Stories tagged: travel
Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Highway 20 over North Cascades opens
Highway 20 over the North Cascades opened to traffic Tuesday.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Singapore shuts airport terminal after fire; flights delayed
A fire broke out Tuesday at Singapore’s Changi Airport, causing the closure of a terminal and lengthy delays as passengers and flights were moved, officials said.
Sat., May 13, 2017, noon
Disney World’s Pandora takes ‘Avatar’ to new level of immersion
On May 27, Disney hopes to amplify that immersion with its most technically ambitious land to date: Pandora – the World of Avatar, situated in Animal Kingdom in the Orlando …
Sat., May 13, 2017, midnight
New American Writers Museum narrates Great American Story
The American Writers Museum, seven years in the making, is an endeavor even the most daring author might shy from: How, on a single floor of an office building, do …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Airbnb looks to Latin America, now its fastest-growing market
As Airbnb Inc. turns its attention to Latin America, the often-combative company is taking an unusual approach. It’s giving local governments what they want.
Sat., May 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
From Faulkner to the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Mississippi
OXFORD, Mississippi – Many travelers find their way to Oxford, Mississippi, as fans of novelist William Faulkner. But there’s much more to do in Oxford than visiting Faulkner’s home and …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Trump trips to Mar-a-Lago cost at least $1.2 million for air travel
New documents released by a conservative group show two of President Donald Trump’s recent weekend trips cost taxpayers more than $1.2 million.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Motel 6 in Oregon stops hosting guests from its own county
A Motel 6 in Oregon has decided to stop hosting people who live within the county it’s located.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
Washington state school district halts international trips
A school district in Washington state has halted all international field trips over concerns students in the country illegally wouldn’t be able to get back in.
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
Despite changes, overbooking unlikely to yield $10,000 payoff
On Thursday, United and the victimized passenger, Dr. David Dao, settled their dispute out of court. But the repercussions have been much wider, triggering modified overbooking policies and even elimination …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Imagine zipping from Seattle to Portland by high-speed rail
The Pacific Northwest has long been united on many fronts. From Vancouver, B.C., to Seattle to Portland, government leaders often reflect their region’s progressive ethos.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Hawaii reassures tourists after brain parasite cases
A California couple on their honeymoon and two people who drank a homemade herbal beverage are among the rising number of victims in Hawaii falling ill with a potentially deadly …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
Montana Legislature passes bill to comply with Real ID
Montana residents may not need to use passports to board domestic flights next year, after all.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Idaho board approves $150 million in bonds to address I-84
Idaho transportation officials have agreed to spend $150 million in newly approved bonds to repair and add lanes on Interstate 84 near Nampa.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 8:13 a.m.
Lawyer: Doctor dragged from United flight plans to file lawsuit
A lawyer for the Kentucky doctor who was dragged from a United Express flight says it’s too late for the airline’s CEO to apologize face-to-face and that his client intends …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Dogs get protection from inhumane tethering
Dog owners could face new penalties in Washington state if they tie up or “tether” their dogs in an inhumane way.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Yellowstone starts opening roads on Friday
Yellowstone National Park on Friday will begin opening select roads that had been closed over the winter within the park.
Mon., April 17, 2017, midnight
Airports creating spaces for people on the autism spectrum
Quiet rooms and other programs are helping ease travel for families.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
Lawyer: United will save evidence in dragged passenger case
The lawyer for a man dragged off a United flight says the airline and Chicago officials have agreed to preserve evidence of the incident.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
Landslide stops Amtrak traffic between Seattle and Everett
Amtrak services between Seattle and Everett were shut down due to a landslide west of Everett.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Governor reissues ban on non-essential state travel to North Carolina
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a new memo to ban non-essential state-funded travel to North Carolina because he says that the state’s repeal of its so-called “bathroom bill” is …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Landslide blocks train tracks near Vancouver, halting Amtrak service
A landslide has blocked train tracks near Vancouver, Washington, stopping Amtrak service between Portland and Seattle until Friday.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
Idaho governor allows $320 million road plan to become law
A frustrated Idaho Gov. Butch Otter allowed a $320 million transportation funding plan to become law on Tuesday, despite lodging multiple criticisms against key aspects of the measure.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
Northwest Montana ski resort sets record for visits
The Whitefish Mountain Resort in northwestern Montana says it had more than 346,000 skier visits during the 2016-17 season, a record.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Small Idaho city budgets big bucks for solar eclipse
City officials in eastern Idaho say they are budgeting more than $200,000 to cover the cost of handling the onslaught of visitors, security and other amenities during the viewing of …
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
Delta cancels 275 more flights days after storm disruptions
Delta Air Lines is still canceling flights three days after severe thunderstorms caused big disruptions at its hub airport in Atlanta.
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 6 p.m.
Norwegian launches Seattle-London flights with $199 one-way fares
Low-cost airline Norwegian will open a nonstop Seattle-London route from September with one-way economy class fares – including taxes but excluding fees for checking baggage and meals – starting at …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Authorities target distracted drivers in statewide campaign
Authorities across Washington state will begin cracking down on drivers using their cellphones behind the wheel.
Sat., April 1, 2017, 6:04 a.m.
Fiery highway collapse may snarl Atlanta traffic for months
Atlanta’s dreadful rush-hour traffic could be extra nasty for months to come after a raging fire underneath Interstate 85 collapsed an elevated portion of the highway and shut down the …
Sat., April 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
Overlooked by guidebooks, Slovakia is a worthy European destination without the crowds
I always search for the road less touristed. Yet it was not without trepidation that I drove with my spouse across the Hungarian plain from Budapest into Kosice, Slovakia’s second-largest …