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On the Skagit River, the tiny town of Hamilton is a refuge, a quiet pocket of affordability where most neighbors know each other. One reason it's affordable is that it floods. Earlier this month, Hamilton faced its latest catastrophic flood. That got people wondering, yet again, about the town's future.
Although the worst of last week's flood waters are slowly starting to recede in northern Washington, about 100,000 cattle remain in jeopardy — unable to find relief from the waters and their food supply threatened.
'She was constantly evolving, constantly working with and meeting other artists, both within photography and beyond. She was an exceptionally vocal champion for women, especially in the arts, and especially in photography.'
Makah tribal officials say record rainfall last weekend resulted in landslides and washouts that initially cut off access to their reservation at Neah Bay. They've been working to ensure access to food, medicine and fuel as tenuous travel routes are restored.
Seattle will be the first city in Washington to receive state matching funds for college scholarships. The scholarships will assist students in the Seattle Promise program, which already provides two years of free community college to any public high school graduate in the city.
E-commerce giant Amazon confirmed to public radio that it has begun flight testing of package delivery drones at a test range in Pendleton, Oregon, as well as continuing near Seattle and elsewhere. Routine delivery of online orders to consumers by aerial drones remains a long ways off, though.
Demand for office space is stronger in the Seattle/Bellevue area than it is in any other US city. It's being driven by tech growth, according CBRE, a company that tracks real estate trends. How many people actually end up working in those offices is the big unknown. We spoke to two local tech companies that are wrestling with how much office space to sign up for.
Residents of a small Washington border town say the Nooksack River unleashed a flood unlike any they've ever seen before this week. It represents what climate scientists say will be the norm for years to come.
A lot of us hunkered down at home last Thanksgiving instead of making the usual feast. Now we're getting together again. But with pandemic-related shipping and supply chain issues, plus this summer's extreme heat … you've got a recipe for sticker shock.