Michael Crowe

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Washington State Parks brace for a busy Memorial Day weekend with eased COVID restrictions

Park officials are warning campers looking for last-minute reservations to make sure they have a backup plan. SEATTLE — Washington state parks are expecting a busy Memorial Day weekend, as many...

'A dire situation': A busy travel weekend spells trouble for Washington state ferries

The ferry system is down a boat or using smaller or slower crafts on almost every route due to an engine fire on the M/V Wenatchee in April. SEATTLE — A...

Recent cougar sightings prompt safety tips, closures from Washington wildlife officials

A cougar was captured touring Ephrata, and another led to a trail closure near Baker Lake. While cougar attacks are rare, they can be deadly. SEATTLE — Several Washington cougar sightings...

Seattle study finds toxic chemicals in mothers' breast milk

PFAS chemicals can accumulate in the body and a study of Seattle-area women found PFAS in 100% of samples. SEATTLE — New research is raising concerns over toxic chemicals being found...

With utility disconnections set to resume in Washington, advocates push for more time

Washington banned utility disconnections for non-payment during the pandemic, but that protection is set to expire in July. SEATTLE — With some utility shutoffs set to resume this summer, advocates are...

Puyallup Tribe raises new alarms for fish impacts of embattled Electron Dam project

Crews improperly installed artificial turf in a Puyallup River dam project last year, sparking a legal battle over the environmental impacts. SEATTLE — The Puyallup Tribe is hoping to stop an...

Washington sees historically dry spring, sparking concerns for a summer drought

Lack of rainfall and above-normal temperatures made March through April the fourth driest period for Washington since 1895, according to the Department of Ecology. SEATTLE — As the West Coast faces...

As Idaho moves to kill wolves, Washington continues protections

Wolves are returning to Washington from neighboring populations. So how will killing hundreds in Idaho impact recovery here? SEATTLE — With Idaho moving to significantly reduce its wolf population, officials in...

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