Toxic blue-green algae found in Newman Lake

SPOKANE, Wash. -- You'll want to avoid swimming in Newman Lake for a while. The Spokane Regional Health District recently issued a harmful algae alert for Newman Lake after…

Blue green algae found in Rose Lake

KOOTENAI CO., Idaho – A public health advisory has been issued for Rose Lake because of a harmful algae bloom.  Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, have been found in the water.  These bacteria make the water appear discolored or…

South Korea fights toxic work culture

South Korean bosses who unfairly fire workers that complain of office bullying now face up to three years in prison or a 30 million won ($25,464) fine, under a new law aimed at cracking down on the country's toxic work culture.

2018's words of the year

With several dictionaries having selected their "words of the year" for 2018, check out which words rose to the top this year.

Lawmakers look to ban firefighting foam

The state Senate has voted to ban the sale of firefighting foam that contains certain chemicals. The bill would ban the sale, manufacture or distribution of the foam in which chemicals known as PFAS are intentionally added.