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Backyard tree is San Francisco landmark

By JANIE HAR

An attorney for the homeowner said the tree is an ordinary pine that poses problems for the home's infrastructure.



CLT products could be a game changer for Northwest wood products industry

By DYLAN DARLING

Advocates of engineered wood say it has the potential to become a major product in commercial construction.


Google offers $250,000 for Flint

Google is offering $250,000 to help with the ongoing response efforts in Flint as the Michigan city reels from the effects of a lead-contaminated water supply.


Gypsy moth spray done; traps are next

State agricultural officials have finished spraying parts of Western Washington to kill leaf-eating gypsy moths. Now, they plan to set out thousands of traps this summer to see whether those treatments worked.


Lead levels down at Tacoma schools

Officials say further testing at three Tacoma elementary schools that previously had high levels of lead in their drinking water indicates the water is now safe to drink.


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Elevated levels can decrease performance and lead to lethargy, headaches and even death.



Half of the new Lake Washington floating bridge is open to traffic and the other half will open later this month.


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