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Whatcom County’s flood losses could hit $50M; more rain coming

Damages from flooding last week in northwest Washington’s Whatcom County could reach as high as $50 million, officials said, as forecasters warn that multiple “atmospheric rivers” may drench the Pacific Northwest in the coming days.

Idaho fell into a deep drought last summer. Has a rainy fall made any difference?

The toll of this summer's widespread drought in Idaho was clear, from early water shutoffs across the state to reservoirs running dry. But the problem started before Idaho was hit by record-breaking heat and parched summer months: An unusually dry spring set the state up for a difficult water year and exemplified how many things affect the precious resource.

Northwest Storm: ‘Devastating’ flood damage, 1 dead in BC

Nearly 50,000 Washington state electrical customers still had no power Tuesday after days of heavy rain triggered mudslides and floods and forced the closure of the West Coast’s main north-south highway near the Canadian border, officials said.

Rain, floods prompt Coast Guard rescues in Pacific Northwest

The U.S. Coast Guard used two helicopters to rescue campers from rising waters at an RV park on the Oregon Coast Friday, mudslides shut down roads and a woman was plucked from a swollen river as a second day of heavy rains and flooding pummeled the Pacific Northwest.

Look for Death Cab for Cutie at Pavilion at Riverfront, not Baby Bar

Death Cab for Cutie is playing it safe in a couple of ways. The Bellingham alt-rock band, which has managed to be a commercial success and a critical darling, isn't rushing its next full-length album. "We're sitting on a lot of new material," guitarist-keyboardist Dave Depper said.

WSU’s Max Sekulic wins Northwest Open

Washington State University’s Max Sekulic is having a summer to remember. Sekulic won the Northwest Open, one of six PGA Pacific Northwest Section’s majors, closing with a 10-under 62 Wednesday at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla.

Northwest heat wave in June tested climate prep

The unprecedented heat wave that swept the Pacific Northwest this summer killed scores of the region's most vulnerable who couldn't leave their homes, afford air conditioning or get a ride to public cooling centers.