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American man first to solo across Antarctica unaided

An Oregon man became the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance on Wednesday, trekking across the polar continent in an epic 54-day journey that was previously deemed …


‘Solo’ sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office

In the largest disturbance yet in Disney’s otherwise lucrative reign over “Star Wars,” the Han Solo spinoff “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opened well below expectations with a franchise-low $83.3 …


Force-fed: Denny’s teams up with Star Wars for new ‘Solo’ menu

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ directed by Ron Howard, opens nationwide May 25. But ‘Solo’ breakfast and lunch items are on sale at Denny’s now through June 26.


Swan’s long run at Turnbull Refuge ends on high note

An elderly trumpeter swan that could teach sports teams a thing or two about commitment, determination and achievement has ended his long run at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. The swan …


Washington key to trumpeter swan comeback

The number of trumpeter swans in Washington has grown in recent years after nearly going extinct. According to Seattle Audubon’s “Bird Web,” fewer than 100 trumpeter swans were alive south …


First flight made by Solo’s brood at Turnbull

Five trumpeter swan cygnets that hatched at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge this spring put their wings to the test this week and lifted their ample bodies off the water for …


Retired physician honored for grousing around scablands

A Spokane woman is honored to be following the reintroduction of sage grouse in Lincoln County. Kim Thorburn of Spokane has been named the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department’s Volunteer …


Swan brings brood back to Turnbull, quelling fears he was killed

As he has for possibly more than four decades, the trumpeter swan nicknamed Solo returned Monday to the year’s first big patch of ice-free water at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. …


Solo the trumpeter swan still alive

Ending fears that he may have been killed by poachers in Stevens County, the trumpeter swan nicknamed Solo returned Monday to the year’s first big patch of ice-free water at …


For this male trumpeter swan, it’s truly a Solo act

Solo, the iconic trumpeter swan at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, was named by Spokesman-Review outdoors editor Rich Landers in this column about the swan, then a widower, on April 4, …