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  • Palouse Falls a ‘site of wonder’ for thousands of years

    Washington’s official waterfall was created by cataclysmic forces, including lava flows and the Missoula Floods. Geologists took a field trip to Palouse Falls on Friday.


  • Oregon’s Niagara Falls a ‘true hidden gem’

    WILLAMINA, Ore. – Just the words, Niagara Falls, provoke an immediate response. Whether you live in the Pacific Northwest, Midwest or South, the iconic waterfalls straddling the New York and …


  • The danger increases, but still the water calls

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — “We are tied to the ocean,” an avid sailor and president named John F. Kennedy once said. “And when we go back to the sea, whether …


  • Debate surrounds annual $60M cost of 9/11 memorial

    NEW YORK (AP) — A debate over balancing the need to honor the memory of Sept. 11 with the enormous costs of running a memorial and museum at ground zero …


  • Out & About: Chapman Lake may not reopen

    OUTCRY – Chapman Lake, a popular trout, kokanee and spiny ray fishing lake south of Cheney, may not reopen for public access this season. The family-operated Chapman Lake Resort did …


  • Lowland waterfalls great spring hike destinations

    With water, water everywhere this spring, lowland waterfalls are dazzling attractions for hikers. Following are examples of good Inland Northwest early-season dayhikes that lead to uplifting falls.


  • Whitman students seek answer to height of Palouse Falls

    Professional paddler Tyler Bradt raised a puzzling question on April 21 when he traveled to southeastern Washington and set a world record for the highest waterfall descent in a kayak: …


  • Spokane Falls will flow full time

    Water will cascade over the Spokane River’s waterfalls even during the hottest and driest of summers. Avista Utilities and the Sierra Club have worked out an agreement for year-round flows. …


  • Taking the plunge

    Paddling atop a 60-foot waterfall seated in the equivalent of a glorified milk jug, Chris Korbulic’s mind calmly analyzes the speed, trajectory and technique that make kayaking over mega-waterfalls more …

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