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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Railroad has reported that ridership fell by about 94% between 2019 and 2020 because …more       

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The pilots of two Alaskan sightseeing planes that collided in midair couldn’t see the other aircraft because …more       

Christine Clarridge

Crews already have responded to almost 100 fires on state lands and say that these warm spring days, plus breezes …more       

The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic began last year, Carolina Tolladay Vidal’s pinata business in Alaska grounded almost …more       

Seattle Times staff & news services

We’re updating this page with the latest news about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the Seattle area, the …more       

Melissa Hellmann

A pharmacy in Seattle’s South End is a leader in offering COVID-19 vaccines in a culturally sensitive atmosphere in a …more       

RAF CASERT

HALLE, Belgium (AP) — There is no stopping flowers when they bloom, blossoms when they burst. Unfortunately, people have been …more       

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi, an opposition Congress party leader and scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi family, says he has …more       

ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL and NEHA MEHROTRA

NEW DELHI (AP) — Seema Gandotra, sick with the coronavirus, gasped for breath in an ambulance for 10 hours, as …more       

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition lawmakers led by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad submitted a petition to the …more       

MARIA CHENG

LONDON (AP) — Experts at the European Medicines Agency are preparing to present the conclusions of their investigation later on …more       

FRANK JORDANS and KERSTIN SOPKE

HEILIGENDAMM, Germany (AP) — Simone Ravera rolls up her trousers, slips off her shoes and socks, then gingerly steps into …more       

Rick Morgan

The company’s hiring push comes on the heels of a $50 million Series C it announced in February.

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JENNIFER PELTZ

NEW YORK (AP) — As marijuana legalization spreads across U.S. states, so does a debate over whether to set pot …more       

Sydney Brownstone

The Auburn City Council voted Monday to create a criminal penalty for camping on city property — one that would …more       

JAE C. HONG

Los Angeles (AP) — Yong Sin Kim, an 85-year-old Korean immigrant living in a senior apartment complex in downtown Los …more       

Dahlia Bazzaz, Elise Takahama and Hannah Furfaro

After Gov. Jay Inslee ordered school districts to open their buildings to middle and high school students by April 19, …more       

Gabriel Popkin and Erin Schaff

The fuel pellet industry is thriving in the American Southeast. Supporters see it as a climate-friendly source of rural jobs. …more       

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County’s transportation agency has apologized and agreed to pay $5.5 million to the mother …more       

KEITH COLLINS and DANIELLE IVORY

Older adults are America’s most COVID-vaccinated age group. But now that most adults qualify for shots, experts worry that vulnerable …more       

Andrew McIntosh

NASA picked SpaceX over a team led by Kent-based Blue Origin as the supplier of the vehicle that will carry …more       

KIMBERLEE KRUESI

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Medical providers in Tennessee would be required to cremate or bury fetal remains from surgical abortions …more       

Andrew Selsky

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A volunteer medic who was hit in the chest with a tear gas canister fired by …more       

Matthew Hepner

The proposed Goldendale Energy Storage Project in Klickitat County would provide our region with the needed energy storage resources that …more       

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BEATTY, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire burning in south central Oregon has destroyed two structures, officials said. The Herald and …more       

Tony Lystra

The move, long in the works, comes as the Seattle company’s revenue has been in decline and its mission muddled …more       

Heidi Groover

Washington businesses that lost at least 25% of their revenue in 2020 can apply for property tax deferral and payment …more       

Liz Engel

A Seattle-founded tech apprenticeship program and a Cincinnati-area nonprofit and are joining forces as part of an effort to increase …more       

The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top workplace safety regulator warned the Republican leaders of the Iowa Legislature that conditions …more       

Andrew McIntosh

New aircraft delivery financings plunged as the aviation sector was walloped by the pandemic. But Boeing officials see reasons for …more       

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Drivers involved in a fatal crash in North Portland Monday may have been involved in illegal …more