Reader’s Lens: Fisheye lens on the forest canopy

Photographer: Martin Palmer, Mill Creek Photo taken: May 16, Upper Elliot Trail, North Cascades Photographer’s description: “I was on a hike to Goat Lake. I came upon a grove of deciduous trees flanking the trail. I used an 8mm fisheye lens on a Nikon D5100 camera to get the effect of the tree canopy converging.” […]

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill reports plenty of fish lurking east of the Cascades

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: Summer has officially started now that Memorial Weekend is behind us, and there are so many great fishing opportunities for anglers it is impossible to name them all. Two come immediately to mind, though, and that is the walleye […]

Lovely Suiattle Valley trails beckon hikers after decade-long road closure

DARRINGTON — After more than a decade of flood-damage closure, the scenic, fir-shaded Suiattle River Road is open again, restoring access for this summer to a 120-mile trail network in and around Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The whole area looks like it got a few teeth knocked out. Mother Nature swept through and washed out […]

Much of Hood Canal closed to shellfish harvesting

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Much of Hood Canal and part of Whatcom County’s shoreline have been closed to shellfish harvesting due to high levels of marine toxins. Public health officials say concerns about “red tide,” which can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning, led to the closure of Hood Canal from the Bangor naval station to Sisters […]

Deputies shoot 17-year-old after car chase in SeaTac

UPDATE: 10:22 p.m. | A 17-year-old boy was shot in the head by a King County sheriff’s deputy  Thursday evening after he allegedly tried to ram his car into an officer during a stolen-vehicle pursuit. The teen was spotted in what King County sheriff’s deputies believe was a stolen vehicle on International Boulevard around 8:20 p.m., […]

Old Lusty Lady strip club to get new look as boutique hotel

It’s been five years since the Lusty Lady closed, the last of the old-time flesh joints on First Avenue. On Thursday, the transformation of that area downtown, where there once were 10 peepshows, continued when a local developer announced that the building will be turned into a boutique hotel. Oh, there still is Showgirls across […]

2 students in critical condition after I-5 crash

Two Cleveland High School students were listed in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center following a crash Thursday morning on southbound Interstate 5 in South Seattle. They were among six male students from the Seattle school who were injured in a two-car crash at about 8:15 a.m., just north of the Boeing Access Road. Altogether […]

Painting way outside the lines

A hose on a Washington State Department of Transportation highway re-striping truck broke, painting an extra yellow stripe in the middle of the southbound HOV lanes of Interstate 5 just north of 128th Street Southwest in South Everett on Tuesday. Article source:

Learning to jam with jellies at Point Defiance

The new Jammin’ with Jellies exhibit features four different special species of jellyfish drifting in their tanks and opens Friday. The kids “jelly hat” area opened Thursday, the watery world of jelly tanks, Friday. ”Jammin’ with Jellies” opens at Port Defiance Zoo May 29, 2015. Hear the ”jams” while watching Crystal Jellyfish, Japanese Sea Nettles […]