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The Race to Alaska is a ‘call to the heart’

This story originally appeared in The Port Townsend Leader. There is something Northwest boaters need to understand about the Race to Alaska, says Daniel Evans:…

Tracking the German E. coli outbreak: a Northwest connection

“New SuperToxic Strain,” shouts the headline from Britain’s Sky News. “Germany Wrestles with Deadly E. Coli,” reports the Los Angeles Times. “A Warning for Americans,” lectures Fox News.…

Finding footprints of the Northwest’s own giant tsunami

In the wake of Japan’s disastrous tsunami, geologist Brian Atwater recently parked his car next to the Lucky Deer Trading Post at Discovery Bay, 10…

Reconstructing a whale that washed up dead

To fully appreciate nature’s handiwork, or God’s creation, just try replicating it. Start with the pieces, and assemble them into something resembling the original. Down at…

Oil spill’s challenges engulf NOAA Seattle team

When BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last month, phones started ringing at the desks of federal scientists 2,200 miles…

Michelle Malkin’s journey from ideas to tribes

Jumpin’ John Galt! Michelle Malkin made the New York Times Best-Seller List! Seattle’s onetime libertarian pundit, who tweaked the sensibilities of Puget Sound liberals in the late…

All the news that ain’t

The campaign is over. Let the media bashing begin. My first shot came on election eve — an e-mail from my sister, a pro-life Texas…

The plague of the jocks

It has been written that, at the dawning of the Third Millennium, there was great happiness and great pride in the Land of Sasquatch. For,…

The big shakedown: Going after a conspiracy

Second of two parts(Part 1: Seattle's legacy of crooked cops) The Lifeline Club raid yielded boxes of potentially incriminating records, and the mayor had fired…

The big shakedown: Seattle’s legacy of crooked cops

First of two parts A soggy September afternoon on Seattle's First Avenue. The drizzle seems to wick the Skid Road stench out of the gutters,…

Remembering Bobby: What if

Forty years ago today, I spent the day on a packed airliner over the Atlantic, bound from Glasgow to New York's John F. Kennedy International…

Take me out of the ballgame

This is the year to quit. This is the season to kick the habit. No patches, no pills, no support groups. Just say no. To…

Puget Sound perennial

Last week, it was The Seattle Times' turn to crank out the obligatory 10-part series on the ecological demise of Puget Sound. (OK, so it…

Seattle goes gah-gah over choo-choos

We have seen the future of Seattle mass transit, and it looks suspiciously like the past. It is shiny and red and goes clackity-clack between…

Northwest travel: Five courses up the Inside Passage

Alaska beckons. Take a stroll through Fisherman's Terminal, or any other working marina from Bellingham to Shelton, and you will hear its siren song, whispering…