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WDFW extends wolf comment period

The chance to comment on how Washington’s gray wolves should be managed once they are no longer a state endangered species has been extended until Nov. 15.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019

Group gathers on Monroe Street Bridge to celebrate possibility of addiction recovery

In its third year, Hands Across the Falls drew a large crowd, despite the cold weather, to celebrate addiction recovery and to remember those who didn’t make it.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

After threats of violence, online wolf post-recovery meetings scheduled

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host three online meetings to discuss how to manage wolves once they are fully recovered and delisted.


Boy, 5, out of intensive care after being thrown from Mall of America balcony

Months after he was viciously flung from a Mall of America balcony, a 5-year-old boy is finally out of intensive care.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

Richer U.S. households fueling a hot job sector: ‘wealth work’

A rising number of American workers may be feeling nearly as dazzled on the job. One of the fastest-growing job categories of the past decade has been in what David …


Projects to help fish: Salmon recovery efforts highlighted in Yakima Basin

Cowiche Creek is a good place to start when it comes to salmon and steelhead success stories in the Yakima Basin.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

Arrest helps Whitman County woman fight meth, heroin addiction that started at 14

Brianna McCabe, 24, spent the past year in a jail cell after an arrest on drug charges. Amid skyrocketing opioid use on the Palouse, she says her time behind bars …


Why wealth gap has grown despite record-long economic growth

After a full decade of uninterrupted economic growth, the richest Americans now hold a greater share of the nation’s wealth than they did before the Great Recession began in 2007. …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019

Years after feeling the country took everything from her, Spokane woman flies flag high atop her 100-foot-tall tree

To see Alicene Robertson’s American flag in her yard, you need to crane your neck. The flag stands atop a 100-foot-tall spruce tree.


Using meds to kick drugs: A prescription can help opioid addicts on the road to recovery

After long drug addiction, recovery from opioid use disorder is happening for some Spokane residents through medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, a method of using prescribed drugs along with counseling and …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

March Madness doubles as vasectomy season, Spokane urologist says

Spokane urologists say it is no myth that clients strategically schedule vasectomies so they can recuperate during March Madness.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019

Ginsburg’s recovery prescription: Plenty of opinions

Now we know what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was doing as she recuperated from lung cancer surgery: churning out opinions for the court at a faster clip than any of …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Ruth Bader Ginsburg back on bench as Supreme Court resumes hearings

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was back on the bench Tuesday for the first time since her recent cancer surgery as the Supreme Court returned from its winter break and resumed …


Utah man helps other amputees learn basic life skills

Samoana “Sam” Matagi, 42, is known on YouTube as the “No-Handed Bandit,” a moniker he bestowed on himself. Since he lost his hands in an accident, he has made dozens …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Dirty clothes. Hours-long lines for gasoline, insurance adjusters, food and water. No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no …


What has four LEGOs and crawls? Maryland box turtle takes slow road to recovery

A wild Eastern box turtle at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore had trouble moving with a fractured shell. So with some creativity, ingenuity and sketches, a veterinary student designed and …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018

Flood victims get food and water; rain spreads to Northeast

Stranded by Florence’s epic floods days after the hurricane hit North Carolina, Wilmington residents lined up by the hundreds Tuesday for free food, water and tarps, while officials managed to …


Author, actor, Kennedy scion Christopher Lawford dead at 63

Author and actor Christopher Kennedy Lawford, who was born into political and Hollywood royalty, sank into substance abuse and addiction and rose to become a well-known advocate for sobriety and …


With rare candor, Lovato chronicled her recovery and relapse

While most celebrities tend to hide their struggles with drugs and battles with depression, Demi Lovato not only acknowledged her issues, she’s shared them with the world.


Meridian police officer recovering after surgery, second suspect turns himself in

A Meridian police officer who was wounded in a shootout Sunday, is in good condition, according to the Meridian Police Department.


Family turmoil overshadows homecoming for victim of vicious attack

A week ago, DaShawn Horne left the hospital after three months recovering from a traumatic brain injury after what police call a racially motivated attack. His homecoming has been marred …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018

Daughter of poisoned spy says she’s recovering

In her first public comment since she and her father, a former Russian spy, were poisoned by a nerve agent, Yulia Skripal said Thursday from a hospital that she’s recovering …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018

Attorney says deputy thought gunfire was from outside school

The sheriff’s deputy assigned to guard the Florida high school that was the scene of a mass shooting never entered the building to confront the suspect because he believed the …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018

Commissioner: 16 people hurt in New York fire will be OK

The Fire Department of New York says 23 people, including a firefighter, are hurt following a Bronx blaze.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017

Official: North Cascades grizzly bear recovery work halted

A North Cascades National Park official said work to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem has been stopped by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s office.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017

Big contracts, no storm tarps for Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria damaged tens of thousands of homes in Puerto Rico, a newly created Florida company with an unproven record won more than $30 million in contracts from the …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017

Two months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico struggles to regain electricity and thousands flee the island

The lights remain off in bustling cities and in small rural villages. Gas generators, the only alternative to the downed power lines that seem to be everywhere, continuously hum outside …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017

California asks for $7.4 billion to help wildfire recovery

California Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers asked the U.S. government Friday for $7.4 billion to help rebuild after a cluster of fires tore through the heart of wine country, killing …


$2.1M in funding secured for Baker Lake recovery efforts

Montana officials say they have secured $2.1 million in federal disaster aid for ongoing cleanup efforts in the town of Baker where a tornado tore up homes, leaving a lake …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017

Northern California may need years to recover from wildfires

Sonoma County officials said Saturday it will take at least months and likely years to fully recover from devastating wildfires that ripped through Northern California earlier this month, destroying at …