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Marine biologists say a deadly wasting disease has infected starfish from Mexico to Alaska. (Getty Images)

Mystery Starfish Killer Lurks Along Entire West Coast

Marine biologists say a deadly wasting disease has been recorded from Mexico to Alaska.

06/09/2014

Bulldogs Recap

Dower Jr., Zags Hold Off San Diego

Sam Dower Jr. had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Gonzaga (17-3, 7-1). Przemek Karnowski finished with 12 points and Kevin Pangos added 11 points and five rebounds. Both Karnowski and Pangos made key buckets down the stretch to keep the Zags in the lead.

1090 The Fan–01/23/2014

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Conservation Group Wants Orcas In West Coast Waters Protected

A conservation group is asking federal officials to protect endangered killer whales in the marine waters off the West Coast.

CBS Seattle–01/16/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama walks as he departs the White House November 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The President will visit Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles before returning Tuesday night.   (credit: Ron Sachs/Getty Images)

Money, Star Power Await Obama On Fundraising Tour

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.

11/24/2013

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Guide to Fall Seafood and Oyster Festivals in Puget Sound

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!

10/02/2012

File photo of firefighters trying to extinguish a wildfire. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Firefighter Killed As Wildfires Rage Across West

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.

08/14/2012

General view of the rubble of Yamada, Iwate prefecture, on March 15, 2011. (credit: JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts Fear Massive Environmental Disaster From Japan Tsunami Debris

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.

06/08/2012

A man walks down a street through debris in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture on March 18, 2011. (credit: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists: Creatures From Japan Tsunami Debris ‘Clear Threat’ To West Coast

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.

06/07/2012

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Gregoire Wants State to Look into Gas Prices

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.

05/26/2012

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President Obama Visiting West Coast

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.

05/04/2012

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