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‘Orange skies:’ Biden raising federal pay to fight wildfires

The Biden administration said Wednesday it is hiring more federal firefighters — and immediately raising their pay — as officials ramp up response efforts in the face of a severe drought that is setting the stage for another destructive summer of intense wildfires across the West.

Northwest braces for hottest day of intense heat wave

With an unprecedented and dangerous heat wave gripping the Pacific Northwest, officials in Portland, Oregon, shut down light rail and street cars due to high temperatures, districts halted summer school bus service and people braced for possibly the hottest day of the scorcher.

Enjoy satisfying Japanese Breakfast and ‘Jubilee’

When music and South Korea are mentioned, the cottage industry known as BTS is the typical response. However, Seoul native Michelle Zauner, aka Japanese Breakfast, who grew up in the Pacific Northwest, is making a big impact in entertainment.

Myles Kennedy is more than a solo artist

After gigging around the Pacific Northwest for much of the early 1990s, Myles Kennedy formed the Mayfield Four with three friends, guitarist Craig Johnson, bassist Marty Meisner and drummer Zia Uddin.

Fire officials aim to douse blazes fast, avoid megafires

U.S. officials said Thursday they will try to stamp out wildfires as quickly as possible this year as severe drought tightens its grip across the West and sets the stage for another destructive summer of blazes.

Pacific Northwest faces shutdowns amid rising virus cases

When the coronavirus pandemic hit the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon and Washington, their governors quickly reacted with shutdowns. Now they are about to impose new restrctions again as infections and hospitalizations rise to alarming levels.

To the extreme: Family celebrates as 31-mile hike finishers to honor sister

Two sisters who grew up in Spokane covered 31 miles of Portland's Wildwood Trail on Oct. 3, raising $10,150 from pledges in the "Xtreme Hike" challenge for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s research. Nicole Jonak and Amanda Nelson on Jan. 28 received recognition for their fundraising.

Fourth small earthquake in 3 days hits Puget Sound area

An earthquake with a 3.2 magnitude reported Wednesday morning near Maple Valley is the fourth small quake in the Puget Sound area in the past three days, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.