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FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo, a person carries a sign supporting QAnon during a protest rally in Olympia, Wash, USA.  The social media company Twitter said Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021, it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with the far right QAnon conspiracy theory following last week's U.S. Capitol insurrection. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Conspiracy thinking edges into Olympic Peninsula politics

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo, a person carries a sign supporting QAnon during a protest rally in Olympia, Wash, USA.  The social media company Twitter said Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021, it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with the far right QAnon conspiracy theory following last week's U.S. Capitol insurrection. (AP Photo/Ted S.

July 19, 2021, 6:02am Latest News

PORT ANGELES — Last year, right wing conspiracy theories from QAnon were injected into the U.S. Presidential race. This year conspiratorial thinking is creeping into small town races around the country, including several on the northern Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. Read story

Night Owl Cycling owners Kelly Campo and Heidi Campo run a full-service bike shop on their property in Kingston, Wash., on July 13, 2021. The Campos are in the process of building a mountain biking center on their property in Kitsap County's rural Country Woods neighborhood, but lack the necessary broadband infrastructure to realize their dreams of a mesh tracking network to track cyclists while they are on nearby trails on the property. (Matt M.

New Washington laws start to close public broadband gap — but it’s a small step

Night Owl Cycling owners Kelly Campo and Heidi Campo run a full-service bike shop on their property in Kingston, Wash., on July 13, 2021. The Campos are in the process of building a mountain biking center on their property in Kitsap County's rural Country Woods neighborhood, but lack the necessary broadband infrastructure to realize their dreams of a mesh tracking network to track cyclists while they are on nearby trails on the property. (Matt M.

July 19, 2021, 6:02am Business

During the pandemic, Shannon Beddo’s students got used to her disappearing during the middle of an online lesson. Beddo, who teaches at two co-op schools, often lost her internet connection, leaving the students without a teacher. Read story

A sign hangs on an ash tree near that may be removed soon near Winnemac Park in Chicago, April 29, 2021. (Jose M.

Trees: The critical infrastructure low-income neighborhoods lack

A sign hangs on an ash tree near that may be removed soon near Winnemac Park in Chicago, April 29, 2021. (Jose M.

July 19, 2021, 6:00am Latest News

SEATTLE — As the Pacific Northwest sweltered through a record-breaking heat wave last week, many residents here in America’s least air-conditioned city sought relief under the shade of cedars and maples in city parks. But in some areas of Seattle, that shelter was hard to come by. Read story

Ports of Longview, Kalama to hold centennial anniversaries in July

July 18, 2021, 2:08pm Business

The ports of Kalama and Longview will celebrate their 100-year anniversaries in July after putting the events on hold due to COVID-19. Read story

Firefighters battle the Tamarack Fire in the Markleeville community of Alpine County, Calif., on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

Huge Oregon blaze grows as wildfires burn across Western U.S.

Firefighters battle the Tamarack Fire in the Markleeville community of Alpine County, Calif., on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

July 18, 2021, 1:16pm Latest News

BLY, Oregon — The largest wildfire in the U.S. torched more dry forest landscape in Oregon on Sunday, one of dozens of major blazes burning across the West as critically dangerous fire weather loomed in the coming days. Read story

A hemp field. Thousands of conventional farmers, marijuana growers and rookie entrepreneurs likewise rushed to plant hemp, eager to cash in on a newly legal crop. But rather than making a fortune, many lost one as their crops failed and the skyrocketing hemp supply depressed prices.

The hemp boom is over. What now?

A hemp field. Thousands of conventional farmers, marijuana growers and rookie entrepreneurs likewise rushed to plant hemp, eager to cash in on a newly legal crop. But rather than making a fortune, many lost one as their crops failed and the skyrocketing hemp supply depressed prices.

July 18, 2021, 12:45pm Latest News

Thousands of conventional farmers, marijuana growers and rookie entrepreneurs likewise rushed to plant hemp that year, eager to cash in on a newly legal crop. But rather than making a fortune, many lost one as their crops failed and the skyrocketing hemp supply depressed prices. Read story

Paradise Peak, in Mount Rainier National Park.

‘Five in Five’: Seattle team first to achieve goal in Washington peaks

Paradise Peak, in Mount Rainier National Park.

July 18, 2021, 6:05am Latest News

SEATTLE — As Seattleites languished in hotels and lined their windows with foil during the recent historic heat wave, Trevor Kostanich and Scott Rinckenberger reached a mountaineering milestone. They climbed, summited and skied down the state’s five volcanoes in five days. Read story

A mother black bear looks for her cubs as she walks along the Wonderland Trail inside Mount Rainier National Park.

Prepare for bears if visiting Mount Rainier

A mother black bear looks for her cubs as she walks along the Wonderland Trail inside Mount Rainier National Park.

July 18, 2021, 6:05am Latest News

TACOMA — It’s hiking and camping season, and Mount Rainier National Park is a great spot to do both. Read story

Jeffrey Lamb, manager of extra high voltage stations for LADWP, walks under the last tower delivering 3,210 megawatts 846 miles from the Columbia River in Oregon to the Sylmar Converter Station, on Monday, July 12, 2021 in Los Angeles.

How an Oregon wildfire almost derailed California’s power grid

Jeffrey Lamb, manager of extra high voltage stations for LADWP, walks under the last tower delivering 3,210 megawatts 846 miles from the Columbia River in Oregon to the Sylmar Converter Station, on Monday, July 12, 2021 in Los Angeles.

July 18, 2021, 6:00am Latest News

LOS ANGELES – The first sign of trouble came at 4:22 p.m. Thursday. Read story

Kelso airport continues to see increased traffic

July 17, 2021, 6:13pm Northwest

Longview — To see the growth in air traffic that is coming through Southwest Washington Regional Airport, just look look at June 4. Read story