Stories tagged: travel
Sat., April 23, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Freeway views are hot: Homeowners cozy up to urban eyesores
Living near highways, train tracks and other urban eyesores has long been an unfortunate fact of life for residents of big, crowded cities around the world, including in tightly-packed cities …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
Passover vacation niche grows to dozens of destinations
For many Jews, traveling to vacation hotspots during the eight-day Passover holiday has become a way of avoiding the hassle of heeding religious rules that require scrubbing a home clean …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 2:46 p.m.
Cuba relents, allows Cuban-born travelers on historic cruise
Cuba has loosened a policy banning Cuban-born people from arriving by sea, allowing Carnival Corp. to go forward with the first U.S. cruise to the island in a half-century, the …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Uber to pay up to $100M in lawsuits with drivers
Uber will pay up to $100 million to drivers who had sought to be classified as employees, settling two lawsuits that posed a threat to the company’s on-demand business model, …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 9:33 a.m.
Yellowstone visitors spend nearly $500M near park in 2015
A new report shows that visitors to Yellowstone National Park spent nearly half a billion dollars in communities around the park in 2015.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 7:15 a.m.
Popular Oregon hot springs reopens after E. coli scare
A popular hot springs in southern Oregon have reopened after high levels of E. coli were found in September, forcing a closure. Umpqua Hot Springs will be available to visitors …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Hotels woo guests to book directly online with discounts
Hotels are getting more aggressive in their fight to get travelers to book reservations directly with them instead of through online travel agencies such as Expedia and Priceline.
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Protecting Ape Cave from deadly disease takes on new urgency
Long before white-nose syndrome reached the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Forest Service had warned visitors to Ape Cave at Mount St. Helens of the disease. Now that it’s been found …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Carnival may delay Cuba cruise over discrimination concerns
Faced with protests, political pressure and a lawsuit, Carnival Corp. announced Monday it will allow Cuban-born passengers to book cruises to the island but will delay the trips if Cuba …
Fri., April 15, 2016, 9:13 a.m.
Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport nears money goal
The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport is preparing for construction this summer on the realignment of its main runway and is inching closer to its high-end local match goal of $9.6 million …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
75 mph speed limit on part of I-90 considered by state
Washington is seeking public comment on a proposal to raise speed limits on a roughly 100-mile stretch of Interstate 90 in eastern Washington.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:08 p.m.
Airlines boost on-time performance, cancel fewer flights
The government says more flights are arriving on time, airlines are canceling fewer flights, but passengers’ complaints are still rising.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Plane makes emergency landing in Portland
An Alaska Airlines flight has made an emergency landing in Portland.
Thu., April 7, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Feds: Amtrak must retrain track workers on basic safety
Amtrak has been ordered to retrain rail workers on basic safety rules days after a train going 106 miles per hour struck and killed two Amtrak employees working on the …
Thu., April 7, 2016, 3:09 p.m.
Sinkholes a concern as Seattle tunnel machine continues work
As Seattle’s tunnel project prepares to bore beneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct, city and state officials are worried about growing sinkhole risks.
Thu., April 7, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Feds: Amtrak must retrain track workers on basic safety
Amtrak has been ordered to immediately retrain track workers on basic safety rules after a passenger train struck and killed two Amtrak employees near Philadelphia.
Thu., April 7, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Senate refuses to stop airlines from shrinking seat sizes
The Senate is refusing to come to the aid of airline passengers squeezed by the ever-shrinking size of their seats.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
He’s a travelin’ man: John Kerry sets miles-traveled record
John Kerry is now the most traveled secretary of state in U.S. history, breaking the record as he arrived in the Middle East kingdom of Bahrain on Wednesday.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 9:07 a.m.
Fliers beware: New airfare rule could lead to costly mistake
The three largest U.S. airlines have changed the way they price multi-city trips, forcing those who book such itineraries to pay hundreds of extra dollars in airfare.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 8:06 a.m.
Washington governor bans state travel to Mississippi
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has joined the Seattle mayor in banning official travel to Mississippi due to the state’s new law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to refuse …
Tue., April 5, 2016, 10:04 a.m.
Oil freeze deal likely to be reached, Kuwaiti OPEC official says
Kuwait’s OPEC governor is saying members of the oil cartel and other producing countries likely will reach a deal later this month to freeze production as crude prices sit below …
Tue., April 5, 2016, 8:19 a.m.
Class-action lawsuit challenges no-fly list
A Muslim civil rights group filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Americans who have been placed on the no-fly watch list. The suit seeks unspecified monetary …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
$3 million renovation to Glacier Park lodge underway
A $3 million renovation to the historic Lake McDonald Lodge at Glacier National Park is underway, marking the first overhaul of the building in nearly 30 years.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
Disney heir apparent Tom Staggs is leaving the company
Tom Staggs, the presumed front-runner to replace Bob Iger as CEO of The Walt Disney Co., is leaving the company next month.
Sat., April 2, 2016, 8:19 p.m.
Passenger flights to resume Sunday in Brussels
A partial, symbolic airline service will begin Sunday at Brussels Airport after a 12-day shutdown of passenger service caused by a deadly bombing attack, the airport’s chief executive said Saturday.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 7:09 p.m.
Ride the Ducks vehicle collides with car in Seattle
A Ride the Ducks vehicle and a car crashed in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne, the first reported collision involving one of the amphibious vehicles since September’s deadly collision on the …
Thu., March 31, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Harsher DUI penalties get Washington Gov. Inslee’s signature
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that will double the maximum fine and prison sentence for a felony-level driving under the influence conviction.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 11:24 a.m.
Studded tires need to be removed today
State transportation officials say Thursday is the last day for Washington and Oregon drivers to remove their studded tires or face an expensive ticket. Studded tires can wear down pavement, …
Thu., March 31, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
New 520 bridge on display before it opens to traffic
Cyclists and pedestrians will have a chance to explore the new State Route 520 floating this weekend before the structure opens to vehicle traffic.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Glacier National Park snow plowing set to start Friday
Glacier National Park road crews are getting ready to begin plowing snow.