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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

Staten Island Ferry commuters take in the view of lower Manhattan seen through haze, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in New York. Smoke from wildfires across the U.S. West, including Oregon's Bootleg Fire, has wafted over large swaths of the eastern United States. David Lawrence, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the skies could be hazy for the next couple weeks.

Wildfires in West blowing ‘so much smoke’ into East Coast

Staten Island Ferry commuters take in the view of lower Manhattan seen through haze, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in New York. Smoke from wildfires across the U.S. West, including Oregon's Bootleg Fire, has wafted over large swaths of the eastern United States. David Lawrence, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the skies could be hazy for the next couple weeks.

July 21, 2021, 1:40pm Latest News

PORTLAND  — Smoke and ash from massive wildfires in the American West shrouded the sky and led to air quality alerts on parts of the East Coast on Wednesday as the effects of the blazes were felt 2,500 miles away. Read story

The US border entrance, normally busy, has almost all entries closed, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

U.S. extends border closure to Aug. 21 while Canada will allow in vaccinated Americans

The US border entrance, normally busy, has almost all entries closed, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

July 21, 2021, 9:30am Business

While Canadians began preparations to welcome vaccinated Americans back across the border, U.S. officials remained silent on when they might reciprocate. Read story

Crews search for missing hiker near Mount St. Helens

July 21, 2021, 8:59am Latest News

KELSO, Wash. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an Army lieutenant reported missing near Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state. Read story

Judge to hear fight over lithium mine on Nevada-Oregon line

July 21, 2021, 8:57am Business

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists suing a federal agency over approval of a mine at the largest known U.S. deposit of lithium go before a judge Wednesday in search of an emergency court order to block excavations they say would disturb sacred tribal burial grounds near the Nevada-Oregon line. Read story

Man sentenced after being convicted in 2005 killing

July 21, 2021, 8:13am Northwest

MOUNT VERNON — A man who has been convicted four times of killing a man in 2005 was sentenced on Tuesday and he said he plans to appeal, again. Read story

Seattle’s new Fairview Avenue bridge opens Saturday morning

July 21, 2021, 8:13am Northwest

SEATTLE — After almost two years of detours, a new concrete-supported Fairview Avenue North bridge will open Saturday morning, replacing an old structure on rotting wood pillars. Read story

Hawaiian Chieftain, left, and Lady Washington.

Hawaiian Chieftain sold, restoration project underway

Hawaiian Chieftain, left, and Lady Washington.

July 21, 2021, 8:12am Northwest

GRAYS HARBOR — The Hawaiian Chieftain has been sold and will eventually set sail for its home state. Read story