Work Plan Possibly Ignored In Accident That Killed Family
Shell Ship Grounding Fuels Arctic Drilling DebateThe grounding of a petroleum drilling ship on a remote Alaska island has refueled the debate over oil exploration in the U.S. Arctic Ocean, where critics for years have said the conditions are too harsh and the stakes too high to allow dangerous industrial development.
Ore. Health Officials Warn Against 'Spice' Drug A form of synthetic marijuana known as "spice" has caused at least a half-dozen cases of sudden kidney failure in Oregon and southwest Washington since May, the Oregon Health Authority reported Friday.
Wildfires Coming Late to WA in 2012Unlike the nation's interior West, wildfire season in Washington state is forecast to get a late start and be relatively mild. But officials say that doesn't mean the state is not in danger of destructive blazes and this week's hot weather has already ushered in a wildfire near Chelan.