Columbia River

Chinook Indian tribe, seeking recognition, advances with lawsuit

TACOMA, Wash. -- A federal judge says a Native American tribe can proceed with seven of eight legal claims as part of its long effort to gain federal …

Judiciary

Opinion: Indigenous Nations must be included in the re-negotiation of the Columbia River Treaty

Negotiations for a new Columbia River Treaty were launched last month between Canada and the United States. Just prior to the launch of negotiations, …

Inland Empire

Just How Big is the Kīlauea Eruption? - Rocky Planet

By Erik Klemetti | June 22, 2018 9:46 am<p>The Leilani Estates eruption (bottom right) seen by Astronaut Ricky Arnold aboard the ISS on June 20, 2018. …

Earth Science

21 small wildfires ignited by lightning strikes across Oregon

Wildfire season kicked off across Oregon on Wednesday with thunderstorms that brought heavy lightning statewide and sparked a number of small …

Portland, OR

30 homes threatened by wildfire near Vantage

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Evacuation notices have gone out to residents in about 30 homes because of a wildfire burning in central Washington. The state …

Inland Empire

U.S. House Meets for Legislative Business

April 25, 2018 House Session, Part 2<p>The House debated and voted on two bills. One concerns the Columbia River power system, and the other relates …

Inland Empire

'For the sake of adventure': Canadian duo push, pull and paddle canoe across the United States

Martin Trahan portaged the canoe over the Continental Divide 45 days removed from the Pacific Ocean, getting his first glimpse of the drainage that …

Montana

Oregon fire season revs up as state prepares for extra busy summer

Fire season is officially here for most of Oregon as nine of the state's 12 fire districts have already entered into fire season.

Forests

How To Run A Photography Workshop, Part 1

A workshop<p>Something I have been toying with is running a photography workshop. If you are new to the photography world, you will find out that these …

Photography Tips

Cherry harvesters worry about potential trade war

COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, Ore. -- The cherry harvest is underway at farms in the Columbia River Gorge.<p>There are the normal concerns about weather but …

Portland, OR

Small fire starts in Columbia River Gorge

A small fire has started on state parkland in the Columbia River Gorge, authorities say.<p>The Oregon Department of Forestry said Thursday that the new …

Inland Empire

8 Fall Foliage Train Rides You Need to Plan ASAP

Hop aboard and let someone else do the driving while you leaf-peep.<p>Take a half or full-day trip on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, a National …

Trains

In Search of Sunshine at Cannon Beach | The Wordy Explorers

<b>By</b> Stacy <b><br>Posted On</b> 05/02/2018 14:44:27 <b><br>Trip Date</b> 02/04/2016<p>After traveling almost weekly for the 11+ years before my recent retirement, I had not been …

Oregon

Wildfire Forces Evacuation In Eastern Washington

The Milepost 22 fire is burning across 2,000 acres near I-90.<p>VANTAGE, WA - The state Fire Marshall mobilized statewide resources early Thursday …

Forests

Coal export: A threat to our health

Editor’s note: Today’s editorial was written by Longview physician Dr. Stephen Chandler. Editorial content from other publications and authors is …

Fossil Fuels

Small fire burning west of Hood River, one lane of eastbound I-84 closed

COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, OR (KPTV) -<p>Crews have responded to a small wildfire that is burning about five miles west of Hood River.<p>The Central Oregon …

Oregon

Coast Guard cutter leaves Astoria after 15 years of service

ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard cutter that has tended buoys in the Pacific Northwest for 15 years has left Astoria for good.<p>The Daily Astorian reports …

Oregon

Restoring the Columbia: Water as an opportunity to rebuild our relationship with the U.S.

International water treaties do not often make headlines in the media. But the start of formal negotiations on modernizing the Columbia River Treaty …

Inland Empire

Record 46.9M Americans to travel this July 4th, AAA predicts

A record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day, according to AAA.<p>That’s a five percent increase over last year and the highest number since AAA started tracking July 4th travel 18 years ago.<p>INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, …

National Parks

Trump backs down; Bolton to Moscow; Letting Sudan off the hook; Korean War dead to return home; and just a bit more...

<b>No more new family separations — for now.</b> After a week of insisting that only Congress could stop federal agents from taking children away from their …

National Security

Firefighters patrol Gorge for lightning strikes

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Officials e are keeping a close eye on the threat of thunder and lightning, especially in the Columbia River Gorge.<p>Hood Hood …

Portland, OR

There’s not much SPACE! Boatbuilder creates tiny 250-square-foot home in the style of the Apollo lunar lander

• <b>Kurt Hughes created his 250-square-foot fixed home on banks of Columbia River</b>• <b><br>He took 35 years of boatbuilding experience and applied them to</b> …

Inland Empire

UM researcher's new device could make detecting invasive mussels more affordable

A device built at the the University of Montana Flathead Lake Biological Station and developed by one of UM's researchers can detect the DNA of …

Montana

Powered by Life: UVA Electrician Apprentice Recalls Childhood With No Electricity

Peter Chege grew up in a small village in Kenya without electricity, initially believing a nearby city was on fire because it was lit up at night.<p>Now …

Photojournalism

Homes for sale under $300,000 across Oregon (photos)

What can you buy in Oregon's 36 counties for around $300,000? Here's a photo gallery of residential properties for sale, from farmhouses to …

Real Estate

11 of the Nation’s Best Hikes

By no means an exhaustive list, here are 11 hikes across the country that simply have to be on your radar. From the rolling mountains of the …

Hiking

IHG introduces Hotel Indigo Brand to Pacific Northwest

Three hotel signings in Washington show continued momentum for the brand.

Hospitality

Imagination Station demolished for rebuild

View Comments<p>Volunteers salvage items to reuse from old play structures at Troutdale's flagship playground<p>On Saturday, June 16, Troutdale city staff, …

Portland, OR

North America’s Most Spectacular Waterfalls

Few forces of nature are both as beautiful and imposing as waterfalls. On the surface, these cascading bodies of water may appear picturesque, but in …

National Parks

Meet The Monks Of The Columbia River Gorge

A small house and a few huts sit at the end of a potholed gravel road in the Columbia River Gorge. Trails wind through the forest past trees and …

Oregon