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The Navy hovercraft involved in Monday's demonstration are known as LCACs in military lingo. CREDIT: TOM BANSE / NORTHWEST NEWS NETWORK

Navy Hovercrafts Could Be Hulking Lifesavers After ‘The Big One’ Hits Northwest

People visiting or living along the Pacific Northwest coast may be completely cut off after “The Big One” —the feared magnitude 9.0 Cascadia earthquake and tsunami. For that reason, the U.S. Navy has been scouting landing sites along the coast for disaster relief delivery by sea. The quake preparations ticked up a notch on Monday, with a practice delivery of supplies using two hulking Navy hovercrafts. Continue Reading Navy Hovercrafts Could Be Hulking Lifesavers After ‘The Big One’ Hits Northwest

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The 243 Fire, named for the state highway near which it started, burned near Mattawa Tuesday, June 4, 2019. CREDIT: ANNA KING/N3

Firefighters Tackle Central Washington Fire Near Wanapum Dam, Expecting Growth Overnight

Firefighters continued to attack a growing fire today in Grant County. It’s burning near the Wanapum Dam between the Columbia River and Royal City. Afternoon estimates had the so-called 2-4-3 Fire at nearly 5,000 acres, with that number expected to rise in windy conditions this afternoon and overnight. Continue Reading Firefighters Tackle Central Washington Fire Near Wanapum Dam, Expecting Growth Overnight

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Supporters of Team Sail Like A Girl held a dockside blessing ceremony in Port Townsend Sunday for the defending champions before racing started Monday.

Alaska Or Bust! Racers Set Out On Paddleboards, Canoes, Skifts From Port Townsend

The starting horn echoed bright and early Monday morning across Port Townsend Bay to launch the fifth annual running of a madcap maritime marathon. The 750-mile Race to Alaska has been compared by its organizers to the Iditarod sled dog race, but with a chance of drowning or getting eaten by a bear. Continue Reading Alaska Or Bust! Racers Set Out On Paddleboards, Canoes, Skifts From Port Townsend

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This photo depicts two Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks, commonly known as the longhorned tick. It has been linked to the spread of a hemorrhagic fever in China. The smaller of the two ticks on the left is a nymph. The larger tick is an adult female. Science Source

Don’t Get Too Ticked Off, But… There’s Another Tick-Borne Illness To Worry About

Various kinds of ticks have been shown to carry at least 16 diseases in the U.S alone that can infect humans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now add one more to the global list of ills that a tick bite can bring about, according to a study in the May 30 New England Journal of Medicine. Continue Reading Don’t Get Too Ticked Off, But… There’s Another Tick-Borne Illness To Worry About

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