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The Staten Island Ferry departs from the Manhattan terminal through a haze of smoke with the Statue of Liberty barely visible, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in New York. Wildfires in the American West, including one burning in Oregon that's currently the largest in the U.S., are creating hazy skies as far away as New York as the massive infernos spew smoke and ash into the air in columns up to six miles high.

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The Staten Island Ferry departs from the Manhattan terminal through a haze of smoke with the Statue of Liberty barely visible, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in New York. Wildfires in the American West, including one burning in Oregon that's currently the largest in the U.S., are creating hazy skies as far away as New York as the massive infernos spew smoke and ash into the air in columns up to six miles high.

July 22, 2021, 9:23am Health

BILLINGS, Mont. — Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada is blanketing much of the continent, including thousands of miles away on the East Coast. And experts say the phenomenon is becoming more common as human-caused global warming stokes bigger and more intense blazes. Read story

The U.S.

Seattle-based icebreaker will make Northwest Passage transit in new Arctic mission

The U.S.

July 22, 2021, 9:17am Latest News

SEATTLE — A Seattle-based Coast Guard icebreaker damaged by a shipboard fire in 2020 is back at sea this summer on a lengthy mission that will include an Arctic transit through the Northwest Passage. Read story

Federal money slated to monitor sediment in Cowlitz River

July 22, 2021, 9:17am Northwest

LONGVIEW — The Cowlitz River sediment monitoring survey will be federally funded again this year, putting the project back on track after years when the federal government did not allocate the needed money. Read story

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson talks to reporters in August 2019 during a news conference in Seattle.

Washington AG rejects opioids settlement, wants trial

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson talks to reporters in August 2019 during a news conference in Seattle.

July 22, 2021, 9:15am Health

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Wednesday said he has formally rejected the state's proposed part of a $26 billion settlement with the nation's three largest drug distribution companies and drugmaker Johnson & Johnson related to the opioid addiction and overdose crisis. Read story

Portland approves $600K to settle cop’s fatal shooting

July 22, 2021, 9:06am Northwest

PORTLAND — The City Council in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday approved a $600,000 payment to the family of a 24-year-old shot and killed by police after a foot chase that outside consultants later criticized as a police policy violation. Read story

YouTube legal analysis gives Sheriff Troyer low marks for run-in with newspaper carrier

July 22, 2021, 7:58am Northwest

A YouTube video analyzing the legal case against Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer for a run-in with a newspaper carrier graded him an “F” for allegedly lying about being threatened and assuming the carrier was committing a crime. Read story

The Cedar Creek fire near Winthrop has forced evacuations of hundreds of residents.

1,300 Winthrop-area homes under Level 3 or 2 evacuations

The Cedar Creek fire near Winthrop has forced evacuations of hundreds of residents.

July 22, 2021, 7:58am Latest News

WINTHROP — A pair of wildfires outside Winthrop have burned nearly 50,000 acres and led authorities to issue emergency evacuation orders to more than 400 homes. Read story

Storm brought 250 lightning strikes to Inland Northwest

July 22, 2021, 7:55am Northwest

SPOKANE — Officials were keeping an eye out for lightning fires Wednesday after some 250 strikes in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Read story

Spokane area 17-year-old missing for three months found in RV of 53-year-old Spirit Lake resident

July 22, 2021, 7:54am Latest News

SPOKANE — A runaway 17-year-old Spokane girl missing for three months was found in the RV of a 53-year-old Spirit Lake resident by police on July 13. Read story

Public input sought on Silver Star Scenic Area

July 21, 2021, 4:32pm Northwest

The Silver Star Vision Plan Steering Committee invites public input on managing recreation in and around the Silver Star Scenic Area. Read story