WENATCHEE — Staff and volunteers of the American Red Cross raced last week to North Central Washington to form what group leaders believe is one of the largest disaster relief forces in the region’s history.
The aftermath of local wildfires is gritty enough without immediately getting down to the nitty-gritty of commerce. But business owners in fire-affected areas — and the folks who work for them — may be relieved to know that:
A train carrying nearly 100 cars of crude oil went off the track under the Magnolia Bridge in Seattle early Thursday. Nobody was hurt, no oil leaked and there was no threat to the public when five of the train’s 102 cars went off the track about 2 a.m., said BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal officials say a relatively small number of the unaccompanied immigrant children who have been flooding into the United States from Central America have been sent to Oregon, Washington state and Idaho over the past six months.