‘Call the Midwife’ on KCTS and ‘The Walking Dead’ on AMC

‘Call the Midwife’ Now that “Downton Abbey” is done for another season, you can get your fix with this beloved drama (based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth). As the series enters its fourth season, the midwives and nuns of London’s Nonnatus House are coping with the new decade of the 1960s. Season premiere, 8 […]

A look at Hawaii’s truly remote islands, Niihau and Kaho‘olawe

For somewhere truly remote in Hawaii, consider the islands of Niihau and Kaho‘olawe. Both sharply limit tourism to preserve the Hawaiian past and present. But for armchair travelers, or the few who manage to get to the islands, they offer a fascinating look at Hawaii’s past — and future. Niihau Off Kauai, Niihau is a […]

How to save money on Maui

The perception of Maui as a destination for the rich is only partially true. Flights and hotels can be pricey. The only down season is for about two weeks at the start of December. But the island has many affordable options for food, lodging and entertainment — and the beaches and scenic drives are free. […]

Off the beaten track in Hawaii

Millions of tourists flock to Hawaii each year, packing the beaches and attractions at hot spots such as Oahu’s Waikiki and Maui’s Kaanapali. Yet it’s easy to escape the crowds at off-the-beaten-track places around the islands and see some of Hawaii’s heritage or simply enjoy a blissfully empty beach. Three places to consider, scattered across […]

Seattle’s University District through the years

Check out the gallery above for a look at how Seattle’s University District has changed in the past century. There’s some bad news in there for anyone who enjoys tailgating Husky football games. Don’t want to ruin the surprise, but you’re not going to want to dig your heels in at that parking lot. We’ll […]

Report: SeaTac homicide suspect captured in California

A 68-year-old man wanted in connection with the shooting death of his nephew in SeaTac on Thursday was captured in Taft, California on Saturday night after a standoff with police, the Taft Midway Driller reported. Police took Robert Leroy Studer into custody at a Taft business several hours after initially contacting him. A SWAT team […]

WSP: Man on drugs punches woman while walking on I-405

A woman was punched in the face on I-405 by a man on drugs Sunday morning, Washington State Patrol Chris Webb said. The man was walking in the northbound HOV lane near Exit 7 around noon when he stopped to kneel down. A driver stopped her car to see if the man needed help, and […]