BONNEY LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Officials in the Washington city where a concrete slab fell from an overpass and killed a young family in a pickup below say they would’ve closed the roadway if they […]
The 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.
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.
Unlike 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.