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A sow black bear and her five cubs cool off in a kiddie pool in a New Jersey family's backyard. (Tim Basso)

Momma bear, 5 cubs, play in kiddie pool 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- This video of a black bear sow with FIVE cubs seeking relief from summer heat is worth enduring the entry commercial for a few minutes of wildlife observation. Momma bear immediately recognizes the cool water haven in a New Jersey family's backyard,...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 21, 2015




Spokane is in the center of this satellite image wildfire smoke across Pacific Northwest on Aug. 20, 2015.  Origin point of smoke on the left is the 42,000-acre Wolverine Fire in the Glacier Peak Wilderness area near upper Lake Chelan.  Farther east, the 134,000-acre Chelan, 162,000-acre Okanogan, 110,000-acre Colville Indian Reservation, and 90,000-acre Colville area fires all merge and drift east across Montana and into the Midwest. (NOAA)

View from above raises pall of concern 

WILDFIRES -- I flew from Seattle to Spokane this morning after 10 days off the grid in Alaska. Heartbreaking is the first word that came to mind as I watched the smoke rising from east of the Cascades and spreading eastward across the state, mixing...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column.









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