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The frenzied real estate market is causing problems for regional and statewide land conservancy efforts in Washington state and Idaho. They struggle to compete with private buyers on price and ability to close a deal quickly.

A law enforcement officer shot a man in the parking lot of a Safeway in unincorporated Snohomish County on Monday afternoon, officials confirmed. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Would-be homebuyers will have to save up for an extra year before taking the plunge, thanks to pandemic-era price gains.

After an off-season of some mystery involving several favorite performers, “Saturday Night Live” said it was returning for its 47th year this weekend with all but one of its incumbent cast members on board.

Boeing sales chief Ihssane Mounir, in an exclusive interview, talks about the crisis facing the company as it tries to pull through a business collapse initiated by tragedy, then exacerbated by the pandemic and a litany of quality problems.

Following the train derailment on Saturday that killed three people in Montana, Amtrak has temporarily canceled service on its Empire Builder line between Seattle and St. Paul-Minneapolis.

The issue of using secret military gear in space to aid civilians fighting wildfires arose 35 years ago. The Pentagon allowed a short-lived prototype, but the arrangements were never permanent. As wildfires intensify, many want that to change.

Hospitals and nursing homes around the country are bracing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.


An emergency room physician who made pleas for more safety equipment and more urgent measures to protect staff at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center was fired on Friday.

Registered nurses gathered in Los Angeles to protest the fact that UCLA's athletic department conducted 1,248 tests in a single week while health-care workers at UCLA hospitals were denied testing.

As part of a package of stories about Seattle's CHAZ, Fox News published digitally altered and misleading photos in what photojournalism experts called a clear violation of ethical standards for news organizations.

NEW: Testing for the novel coronavirus will get a huge boost in the coming weeks as a project funded by Bill Gates and his foundation begins offering home-testing kits that will allow people to swab their noses and send the samples back for analysis.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was ordered to immediately begin expanding mail delivery with extra trips and later deliveries after the U.S. Postal Service failed to improve performance less than a week before the election.

BREAKING: After a freezer failed late Thursday night, nurses, firefighters and volunteers scrambled to use as many doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as possible before they expired.

BREAKING: Seattle Public Schools will close for at least two weeks starting tomorrow, according to an email sent to school administrators. The email said the decision was made after conferring with county and school officials.