Need a New Year’s resolution? Try financial fitness

OLYMPIA — While many people will make working out and physical fitness their New Year's resolutions, folks should also consider becoming more financially fit.
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Best way to achieve New Year’s resolution? Be realistic

It's the time of year for resolutions, but the question is how do folks make sure they'll follow through?
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Bill in Congress would protect species before they’re endangered

Eric Tegethoff Washington News Service SEATTLE — What if states had the resources to prevent animals from ending up on the Endangered Species list? A bill introduced in Congress aims to do just that. Known as the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, it would fund states’ wildlife management efforts before species are in dire need of help. The co-sponsors — Republican Rep. Jeff...
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2018: The year Northwest orcas recover?

The recent devastating video of a starving polar bear has pulled on Americans' heartstrings. And scientists say West Coast orcas are in a similarly dire situation.
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NW tribes face threats from expanding oil and gas projects

In 2017, Native tribes have been at the forefront of opposition against expanding oil and gas transport in the Northwest.
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Garden Network leading charge to bring back butterflies

If you've ever watched the process of a caterpillar becoming a vividly colorful Monarch butterfly, you probably have an appreciation for a challenge being issued by the National Pollinator Garden Network.
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Natural decision: Benefits of real Christmas trees

CLE ELUM — With the holiday season here, many Washingtonians have an important decision to make: Should they buy a real or artificial Christmas tree?
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Stay secure, spend within means this holiday season

SEATTLE — Don't let the holiday cheer turn into misery.
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Opioid emergency declaration first step toward help for states

SEATTLE — The opioid crisis plaguing states such as Washington is officially declared a public health emergency.
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Report to Legislature: Out-of-school programs help state kids

SEATTLE — Washington state is improving programs for children afterschool and in the summer, according to a report to the Legislature, which agreed to help fund the programs.
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