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

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

King County’s landfill is going to get bigger

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

King County’s landfill is going to get bigger
BPA could remove thousands of trees from Renton to Monroe

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.

BPA could remove thousands of trees from Renton to Monroe
Washington copes with worsening climate change

Washington copes with worsening climate change

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

Washington copes with worsening climate change
Somali community faces SeaTac displacement

Somali community faces SeaTac displacement

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

Somali community faces SeaTac displacement
Amazon, Starbucks, Boeing, others address affordable housing

Amazon, Starbucks, Boeing, others address affordable housing

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

Amazon, Starbucks, Boeing, others address affordable housing
Local salmon face dire future amid effects of climate change

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.

Local salmon face dire future amid effects of climate change
Democrats turn attention to 30-round magazines, ghost guns

Democrats turn attention to 30-round magazines, ghost guns

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

Democrats turn attention to 30-round magazines, ghost guns
Bothell buys back proposed hotel land

Bothell buys back proposed hotel land

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

Bothell buys back proposed hotel land
Issaquah company hosts Gab, site used by Pittsburgh shooter

Issaquah company hosts Gab, site used by Pittsburgh shooter

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

Issaquah company hosts Gab, site used by Pittsburgh shooter
New study confirms historical presence of grizzlies in Washington

New study confirms historical presence of grizzlies in Washington

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

New study confirms historical presence of grizzlies in Washington
Developers miss deadline to salvage Bothell hotel project

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.

Developers miss deadline to salvage Bothell hotel project
Air quality is worse in the west due to bigger wildfires

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.

Air quality is worse in the west due to bigger wildfires
CitySurf pop-up pool could open this summer on Eastside

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.

CitySurf pop-up pool could open this summer on Eastside
Bothell’s Country Village will close in one year

Bothell’s Country Village will close in one year

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

Bothell’s Country Village will close in one year