Scientists are trying to figure out what's behind a massive die off of sunflower starfish across the country and right here in the Pacific Northwest. Not only are sea stars in the wild showings signs of disease, so are sea stars at several aquariums, including Vancouver which recently posted a time-lapse video showing just how quickly these marine critters are getting sick, losing legs and literally wasting away.
When the auto plant here closed, this prosperous Wisconsin port city on Lake Michigan lost more than just its largest employer. Its sense of vitality seemed to drain away, and city leaders set out to find something that would inject life into the brick-storefront downtown while the economy went through a transition.
Si Robertson, better known as Uncle Si, star of the inexplicably -- yet wildly -- popular reality show "Duck Dynasty," dropped by the Lacey Fred Meyer Monday evening to sign copies of his book, "Si-cology 101."
Northern Illinois communities that run "Polar Express" train rides every holiday season are getting the legal equivalent of a lump of coal in their stockings from the company that owns the rights to the name.
On Nov. 7, 1888, a sailor-turned-pharmacist bequeathed his menagerie of bears, monkeys and birds to the City of Portland, and in doing so marked the birth of what would become one of the nation’s oldest and most respected zoos.