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WA Dept. of Health warns of toxic algae in Spokane area

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- If you plan on going swimming in the lake or river in Washington, you better check first for toxic algae before diving in, which has poisoned several dogs in a couple Spokane area rivers. Washington State Department…

How to stay safe while boating this summer

As temperatures stay in the mid to upper 90s, more people are looking for ways to cool off. Washington is home to thousands of lakes, and waterways are busier than ever. That's why it's important to stay safe and aware.

Curiosity rover finds evidence of Mars' ancient salty lakes

Since it landed on Mars in 2012 NASA's Curiosity rover has been exploring Gale Crater, a vast, dry ancient lake bed with a mountain at its center. Now, Curiosity has found sediments containing sulfate salt in the crater, which suggest it once held salty lakes.

Skier Mikaela Shiffrin clinches historic win

She made her name as a slalom specialist but Mikaela Shiffrin won an historic super-G at Lake Louise Sunday to become the first skier to win races in all six World Cup disciplines.