Hoping to take advantage of advances in DNA technology, the Lewiston Police Department announced a renewed effort Tuesday to try to solve the 35-year-old unsolved killings of two women and the disappearance of a man from the same night in 1982.
The Great Northern Railway lost 23 freight cars to arson in one day, and authorities suspected that it might be the work of the Wobblies. The fires broke out simultaneously in several freight cars at the Judith Gap, Montana, rail yard. Authorities found that fires were started with fuel-saturated material.
MAGONE LAKE, Oregon – On the centerline in the path of Monday’s total solar eclipse, the 2 minutes and 6 seconds of darkness passed far too quickly. The sun disappeared behind the moon, plunging this central Oregon lake and its visitors into a strange twilight at 10:22 a.m.
Just days after Energy Secretary Rick Perry made his first trip to the Hanford nuclear reservation, HBO’s John Oliver used the polluted nuclear site as a satirical punching bag for the nation’s decades of failure to find a permanent storage solution for the millions of gallons of nuclear waste.
The light dimmed, the air cooled and the solar eclipse showed its growing crescent in shadows cast by leaves. For a moment, as people turned their eyes sunward, or stared at their pinhole projections on the ground, or wondered what everyone was looking at, the world slowed down. Traffic calmed. Jackhammers stilled. People gathered on sidewalks.
Eclipse watchers started gathering on the Capitol Campus lawn around 8:30 a.m., while the full sun was rising over state office buildings to the east. Some came from a few blocks or a few miles away while Danielle Vukovich and Corbin Cronic drove from Woodinville, Washington.
The European Renaissance-style garden in Manito Park that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each summer was planted around Memorial Day of this year with tens of thousands of begonias, marigolds, dahlias, snapdragons, petunias, geraniums and others to create the profusion, color and elegant symmetry of a royal garden. It is now a feast for the eyes. It’s worth a visit for those who haven’t been recently.