Stories tagged: northwest
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017
Take smoky skies seriously, stay indoors
Wet springs and hot, dry summers provide the perfect setting for wildfires, and the Northwest is ablaze with significant fires in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Canada and Northern California.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Program supports those who practice, teach cultural crafts
The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions is working to ensure that cultural skills don’t disappear.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Fire risk is high throughout West, northern plains
The threat of major U.S. wildfires will remain high throughout August in Southern California, northern Nevada and parts of the Northwest and northern Great Plains, forecasters said Tuesday.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
No drought warnings in Northwest for first time since 2011
For the first time since 2011, the Pacific Northwest isn’t showing any signs of drought.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
Flooding closes Oregon’s coastal highway; other areas hit
Flooding closed Oregon’s coastal highway on Thursday, while landslides hit some areas in Portland amid unrelenting rain.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017
Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II: Exercise underscores importance of Northwest bases
More than 1,000 people will travel to the state to train. This will require a great deal of community support and partnership.
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017
Study documents yellow cedar’s decline due to climate change
A type of tree that thrives in soggy soil from Alaska to Northern California and is valued for its commercial and cultural uses could become a noticeable casualty of climate …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
Oregon, Idaho residents brace for icy rain after snow
Residents in Idaho and Oregon braced for treacherous roads and the possibility of nuisance flooding Sunday as freezing rain coated parts of the region.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
Forecasters predict a frigid week ahead in Inland Northwest
The Spokane area will experience light snowfall Sunday before temperatures plunge to single digits Monday evening, the Spokane National Weather Service reports.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 7:18 p.m.
A complicated past lies behind Portland’s violent Trump protests
In recent days, as protests erupted in several U.S. cities following Donald Trump’s election victory, Portland’s mostly peaceful demonstrations were tainted by uncharacteristic violence.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
Snake River salmon, steelhead recovery plan released
Federal officials say changes in how dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers are operated are needed to improve migratory conditions for protected runs of Snake River chinook salmon and …
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
After two bad wildfire years, this season ‘normal’ in Northwest
After two consecutive years in which wildfires set acreage records in Washington, this fire season has been light. In fact, wildfires have been smaller and less destructive in Washington, Oregon …
Sat., July 2, 2016, 9:59 a.m.
Kamiak Butte camping closed
One of Whitman County’s most popular campgrounds – Kamiak Butte – has been closed due to fire danger. The county park’s five miles of forested hiking trails are open for …
UPDATED: Wed., May 4, 2016, 5:51 p.m.
Restoration of Northwest salmon runs needs a better plan, judge says
A federal judge in Oregon says a massive habitat restoration effort doesn’t do enough to improve Northwest salmon runs.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 5, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
New rule addresses bathroom access for transgender people
OLYMPIA – A new rule in Washington state requires buildings open to the public to allow transgender people to use restrooms and locker rooms of the gender they identify with.
Sun., July 21, 2013
Hot nights in Northwest becoming more common, study finds
SEATTLE – Most Northwest heat waves are bearable, thanks to the cool breezes that blow in at night. But according to a new analysis from the University of Washington, hot …
Sat., Nov. 14, 2009
Steelhead dream comes true at last
I’ve long nurtured the dream of catching the iconic symbol of the Northwest, the wily steelhead trout. Previously on these pages, I have chronicled my pathetic attempts to achieve this …
Sun., Dec. 21, 2008
Dance the night away at First Night
First Night Spokane, Spokane’s big downtown New Year’s Eve celebration, is all teed up – all you have to do is buy a $12 button and take a big swing. …