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Legacy of pollution makes Everett port project ‘challenging’
The former Kimberly-Clark mill site is nearing the end of a complex cleanup, part of a $36 million terminal project.
In Index, Erinswood Trail will be a place for everyone
Named after Erin Sample, who has cerebral palsy, it will become fully ADA-compliant.
At Meadowdale Beach, the salmon will return to a new estuary
Construction is underway on a new railroad bridge that will open a connection between gulch and sea.
8 deaths in county now suspected due to recent heat wave
The state tally of heat-related fatalities is now 78, officials said.
Study: Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change
In Oregon alone, the state medical examiner reported 116 deaths related to the extreme hot weather.
Young birds jumped out of their nests to escape the heat
PAWS Wildlife Center is caring for dozens of fledgling birds that jumped off a building in Seattle.
As wildfires rage, Biden is raising federal firefighter pay
The president is holding a virtual meeting Wednesday with governors from Western states.
3 in county died from heat stroke, and danger still looms
The hottest day is over, but forecasters say temperatures are expected to remain above normal.
Monday will be worse: Some locations could see 110 degrees
The heat wave sweltered past 100 degrees Sunday in much of Snohomish County and Western Washington.
At Monte Cristo ghost town, a big fight over a short road
Historic preservationists want to keep a new road to access the townsite. Environmentalists want it gone.
Whale skeleton will be a star attraction at children’s museum
Exhibit’s designer pitched in and shared expertise as volunteers spent a day cleaning massive bones.
Western drought brings another woe: voracious grasshoppers
Cattle ranchers fear the drought-loving insects will strip bare public and private rangelands.
Wildfire smoke: A burning health issue is getting worse
As the hazardous haze increases during fire seasons, it’s time to get serious and prepare, experts say.
Feds could restrict West Coast salmon fishing to help orcas
NOAA Fisheries is taking public comment on the plan, which wouldn’t affect tribes.
Puget Sound Energy inks deal to buy Montana wind power
The utility can use transmission lines from the Colstrip plant to bring electricity to western Washington.
Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge
The region is home to polar bears and other wildlife — and a rich reserve of oil.
Volunteers pull bottles, cans and clothing from Lake Stevens
A dozen divers spent a morning removing trash from near a boat launch and parks. And there’s more down there.
3 times a year, kayakers challenge the Sultan River’s froth
When water is released from Culmback Dam, experienced paddlers descend on one of the area’s most unique runs.
Water crisis ‘couldn’t be worse’ on Oregon-California border
Irrigators have reacted with disbelief as the news of a water shut-off in the canals spread.
Agencies, nonprofits help farms adapt to changing landscape
It’s not just climate that’s a challenge. Local agriculture is also fending off urban encroachment.