The proliferation of drone aircraft have added a new dimension to the hazards of fighting wildfires, a U.S. Forest Service official said Thursday.
Area area National Forest officials said Thursday they are anticipating a busier-than-normal fire season this year, starting next month and going through September.
The state House of Representatives on Thursday passed an updated version of a bill that would temporarily eliminate the need to pass a science test for graduation, but as previously, it is likely to stall in the Senate.
Idaho's online insurance exchange needs to collect $9 million in total revenue by the summer of 2017 or risk dipping into its limited reserves in order to stay in business.
Oregon has enacted a first-of-its-kind insurance law that will allow women to obtain a year's worth of birth control at a time, expanding coverage that previously needed to be renewed every 30 or 90 days.
The Oregon Senate has approved a bill making it illegal for employers to ask about criminal records on job applications.
COEUR D’ALENE — Despite one of the worst drought years on record, hydroelectric dams in the Pacific Northwest should not see their operations disrupted too much this summer, a regional power planning group was told Wednesday.
OLYMPIA (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure that creates a new alert for highway signs and traffic advisories when older adults who may be suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia go missing.
NACHES — On this rocky slope west of Naches, all the trees were killed by a fire last summer, but that doesn’t mean the forest is lifeless.
The National Park Service will treat each of the three sites in the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park as equally important, a park service official said Wednesday as he was pressed about which of the sites would play host to the park’s headquarters.
Six activists protesting Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean were arrested Tuesday, five who blocked entrances to the Seattle port where the company's massive rig is parked and another who disrupted a port commission meeting.
Scientists report that after two decades of attempts to save the species, northern spotted owl numbers in the Northwest are still on the decline — and at a faster rate.
Despite a wet spring over much of the nation, the Obama administration warned Tuesday of potentially catastrophic wildfires this summer, especially in the Southwest and Northwest.
The Oregon Legislature is considering imposing up to a 20 percent sales tax on retail sales of marijuana once it becomes available to consumers.
Washington’s attorney general said today he is opening a criminal investigation into state Auditor Troy Kelley, separate from the federal tax evasion and other charges he already faces.
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