Oil prices dropped below $60 a barrel on Black Friday, the lowest price in a year. While President Trump credits Saudi Arabia for what he says amounts to a “tax cut,” the reality is more complicated. Continue Reading Oil Prices Hit A New Low This Year. That Could Be A Bad Thing
Climate change is already causing more frequent and severe weather across the U.S., and the country is poised to suffer massive damage to infrastructure, ecosystems, health and the economy if global warming is allowed to continue, according to the most comprehensive federal climate report to date. Continue Reading Federal Scientific Report Says Climate Change Is Already Hurting U.S. Communities
The University of Washington marching band will not perform during the Apple Cup, the annual football rivalry game against Washington State University, after one of its three charter buses rolled Thursday onto its side while traveling from Seattle to Pullman. The accident happened near George, Wash., in central Washington, between the Columbia River Vantage bridge and Moses Lake. Continue Reading UW Marching Band Won’t Perform At Apple Cup After Bus Crash En Route To Pullman
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For many immigrant families, Thanksgiving is a time to take part in an American tradition, but it’s also a great excuse to gather and eat the foods of their culture with friends and family. Continue Reading Turkey And Tamales: Deliciously Dishing About Multicultural Thanksgivings
Both those homes burned to the ground in the historic Camp Fire. The scale of the fire’s destruction is so spread out that very little of the towns of Paradise, Magalia and Concow remain. So far, the fire scorched 230 square miles — an area the size of Chicago. So many evacuees have fled to nearby Chico, prompting local businesses to try and give them a place to exhale. Continue Reading California Fire Evacuees To Spend Thanksgiving Without Homes, As Restaurants Step In To Help
According to some Oregon and Washington legislators, it’s high time to get rid of the twice-yearly ritual of changing clocks. This past month, 60 percent of California voters approved Proposition 7, a ballot proposition to make daylight saving time permanent. Continue Reading Dread The Dark? West Coast Lawmakers Say It’s Time To Stop The Clock ‘Fall Back’ Routine
Cut Caesar salad off the menu this week: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a multistate E. coli outbreak is underway, and romaine lettuce is to blame. 32 people are sick, including 13 who were hospitalized; no deaths have been reported. An additional 18 people were sickened in Canada. Continue Reading Beware The Thanksgiving Salad: CDC Says No Romaine Lettuce Is Safe
Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, who is blind and has faced vitriol online, is requesting funding in the next two-year state budget to hire security when he attends large, public events. The request is contained in an agency “decision package” submitted by Habib’s office to the Office of Financial Management as part of the lead-up to the budget writing process. Continue Reading ‘A Necessary Precaution.’ Washington’s Blind Lieutenant Governor Wants Security At Public Events
Climate change is expected to increase drought and wildfire vulnerability in forests across the West. But new research out of Oregon State University shows that some places will fare better than others. Continue Reading New Research Says Northwest Forests Will Weather Climate Change Better Than Others In The West
One of the biggest players in the global cryptocurrency space has established a foothold in the Pacific Northwest. China-based Bitmain Technologies held a ribbon cutting for a $20 million data center near the Wenatchee airport on Friday. A celebratory mood ran through the grand opening despite headwinds besetting the virtual currency sector. Continue Reading China-Based Cryptocurrency Firm Establishes Foothold In Central Washington
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s busy out-of-state travel schedule has put a strain on the state troopers who protect him and resulted in a spike in overtime costs. As a result, the Washington State Patrol has requested an additional $1.3 million to protect the governor and first lady over the next two years. Continue Reading Costs Grow For Jay Inslee’s Out-Of-State Travel, With Speculation Of His 2020 Plans
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