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Dust storm causes ‘very unhealthy’ air quality in Spokane

A dust storm that blew into Spokane from the Columbia Basin on Tuesday caused “very unhealthy” air quality in Spokane. Winds are expected to die Tuesday night, according to the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

NASA anxious to hear from Mars rover as dust storm clears

NASA is anxious to hear from its dust-silenced Mars rover, Opportunity, as the planet’s red skies clear.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

NASA’s seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun.


India home to 22 of the world’s most polluted cities

New statistics released Thursday underscored what many visitors to India already know: This country has the most polluted cities in the world.


Mead man among victims in Arizona accidents

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — Authorities in Arizona say three people are dead and at least 12 others injured after a dust storm led to multiple crashes on Interstate 10 between …


Blowing dust likely with dry cold front today

A dry cold front crossing the Inland Northwest today is likely to kick up gusty winds and dust this afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2012, 3:21 p.m.

Freeze threat added to dusty, windy, fiery forecast

The National Weather Service in Spokane this afternoon has added a freeze warning on top of a red-flag warning for high fire danger from a wind storm that has kicked …


A taste of winter arrives for weekend

Blowing dust was reported in Grant County on Friday, and cold temperatures were swept into the Inland Northwest on an arctic front that has set the stage for several of …


Frosty forecast

Wind, blowing dust in the Columbia Basin and potentially damaging cold are expected today across the Inland Northwest as a polar front sweeps into the region and hangs around through …


Winds bring dust, blackouts

A dust storm caused several accidents in Central Washington and closed Interstate 90 in both directions west of Ritzville on Sunday, while gusting winds brought scattered power outages to areas …