(Courtesy Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium).
Frigid temperatures and the threat of snow have kept people in Western Washington pretty busy lately, including the staff at several local zoos - whose job it is to make sure dozens of animals and their exhibits remain comfortable and safe during inclement weather.
Marchers work their way down International Boulevard in SeaTac on Dec. 5 in support of a $15 minimum wage.
The King County elections office is conducting a recount Monday on the proposition in the city of SeaTac to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Gipson, of Atlanta, right, has his resume looked over by Ralph Brown, a management and program analyst with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate in November to a five-year low of 7 percent. The surprisingly robust job gain suggested that the economy may have begun to accelerate.
Workers began removing 12,000 cubic yards of arsenic-contaminated sediment in Lake Union on Thursday.
In this July 2008 photo, one of some 300 mountain goats in Olympic National Park faces a photographer on the Switchback Trail in the Klahhane-Hurricane Ridge-Switchback Trail area near Port Angeles, Wash. (AP Photo/Peninsula Daily News, Diane Urbani de la Paz, File)
Several environmental and timber groups are forming a partnership to find ways to boost timber harvests in Olympic National Forest while also improving forest health.
A worsening unemployment rate in Washington state is leading to extended unemployment benefits for some.
»Play Video Amazon drone prototype (Photo courtesy Amazon.com)
Amazon.com is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less - via self-guided drone.
Packages ready to ship move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon.com distribution center. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
This holiday shopping season, it's Amazon vs. everyone else. The online giant has attracted customers from the likes of Wal-Mart and Best Buy with low prices and convenient shipping.
Conservative property-rights advocates are worried about proposed restrictions on wells they fear could mean the end of the rural way of life in Whatcom County.
FILE - Juvenile salmon bound for the Pacific Ocean get a helping hand at Fall Creek Reservoir in Oregon, Nov. 26, 2013.
The behavior of young salmon does not appear to be as predictable as previously thought.
Local merchants say the national campaign called Small Business Saturday is helping independently-owned stores better compete against the big retailers.
Photo courtesy of Washington State Parks.
Four years ago, Washington lawmakers set out to make the state parks system self-sufficient - surviving on visitor fees alone. A new report says it's not going to happen.
The current view of Stone34. Skanska plans to have the shell of the building complete by April 2014. (Joshua Lewis/KOMO News).
It's hard to miss the five-story building going up between Wallingford and Fremont on the corner of Stone Way and 34th Street. The site will soon be the new home of Seattle-based running company Brooks Sports, but the developer says there's a lot more to this office/retail project than meets the eye. Developer Skanska recently offered us a sneak peek of the progress being made at Stone34.
»Play Video New images taken by local diver could show evidence that a mysterious and deadly disease plaguing the West Coast’s starfish population has reached West Seattle waters. (Photo courtesy Laura James)
New video shot by a local diver over the weekend could show evidence that a mysterious and deadly disease plaguing the West Coast's star-fish population has reached West Seattle waters.
In this Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 photo, 16-year veteran skycap Fred Harris prepares multiple baggage tags for a traveler at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
A campaign to set a $15 minimum wage in the city of SeaTac is poised for victory.