By TOM KRISHER, Associated Press
April 20, 2014 6 a.m.
DETROIT — General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.
By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
April 20, 2014 6 a.m.
BOSTON — There’s a tense excitement running through this city as it prepares for the 118th Boston Marathon, a uniquely Bostonian event, held on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday of April, which celebrates the first battles of the Revolutionary War.
By Nancy Bartley, The Seattle Times
April 20, 2014 12:24 a.m.
SEATTLE — Just before dark on the drizzling day, the long line of trucks came back. Windshield wipers clicking, headlights beaming, there were firetrucks, aid cars, flatbed trucks with bulldozers and dump trucks. Dozens of them moved slowly along Highway 530 from the mudslide to the Oso Fire Department.
By By IAN DEITCH Associated Press
April 20, 2014 12:11 a.m.
JERUSALEM — The dark hall inside Christianity’s holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox Easter rites.
The city of Vancouver is seeking an independent assessment of the region's readiness for possible oil spills, explosions or other accidents that may result from the Northwest's largest proposed oil-by-train terminal.
In 12 months, Vancouver Assistant City Attorney John Farra’s salary increased by 47 percent. The reasons his annual salary soared from $61,812 to $91,164 included a cost-of-living increase, merit raise and expanded duties, but the biggest factor was a salary adjustment.
PORTLAND (AP) — The volume of oil hauled on railroads in Oregon increased last year to more than 11 million barrels — a dramatic increase from about 3 million barrels in 2012, reports to the state show.
By BECKY KRAMER, The Spokesman-Review
April 19, 2014 5:52 p.m.
SPOKANE — Getting public institutions and pension funds to pull their investment dollars from fossil fuels is the new push for climate activists, an organizer said Thursday during a talk in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Sen. Cantwell and other politicians shared their concerns this week about oil terminals in Washington. Also in the news this week, the county commissioners seek results on the business development fee waivers, an audit of spending by the Columbian River Crossing finds $17 million in excess or questionable spending and one of serial killer Warren Forrest's would-be victims shares memories of her night of terror. Finally, did you see Monday's eclipse? Share you stories and photos with our readers.