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Washington tribes say pipeline will harm orcas, way of life

SEATTLE (AP) — Several U.S. tribal leaders told Canadian energy regulators Wednesday that increased tanker traffic from a proposed pipeline expansion project would harm endangered orcas, natural resou...

A life of adventure, religion for American killed in India

SEATTLE (AP) — John Allen Chau spent summers alone in a California cabin as a wilderness emergency responder, led backpacking expeditions in the Northwest's Cascade Mountains, almost lost his leg to a...

Pleas flood social media with loved ones missing after fire

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — A day after a Northern California wildfire forced tens of thousands to evacuate, dozens of people are unaccounted for and relatives are flooding social media with desperate pleas ...

US tries to stop youth climate lawsuit days before trial

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. government is trying again to stop a high-profile climate change lawsuit days before young activists are set to argue at trial that the government has violated their constituti...

Paul Allen's passions: Rock n' roll, sports and philanthropy

SEATTLE (AP) — Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn't have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from...

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies

SEATTLE (AP) — Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist, has died. He was 65. His company Vulcan Inc. sa...

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture an...

Researcher who tracks whales says ailing orca likely gone

SEATTLE (AP) — Teams are searching for an ailing, critically endangered orca that a scientist who tracks the whale population in the Pacific Northwest says is likely dead. Experts ha...

Experts weigh next steps, possible capture to save ill orca

SEATTLE (AP) — A young, sick whale is skinnier than ever and in poor condition nearly two months after an international team of experts began taking extraordinary measures to save her. ...

Take 2 for Washington state: Carbon fee on fall ballot

SEATTLE (AP) — Voters in Washington state will be asked this fall to do what state and federal leaders have been reluctant to: charge a direct fee on carbon pollution to fight climate change. ...

Court: Cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on streets

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have nowhere else to go because it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. ...

Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada

SEATTLE (AP) — Teams of whale experts on Thursday were racing out to sea to help an ailing young killer whale, but they don't plan to intervene to help a mother orca in the same critically endangered ...

Grieving orca highlights plight of endangered whales

SEATTLE (AP) — Whale researchers are keeping close watch on an endangered orca that has spent the past week carrying and keeping her dead calf afloat in Pacific Northwest waters. The...

New endangered Puget Sound orca dies soon after birth

SEATTLE (AP) — A new orca has died soon after being born to the endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington state. Ken Balcomb with the Center for Whale Re...

Will Amazon's work to kill Seattle tax spook other cities?

SEATTLE (AP) — A tax on large companies like Amazon that was meant to fight a growing homelessness crisis got rolled back during a raucous Seattle City Council meeting. It exposed di...