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How a rural WA school overcame the pandemic slump

July 7, 2024, 6:00am Northwest

OTHELLO, Adams COUNTY — Kayla Garza's eyes whipped around the room, watching her fifth grade students at Wahitis Elementary in Central Washington scribbling down the answer to a math question. When they were done, they set their pencils down. Read story

In this photo taken Oct. 30, 2012, Bruce Sherry, a contract engineer at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle, manually programs a DEC PDP-10 computer from the early 1970s next to a photograph of Microsoft co-founders Paul Allen, seated, and Bill Gates, standing at Allen&rsquo;s left, working on a teletype machine. Allen has just opened the Living Computer Museum, which features working models of old computers. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Paul Allen’s Living Computers: Museum + Labs will close permanently

In this photo taken Oct. 30, 2012, Bruce Sherry, a contract engineer at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle, manually programs a DEC PDP-10 computer from the early 1970s next to a photograph of Microsoft co-founders Paul Allen, seated, and Bill Gates, standing at Allen&rsquo;s left, working on a teletype machine. Allen has just opened the Living Computer Museum, which features working models of old computers. (AP Photo/Ted S.

July 7, 2024, 6:00am Life

While most museums protect their collections under glass, the vintage computers and other electronic artifacts at the Living Computers: Museum + Labs were open for guests to play, code and educate themselves. Read story

Chuckanut Bay Sunset - Washington State

‘Like you’re walking on stars’: How to see bioluminescence around Bellingham this summer

Chuckanut Bay Sunset - Washington State

July 7, 2024, 6:00am Latest News

It’s summer, which means it’s the ideal time to see one of Washington’s most striking natural phenomena: bioluminescent plankton. Several places around town offer kayak tours to see the sea light up, or you can try to see it on your own at a nearby beach. Here are the best… Read story

The Tacoma General Hospital School of Nursing — the first to be established in the state of Washington — and the Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing both shuttered their doors in 1980. More than 2,000 nurses graduated from the school in its almost century of operation.

These Tacoma nurses broke into field when needles were reused, secrets kept from wives

The Tacoma General Hospital School of Nursing — the first to be established in the state of Washington — and the Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing both shuttered their doors in 1980. More than 2,000 nurses graduated from the school in its almost century of operation.

July 7, 2024, 5:31am Health

Janet Runbeck is 71 and working the same job she began at age 20. And she doesn’t get paid for it. Read story

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, JUNE 28 --Tulips adorn Riverfront Park in Spokane, Wash., in this April 29, 1999 photo. The World&#039;s Fair-Expo 74 turned an industrialized city center into Spokane&#039;s crown jewel known as Riverfront Park. In 1907, Spokane officials hired the famed Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm to create a park plan for the city.     Three years later, city fathers narrowly convinced Spokane voters to approve a $1 million bond to buy land along the river and begin building neighborhood parks.

Are Expos still a thing? Next up: Osaka 2025

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, JUNE 28 --Tulips adorn Riverfront Park in Spokane, Wash., in this April 29, 1999 photo. The World&#039;s Fair-Expo 74 turned an industrialized city center into Spokane&#039;s crown jewel known as Riverfront Park. In 1907, Spokane officials hired the famed Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm to create a park plan for the city.     Three years later, city fathers narrowly convinced Spokane voters to approve a $1 million bond to buy land along the river and begin building neighborhood parks.

July 7, 2024, 5:27am Business

As Expo ‘74 50th Anniversary official celebrations wrap up this week, some are looking forward to the next world’s fair, coming to Osaka, Japan, in 2025. Read story

Culverts, large pipes under roadways, allow water to flow but may not allow fish to swim through. Culverts may block fish migration because the water flow is too swift, too shallow, or has a waterfall into or out of the culvert.

It’s a challenging drive to Washington’s ocean beaches as state spends billions to help fish

Culverts, large pipes under roadways, allow water to flow but may not allow fish to swim through. Culverts may block fish migration because the water flow is too swift, too shallow, or has a waterfall into or out of the culvert.

July 6, 2024, 12:31pm Latest News

It took 50 million years for salmon to evolve and only about 50 years to nearly wipe them out. Now, Washington’s native salmon and steelhead populations are getting a reprieve — one stream at a time. Read story

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‘Oh my God. Why?’ World’s first rubber duck history museum opening in Washington

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July 6, 2024, 12:07pm Entertainment

“I have done nothing but stare at rubber ducks for four or five months straight. I dream in rubber ducks at this point,” Krystal King told the Bellingham Herald on Monday, from her Point Roberts store. Read story

A family share a moment underneath the shade by Alki Beach in Seattle on May 10.

Picturing Seattle: Try this half-day tour of the city’s top photo ops

A family share a moment underneath the shade by Alki Beach in Seattle on May 10.

July 6, 2024, 6:05am Life

Maybe it has happened to you. Friends or relatives arrive in Seattle for a short visit. They want you to show them around. Read story

Japanese-built campground opens on Washington Coast

July 6, 2024, 6:03am Life

A Japanese style first-of-its-kind campground that aims to connect people with nature has opened on Washington’s Coast, and it’s about to set new standards for camping. Read story

Washington D.C. Roll Call report

July 6, 2024, 5:11am Northwest

Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the week ending July 3. Read story