Western honey bees at major risk

Warmer temperatures in our region could put western honey bees at risk of collapse. Researchers at Washington State University and the Department of Agriculture specifically point to warmer autumns and winters causing big problems.

Lou Whittaker, famed Rainier guide and mountaineer, dies at 95

Lou Whittaker, a legendary American mountaineer who helped lead ascents of Mount Everest, K2 and Denali, and who taught generations of climbers during his more than 250 trips up Mount Rainier, the tallest peak in Washington state, has died at age 95.