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Nation Jun 29Rolling blackouts hit parts of U.S. Northwest amid heat wave
As the Pacific Northwest swelters in an unprecedented heat wave, an electrical utility in Spokane, Washington has announced that there will be more rolling blackouts that will cut off electricity and air conditioning.
Science Oct 23Washington state discovers first ‘murder hornet’ nest in U.S.
Despite their nickname, the hornets kill at most a few dozen people a year in Asian countries, while other bugs cause more deaths in the U.S. The real threat is their devastating attacks on already at-risk honeybees.
Nation Jul 11Conservation groups upset by North Cascades grizzly decision
The forested mountains in and around North Cascades National Park in north central Washington state have long been considered prime habitat for threatened grizzly bears, so environmental groups are upset the Trump administration scrapped plans to reintroduce the apex predators…
Nation May 04With a sting that can kill, ‘Murder Hornets’ land in U.S.
The world's largest hornet, with an appetite for honey bees, has been found in Washington state, where entomologists were making plans to wipe it out.
Politics Sep 20Tariffs could sow trouble for GOP candidates in farm districts
Tariffs on agriculture products have grown into an election-year threat to Republicans in rural districts that are heavily reliant on exports for their economy.
Nation May 13Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast
The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific "Ring of Fire" has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America's West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region.