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The 10 US cities that are growing fast, offering jobs, and presenting business opportunities

• <b>Some U.S. cities are more financially stable than others.</b>• <b><br>The top 10 are based on growth, employment, and business opportunities.</b>• <b><br>The list includes cities like Dallas, Nashville, and Seattle — as well as Provo, Utah and Raleigh, North Carolina.</b><p>The global economic outlook is strong, according to …

Pacific Northwest

Prime photo opportunity: Amazon’s Ryan Barta focuses on aviation, outdoors and photography

Ryan Barta loves flying in the Pacific Northwest because of the mountain views and other natural beauty afforded by being up above it all. But he …

Pacific Northwest

Exploring near Stevens Pass by snowshoe

Snowshoeing while snow is falling is every bit as fun as hiking in the rain is not.

Skiing

Headache for fliers: 2,200 cancellations (and counting) since Tuesday

Air travelers faced another day of disruptions Wednesday as winter weather snarled flights at dozens of U.S. airports.<p>Nationwide, nearly 700 flights were canceled and another 330 delayed as of 6:50 a.m. ET, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware.<p><b>FLIGHT TRACKER</b>: Is your flight on …

Aviation

10+ Amazing Mountain Peaks In B&W You Gotta See

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their B&W photos showing mountain tops in the Black And White Mountain Peaks Photo contest with …

Pacific Northwest

Why the Name of a Place Matters So Much

At a talk in October 2017, Alaska Republican Senator Dan Sullivan recounted how President Donald Trump offered to switch the name of Denali, the …

Nature

First Day snowshoe adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail

First Day snowshoe adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail <br>posted by John : January 1, 2018<p>First selfie of 2018<p>If only Treen were smiling...<p>We've been …

Adventure Travel

Two plays tackle American history, from police brutality to the presidency

Domestic harmony erupts into intractable American dissonances in Tracey Conyer Lee’s “Rabbit Summer.” A world premiere from Ally Theatre Company and part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, the play centers on Ruby and Wilson Faison, an African American couple with a seemingly blissful marriage …

Entertainment

Keep Our Mountains Free. And Dangerous.

Last August, after several accidents and deaths among climbers on Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest and most treacherous mountain, Jean-Marc Peillex, the mayor of the French town of St. Gervais-les-Bains, issued an order: Anyone attempting to climb the nearby Gouter route up the mountain must …

Opinion

4 Local Hikes for Beginners

This roundup of hikes ranges from easy to moderate, so you can stop the research and get outside.<p>We’re used to being humbled by the nearby …

Adventure Travel

The Best View in Every U.S. State, Mapped

When traveling to a new destination, there's nothing quite like the feeling you get as you look out across the skyline and take in the city sights. …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Supersized Panorama Stitching Tips & Techniques

<i>Looking northeast toward Little Tahoma and the Ingraham Glacier from Cathedral Rocks, Mount Rainier, Cascade Range, Washington.</i><p>Garbage in, garbage …

Tutorials

National Park fee-free days slashed by 60 percent in 2018. First free day is Monday

The entry fee to Washington’s state and national parks will be free on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Day. It is the first of four fee-free …

National Parks

Where to Go for the Best Chance to See a UFO in America

The first renowned sighting of a UFO occurred back in 1947, and it was reported by a man named Kenneth Arnold. He laid claim that while he was flying …

UFOs

Opinion: Trump plan would turn Yosemite into refuge for the wealthy

Growing up in the Bay Area, wilderness didn’t play a big role in my family life. We got outside in local and regional parks. There is no better …

Ryan Zinke

The Healthiest Cities in America for Workout Fanatics

How committed are you to that New Year’s resolution?<p>No matter how amenity-laden your home is, the location it's in is what will make or break your experience living there. There are lots of factors that go into what makes a city or neighborhood stellar (ahem, proximity to a decent coffee shop), but …

Pacific Northwest

'She Can't Tell Us What's Wrong'

Support the news<p><i>Editor's note:</i> <i>This report includes graphic and disturbing descriptions of sexual assault.</i><p>The victim couldn't tell anyone what …

Crime

Seattle Is Now the Number Three US City for Foreign Real Estate Investors

Seattle is ahead of San Francisco and Washington, D.C.. by Charles Mudede Charles Mudede<br>A tweet by Mike Rosenberg, a business reporter at the <i>Seattle</i> …

Real Estate

‘Fast and furious’ rain to hit Seattle area on Thursday — more than an inch, forecasters say

It’s not likely to be a record-shattering deluge by any means, but it’s going to be coming down “fast and furious” by lunchtime on Thursday in …

Weather

Photo Gallery: 10 Awe-Inspiring Wild Places

By Michael Lanza<p>Over many years of taking wilderness trips of all kinds, I have grown pickier about my backpacking and other backcountry adventures. …

National Parks

Estimating age of rock cairns in southeast Alaska by combining evidence from successional metrics, lichenometry, and carbon dating - Arctic Science

Armstrong RA, Bradwell T. 2010. Growth of crustose lichens: a review. Geogr. Ann. 92A(1): 3-17 Crossref.<p>Bettinger RL, Oglesby R. 1985. Lichen dating …

The Arctic

Strong Earthquakes Hit San Francisco And Mount St. Helens And Experts Warn They May Be Foreshocks For ‘Something Larger’

Just when it seemed like things may be settling down, two very unusual earthquakes have hit the west coast within the past couple of days. A 4.4 …

Earthquakes

NPCA's 10 Under 40

Meet the next generation of leaders protecting national parks and public lands<p>Engaging the leaders of tomorrow is critical to ensuring the protection …

Coast Salish

Time-lapse video shot over three years atop the Space Needle reveals Seattle’s astounding growth

There are folks who bemoan the changes Seattle’s undergone since it became a boomtown once again: the traffic, the construction, the noise, the …

Seattle

Boom with a view: As time-lapse video of Seattle growth goes viral, look at PanoCam’s best shots

The Space Needle is clearly the most iconic building in Seattle’s skyline, and the 56-year-old structure is currently undergoing a $100-million …

Pacific Northwest

Washington state residents rattled by Mount St. Helens tremors

Recent earthquakes not a sign of potential for eruption from volcano, seismologist says<p>Mount St. Helens is rumbling again, but it's not the volcano …

Geology

Seattle 3 Year Time-lapse Video from the Space Needle

Ever since the Seattle’s Space Needle installed an HD 360 webcam on the top of the needle, I have been fascinated by the footage captured.Over the …

Time-lapse Photography

The X-Files: The Real UFO History Behind The Iconic Show

The X-Files took believers seriously. It also mined UFO myths and played off our fears and suspicions. • facebook <br>• twitter <br>• google+ <br>• tumblr <br>Feature TV …

UFOs

A search of James Madison’s Virginia estate uncovers evidence of slaves who lived on his land

At James Madison's sprawling Montpelier estate, geophysicist Shane McGary and student Michelle Proulx take turns pushing what looks like a lawn mower across fields peppered with horse patties. Below the device, a 400-megahertz pulse of electromagnetic radiation continually sweeps the earth. When …

History

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The American public loves national parks, even as some destinations are becoming snarled in traffic and hikers pack places such as Zion’s Emerald …

National Parks