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High demand, high prices for forest products amid pandemic

KALISPELL — As the unpredictable nature of the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect every industry differently, sawlog prices in Montana are reaching record levels, said F.H. Stoltze Land and Resource Manager Paul McKenzie.

Ask the Builder: Are older building materials and methods better?

You've undoubtedly heard the saying, "They don't make 'em like they used to." Often it's said in frustration when a newer product fails long before you think it should. If I were a teacher at a vocational school dedicated to building things, I'd divide my senior class into "old" and "new" teams.

US slaps levy on Canadian aluminum

After more than two years of browbeating and trade sanctions on Canada and Mexico, President Donald Trump strong-armed the United States’ neighbors into agreeing to supplant a 25-year-old North American trade agreement with one of his own.

Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 162 people

At least 162 people were killed Thursday in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the worst in a series of deadly accidents at such sites in recent years that critics blame on the government's failure to take action against unsafe conditions.

Fire breaks out at hazmat facility at US air base on Okinawa

A fire broke out Monday in a storage building for hazardous materials at a major U.S. air base on Japan's southern island of Okinawa, slightly injuring dozens of personnel who were exposed to smoke or chlorine gas, the U.S. military said.

Feds: Company provided subpar steel for Navy submarine hulls

For decades, the Navy's leading supplier of high-strength steel for submarines provided subpar metal because one of the company's longtime employees falsified lab results — putting sailors at greater risk in the event of collisions or other impacts, federal prosecutors said in court filings Monday.

Shipping resumes to only US underground nuclear waste dump

The nation’s only underground nuclear repository has received its first shipment of waste, more than three years after shipping was halted in response to a radiation release that contaminated part of the facility and sidetracked the federal government’s multibillion-dollar cleanup program.

Philip Pullman reveals ‘His Dark Materials’ follow-up

The irrepressible young heroine of Philip Pullman’s fantasy trilogy “His Dark Materials” returns in a new novel being published in Britain and the U.S. on Oct. 19, the first part of a new three-book series collectively entitled “The Book of Dust.”