Drivers and businesses in Northwest Washington are voicing elation now that there is a firm date for reopening the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River. The Washington Department of Transportation says the temporary replacement bridge will start carrying traffic Wednesday morning.
It took just three and a half weeks to clear the wreckage of the collapsed I-5 bridge and to build a new span across the gap. State transportation secretary Lynn Peterson says the temporary replacement can carry 99 percent of the usual car and truck traffic; no oversize loads will be allowed.
Starbucks will begin posting calorie counts on its menu boards and bakery cases nationwide next week—something it’s already required to do in King County
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has dealt a big blow to environmental groups fighting proposed coal export terminals in the Northwest.
During testimony before Congress, an official with the agency said the Corps is not planning a broad environmental study on the impact of coal exports, meaning the proposed terminals' effects on climate change won’t be considered during the review process.
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn likely never saw it coming.
While testifying against proposed coal export terminals before a Congressional committee on Tuesday, McGinn found himself at the receiving end of a bizarre—and, at times, personal—attack.
On the offensive was U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-West Virginia, who boasts taking on “anti-coal zealots” on his website.
More than half of Washington's congressional delegation is asking the U.S. government to respect the state's marijuana legalization effort.
In a letter released Tuesday, seven members of Congress asked the Department of Justice to not pre-empt the new law or prosecute residents acting in compliance with state law. They also asked federal officials to provide guidance on the U.S. government's legal response to a marijuana industry.
Well, this choice of youth may turn out to be more than a Hollywood trope.
Washington’s quarterly revenue forecast is up by more than $200 million, and Tuesday’s news has lawmakers suddenly predicting an end to the weeks-long budget stalemate.
“I expect us to be able to negotiate a budget relatively soon,” said House budget chair Ross Hunter, a Democrat.
Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom agrees the new revenue projections should break the budget logjam.
“To me that says we should wrap up our business and move on, and get out of town,” Tom said.
State voters will decide on the fate of an initiative that would require labeling of genetically-modified food products.
Initiative 522 would require food products to bear a label informing the consumer if they contain any genetically-modified organisms, or GMOs.
The public signature-gathering campaign for the bill was successful, and while it allowed the Washington state Legislature an opportunity to decide its fate, its language mandated that if lawmakers took no action, the initiative would automatically to a public vote in November.
"He wet himself," Murphy said, "And we were thinking, 'Oh no, how are we going to deal with this?' "
Dylan has autism, and his mom, Noelle, tends to choose at-home activities over unpredictable outings like a day at the museum. If Dylan becomes overwhelmed by his surroundings, he might yell loudly, or drop to the floor and refuse to get up.
News Rounds: Africa rising (but to whose benefit?), WHO says junk food fueling global obesity, rich countries getting stingy with aid and more
The financial markets have been roiling lately, a sign that a change of direction might be about to occur, or already is underway. However, crystal balls tend to be more cloudy than clear. No one consistently appraises the markets accurately.
No matter the market direction, financial advisers are not timid about telling you to rebalance your portfolio. But KPLU financial commentator Greg Heberlein says it's OK to ignore that advice.
Robots are everywhere these days. They’re working in factories, and the focus of student competitions. They’re also teaching us about Nature, especially in the case of robotic fish
It might seem a little Hollywood to talk about "robo-fish," and as an engineering professor, Kristi Morgansen is a little shy about that.
“We usually call them fish robots, or robotic fish,” she says.
People who are anxious about the possibility of their property taxes going up have a new resource to turn to. King County just launched a web site to allow homeowners to appeal their property valuations electronically. They can use the site to look up comparable sales and submit that information along with the appeal.