Stories tagged: travel
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
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 …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Landslide halts rail traffic between Seattle and Portland
Amtrak service between Seattle and Portland was suspended due to a landslide near Vancouver, Washington.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 6:22 a.m.
Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited
Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year – the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state …
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Trump appeals Hawaii judge’s new ruling blocking travel ban
President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday appealed the latest court ruling against his revised travel ban to the same court that refused to reinstate the original version.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 11:30 p.m.
Zags fans, here’s our list of things to do in Phoenix before Saturday’s Final Four game
If you’re taking a trip down south for some sunshine and a first-hand look at the Zags in the Final Four, you might want to plan on some things to …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Late start for clearing snow from North Cascades Highway
State transportation workers will get a late start clearing the snow off State Route 20 in the North Cascades.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
United Airlines: Customers ‘welcome’ to wear leggings
United Airlines says regular-paying flyers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Trump asks appeals court to let travel ban take effect
President Donald Trump’s administration is asking a federal appeals court to let his travel ban go into effect while it considers the case.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Two for the Road: Couple explores Tanzania parks in rental camping Rover
“The large male elephant looked up and stared directly into the front window, giving me that piercing stink-eye look that says, get out of my way,” said Bill Pierce, recalling …
Sun., March 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Field reports: Clagstone Meadows timberland access to open Aug. 1
TIMBERLANDS – Access easements will allow public access to the 13,169-acre Clagstone Meadows private timberlands in Bonner County, starting Aug. 1, the Idaho Fish and Game Department says. Under the …
Sat., March 25, 2017, 11 a.m.
Revisiting Yakima: recommendations from a former resident
Central Washington city offers wine, dining and day hikes