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West Coast quake warning system now operational, with limits

Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning system are ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities but not for mass public notification, …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 11:18 p.m.

Teacher strikes, unrest hit West Coast as unions flex muscle

Fights over teacher salaries and working conditions are escalating along the West Coast, emboldened in part by the momentum from strikes in more conservative states.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

West Coast officials tell tourists not to worry about fires

Alarmed by as much as $20 million in lost tourism revenue in July due to visitors’ fear of wildfires, California’s state tourism agency said Thursday it is teaming up with …

UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 11:06 a.m.

Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast

The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific “Ring of Fire” has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America’s West Coast that are also part of the geologically active …

UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

Alaska residents get false tsunami warning on TV, radio

Many Alaska residents were mistakenly warned on TV and on the radio Friday morning of a tsunami threat along the West Coast of the United States, from San Diego to …

UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 12:55 p.m.

Thunder Snow wins Dubai World Cup by over 5 lengths

Thunder Snow has stormed past race favorite West Coast to complete a stunning night for local stable Godolphin in the Dubai World Cup. Ridden by Christophe Soumillon, Thunder Snow starts …

Tech, housing boom creates homeless crisis on West Coast

A homeless crisis of unprecedented proportions is rocking the West Coast, and its victims are being left behind by the very things that mark the region’s success: soaring housing costs, …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

Race to decide if West Coast keeps its only GOP-led chamber

The Washington state Senate is the only Republican-led legislative chamber on the West Coast, and a special election in Seattle’s wealthy eastern suburbs has drawn millions of dollars and national …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Warm waters off West Coast have lingering effects for salmon

The mass of warm water known as “the blob” that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated.

Environmental group sues after Trump administration scraps effort to protect West Coast sea animals

An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s withdrawal of proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed …

UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 9:22 p.m.

Trump’s budget cuts West Coast quake warning system funding

President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would cut federal funding for an earthquake early warning system for California, Oregon and Washington state, a development that seismology experts and some local leaders …

Snowy plover chick hatches on Oregon beach

A Western snowy plover chick that hatched on an Oregon beach this spring is the first of its species to emerge successfully in that area in more than 50 years …

Keep ports running smoothly

An agreement to keep the ports running smoothly would be preferable to the slowdown that hampered the nation’s economy from late 2014 through February 2015.

Conservation group maps land protection strategy in Northwest states

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 …

Editorial: Regional primary moves action to West Coast

The first step would be for the Legislature to move Washington’s primary to a spot such as early March. he second would be to convince other states in the region …

Tsunami debris arriving to waves of uncertainty

WASHINGTON – West Coast residents are calling 911 to report tsunami debris they see coming ashore, but the operators don’t know what to say. When Sen. Maria Cantwell asked a …