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UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

Portland university will use balloons to track August solar eclipse

Portland State University in Oregon will launch four high-altitude balloons equipped with GPS tracking systems and 360-degree video cameras during the upcoming solar eclipse.


GPS leads Portland family to snowbound night in mountains

A Portland family spent the night in their snowbound car in southern Oregon after following their GPS’s directions.


Seoul: N. Korea fires missile and tries to jam GPS signals

North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea and tried to jam GPS navigation signals in South Korea, Seoul officials said, hours after U.S., South Korean and Japanese leaders …


Front Porch: Trust me, I can miss it

I’m making a list and checking it twice. At the top of my naughty list are people who tell me, “You can’t miss it. It’s easy to find!”


Denali Park backcountry impacted by sharing off-trail routes on GPS, social media

The adage of “leave only footprints, take only photographs,” only partially covers the leave-no-trace ethic at Denali National Park. In addition to packing out toilet paper and not collecting moose …


Volunteers use Google Trekker cameras to record area trails for online viewing

The world will soon have virtual access to paddling the Little Spokane River, biking the Centennial Trail and hiking across the suspension bridge at the Bowl and Pitcher. Volunteers this …


Reactions vary as Google Trekker records area trails

Most people who encountered Google’s Trekker on Spokane-area trails last weekend smiled and seemed curious. As the device perched on a volunteer hiker’s back was making 360-degree images at Riverside …


Front Porch: GPS brings comfort, stresses to travel

Brow furrowed I flipped the map sideways, then upside down. “I think we turn left at Canada,” I announced. “Or maybe right.” Since we were on our way to Disneyland …


GPS collars help hunters keep track of their dogs

It can be one of the lowest feelings in bird hunting. Darkness is falling across a rugged and remote landscape at least five miles from the nearest house and 15 …


Out & About: 238 bird species tallied in Spokane County ‘Big Year’

OUTCOUNT – Unless there’s a stray report still to come in, Inland Northwest Birders and Spokane Audubon tallied 238 species in their 2012 Spokane County “Big Year” effort to spot …


When on the SPOT, device did its job

It seems wrong to say that Montana elk hunter John Chepulis was lucky. Last week he was lying in a Bozeman hospital intensive care room hooked up to a ventilator …


Amid GPS boom, nostalgia finds a place

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Used to be, Dad would stuff a half-dozen maps in the glove box before setting out with the family on a road trip to see the waterfalls …


Curb the car dashboard technology, government asks

Auto dashboards are becoming an arcade of text messages, GPS images, phone calls and web surfing, the government says, and it’s asking carmakers to curb those distractions when vehicles are …


Getting There: County taps GPS for real-time plow tracking

A real-time tracking system for Spokane County snowplows got a big test two weeks ago when 10 inches of snow blanketed the area over two days. The county is testing …


An outdoorsman’s guide for putting satellite navigation to work

Maybe you’ll get a GPS device as a holiday gift. Or maybe you were given one last year, but you still haven’t figured out how to use it to navigate …


Local geocaching guru nurtures hobby, sells gear

The evolution of hand-held GPS units has spawned a legion of modern-day treasure hunters lured not by riches, but to the thrill of the hunt. Geocaching, a game of hide …


GPS to track county plows

A year from now, Spokane County residents may go online when snow falls to find out which roads have been plowed. Some road graders and plow trucks are being equipped …


GPS tracks migrating geese

Washington wildlife biologists are using Global Positioning System technology to unravel the marvel of migration. Seven adult female lesser and Taverner’s Canada geese were captured in March and April near …


Gregoire revisits sex offender policies

OLYMPIA – In the wake of the abduction and slaying of a 12-year-old Pierce County girl this summer, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Monday called for increased electronic monitoring and other …