Transportation

State must fix hundreds of fish-blocking culverts

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is under a federal court order to fix hundreds of barriers built under state roads and highways that block access for migrating salmon and thus interfere with Washington tribes' treaty-backed right to catch fish. But it's not clear how the state is going to come up with the estimated $2.4...

Eastside

Whitest big county in the U.S.? It’s us

King County is the whitest of the nation’s 20 most-populous counties. But the county’s fastest population growth is happening among Asian and mixed-race people. The Times’ FYI Guy, Gene Balk, digs into the new Census numbers.

Data

Whitest big county in the U.S.? It’s us

King County is the whitest of the nation’s 20 most-populous counties. But the county’s fastest population growth is happening among Asian and mixed-race people. The Times’ FYI Guy, Gene Balk, digs into the new Census numbers.

Marijuana

A year in, taxes on legal weed yet to yield big windfall for state

The tax windfall predicted by some for legal weed hasn’t materialized in the first year of sales; nor have horrors imagined by opponents. But some data warrants a closer look as Washington charts a course for legalization in other states.

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