Fearing a Soviet invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government recruited and trained fishermen, trappers and other private citizens for a covert intelligence network, newly declassified documents show. This May 1943 photo shows U.S. troops approaching a landing area on Japanese-occupied Attu island, the westernmost of the Aleutian islands.
The world’s biggest scientific drilling ship has the audacious goal of boring into the heart of an offshore earthquake fault much like one that threatens the Northwest.
UPDATE - 06:02 PM
3 Americans detained in North Korea plead for help
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- State may run out of money, time to save old Kenmore seminary building
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UPDATE - 05:34 PM Alaska boat named for Oso landslide’s youngest victim
- Right wing launches misguided protest against Labor Day | Danny Westneat
- Daily Rant&Rave: Watch for pedestrians, drivers
UPDATE - 06:45 PM Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight
Entertainment & Living
Most kids head back to school next week, but more can be done to help children from poor families get ready for the challenges of a new year.Editorial: "Still time to help students with school-supply drive"
- NEW - 05:13 PM Editorial: Joe Fain, Pat Sullivan and Chris Barringer in 47th Legislative District
- Editorial: Thank you for helping students with school-supply drive
- NEW - 05:13 PM Guest: Supreme Court should tread carefully with Legislature threats in McCleary education case
- Guest: The Internet is not like an electric or water utility
UPDATE - 06:35 PM $2.4 billion flop: Atlantic City’s Revel closes after 2 years