Stories tagged: travel
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Family travel five: 5 vacations to plan if you are missing the sun right now
Are you ready for some sunshine (and heat)? Here are five destinations to consider.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
Visit Washington state parks for free Sunday, Monday
No Discover Pass is needed Sunday and Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Washington state parks.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Traffic deaths surged in first 9 months of 2016
Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that began in late 2014, according to National Highway Traffic Safety …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Montana lawmakers debate primary seat belt law
Supporters of a primary seat belt law told legislators that it would save both lives and money, while those opposed say such a requirement is not the appropriate role of …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Powder falls from plane vent, triggers emergency response
Officials say a while powder fell from an air vent of an Alaska Airlines plane and triggered a hazardous material response when the flight landed in San Jose, California.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
No pocket change: Man delivers 300,000 pennies to DMV
A Virginia man used 300,000 pennies to pay sales tax on two cars at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Nick Stafford delivered five wheelbarrows full of change, mostly pennies, at …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Roof collapses at Oregon school gym; no injuries
A central Oregon district closed all its schools Thursday after a gymnasium roof collapsed at a Bend elementary. Nobody was in the gym when the roof fell at Highland Magnet …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Expect Interstate 90 delays Thursday near Snoqualmie Pass, says DOT
Motorists should expect delays on Interstate 90 during two different periods Thursday in the Snoqualmie Pass area.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Utah avalanche closes US Highway 89 near Idaho line
An avalanche in the mountains of northern Utah has closed U.S. Highway 89 in Logan Canyon near Beaver Mountain about 3 miles south of the Idaho line.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Potholes close section of Interstate 84 in southwest Idaho
Idaho officials on Wednesday closed a section of westbound Interstate 84 between Nampa and Caldwell in southwest Idaho due to potholes.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, noon
Crater Lake park closes due to snow, avalanche risks
Crater Lake National Park has closed due to severe weather, though officials hope it will reopen soon.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
Woman killed in head-on crash with ambulance on Interstate 5
The Washington State Patrol says a woman driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 in Seattle was killed in a head-on crash with an ambulance.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 5 a.m.
Turkey’s tourism takes big hit after extremist attacks
The once bustling Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is astonishingly quiet. The shops and restaurants in the city’s trendy Istiklal Street are all but empty of foreign customers and the hotels …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
SeaWorld: Tilikum, orca that killed trainer, has died
Tilikum, an orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010 and was profiled in a documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity at …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 6:29 a.m.
U.S. warns about travel to Bangladesh
The United States is warning about travel to Bangladesh and tightening restrictions on family members accompanying U.S. government officials posted in the South Asian country.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Automated system blamed after Washington Monument goes dark
Officials say the clock in the Washington Monument’s automated lighting system is likely out of sync after the monument went dark.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Put down that cellphone: Ban of handheld devices by drivers being sought by lawmakers
Some state lawmakers are pushing to toughen Washington’s decade-old distracted-driving laws.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 8 a.m.
Everyday items emit heartache at broken-relationships museum
The original Museum of Broken Relationships opened in Zagreb, Croatia, in 2010 after growing out of a touring collection that crisscrossed Europe, Asia and the U.S. A second museum is …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 9:12 a.m.
Hole in bridge restricts traffic east of White Pass on U.S. 12
WHITE PASS, Wash. – U.S. Highway 12 was restricted Wednesday evening to one lane about 14 miles east of White Pass because of a hole in the Wildcat Bridge, according …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
3 dead, others injured in multi-car crash near Warm Springs
Three people have died in a multivehicle crash on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
Mountain snow means messy travel over Cascade passes
blast of snow weather is causing tough driving conditions in the Cascade Mountains.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 9:47 a.m.
Frenchman sets round-the-world sailing record: 49 days
A little over 49 days – that’s all it took Frenchman Thomas Coville to sail around the world alone, to set what French officials say is a new world record.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 8:24 a.m.
Winter storm weakens but travel still hazardous in places
Travel conditions remained hazardous as a winter storm swept across much of the northern Great Plains Monday, with blowing and drifting snow creating near-zero visibility on some roads.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Airbus secures Iran Air deal with list price of $18 billion
Airbus and Iran Air finalized Thursday a deal for 100 planes worth more than $18 billion dollars at list prices – a contract that’s potentially a big boost for Iran’s …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
For 2nd day, Alaska volcano eruption sparks aviation alert
For the second straight day, the Alaska Volcano Observatory issued its highest alert level for aviation when a volcano erupted with a towering ash cloud in the Aleutian Islands.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Bruce Willis’ airstrip project can resume in Camas County
Camas County commissioners have approved an ordinance that will allow the construction of a private airport owned by actor Bruce Willis to resume.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Tri-Cities Airport unveils new security checkpoint for holiday travelers
Holiday travelers will have a little more breathing room when they pass through security at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 7:50 a.m.
State Department issues a new warning on the southern Philippines
The U.S. State Department has reissued a travel warning for the Philippines, citing terrorism and kidnapping concerns in the southern part of the 7,000-island nation.
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 10 a.m.
Secrets of a Big Apple Greeter: Tips for first-timers in NYC
As a native New Yorker, a licensed city tour guide and a volunteer Big Apple Greeter, I’ve answered lots of questions from tourists over the years. Among them: “Is it …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9:26 a.m.
No one hurt after e-cigarette sparks fire on American flight
An American Airlines flight from Dallas to Indianapolis had to make an emergency landing in Arkansas after a passenger’s electronic cigarette “malfunctioned” and started a small fire, airline officials said.