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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 4, 2014, 10:25 a.m.

Crews working to restore power, fight fires from Saturday’s storm

More than 10,000 customers remain without power around the area after a powerful windstorm struck the region Saturday night. Firefighters are also working to control a trio of blazes sparked …


Strong winds bring blackouts and blocked roads to the Inland Northwest – again

The Inland Northwest was flung back into storm cleanup mode Sunday after being clobbered by high winds for a second time in 10 days. Thunderstorms packing gusts of 40 to …


Another big storm slams into region

Another strong thunderstorm hit the northern parts of Spokane and Spokane County on Saturday evening, downing trees and power lines and sparking many brush fires. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich …


Mobile home park residents still feeling storm’s clout

It’s been a week of living without power, having to boil water and, for some, worrying about looters, sleeping at an emergency shelter and salvaging what’s left from shattered homes …


Avista progress slowed by fallen trees, broken poles

Avista Utilities is struggling to return power to the last of the 1,700 customers without electricity in north Spokane and Deer Park.


Residents in north Spokane clean up, assess and wait for power to return after storm

Molly Conant was sitting on her couch Wednesday afternoon when she decided to get up and go into the kitchen. It’s a decision that may have saved her life. One …


UPDATED: Thu., July 24, 2014, 3:06 p.m.

Powerful punch: Storm uproots trees, knocks out power

Severe thunderstorms pounded the Inland Northwest on Wednesday, toppling trees that crushed homes and cars and cutting power to more than 60,000 homes and businesses. One driver suffered life-threatening injuries …


Storm get 1st victory of season

WASHINGTON – Sue Bird wouldn’t let the Seattle Storm start the season 0-4. The veteran point guard scored 16 points and the Storm avoided their second 0-4 start in franchise …


West Coast drinks up snow, rain

SEATTLE — A significant weekend storm disrupted plans across the Northwest U.S., blanketing parts of Washington state with snow, socking Oregon and California with rain and contributing to the deaths …


Wind takes out trees, power

The Filos were enjoying a quiet Sunday evening, Barbara in the kitchen and Bob in front of the TV flipping between the Miss America pageant and the Seahawks game, when …


Massive storm system surges toward Mid-Atlantic

WASHINGTON — A massive storm system originally forecast to affect one in five Americans from Iowa to Maryland surged today toward the Mid-Atlantic after causing widespread power outages but largely …


Storm earn first victory

SEATTLE – With 6-foot-8 rookie sensation Brittney Griner patrolling the paint for Phoenix, the Seattle Storm used their outside shooting to beat the Mercury. Tanisha Wright scored 20 points, Camille …


Mostly mild for holiday

A storm whipping the West Coast is causing high winds and rain in Eastern Washington. Ron Miller, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Spokane, said the wet, blustery …


East Coast residents take this one seriously

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don’t get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern …


Storm upend Sun to win in overtime

A day after not playing well, the Seattle Storm rebounded in a big way on Sunday. Camille Little scored five of her game-high 27 points in overtime and added nine …


Storms raising WA flooding, avalanche chances

SEATTLE — A series of storms have saturated Western Washington, increasing the chances of flooding in the lowlands and snow avalanches in the Cascades.


Storms leave school closures, power outages in wake

Friday dawned with school closures, power outages as the Inland Northwest continues to brace for more snow.


Ferocious storm moves toward coastal Alaska

An unusual Bering Sea storm packing hurricane-force winds and 35-foot waves — a type of storm not seen for decades in Alaska — moved rapidly today toward the western Alaska …


Storm strands buses, planes, trains on East Coast

A powerful East Coast blizzard marooned thousands of would-be air, rail and road travelers today, shutting down major airports and rail lines for a second day, stranding buses on buried …


Healthy resolve

SEATTLE – In one sentence, Swin Cash summed up the biggest reason why the Seattle Storm have continually been considered the WNBA power unable to match its potential. “It’s kind …


‘Snowmageddon’ blankets Mid-Atlantic in heavy snow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mid-Atlantic residents were buried Saturday from a likely record-setting blizzard the president jokingly called “Snowmageddon,” and those brave enough tried to clear a path through the wet, …


Some still without power after Sunday storm

Some remain without power Monday afternoon


West Plains cities in emergency mode

The cities of Cheney and Airway Heights were still in a state of emergency this week as yet another storm coated the region Sunday night. Cheney called out the National …


Chill on feeding winter wildlife

Here’s some food for thought about wintering wildlife struggling through deep snow and frigid temperatures: Think spring.


West Side storm kills two, closes I-5

OLYMPIA – High warm winds, heavy rains and melting snow Monday battered and drenched parts of Western Washington, leaving two people dead, putting five miles of the Pacific Northwest’s main …


Bonner County area still without power

Crews have been working around the clock to restore power to homes and businesses in the Priest Lake area in northern Bonner County. Friday’s storm blew over trees and snapped …


West Side High Wind Cuts Power Drivers In Cascades See Wintry Conditions

Stormy weather battered Western Washington on Thursday night, causing numerous power outages and creating wintry driving conditions in the northern Cascade passes. Many areas reported rain and sustained winds of …


Trees Bow To Wrath Of Nature Gusting Winds Bring Down Power, Pines In North Idaho

Joyce West works her morning crossword puzzle while she waits for workers to come and remove a tree from the roof of her Honeysuckle Bedach home at Hayden Lake. Strong …


Heavy Rains Cause Spokane Washout

Heavy downpours Thursday afternoon sent streams of water down city streets, caused at least one washout in Spokane and left big puddles alongside roads. The National Weather Service said the …