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In this Nov. 16, 2015 photo, a hiker on the trail to Sares Head in the Sharpe Park and Montgomery/Duban Headlands complex near Anacortes. (Brian J.

Fidalgo Island’s Sharpe Park is a gem, even in stormy weather

In this Nov. 16, 2015 photo, a hiker on the trail to Sares Head in the Sharpe Park and Montgomery/Duban Headlands complex near Anacortes. (Brian J.

January 9, 2016, 10:00am Latest News

FIDALGO ISLAND -- It was blowing like stink, as old salts say. Perfect stormwatching weather, on a late-November day. Read story

An Army carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Q. McClintock of  Bernalillo, N.M. as from left, U.S. congresmen Jim McDermott, D-Wash, Derek Kilmer, D-Wash. and Army Under Secretary Patrick Murphy salute, upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del. on Friday.

Fallen Washington National Guard Green Beret’s family feels support

An Army carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Q. McClintock of  Bernalillo, N.M. as from left, U.S. congresmen Jim McDermott, D-Wash, Derek Kilmer, D-Wash. and Army Under Secretary Patrick Murphy salute, upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del. on Friday.

January 9, 2016, 12:16am Northwest

TACOMA -- Thousands of people have been donating to the widow of a Washington National Guard Green Beret killed in Afghanistan this week, hoping to ease her worries as the family prepares for his burial. Read story

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2015 file photo, Transportation Security Administration agents check travelers identifications at a security check point area in Terminal 3 at O&#039;Hare International Airport in Chicago. Fliers who don&#039;t have the latest driver&#039;s licenses will have a two-year reprieve before their IDs are rejected at airport security checkpoints. Many travelers had been worried that the Transportation Security Administration would penalize them because of a federal law requiring the more-stringent IDs at the start of this year. (AP Photo/, File) (Nam Y.

Some fliers get extension on ID rule

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2015 file photo, Transportation Security Administration agents check travelers identifications at a security check point area in Terminal 3 at O&#039;Hare International Airport in Chicago. Fliers who don&#039;t have the latest driver&#039;s licenses will have a two-year reprieve before their IDs are rejected at airport security checkpoints. Many travelers had been worried that the Transportation Security Administration would penalize them because of a federal law requiring the more-stringent IDs at the start of this year. (AP Photo/, File) (Nam Y.

January 8, 2016, 11:53pm Northwest

NEW YORK -- Fliers who don't have the latest driver's licenses will have a two-year reprieve before their IDs are rejected at airport security checkpoints. Read story

Biathlon racers practice at the West Yellowstone Rendezvous Ski Trails center in Montana. Biathlon requires the skills of cross country skiing with an 8-pound rifle strapped to the skier&#039;s back and the discipline to calm everything down in an instant to fire off five shots between skiing laps.

Biathlon combines the speed of skiing with marksmanship

Biathlon racers practice at the West Yellowstone Rendezvous Ski Trails center in Montana. Biathlon requires the skills of cross country skiing with an 8-pound rifle strapped to the skier&#039;s back and the discipline to calm everything down in an instant to fire off five shots between skiing laps.

January 4, 2016, 5:00am Northwest

It’s 17 degrees outside and I’m lying on my stomach in the snow with my cheek against a rifle, focusing through concentric circles on a small black dot 50 meters away. Read story

Norma McNutt reflects on 100 years of life, speaking Tuesday at her home at Cascade Manor in Eugene, Ore.

New Year’s celebration is Oregon centenarian’s 101st

Norma McNutt reflects on 100 years of life, speaking Tuesday at her home at Cascade Manor in Eugene, Ore.

January 2, 2016, 5:00am Northwest

EUGENE, Ore. -- Let's call this New Year's 101. Read story

Jamie Boyd cuts a segment of glass used in creating the glass tiles that fill gaps in the sidewalk in Astoria, Ore.

Oregon artist replaces tiles in sidewalks for property owners, historic district

Jamie Boyd cuts a segment of glass used in creating the glass tiles that fill gaps in the sidewalk in Astoria, Ore.

January 1, 2016, 5:00am Northwest

Glass artist Jamie Boyd was walking through downtown years back when she looked toward her feet, noticed the vacant square gouged in one of the grids holding Astoria’s purple glass sidewalk tiles, and proclaimed: “I can fill that hole.” Read story

Native American lawyer Gabriel Galanda, center, listens to Nooksack members talk about disenrollment.

Door-closing tribes meet lawyer

Native American lawyer Gabriel Galanda, center, listens to Nooksack members talk about disenrollment.

December 29, 2015, 7:20pm Northwest

Gabriel Galanda works with people facing disenrollment Read story

Plaintiff Stephanie McCleary, with her children Kelsey, then 20, and Carter, 15, right, behind, is embraced after a Sept. 3, 2014, hearing at the state Supreme Court in Olympia. Carter was in second grade when his family and others sued the state to adequately fund K-12 education; he is now in 11th grade.

The state of the McCleary case, nine years later

Plaintiff Stephanie McCleary, with her children Kelsey, then 20, and Carter, 15, right, behind, is embraced after a Sept. 3, 2014, hearing at the state Supreme Court in Olympia. Carter was in second grade when his family and others sued the state to adequately fund K-12 education; he is now in 11th grade.

December 28, 2015, 5:00am Northwest

When the McCleary family of Jefferson County and the Venema family of Snohomish filed a lawsuit against the state of Washington over education funding in 2007, arguably no one expected it to still be unresolved almost a decade later. Read story

Marshal, the new courthouse facility dog at the Thurston County Courthouse in Olympia, rests his head on somebody&#039;s lap Thursday. The 2-year-old black lab is specially trained to comfort crime victims and begins his duties next month.

Dog comforts crime victims at courthouse

Marshal, the new courthouse facility dog at the Thurston County Courthouse in Olympia, rests his head on somebody&#039;s lap Thursday. The 2-year-old black lab is specially trained to comfort crime victims and begins his duties next month.

December 27, 2015, 7:34pm Northwest

A 2-year-old black lab has been specially trained to comfort crime victims at the Thurston County courthouse. Read story

Refugee thanks governor who welcomed him after he escaped Vietnam in 1975 to new life

December 20, 2015, 3:00pm Latest News

Vuong Nguyen has spent the past 40 years feeling indebted to former Washington Gov. Dan Evans. Read story