Stories tagged: travel
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Governor’s Mansion to offer women’s history tours
Visitors to the state Governor’s Mansion during Women’s History Month in March will have the option of choosing a special “Women in the Mansion” tour. The hourlong tours will be …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Slides close Highway 101 south of Cannon Beach
A landslide has closed U.S. Highway 101 in both directions 5 miles south of Cannon Beach.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Dresses that tell a story: Princess Diana’s life in fashion
It’s been 20 years since Princess Diana died in a Paris car crash at the age of 36, but the public’s fascination with her life – and her clothes – …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Three young people killed in rural Oregon crash
Authorities say three young people died at the scene of a single-vehicle crash in a rural community southeast of Portland.
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Eastern Libya ban women from traveling without male guardian
Eastern Libyan authorities have issued a ban forbidding women from traveling outside the country without a male guardian, sparking mockery.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017
Spring break ideas: from beaches to Europe to new museums
Spring break is right around the corner. For some travelers, that means seeking out beaches and sunshine. Others may be tempted by Europe, which has become more affordable for Americans, …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Speeding bill headed to Idaho Senate
Legislation allowing drivers to speed while passing other vehicles on some highways faced few road bumps getting out of the Idaho House.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
2016 traffic deaths jump to highest level in nearly a decade
A jump in traffic fatalities last year pushed deaths on U.S. roads to their highest level in nearly a decade, erasing improvements made during the Great Recession and economic recovery, …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
BRIEF: I-90 eastbound to close near Snoqualmie Pass overnight
Eastbound lanes of I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass will be closed intermittently overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning, the state Department of Transportation announced.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
American flight diverted to St. Louis checked for bombs
Bomb-sniffing dogs are checking an American Airlines plane that was diverted to Lambert Airport in St. Louis.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:50 p.m.
Northeast hit by its biggest snowstorm of the winter
The biggest storm to hit the Northeast this winter dropped a foot or more of snow along the New York-to-Boston corridor Thursday, turning roads treacherous, grounding flights and giving millions …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Avalanche danger closes major mountain passes in Washington
The latest storm in Washington brought enough snow to shut down three main mountain passes over the Cascade Range due to avalanche danger, and was blamed for at least one …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Washington tourism getting big push from lawmakers
Lawmakers are trying to put Washington state back on the map when it comes to tourism. After eliminating the state tourism office in 2011, the Legislature is considering creating a …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
City of Vancouver backs I-5 Bridge replacement resolution
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Vancouver City Council on Monday night supported an effort to declare replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge a project of statewide significance.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 10 a.m.
Geneva: Looking for rainbows in the capitol of peace
This city’s Jet d’eau, a fountain in the middle of its namesake lake, is as much a symbol of Geneva as Big Ben is of London, the Eiffel Tower is …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
Norwegian Air CEO pledges rock-bottom trans-Atlantic fares with his growing Boeing fleet
Starting in June, Norwegian Air Chief Executive Bjxrn Kjos promises the cheapest trans-Atlantic airfares U.S. travelers have ever seen – as low as $75 one way, flying on a new …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
Early flights get earlier at Pullman airport
Early morning flights from Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport are about to get even earlier, Pullman Regional Airport Director Tony Bean said Tuesday during a special Airport Board meeting. The regular 6 …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Chinese Lunar New Year feast begins with drums and dumplings
Four men in traditional yellow costumes bang large drums to announce the start of the New Year’s Eve banquet in Liuminying village. Inside the meeting hall, 100 tables are set …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
State Patrol: Washington driver’s blood-alcohol was 6 times legal limit
The Washington State Patrol says it arrested a man who had been driving on Interstate 5 in Shoreline with a blood-alcohol content six times the legal limit.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Montana senators seek REAL ID waiver
U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines have asked Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly for an emergency waiver from the REAL ID Act, which established security standards for driver’s licenses …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
Heading to Houston for Super Bowl LI? Here’s the lowdown on what do to, where to go
Space City is home to 6.2 million people. But it also acts likes a small town steeped in Southern hospitality. It’s culturally diverse, with world class museums, music and shopping.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
REAL ID compliance bill gets Senate panel’s OK
A Senate panel has approved a measure that seeks to bring Washington state into compliance with federal identification requirements. On Tuesday, the Senate Transportation Committee passed Senate Bill 5008 on …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Cops: 3 arrested drivers owe $682,000 in unpaid tolls, fees
Transit police say they’ve arrested three New Jersey residents who owe more than $682,000 overall in unpaid tolls and fees. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Israel issues travel warning on Egypt’s uprising anniversary
Israel has warned citizens visiting the Sinai Peninsula to leave the area immediately and those planning on visiting to change their plans over fears of attacks coinciding with Wednesday’s anniversary …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Police: Jitney driver owes more than $50,000 in tolls, fees
Transit police say they’ve arrested a New Jersey woman who owes more than $50,000 in unpaid tolls and fees.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Top lawmakers won’t move bills to end tolling on I-405
Top state lawmakers say they won’t move any bills this session to end tolling on the express lanes of Interstate 405 between Bellevue and Lynnwood.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
Washington facing REAL ID deadline
Last month, signs started popping up at airports across the country warning travelers that unless their driver’s licenses are from states already in compliance with federal identification requirements, or states …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass remains closed by slides
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass remains closed Thursday morning because of numerous slides, according to the Department of Transportation.
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 10:48 a.m.
American mimics United with fare barring use of overhead bin
American Airlines followed United Continental in announcing no-frills tickets that limit carry-on bags to those that fit under a seat, bolstering efforts to compete with fast-growing fare discounters.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
National park visits hit record high for third straight year
Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity that brought …