Green State: Recycling Rate Hits Nearly 51 Percent Good job, Washington! State officials say Washington's recycling rate hit nearly 51 percent in 2011.
Census: Seattle Median Household Income Tops National AverageA U.S. Census Bureau snapshot of Seattle shows that the median household income here was more than $60,000 in 2011, which is about $10,000 more than the national average.
Hunger In Our State Increased Faster Than Any OtherThe abundance of summer fruits and vegetables filling Washington supermarkets are a colorful but ironic contrast to some new statistics coming out the U.S. Department of Agriculture this week. The numbers show hunger in the state has grown significantly since the recession started.
Watch The Skies! Study Finds Increase In UFO Sightings In CanadaAlthough illegal aliens are an issue on our southern border, our neighbor to the north has might have its own problems with aliens, from another world.
WA Mom Sees Wells Built by Late Daughter's Wish One year after 9-year-old Rachel Beckwith's death from a car crash inspired people around the world to donate more than $1 million to a charity in her honor, her mom is in Ethiopia this week visiting the water wells her philanthropy paid for.
The 5th Avenue Theatre’s David Armstrong Makes His Broadway Debut this FallIf you saw Saving Aimee at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre this past fall, you're ahead of the game. It's been re-named, and has been picked up by Broadway, along with The 5th Avenue Theatre's own David Armstrong as director.
Suspect Arrested in Seattle Bicycle Fatality Police say more than 50 tips from the public helped them track down a driver suspected in a hit-and-run accident that killed a bicycle rider last summer in Seattle.
Most Popular Baby Names in WA - Mason and SophiaExpecting a baby? If you're planning to name your baby Mason or Sophia, so are lots of other parents, according to the Social Security Administration. Check out the most popular names in WA in the past year.
King County WA Warns of Rise in Heroin Deaths King County health officials have alerted the public to what they call an unusual increase in heroin overdose deaths, possibly because of increased potency or a mixture with other substances.
Sundance Film Made by Native Alaskans Comes to Seattle"On the Ice" is a thriller filmed in Barrow, Alaska, in 2010 with novice Inupiat actors. The 2011 Sundance Film festival entry will make its theatrical premiere Friday in New York and the Alaska cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks. It debuts in Seattle on Friday, March 2.
Space Needle Fireworks on Tap for NYESeattle plans to celebrate the beginning of 2012 the usual way - with fireworks launched from the top of the Space Needle.
Amazon Kindle Sales Through the RoofSeattle-based online retailer Amazon says 2011 was the best holiday ever for its Kindle-brand e-readers and tablet computers.