Stories tagged: Pacific Northwest
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
It’s projected that fewer than 131,000 steelhead will come through Bonneville Dam this year. That’s the lowest number in more than three decades and represents a fall of at least …
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Wayne Melquist has banded Lake Coeur d’Alene’s ospreys for more than four decades. He started in 1972 and says there’s still much to learn about the majestic birds, which raise …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Officials in north-central Montana have ordered about 30 residents to evacuate after winds shifted and a wildfire moved to within a mile of the historic mining town of Landusky.
Sat., June 17, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
MISSOULA – Federal education officials are weighing a complaint of gender discrimination against Missoula County Public Schools for allegedly not supporting Sentinel High School’s softball team. The U.S. Department of …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
A series of thunderstorms rolling through Western Washington downed trees and power lines, but no serious injuries were reported.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
The Port of Coos Bay has stepped up its public outreach efforts in recent weeks to promote its proposed $400 million channel modification project.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Some Northwest Indian tribes would be allowed to kill a limited number of sea lions that prey on endangered salmon in the Columbia River under a bill introduced in Congress.
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
An early warning system for earthquakes has been expanded to Oregon and Washington, joining California in testing a prototype that could give people seconds or up to a minute of …
Tue., March 14, 2017, 12:13 a.m.
Fifty-five years ago, senior editor Leonard Gross of Look magazine launched a 50-page spread about this region with the sentence: “The one great mystery of the Pacific Northwest is why …
Sun., March 12, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
A conservation group has created maps identifying key landscapes in three Western states most likely to sustain native species amid climate change and is distributing money to protect private lands …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
If there is a specific gene that makes someone want to travel to the very top of a snow-covered mountain in the middle of winter, strap waxed boards to their …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
The U.S. Forest Service says it will hire 1,000 temporary workers in the Pacific Northwest for spring and summer jobs.
Sat., June 25, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
Two companies proposing to build what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail marine terminal along the Columbia River in Washington see it as an opportunity to link domestic crude oil …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 5 a.m.
An ongoing swarm of earthquakes under Mount St. Helens doesn’t mean the volcano is likely to erupt soon, but scientists are studying the tiny quakes to see what they reveal …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
Two sea turtles that landed sickly and malnourished on shores far beyond their normal living range have been flown aboard a U.S. Coast Guard plane from Seattle to San Diego …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Long before white-nose syndrome reached the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Forest Service had warned visitors to Ape Cave at Mount St. Helens of the disease. Now that it’s been found …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 3:09 p.m.
Oregon, California, the federal government and others have agreed to go forward with a plan to remove four hydroelectric dams in the Pacific Northwest without approval from a reluctant Congress.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 9:35 a.m.
A President’s Day storm brought record rainfall to the Pacific Northwest and sent rivers overflowing their banks in Western Washington on Tuesday.
Fri., Feb. 13, 2009
PORTLAND – About 25 firefighters from the Pacific Northwest will leave for Australia to help fight wildfires. The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center said the firefighters leaving today are from the …