A wind-fueled wildfire chased people from nearly 900 homes in Washington state as it burned through a landscape so reminiscent of the Alps a nearby village adopted a Bavarian theme to attract tourists.
Two backcountry skiers were killed and two others were seriously injured when an avalanche in eastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains hit a party of eight, officials said.
Search and rescue teams are combing the Idaho backcountry on ground and by air for a single-engine plane piloted by a California software executive who lost contact with air traffic controllers Sunday.
The thought of going an entire day without political campaigning out respect of those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 was a nice and extremely appropriate thought. However, disappointing to many, it wasn’t the respectful day totally without political bickering that was expected by many who were watching and listening.
As hurricane season arrives, governors have a new resource to call upon in the event of a major disaster: military reservists.
WA fire management officials said the fire is now 25 percent contained, up from 10 percent, in the fire that broke out Tuesday near Cle Elum, WA.
The Washington Air National Guard says two nursing mothers were wrong to be photographed in uniform while breast-feeding their babies.