Stories tagged: Pacific Northwest
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
An explosion heard around North Beach on Sunday morning has been confirmed to be the controlled detonation of unspent anti-aircraft explosive devices used in military exercises dating back decades and …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 3:36 p.m.
Passengers stranded on an Amtrak train for more than a day in a remote and snowed-in part of Oregon said the train was moving again Tuesday after it got stuck …
Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 11:19 a.m.
Schools in western Oregon delayed start times or closed altogether as another round of winter weather hit parts of the Northwest, producing slick roads and causing flights to be cancelled …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 5:19 p.m.
Officials in Oregon’s Multnomah County are reporting a fifth possible case of measles. The Oregonian reports four people already diagnosed with measles were exposed to the highly contagious virus from …
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 12:02 p.m.
The parents of a Seattle area high school football player who died during a team workout are suing the school district.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:02 p.m.
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:02 p.m.
More than a year ago Mark Taff spotted a large bird sitting under a bush in his Richland backyard.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
The Washington Senate on Friday approved a measure that would repeal the death penalty, just months after the state’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down capital punishment as arbitrary and racially …
Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:39 a.m.
Two U.S. citizens who say Customs and Border Protection officials detained them for speaking Spanish while they waited in a convenience store line in Havre, Montana, have filed a federal …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Rain, snow and flooding continued to cause problems in parts of Washington and Oregon, with several major roadways closed following more than a week of severe winter weather.
Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 11:48 a.m.
BridgePort Brewery, one of Oregon’s oldest craft breweries and a pioneer in the craft beer industry, will stop making its beers immediately and close its brew pub next month.
Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 11:28 a.m.
Tens of thousands of people were without power in Washington state and there were concerns about flooding as snow turned to rain in many parts of the Pacific Northwest.
Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 12:19 p.m.
A winter storm that blanketed Washington state with snow and forced the cancellation of about 200 flights moved south into Oregon as meteorologists warned Saturday that yet more was on …
Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
Amber Gorrow is afraid to leave her house with her infant son because she lives at the epicenter of Washington state’s biggest measles outbreak in more than two decades. Born …
Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 12:41 p.m.
Authorities say a lengthy car chase erupted into gunfire on interstates in Portland, Oregon, and ended with the arrest of another suspect in the fatal shooting of a convenience store …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
A Billings legislator’s proposal that Montana buy Colstrip power plant drew criticism from business and environmental groups alike at a Monday hearing in Helena.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 7:59 p.m.
A rancher in Jackson County who has had gray wolves eat his livestock is now using a lime-green inflatable dancing man to keep the predators at bay.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 1:39 p.m.
Fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting Native Americans as dwindling funds hamper access to health care and other services. The pain is especially deep in tribal communities with …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Volunteers are picking up the slack at Yellowstone National Park during the government shutdown. This weekend, about 10 residents of Gardiner, Montana, cleaned up rest stops and removed garbage from …
Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 6:08 p.m.
Marijuana could take the next step toward joining pinot noir and craft beer on Oregon’s list of famous exports, under a proposal likely to go before state lawmakers in the …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 3:41 p.m.
Fishery managers say commercial fisherman in parts of Oregon and Washington State will finally be able to set their Dungeoness crab gear on Tuesday
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:12 p.m.
High winds toppled trees and power lines, causing thousands to lose power and roads to be closed across Washington and Oregon.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:01 p.m.
Politicians and political workers from around Washington and Idaho wrote and spoke about George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, who died on Saturday at age 94.
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018
Idaho regulators are raising tough questions about Avista Corp.’s sale to a Canadian utility, and their concerns have the potential to unravel the $5.3 billion deal.
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
Oregon is providing more abortions than its residents receive, a sign the state’s abortion laws are less restrictive than in some neighboring states.
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 7:32 p.m.
The return of wolves and cougars to Yellowstone National Park is helping restore a landscape that had been altered in their absence and allowing streams to return to a more …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
With President Donald Trump clamoring to defeat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and conservative groups spending heavily against him, the Democrat is falling back on a well-worn strategy in his pursuit …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 5:03 p.m.
Three relatively strong earthquakes were recorded Sunday night in the Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 4:22 p.m.
A Silverton, Oregon, man said he made a disturbing discovery while driving to work Friday morning: A kitten that was apparently glued to the road, stuck in a busy lane …
Sun., Oct. 21, 2018
In Montana, the president’s stream of rhetoric was the manipulative, conspiratorial story of “the caravan,” and what it reveals about the Trump movement. His caravan tale – and the manner …