Published March 29, 2012
Crews are making progress on a wildfire that has killed two people in the mountains southwest of Denver and scorched 4,100 acres.
Published March 07, 2012
Wind farms in the Pacific Northwest -- built with government subsidies and maintained with tax credits for every megawatt produced -- are now getting paid to shut down as the federal agency charged with managing the region's electricity grid says there's an oversupply of renewable power at certain times of the year.
Published March 02, 2012
For the first time in decades, Republican caucus-goers in Washington state may have a real say in who runs for president.
Published February 24, 2012
With budgets tighter than ever, cities across America are increasingly looking for more free labor. Nowhere is that trend more evident than Yakima, Washington.
Published February 08, 2012
Police in Pierce County, Washington have released the chilling 9-1-1 tapes from Sunday’s double-murder-suicide by Josh Powell—husband of Susan Powell who went missing in Utah more than 2 years ago.
Published December 22, 2011
‘Bloggers Beware’. That was the headline on a conservative blog following a $2.5 million judgment against blogger Crystal Cox in a defamation case tried in federal court in Oregon. It’s a case followed closely in the blogosphere and in the traditional media as it highlights the proliferation of blogging, the blurring of lines between journalists and bloggers and more libel cases born out of blog posts.
Published December 09, 2011
To lawmakers, a spending cut is often a reduction to the amount of spending growth that had been anticipated. This mindset helps explain why in state governments across the country, budgets are increasing despite vows to cut spending.
Published December 01, 2011
Is corporate America taking a page from The Biggest Loser? You bet. In an effort to reduce health care costs, a growing number of companies are offering cash to overweight workers who lose weight
Published November 28, 2011
North of the Arctic Circle, the tiny village of Nuiqsut, Alaska, has become the latest flash point in the struggle between oil drilling and environmentalism.
Published November 16, 2011
An estimated 27 billion barrels of oil are sitting just off the northern coast of Alaska in waters controlled by the United States, but despite spending more than five years and $4 billion, Shell Oil Company still can't get to it.