Aaron Kunkler

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

State considering an Auburn-to-Spokane high-speed rail line

An east-west route could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland.


King County’s $5 million derelict boat problem

When a boat sinks, it costs a lot to bring it up, with millions being spent since 2003 on removals.


Canadian tourist who visited Seattle diagnosed with measles

He has since recovered from his illness.


King County’s landfill is going to get bigger

A ninth cell will be built, extending its life by another decade.

BPA could remove thousands of trees from Renton to Monroe

After taking over from Puget Sound Energy, the maintenance would affect 53 miles of power lines.

Washington copes with worsening climate change

From rising sea levels and crop failures to dying forests and fish, our state is struggling.

Somali community faces SeaTac displacement

In 2016, a judge found then-mayor Gene Fisher wanted to force the Somalis out from “his neighborhood.”

Amazon, Starbucks, Boeing, others address affordable housing

Several are the same companies that opposed Seattle’s head tax last year.

Local salmon face dire future amid effects of climate change

At least two species in the Puget Sound region may be near the end of their ability to reproduce.

Democrats turn attention to 30-round magazines, ghost guns

Following gun control success on the November ballot, lawmakers are eyeing further regulation.

Bothell buys back proposed hotel land

A development deal to bring two hotels to downtown Bothell has fallen through.

Issaquah company hosts Gab, site used by Pittsburgh shooter

The social media website is popular with white supremacists, neo-Nazis and conspiracy theorists.

New study confirms historical presence of grizzlies in Washington

The federal government hopes to rebuild a dwindling Washington grizzly population.

Developers miss deadline to salvage Bothell hotel project

The city council set a deadline of July 20 for Bothell Hotels LLC to submit a new plan.

Air quality is worse in the west due to bigger wildfires

A study released last week shows air quality in much of the west is worsening.

CitySurf pop-up pool could open this summer on Eastside

A Sammamish couple hopes to break ground on a permanent indoor surf facility later this year.

Bothell’s Country Village will close in one year

About 40 of the shopping center’s businesses will be displaced.