Democrats are eager to win back control of the state Senate in Washington. That means they need to take two seats from the Republican majority. One of the most hotly contested races is Whatcom County’s 42nd District, where incumbent Republican Doug Ericksen faces Democrat challenger Seth Fleetwood.
It’s more conservative than a traditional swing district. But outside money is pouring, in and framing this contest as a battle over environmental interests.
Two northwestern states are considering whether to follow Washington’s lead and legalize recreational marijuana. Oregon and Alaska will each take up the question on Nov. 4, and both ballot measures reflect lessons learned here.
There are plenty of different approaches to legalizing recreational marijuana, but for starters, there are basically two options on the menu: Colorado and Washington. So which one is more appealing to our neighbor states?
The spotlight will be on the Seahawks once again this weekend as the team tries to bounce back from all the controversy that's been swirling around them recently. They play the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte on Sunday.
The Seahawks have been under intense scrutiny following back-to-back losses and the shocking trade of star receiver Percy Harvin.
KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says this is what happens when a defending Super Bowl champion makes a controversial mid-season trade that really amounts to a firing.
How exactly does a man in his 70s — a man who spent most of his adult life in and out of prison and constantly battling a drug addiction — become friends with a 14-year-old girl?
They find a common bond. And in the case of Frank Morgan and Grace Kelly, that bond was music.
Even with the Affordable Care Act, adults in Washington are not getting the medical care they need often because they cannot afford deductibles or get into a Medicaid provider. Others go without eyeglasses and live with toothache because they don’t have coverage at all. This week, Seattle has a temporary clinic in an unlikely place to help solve some of those problems.
Amazon disappointed investors Thursday by posting a bigger loss than expected, sending its shares down 11 percent in after-hours trading.
Political campaigns and committees in Washington have spent nearly $70 million so far this year. That includes statewide initiatives and legislative races.
So where’s all the money going? It’s everything from address labels to Zipcar rentals.
At Effigy Mounds National Monument, you can. Three million dollars' worth of illegal construction projects went on for a decade at one of the nation's most sacred Native American burial grounds in northeast Iowa.
A little-known fact about Columbia River dams is that a valuable chunk of the power generated on the U.S. side goes to Canada under an international treaty. Northwest utilities say your power rates would be lower if that electricity could be sold to California instead of being delivered to Canada for free.
This week in Spokane, the biggest players in the trans-national river basin are debating whether to extend that 50-year-old treaty.
According to officials, Dominic Adesanya kicked and punched two Secret Service dogs. NPR's Tamara Keith filed this report for our Newscast unit:
"The dogs, Hurricane and Jordan, helped stop the fence jumper in his tracks on the White House lawn.
"They were taken to a veterinarian and treated for minor bruising.
Although actor/singer/guitarist Tom Wopat is best known for his role as Luke Duke in the long-running television series "The Dukes Of Hazzard," his best artistic work was still ahead of him when that series ended.
Instead of seeking more television work, Wopat pursued his first love, music. He has recorded 10 albums in a variety of genres, and has performed in several Broadway musicals including "Annie Get Your Gun" with Bernadette Peters.
Wopat is currently touring with his jazz group, and we were very pleased that he could make time to visit the KPLU Performance Studio. All he brought with him was a guitar, his fine voice and some good stories.
"Your knife doesn't so much cut through the brisket as glide through it," he says. "It's beefy, meaty, earthy."
Raichlen is the author of Man Made Meals: The Essential Cookbook for Guys.
But the restrictions remained, banning offenders from living within 2500 feet of a school. With few options, offenders still often sleep in cars, tents and in the open.
"We allowed smoking of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, traditional tobacco products throughout our facilities," says David Howard, a spokesman for Reynolds American.
I've taken more than a mouthful, and urgh!