A commercial crabbing boat capsized in rough waters off the Oregon coast, killing the three men aboard and sending a shock wave through a seafaring community already struggling from a monthlong delay to the annual crabbing season. Continue Reading 3 Dead After Commercial Fishing Boat Capsizes Off Central Oregon Coast
President Trump used his first prime-time address from the Oval Office to make the case for his controversial border wall. The president’s demand for $5.7 billion in wall funding — and Democrats’ opposition — has led to a partial shutdown of the federal government. Here we check some of the arguments made by the president and top Democrats in their response. Continue Reading FACT CHECK: President Trump’s Pitch For A Border Wall And Democratic Response
Washington state’s attorney general wants to know if emergency response was delayed to anyone during a nearly statewide 911 outage late last month. The accounts of victims, if there are any, could figure into a penalty against call network manager CenturyLink. Continue Reading Affected By The December 911 Outage? Washington’s Attorney General Wants To Know
A new federal report shows the amount of coal burned for power has fallen to its lowest point in almost 40 years. That’s because natural gas is cheap, renewable energy is growing and coal plants are shutting down. Continue Reading Northwest Utilities Plan For Future As Regional Coal-Power Plants Are Phased Out
Washington State Ferries has come up with a plan to replace more than half of its fleet with new, electric-powered ferries. But the new plan faces hurdles from a cost standpoint and limited shipyard capacity. Continue Reading Washington State Ferries Unveils Plan For Younger, Greener (And A Bit Larger) Fleet By 2040
The White House says, tax refund checks will be sent out, even though the IRS, part of the Treasury Department, is for the most part shuttered. Continue Reading Despite 70,000 Furloughed IRS Workers, White House Vows Tax Refunds Will Be Issued
Environmental groups have withdrawn from an effort to update Oregon’s plan for managing gray wolves days before a final meeting of stakeholders, throwing the future of negotiations over wolf management and protections into question. Continue Reading Environmental Groups Withdraw From Negotiations To Update Oregon Wolf Management Plan
When the government shutdown began on December 22, National Park Service higher-ups aspired to maintain access to Western parks—to the extent it was possible with a skeleton staff. But that quickly became untenable at Crater Lake National Park due to lack of snow plowing and sewer maintenance. Continue Reading Following Crater Lake, Mount Rainier National Park Shutters Entrances Due To Government Shutdown
It’s that time of year again. You wake up with a scratchy throat, stuffy nose, a little achy — maybe a fever. Is it a classic head cold, or do you need to be more concerned? Could it be the flu? Continue Reading Achy Body, Scratchy Throat, Stuffy Nose: Is It A Nasty Cold Or The Flu?
The city of Vancouver has been fined $60,000 after raw sewage was accidentally released into the Columbia River in 2017. The discharged sewage from Vancouver’s Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant happened during two separate spills in September and October of 2017 Continue Reading Vancouver Fined $60,000 For 2017 Columbia River Sewage Spills
The economy added 312,000 jobs in December — topping analysts’ expectations of 180,000 jobs added. Unemployment climbed as more people felt confident enough to quit their jobs and look for new ones. Continue Reading U.S. Adds Stronger-Than-Expected 312,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rises Slightly To 3.9 Percent
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