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Buckle up for another smoky summer

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

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Photos from the viral video of two Renton women surprising their stepfather with changing their last names to his on Father’s Day, Sunday June 16.

They wanted to honor their step-dad, then it went viral

Video of a Renton family on Father’s Day has been seen by over 10 million viewers

Photos from the viral video of two Renton women surprising their stepfather with changing their last names to his on Father’s Day, Sunday June 16.
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

Snohomish County is using the Seattle brand to lure tourists

“Seattle NorthCountry” means to conjure images of outdoor recreation, urbanscapes and rural vistas.

“So-called science” debated in Snohomish County murder trial

Suspect William Talbott II of SeaTac says he did not kill a young Canadian couple in 1987.

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

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

Vashon: An island of chill amid the Seattle-Tacoma rat race

With good food, craft beverages and a relaxed vibe, it offers a quintessential Northwest experience.

Class in Everett school prepares students to be translators

A year in, the interpretation and translation course is seeing promising results for bilingual students.

William Talbott II, left, listens as his public defender Jon Scott questions potential jurors at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, June 13, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Snohomish County sheriff’s detective Jim Scharf, right, listens from the prosecutor’s table. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Jury selected for 1987 cold case double murder trial

Opening statements are Friday in William Talbott’s trial for the killing of a young Canadian couple.

William Talbott II, left, listens as his public defender Jon Scott questions potential jurors at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, June 13, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Snohomish County sheriff’s detective Jim Scharf, right, listens from the prosecutor’s table. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Tasting room proposal could redefine alcohol production in King County

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

WSF cancels ferry sailings this week and next for repairs

Washington State Ferries will cancel several late-night sailings to make repairs at the Fauntleroy dock beginning this week. WSF spokesperson Hadley Rodero said the problem… Continue reading

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

Alaska Air adds Palm Springs to Paine Field schedule

Daily service between Everett and the California desert begins Nov. 5.

For 50 years, Zeke’s off US 2 has served delicious burgers

It’s been a popular pit stop in Gold Bar for skiers and hikers, and the same family still runs it.

Local theater helped propel Camano Island native to stardom

Caitlin Kinnunen, nominated for a Tony Award, began learning her art with Village Theatre’s KidStage.

Mark Sargent of Whidbey Island is on the screen with Texas YouTuber Patricia Steere as she broadcasts “The Flat Earth and Other Hot Potatoes” from her Houston home. The two also share cameo roles (and some sexual tension) in the documentary “Behind the Curve” which was picked up by Netflix. (Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle)

An update on a Flat Earther, a woodchopper and drummers

The characters in this space stumbled into love, a Netflix movie deal, potato chips and a drumming debut.

Mark Sargent of Whidbey Island is on the screen with Texas YouTuber Patricia Steere as she broadcasts “The Flat Earth and Other Hot Potatoes” from her Houston home. The two also share cameo roles (and some sexual tension) in the documentary “Behind the Curve” which was picked up by Netflix. (Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle)

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.

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King County homelessness count shows 17 percent decrease overall

Decreases are not even among different demographics.

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When will 2020 race for governor begin? When Inslee says so

Three potential candidates are mum for now as the governor vies for president and ponders a third term.

Group tells Northshore schools to stop accommodating Muslims

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund has threatened legal action against the district.