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The Pacific Northwest has a reputation for gloomy, rainy days. One, that's not true for the whole region, and two, it isn't stopping utilities from building utility-scale solar power.
June 12, 2017, 7am PDT
This story about man whose commute to work involves "water like glass" and chirping birds might make car commuters and straphangers envious.
May 15, 2017, 10am PDT
A gap in the "Pacific Flyway" has been filled, after the city of Seattle has agreed to protect the migratory routes of birds.
April 28, 2017, 1pm PDT
For a long time now, rent control hasn't been an option to control housing prices in Washington state. Whether rent control works is another question entirely.
April 11, 2017, 11am PDT
Oregon and Washington are implementing sensors that can detect and report an earthquake to communities with as much as a minute or two of warning.
April 6, 2017, 1pm PDT
Seattle's King County is home to an estimated 10,000 unsheltered homeless people. Local officials are trying to figure out how to raise the funds to address the crisis.
February 24, 2017, 10am PST
Ineffective, blocked, obsolete, and in disrepair—Washington is full of culverts that pose an impediment to the survival of salmon. A court decision should have fixed the problem, but the state's budget has a long way to go to clean up the mess.
February 12, 2017, 7am PST
Yikes, Washington. What's the deal with all those sad place names?
December 19, 2016, 7am PST
The city of Snoqualimie's requests to expand in to "rural" King County has been denied.
December 2, 2016, 9am PST
"When you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you."
November 17, 2016, 2pm PST
As the protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline continue, so does the legal wrangling.
August 6, 2016, 1pm PDT
A key component of the city of Seattle's Housing Affordability and and Livability Agenda moved forward earlier this week.
June 23, 2016, 12pm PDT
Opponents of federal oversight rejoice: a ruling by U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl reiterates the limitations of the federal government to regulate fracking.
May 28, 2016, 7am PDT
As with most natural disasters, it's not a question of 'if' but 'when' when it comes to the eruption of Mount Rainier in Washington state. Scientists lay out a scenario for what to expect when the volcano erupts.
May 16, 2016, 9am PDT
When a watchdog group partnered with MIT to install trackers on a batch of e-waste, the results were sobering. Much of the haul left the country, ending up in Asian junkyards where unknowing workers are exposed to toxic substances.
April 12, 2016, 12pm PDT
A new car-sharing service called ReachNow will soon hit the streets of Seattle, offering customers a chance to rent a variety of cars manufactured by BMW by the hour.
April 7, 2016, 1pm PDT
Since a March opening greeted with fanfare for its on-time and under budget delivery, local business are crediting the new light rail line connecting Downtown Seattle to Capitol Hill with big sales bumps.
March 16, 2016, 2pm PDT
A $1.9 billion light rail extension, connecting to the University of Washington campus and the Capitol Hill neighborhood, will open to the public this weekend.
November 13, 2015, 1pm PST
Two timber companies announced a merger that will take effect in 2016, combining land holdings that reach nearly every corner of the country.
June 29, 2015, 1pm PDT
Call it tactical urbanism, call it reactivating spaces, call it good old fashioned fun—games like ping pong, foosball, and bean bag toss are central to plans to make Westlake park more hospitable.