An April 25 ceremony at the Capitol culminating in a wreath laying at the Winged Victory monument at the Legislative Building marked 100 years this month since America entered World War I while honoring Washingtonians who served overseas and their families on the home front.
Train lovers call it the “Living Legend” — Union Pacific steam locomotive 844. It was built in 1944, the last of its kind before diesel replaced steam power. Though it changed from running as a high-speed passenger engine to freight service, the locomotive never officially retired and has been part of the Union Pacific fleet of locomotives for 73 years. It has been to Boise a few times, but not since 2010. A city celebration featuring No. 844 marking the 92nd anniversary of the iconic depot will be held on Sunday, April 23.
One of the world’s largest tunneling machines came to a final stop at the edge of a deep pit near Seattle’s Space Needle on Friday, April 21, 2017 . During the coming months, Bertha will be taken apart and hauled away. This time-lapse video condenses Bertha’s two-week move into the disassembly pit – along with a small pause for a group photo of the workers who built the 1.7 mile tunnel under downtown Seattle.
A Coast Guard helicopter from Port Angeles rescued a sailor Tuesday, April 11 after a 30-foot sailboat that ran aground on Venodvi Island, which is south of Lummi Island. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the sailor off the back of a 45-foot response from Coast Guard Station Bellingham.
More than 100 immigrants detained at the Northwest Detention Center on Tacoma’s Tideflats started a hunger strike Monday, April 10, 2017, to protest conditions at the facility, according to an immigrant rights group.
The SR 99 tunneling machine, Bertha, breaks through the ground on April 4, 2017 near Seattle’s Space Needle. It tunneled 1.7 miles underneath downtown Seattle. A drone shows what it looks like up-close.
Bryant Scott of Kennewick talks about his experiences of suffering heat stroke during a navigation exercise in the Marine Corps, his recovery and his recent completion of the 50 mile running race in the Badger Mountain Challenge event.
The infamous McCluskey Room at the Hanford nuclear reservation has been torn down. The room was never used again after an explosion in 1976 sprayed worker Harold McCluskey with acid, radioactive material and shards of glass. He came to be known as the Atomic Man. (Courtesy DOE)