Northwest

A high tide at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo

On the West Coast, Washington is most prone to sea level rise damage

Report by the Center for Climate Integrity shows multibillion-dollar cost of battling back the sea.

A high tide at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo
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Buckle up for another smoky summer

Wildfires in Washington will likely roar back this year and into the future.

Photo Provided by Naomi Parkman Sansome Facebook Page
What’s next for Washington’s 2045 green energy goal?

What’s next for Washington’s 2045 green energy goal?

The Legislature set the goal, but how does the state actually get there?

What’s next for Washington’s 2045 green energy goal?
Tasting room proposal could redefine alcohol production in King County

Tasting room proposal could redefine alcohol production in King County

Pilot program would benefit wineries, breweries and distilleries. Several farmers are concerned.

Tasting room proposal could redefine alcohol production in King County
Rick Steves to give $1 million yearly to stop climate change

Rick Steves to give $1 million yearly to stop climate change

“If we are in the travel business, we are contributing to the destruction of our environment,” he said.

Rick Steves to give $1 million yearly to stop climate change
In a 2015 report from the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill received 53,739 tons of of plastic bags and wrap from housing and commercial sources alone. File photo/Sound Publishing

No good solution to the plastics problem

Plastic is piling up everywhere from King County to ocean floors, and humans keep making more.

In a 2015 report from the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill received 53,739 tons of of plastic bags and wrap from housing and commercial sources alone. File photo/Sound Publishing
Boeing says decision on new airplane will come this year

Boeing says decision on new airplane will come this year

With the 737 Max crisis far from over, there was speculation that a 797 decision might be delayed.

Boeing says decision on new airplane will come this year
King County’s $5 million derelict boat problem

King County’s $5 million derelict boat problem

When a boat sinks, it costs a lot to bring it up, with millions being spent since 2003 on removals.

King County’s $5 million derelict boat problem
Self-driving cars: Heaven or hell?

Self-driving cars: Heaven or hell?

Depending on factors, traffic and environmental impacts could become better or worse.

Self-driving cars: Heaven or hell?
Susan’s quest for ‘justice’ and the civil legal system dilemma

Susan’s quest for ‘justice’ and the civil legal system dilemma

While citizens have the right to an attorney in criminal cases, they’re not afforded the same rights in civil litigation.

Susan’s quest for ‘justice’ and the civil legal system dilemma
King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report

King County Council requests report on special districts in wake of fraud allegations

Small, local special districts will face more scrutiny following Enumclaw drainage district case.

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report
The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

Housing study pokes holes in conventional wisdom

High construction and land costs will incentivize developers to build luxury units.

The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo
I’ll miss Doug Baldwin the player, but I’ll miss the man more

I’ll miss Doug Baldwin the player, but I’ll miss the man more

I witnessed ‘Contemplative Doug,’ not ‘Angry Doug,’ in my time covering the Seahawks.

  • May 13, 2019
  • By Nick Patterson Herald Writer
I’ll miss Doug Baldwin the player, but I’ll miss the man more
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Eviction reform passed by state Legislature

Tenant protections included longer notices and more judicial discretion.

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Possible measles exposure reported in King County

The person who was infected took a Kenmore Air Flight on April 28.

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Overdose deaths continue to rise locally and nationally

Overdose deaths continue to rise locally and nationally

This may not be the same opioid epidemic anymore.

Overdose deaths continue to rise locally and nationally
Cherry trees fully in bloom at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Photo by Linda J. Smith

I-1000 passes state Legislature as advocates hope to increase equality

The initiative could allow affirmative action to return to Washington state after 20 years.

Cherry trees fully in bloom at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Photo by Linda J. Smith
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe to develop luxury hotel at Auburn casino

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe to develop luxury hotel at Auburn casino

Opening in 2021, dynamic resort experience to meet guest demand, the tribe says

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe to develop luxury hotel at Auburn casino
Homelessness may be trending down after seven years

Homelessness may be trending down after seven years

A press release from the annual count showed a reduction in people living without a home.

Homelessness may be trending down after seven years
King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County airport operators will stop serving ICE flights

Three companies at Boeing Field have indicated they will not service deportation flights.

King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov