Thursday, August 05, 2021

Regional News

What's happening in the region? Here's a roundup of news from Spokane, Montana and other regional areas.

Updated 15 hours, 49 minutes ago

Hot, gusty weather could mean explosive fire growth in West

The fire has threatened thousands of homes and destroyed 67 houses and other buildings since breaking out July 14

Updated 1 day, 16 hours ago
Seattle's mayoral primary is a contest between liberal camps

Fifteen candidates are seeking to advance to the November election

Updated 2 days, 15 hours ago
Families urge using new DNA tech to ID Pearl Harbor unknowns

The issue is what to do with the 85 Arizona unknowns buried in a Hawaii cemetery

Updated 2 days, 15 hours ago
Evacuations lifted as progress made against fires in US West

California's Dixie Fire covered nearly 388 square miles

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Citing delta variant, Washington state urges indoor masks

The advice is for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
EPA orders $65,250 penalty for pesticide company

Simplot did not respond to a request for comment

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Western wildfires grow, but better weather helps crews

At least 2,000 homes were ordered evacuated at some point during the fire

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Wildfires: Washington to close all DNR lands in E. Wash.

Hot temperatures and winds are also fanning wildfires near the towns of Wenatchee, Yakima and Walla Walla

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Monster wildfire tests years of forest management efforts

Bootleg Fire, now 606 square miles in size, has ravaged southern Oregon

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Man who guided illegally in Yellowstone gets week in jail

Prosecutors charged Garland with 15 counts of illegal activities and violating park regulations

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Size of Oregon wildfire underscores vastness of the US West

At least 2,000 homes have been evacuated at some point during the fire and another 5,000 threatened

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Union workers at Fred Meyer vote to authorize strike

A work stoppage could go into effect as early as midnight on Monday

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Heat and smoke choke Northern Rockies as fire danger spikes

Thunderstorms rolling through on Monday night will bring winds that could fan wildfires and lightning that could spark new ones

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Erratic Oregon wildfire keeps exploding, confounding crews

Bootleg Fire, the largest wildfire burning in the U.S., has torched more than 377 square miles

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
1st female grizzly in 40 years collared in Washington state

Grizzlies in that area roam between northern Idaho, northeastern Washington, and southeastern British Columbia