Pacific Northwest


Tremors continue on Mt. Hood

PORTLAND (AP) — A series of tremors near Mount Hood has intrigued scientists, who note that the quakes are taking place alongside a recently-discovered fault.

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Safety Congress honors gorge’s Safe Kids

The National Water Safety Congress recently recognized the Safe Kids Columbia Gorge chapter for its outstanding efforts, accomplishments and contributions to the Corps of Engineers water safety mission, honoring them with an Award of Merit.

BPA issues decision on oversupply rate; will allocate costs based on use of transmission

After a lengthy rate proceeding, BPA officials have decided to allocate oversupply costs to generators within its balancing authority area based on their scheduled use of transmission during oversupply events.

Corps begins spring fish operations; Little Goose lock closed for repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday that it has begun implementing its 2014 “Spring Fish Operations Plan” at its four lower Snake River and four lower Columbia River dams.

2-legged Washington dog charms millions (WITH VIDEO)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Duncan Lou Who may be missing half of his legs, but he has no shortage of spirit — or fans.

PSU faculty will strike April 16

PORTLAND (AP) — The union representing faculty at Portland State University says it will strike April 16.

Washington state proposes nuke cleanup deadlines

SPOKANE, Wash. — Frustrated by federal government delays, the state of Washington on Monday issued its own plan for cleaning up the nation’s most contaminated nuclear weapons site.

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More victims found in Wasington slide

DARRINGTON, Wash. — Estimated financial losses from the deadly Washington mudslide that has killed at least 24 people have reached $10 million, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday in a letter asking the federal government for a major disaster declaration.

Blast rocks Washington gas plant; 5 workers hurt

A large explosion rocked a natural gas processing plant on the Washington-Oregon border Monday, injuring five workers, causing about 400 people to evacuate from nearby farms and homes, and emitting a mushroom cloud of black smoke that was visible for more than a mile.

Oregon drops proposed ban on pot-laced munchies

SALEM — Oregon officials are backing off their proposal to prohibit sales of pot-infused treats at Oregon medical marijuana stores after receiving hundreds of emailed comments opposing the ban.

Health deadline longer for survivors

The health care insurance open enrollment deadline in Oregon was extended through April 30; however survivors of domestic violence who are also married have until May 31 to sign up, according to information from the Depart of Health and Human Services.

Oregon now has 22 licensed medical pot shops

SALEM (AP) — Twenty-two Oregon medical marijuana shops have now received state approval as Oregon continues to roll out its registry program. The Oregon Health Authority reported 14 more dispensaries had been approved by late Friday, on top of the eight approved last week.

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Slide search comes down to shovels

Death toll has led to some confusion

Up to 1 inch of rain forecast Friday at Oso slide

SEATTLE (AP) — Up to 1 inch of rain is forecast Friday in the area of last weekend’s landslide that hit the town of Oso on the North Fork Stillaguamish River.

Idaho adds mental health records to FBI gun check

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has added mental health records to a national Federal Bureau of Investigations database, making it easier for background checks to discover if would-be gun owners have a history of mental illness.


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