Community dynamics in times of disaster – When the big one hits

As a community, we are our last best hope -- Though the Stillaguamish Valley may not be subject to a tsunami when the big...

Scurvy, TB, Scarlet fever – Victorian diseases making comeback

LONDON (CNN) — Josie Garrett seems like a healthy and happy 24-year-old when we meet her in between classes at University College London where...

Senate overwhelmingly passes new national education legislation

The Senate passed a massive education bill Dec. 9 that gives states significant control over school accountability and testing. (AP) The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly...

$2 gas coming soon for most of the U.S.

The average price of a gallon of regular gas is $2.13 according to AAA, down 75 cents from a year ago. That decline means...

Magnitude-2.6 earthquake strikes near Darrington

SEATTLE, Wash. — A magnitude-2.6 earthquake struck about 9 miles west-southwest of Darrington, Wash., Thursday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake occurred at...

The first major update to Windows 10

NEW YORK — Microsoft started rolling out what the company characterizes as the first major update for Windows 10 on Thursday. The free release...

Photos of Your Kids That You Shouldn’t Post to Social Media

If anyone knows how tempting it is to share our kids' hysterical, adorable, or unreal moments with our entire social networks, it's us. We...

Don’t use a credit card for these 3 things

When used responsibly, credit cards can be very beneficial for your long-term financial goals. For example, using a credit card -- and paying off...
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Winter will be cooler and rainier than normal in the Pacific Northwest

From the Almanac: October 2015: temperature 54.5° (0.5° above avg.); precipitation 3" (avg.); Oct 1-4: Showers, mild; Oct 5-9: Sunny, cool; Oct 10-17: Rainy, cool;...