a Seattle parking lot last February could have been prevented if property owners and managers hadn’t turned a blind eye to the gunman’s violent tendencies and drug use, say two lawsuits filed on behalf of Valencia’s family, the… Read story

People play pickleball at Green Lake Park???s outdoor courts, January 9, 2022.

Pickleball community rallies to make the game Washington’s state sport

People play pickleball at Green Lake Park???s outdoor courts, January 9, 2022.

January 24, 2022, 6:02am Latest News

In April 2020, a few weeks after Washington’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” mandate went into effect, Todd Wine and his friends headed to a vacant school parking lot in Ballard to do something a little out of bounds: play pickleball. Read story

A cougar was found this year in Vancouver's Fircrest neighborhood in 2015. Washington Fish & Wildlife officers tranquilized and captured the cat, releasing it 60 to 70 miles away later in the day.

Unconfirmed Seattle cougar sighting is no reason for alarm, experts say

A cougar was found this year in Vancouver's Fircrest neighborhood in 2015. Washington Fish & Wildlife officers tranquilized and captured the cat, releasing it 60 to 70 miles away later in the day.

January 24, 2022, 6:02am Latest News

At the beginning of the year, Puget Sound-based naturalist Kersti Muul got a text from a friend. Someone had seen a cougar in Olson Place Southwest, a neighborhood in West Seattle. Read story

Snow falls on cross-country skiers at Virginia Meissner Sno-park.

New year, new gear: a primer on cross-country skiing

Snow falls on cross-country skiers at Virginia Meissner Sno-park.

January 24, 2022, 6:01am Life

If you’re interested in giving cross-country skiing a try, there’s no reason to be intimidated. Read story

Washington to begin GPS collar of bighorn sheep

January 24, 2022, 6:00am Northwest

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will begin captures of bighorn sheep later this month in three areas, including Manson, to help monitor their use of habitat. Read story

FILE - In this July 1, 2021 file photo, farmworkers till soil as a heat wave bakes the Pacific Northwest in record-high temperatures near St. Paul, Ore. The Pacific Northwest is bracing for another major, multi-day heat wave in mid-August 2021 just a month after temperatures soared as high as 116 F in a record-shattering heat event that killed scores of the most vulnerable across the region.

A year into Biden’s term, Washington immigrants stay mired in uncertainty

FILE - In this July 1, 2021 file photo, farmworkers till soil as a heat wave bakes the Pacific Northwest in record-high temperatures near St. Paul, Ore. The Pacific Northwest is bracing for another major, multi-day heat wave in mid-August 2021 just a month after temperatures soared as high as 116 F in a record-shattering heat event that killed scores of the most vulnerable across the region.

January 24, 2022, 6:00am Latest News

Days before Christmas, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, withdrew his support for President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better $1.9 trillion spending plan. Read story

A cross country skier glides along the freshly groomed trails at Cabin Creek Sno Park near Easton, Washington on Dec. 19, 2021. When COVID-19 hit in the winter of 2020, many escaped cabin fever by hitting the ski trails and Nordic skis quickly became the new toilet paper - they were hard to find and sold out in stores. The ski boom has continued as the pandemic makes winter outdoor recreation appealing, but climate change means its future is uncertain.

Climate change makes the future of Nordic skiing uncertain

A cross country skier glides along the freshly groomed trails at Cabin Creek Sno Park near Easton, Washington on Dec. 19, 2021. When COVID-19 hit in the winter of 2020, many escaped cabin fever by hitting the ski trails and Nordic skis quickly became the new toilet paper - they were hard to find and sold out in stores. The ski boom has continued as the pandemic makes winter outdoor recreation appealing, but climate change means its future is uncertain.

January 23, 2022, 2:45pm Latest News

For the first time in 32 years, organizers of the Rendezvous Cross Country Ski Festival in West Yellowstone, Montana, had to cancel November’s traditional start-of-the-ski-season event due to a lack of snow. Read story

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, where Martin Luther King Jr. stayed during his visit to the city.

Route retraces Martin Luther King’s footsteps from his only visit to Seattle

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, where Martin Luther King Jr. stayed during his visit to the city.

January 23, 2022, 6:05am Life

Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which celebrated the reverend and civil rights hero’s birthday of Jan. 15, 1929. King visited Seattle just once, in November 1961, and wasn’t welcomed with open arms. The Rev. Samuel B. McKinney arranged for King to speak at First Presbyterian Church, but the… Read story

Election board worker Chuck Perine prepares ballots to be recounted by precinct while lending a hand to the recount of two tight races at the Clark County Elections Office on  Nov. 29.

Top Washington election official plans to focus on fighting misinformation

Election board worker Chuck Perine prepares ballots to be recounted by precinct while lending a hand to the recount of two tight races at the Clark County Elections Office on  Nov. 29.

January 23, 2022, 6:03am Latest News

Washington state’s new chief elections official isn’t 100 percent sure about Gov. Jay Inslee’s idea of criminally charging politicians who lie about election fraud. Read story