GEORGE, Grant County — The parents and alumni of the University of Washington Marching Band have shown their thanks to the community for its help after a crash on Thanksgiving that hurt nearly 50 band members. After the accident, George Elementary School was opened for the band members, who received Thanksgiving meals from concerned locals, […]
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District performed admirably after southcentral Alaska’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Nov. 30, according to the borough mayor. Charlie Pierce, however, said there was room for improvement by the borough administration, the Peninsula Clarion reported . “It was evident that our performance, although very well, was not […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a wildfire burned across Big Sur two years ago and threatened hundreds of homes scattered on the scenic hills, thousands of firefighters responded with overwhelming force, attacking flames from the air and ground. In the first week, the blaze destroyed 57 homes and killed a bulldozer operator, then moved into […]
IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY, Idaho (AP) — A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with safer fuel designs and a new generation of power plants. The reactor at the U.S. Energy Department’s […]
Seattle's National Archives contain about 50,000 case files related to the Chinese Exclusion Act, which for decades barred most Chinese immigration. Volunteers working to index the files say they hold precious personal information and poignant broader lessons.
While many say they support his ambitious budget proposal, Washington's Democratic lawmakers Friday gave mixed reviews of Gov. Jay Inslee's $3.7 billion tax package. Three moderate Democratic senators say they are unlikely to support a capital-gains tax.