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.
Residents of an Oregon town on the Columbia River gorge have complained about a smoky taste and smell in their water.
A 911 dispatcher in Washington state called on her own mother to rescue a stranded boater in the Columbia River, knowing her mother could kayak to the area faster than sending the sheriff’s office patrol boat.
Oregon business leaders and Gov. John Kitzhaber on Monday called on the Legislature to approve funding for a new bridge carrying Interstate 5 across the Columbia River.
Rain and wind pounded Washington and Oregon on Monday, flooding streets, toppling large trucks, cutting power to more than 20,000 people and causing at least one death.
According to an article in USNews.com, the Northwest ranks right up there with New England when it comes to lush fall color and beautiful road trips.
Police in Astoria, Ore., say a man’s telephoned threat to detonate 40 bombs in the community at the mouth of the Columbia River is likely a hoax.
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Two people have been killed in a small plane crash on the Oregon side of the Columbia River south of Longview, WA.
Fishing opportunities look promising for chinook in Washington’s ocean waters and the Columbia River, as well as for coho in coastal bays and rivers, according to preseason salmon forecasts released today at a public meeting in Olympia.