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UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 6:16 p.m.

Chileans, Argentines gape at total solar eclipse

Tens of thousands of tourists and locals gaped skyward Tuesday as a total eclipse of the sun darkened the heavens over Chile and Argentina.


Reader photos capture essence of summer outdoors

Summer in the Inland Northwest serves up a lot of eye candy for outdoor photographers. Nesting birds and newborn fawns turn a lot of heads. Moose pose like models. Our …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

A reptilian tail? A solar eclipse. Taylor Swift teases fans

Three days after going dark on social media, the pop star put out more clues leading to a possible single drop Monday, the day of the big solar eclipse. And …


U.S. post offices in path of eclipse offer special postmarks

More than 110 U.S. Postal Service offices are offering special postmarks for Monday’s total solar eclipse.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 3:21 p.m.

Eclipse traffic already heavy in Central Oregon

Traffic is already a headache in central Oregon as thousands of people arrive before Monday’s total solar eclipse.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 2:44 p.m.

Weekend weather: Nicest stretch of summer in store

Some of the nicest weather of the summer is expected through the weekend and will continue for Monday’s arrival of a total solar eclipse


Traffic snarls expected before, after solar eclipse

State warns of traffic mess from folks headed south to watch the eclipse.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Vendors may be selling ‘fake’ solar eclipse glasses. Here’s how to make sure yours are real.

If you’re going to watch a solar eclipse, you need to wear special glasses. There’s not anything different about the sun or its radiation during the eclipse – it’s just …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 4:55 p.m.

The path of the solar eclipse is already altering real-world behavior

The upcoming solar eclipse is poised to become the “most photographed, most shared, most tweeted event in human history,” in the words of one astronomer. Millions of people will watch …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 11:39 a.m.

Idaho nuclear facility bans hunting on day of solar eclipse

An 890-square-mile federal nuclear facility in eastern Idaho has banned hunters from the area on the day of the solar eclipse.


Cellphone service could be spotty for rural eclipse-watchers

If you plan to livestream next month’s solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots, here’s a thought: Keep your phone in your pocket, put on your paper shades …


Solar Eclipse for Kids readies children for eclipse

Solar Eclipse for Kids classes will teach children about eclipses and how to view them safely.


Oregon governor authorizes National Guard for solar eclipse

Gov. Kate Brown is authorizing the Oregon National Guard to deploy soldiers to help deal with an influx of tourists during next month’s total solar eclipse.


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

Idaho schools debate canceling classes for August solar eclipse

A total solar eclipse coming up in August is creating a scheduling headache for schools. Is it worth canceling classes? Or should students stay in school and use the eclipse …


Eastern Oregon University offering dorms to eclipse tourists

People traveling to northeastern Oregon to see next month’s solar eclipse now have another lodging option.


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.


UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 1:32 p.m.

August total eclipse expected to draw big crowds to Idaho

Idaho is bracing for an influx of tourists from around the world on Aug. 21, all bent on viewing a singular event: the first coast-to-coast total eclipse of the sun …


Alaska Air offers charter flight for solar eclipse viewing

Alaska Airlines is offering a charter flight over the Pacific Ocean this Aug. 21 that will allow select passengers to view the astronomical event from the sky.


Solar eclipse inspires new scratch ticket for Idaho Lottery

The Idaho Lottery is the latest group to cater to the growing popularity of this summer’s total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.


Oregon parks open 1,000 more campsite for 2017 solar eclipse

State park officials say they are opening 1,000 more campsites for people coming to watch the summer solar eclipse from Oregon.


Small Idaho city budgets big bucks for solar eclipse

City officials in eastern Idaho say they are budgeting more than $200,000 to cover the cost of handling the onslaught of visitors, security and other amenities during the viewing of …


Solar eclipse moves into view

A partial solar eclipse on Sunday evening is going to darken one side of the sun to the delight of sky watchers in the Inland Northwest, but clouds could spoil …