Oil tankers could doom Puget Sound’s orcas

Canada's recent approval for the construction of a pipeline in British Columbia could signal big changes for killer whales in the Puget Sound. Canadian Prime…

The Northwest braces for its own Standing Rock

As the clash between police and protesters over the construction of a pipeline in North Dakota continues, tribal nations and environmentalists are gearing up to fight…

Everything voters need to know about the Treasurer’s race

This year’s election features something unique in Washington history: a statewide general election race between two candidates from the same party. Republicans Michael Waite and…

With $10 million investment, Amazon expands relationship with UW

The University of Washington announced today that Amazon has pledged $10 million to help fund the construction of a second building for the Computer Science…

Washington oil export facility may have route to approval

A new environmental impact statement raises concerns about a proposed crude oil storing and shipping facility at Hoquiam on the Washington Coast but leaves options for the…

Unearthing the T-Rex of Hell Creek

Luke Tufts and Jason Love have been digging up bones together for more than 15 years. Each spring they stuff boots, ski poles, rain coats,…

Seattle steps up defenses against housing discrimination

Growth isn't sustainable. At least, not the kind we're seeing here in Seattle, where a bloated private housing market, inflated by a thriving economy, is…

Proposed police station meets all-out rebellion

Faced with a chamber full of people loudly opposed to a new North Precinct Police Station, the Seattle City Council on Monday plowed ahead with a…

It’s Brady vs. Pramila in congressional race

Update at 4:50 p.m. Friday: State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw has won a spot in a November election race for the U.S. Congress, versus state Sen.…

Pressure rises to ban assault rifles in Washington

Spurred by recent mass shootings and the Supreme Court’s refusal to overturn an assault weapons ban in Connecticut, a leading gun control organization, Washington CeaseFire,…