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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.

CBS Seattle–04/01/2014

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Fire Lends Ore. Town’s Water Smoky Taste And Smell

Residents of an Oregon town on the Columbia River gorge have complained about a smoky taste and smell in their water.

08/26/2013

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Washington State Dispatcher Sends Mom To Rescue

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.

CBS Seattle–04/03/2013

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Plans For New I-5 Bridge Over Columbia River In The Works

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.

CBS Seattle–12/04/2012

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Wind and Rain Pummel Pacific Northwest

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.

11/19/2012

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US News Names Columbia Gorge One of America’s Best Fall Drives

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.

10/01/2012

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Police Think Astoria, Ore., 40-bomb Threat A Hoax

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.

06/12/2012

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Guide to the Best “Glamping” Sites in WA

The word “glamping” means glamourous camping. Don’t want to pack up a tent, coolers of food, and come home smelling like a camp fire? Head to one of these opulent camping sites in Washington where you can get gourmet food, turn down service and fun camping activities in the beauty of the Northwest!

04/25/2012

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Small Plane Crash Kills Two Near Columbia City, OR

Two people have been killed in a small plane crash on the Oregon side of the Columbia River south of Longview, WA.

03/15/2012

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2012 Salmon Season Looks Strong for Chinook and Coho

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.

02/28/2012