Money, star power and Hollywood awaited President Barack Obama on a West Coast swing featuring a bit of official business, but mostly fundraising for a Democratic Party eager to go on offense after a politically debilitating two months.
Oysters are ripe for the picking in Puget Sound during fall. Shucking, slurping, cooking and savoring these mollusks is what we in Seattle know how to do! Here are some great oyster and seafood festivals!
A firefighter was killed in Idaho and another firefighter in Oregon suffered burns after she had to deploy her emergency fire shelter as wildfires raged across the western United States.
More than a year after a tsunami devastated Japan, killing thousands of people and washing millions of tons of debris into the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. government and West Coast states don’t have a cohesive plan for cleaning up the rubble that floats to American shores.
While scientists expect much of the floating debris to follow the currents to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an accumulation of millions of tons of small bits of plastic floating in the northern Pacific, tsunami debris that can catch the wind is making its way to North America.
Gov. Chris Gregoire on Friday directed the state Department of Commerce to monitor rising gas prices in the state and asked the agency to recommend what actions can be taken to help reduce costs to drivers.
The White House press office says the president will travel to Nevada, Washington and California next week for campaign events and an unspecified official event regarding the nation’s economy. He will be in Seattle on Thursday, May 10.
If you’re making plans for a cruise to Hawaii, you’re not alone. More than 104,000 travelers arrived in the islands on cruise ships — mostly from the West Coast — in the first 11 months of last year, up 14.5 percent.
The president will be making a short visit to Seattle in September, according to a report from the Seattle Times.