Today's Seattle Washington Headlines...
‘Kayakctivists’ take their divestment cause to a famous Medina address
MEDINA — If Bill and Melinda had gazed out over Lake Washington from their home on Saturday afternoon, they would have been treated to Seattle area’s latest “Kayakctivist” demonstration, and the chant: “Be the leader, Be the best, Do the right thing, Gates divest.” Ex-Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and 34 other activists braved the weather — it often rains when McGinn does waterfront events — in hopes of persuading the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to jettison oil and coal stocks from its multi-billion-dollar portfolio. Ex-Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn: He was out kayaking Saturday, as part of effort to get the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to divest from fossil
Green River killer returns to Washington prison
Gary Ridgway, one of the nation's most prolific serial killers, has been returned to a Washington prison after he was transferred out of state earlier this year.
1 dead, 1 injured in West Seattle shooting; suspect arrested
An arrest has been made after one man was killed and another injured during a shooting in the Delridge area of West Seattle overnight, Seattle police said.
‘The Wild Edge': Photos and essays of the West Coast, whales, white bears … and white people
Florian Schulz fell in love with western North America as a teenager growing up in Bavaria, drawn by the continent’s wild, wide-open spaces and its contrast to the tamed, well-ordered mountains of his homeland. “The Wild Edge: Freedom to Roam the Pacific Coast” is Schulz’s latest expression of his love. He has become one of the finest wildlife photographers on either side of the Atlantic, with his new book ranging from Baja California to the Beaufort Sea. It covers two oceans. Already, with a photo book on the Rockies (“Freedom to Roam”), Schulz has shown an affinity for photographing grizzly bears. The new book has all sorts of bears: Brown bears
Coon Lake, in North Cascades, likely to be renamed for African-American prospector
Coon Lake is a small, marshy body of water low on the slopes of 8,122-foot McGregor Mountain in the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, where hikers not infrequently get a start as a rattlesnake slithers across the trail, or buzzes to signal its displeasure at your presence. The lake and nearby creek are about to receive a new name, free of racial overtones. Coon Lake will become Howard Lake, in honor of an African-American prospector who frequented the area in the 1890s. Coon Creek will assume the title of Howard Creek. After being unable to establish Howard’s presence six years ago, the National Parks Service has completed additional research and
Machete-wielding man in Capitol Hill gets caught in women's restroom, then in traffic