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A view of the Palmer Fire, located seven miles southwest of Oroville in north central Washington. Source: InciWeb

Antifa isn’t starting Washington wildfires

Online conspiracy theories are spreading as the West Coast burns.

A view of the Palmer Fire, located seven miles southwest of Oroville in north central Washington. Source: InciWeb
New orca calf born to J Pod

New orca calf born to J Pod

J35, known as Tahlequah, has given birth, according to the Center for Whale Research.

  • Sep 12, 2020
New orca calf born to J Pod

Backbone Campaign seeks to grow an economy without a single dollar

Organization will launch time bank with community teach-in from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19.

Seven decades later, the search for two missing Navy pilots continues

Seven decades later, the search for two missing Navy pilots continues

The pilots are thought to have disappeared near Black Lake, northeast of North Bend.

Seven decades later, the search for two missing Navy pilots continues
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about Sept. 1 - Sept. 7.

  • Sep 11, 2020
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

New group aims to help support online learning

FAVE will offer support in handling internet connectivity problems, new computer setup, and more.

Unhealthy air expected Thursday night through Saturday

Unhealthy air expected Thursday night through Saturday

Wildfire smoke from Oregon, California moving into the region

  • Sep 11, 2020
Unhealthy air expected Thursday night through Saturday
The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office

Toddler killed as Renton family flees Cold Springs Fire

The parents were severely burned and are being treated at Harborview Medical Center

The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office
A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo

Threat multiplier: How climate change, coronavirus and weather are scorching WA

Dry summer conspired with the pandemic and a wind storm.

A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo
Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.

Workers may qualify for an extra $1,500 in unemployment back pay

A federal program will give some of the state’s unemployed a $300 weekly bump for the past five weeks.

Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.
King County moves to Stage 2 burn ban

King County moves to Stage 2 burn ban

Outdoor fires, even barbecues or in fire pits, are now prohibited.

  • Sep 8, 2020
King County moves to Stage 2 burn ban
Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

King County faces unhealthy air quality due to wildfire smoke

Weather monitors recommend people limit time outdoors, especially children, seniors and those with heart or lung disease.

Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
Image courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Massive wildfires incinerate WA

All state Department of Natural Resources lands were closed to recreational activities on Sept. 8.

Image courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about Aug. 25 to Aug. 31.

  • Sep 4, 2020
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Group takes on suicide prevention, pandemic mental health

Three panelists will share their lessons during a free live broadcast about confronting suicide.

  • Sep 4, 2020
At last minute, schools get go-ahead to make meals free

At last minute, schools get go-ahead to make meals free

The U.S. Agriculture Department said it would extend funding for a nationwide school meals program.

  • Sep 4, 2020
At last minute, schools get go-ahead to make meals free
As schools prepare for online learning, parents speak up

As schools prepare for online learning, parents speak up

A letter asked for the administration and the board to take more time to address learning loss.

As schools prepare for online learning, parents speak up
A grueling bike race makes adjustments, in a grueling year

A grueling bike race makes adjustments, in a grueling year

This year, riders encouraged to seek out hills and elevation gain anywhere they can find them.

  • Sep 4, 2020
A grueling bike race makes adjustments, in a grueling year
Constantine announces King County climate action plan

Constantine announces King County climate action plan

Plots an example of decreased stormwater pollution, urban flooding prevention, immigrant connections

Constantine announces King County climate action plan
The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo

COVID continues to whittle away at child care in Washington

It’s estimated that 25% of Washington child care facilities have closed since the pandemic began.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo