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Cars from an Amtrak train lie spilled onto Interstate 5 below alongside smashed vehicles as some train cars remain on the tracks in DuPont, Washington. CREDIT: ELAINE THOMPSON/AP

There’s Another Multimillion Dollar Jury Settlement Against Amtrak Following 2017 I-5 Derailment

An eight-member federal court jury on Wednesday ordered Amtrak to pay Madeleine Garza of Maple Valley, Washington, $4.5 million for pain, suffering and possible future disabilities. Garza received spinal injuries and broke her pelvis during the derailment of the speeding Amtrak Cascades train, which was traveling from Seattle to Portland. Continue Reading There’s Another Multimillion Dollar Jury Settlement Against Amtrak Following 2017 I-5 Derailment

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Bannack is a 2-year-old Alpine goat bred to haul loads into and out of the backcountry. National forests are formalizing pack goat regulations as they revise their forest plans. CREDIT: Nick Mott/Montana Public Radio

As Backcountry Travelers Shift Load To Goats, National Forests Eye Risks

The number of people using goats to pack gear, game and food into the backcountry is rising rapidly, and national forests in at least 10 western states have proposed partial pack goat bans to prevent the spread of pathogens that could prove deadly to the west’s iconic populations of bighorn sheep. Continue Reading As Backcountry Travelers Shift Load To Goats, National Forests Eye Risks

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