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.
SEATTLE — Fundraising amid a swirl of overseas and border challenges, President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that foreign crises are creating anxieties in an American public already worried that a recovering economy is not improving their lives.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth.
CRESCENT BAR — The Grant County PUD will speed up a plan to excavate the access channel at the Crescent Bar boat launch, under the terms of an agreement between the utility and Crescent Bar Inc. The channel connects the boat launch with the Columbia River.
A chain-reaction accident involving at least 24 vehicles closed eastbound Interstate 90 for much of the day Thursday as emergency crews struggled in blowing dust, ash and smoke to remove cars and semis from a quarter-mile stretch above Vantage near the Columbia River.