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.
The view from inside the new UW light rail station. The station is 80 percent complete. Sound Transit says the rail line between UW and downtown Seattle is on track to open early and under budget.
Sound Transit says the light rail line connecting UW to downtown Seattle is on track to open early and under budget. Transportation officials shared the news with Sen. Patty Murray during a press conference inside the new UW rail station.
(Photo courtesy Dept. of Ecology)
Thousands of yards of contaminated mud at the bottom of Lake Union will be removed after high levels of arsenic were discovered at the Northlake Shipyard.
»Play Video Cleanup worker gives nasty potty bombs two thumbs down. (Photo courtesy Dept. of Ecology).
The Department of Ecology is tackling a messy problem. 'Potty bombs' found along Washington roads and highways are on the rise but there's no money to fight this filthy issue.
The 37-foot story pole was originally carved by Tulalip Tribe leader and artist William Shelton. It stood in a park in Illinois for more than 70 years until weather and bugs forced it to be taken down. Now the Burke Museum is working to bring it home. (Photo courtesy Freeport Park District)
The Burke Museum is leading a fundraising effort to bring a Native American story pole back to the Northwest after it stood in an Illinois park for more than 70 years.