Stories tagged: travel
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 …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
Turkish 747 cargo jet crashes in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens
A Boeing 747 cargo aircraft crashed Monday during its approach to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people, most of them on the ground. The jumbo jet …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Lewiston floats dam options
Even though the city of Lewiston has a raft of questions for the federal government indicating that dam breaching would cause massive and expensive headaches, city officials say they aren’t …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 10 a.m.
Following the Frommers: Famous guidebook has been leading travelers for 60 years
This year the legendary travel guidebook writer Arthur Frommer celebrates 60 years since the publication of his 1957 book, “Europe on $5 a Day.” Frommer began writing about travel while …
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 …