northwestern united states

Dead whale gives new life to debate over dams in Pacific Northwest

One image was clear -- a dead orca calf being carried across the ocean by its apparently grief-stricken mother. The calf may well have died from malnutrition. The Southern Resident Killer Whales in its pod are facing a critical shortage of their main food source: fat, juicy salmon.

'Daybreak' and 'Looking for Alaska' unleash streaming teen troubles

Every demographic gets its own slice of the streaming pie, but teenagers remain one of the highest-profile niches. Enter a pair of series devoted to teen troubles, Hulu's "Looking for Alaska," adapted from a young-adult novel; and Netflix's "Daybreak," a strange construct set in a post-apocalyptic world.

CDC: Vaping-related injuries now in all states but one

There are 1,299 lung injury cases associated with e-cigarette products in 49 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands as of Tuesday, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alaska is the only state without a reported case.

Lawsuit tries to stop mine in Alaskan salmon spawning areas

Five native, business and environmental organizations sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday over a proposed controversial Alaska gold and copper mine that the Trump administration has backed after it reversed an Obama-era decision that stopped the project due to environmental concerns.

Supreme Court asked to decide Electoral College question

Three presidential electors in Washington state who voted for Colin Powell in 2016 rather than Hillary Clinton and were fined under state law, are asking the US Supreme Court to take up their appeal and decide whether a state can bind an elector to vote for the state's popular vote winner.

Melania Trump heads downriver in Wyoming

In Washington this week, President Donald Trump had his hands full, trying to climb out of the seemingly endless swirl of negativism that has come on the heels of an ongoing impeachment inquiry.

Doctor donated sperm 30 years ago. Now he has at least 17 kids

When an Oregon medical student was asked to donate sperm in 1989, he was promised that only five offspring would be born -- all on the other side of the country -- according to a lawsuit alleging a clinic violated the agreement by allowing the birth of at least 17 babies, among other alleged violations.