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August 16, 2013 | By Jane Engle
The seven-night “Legacy of Discovery” cruise takes you on a ride through history on the rivers of the Pacific Northwest. The newly refurbished, 88-passenger Legacy will travel round trip from Portland, Ore., on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Along the way, guests will encounter historians and other experts, experience onboard “living history” vignettes and visit museums, historic forts and wineries. Highlights include the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, transit through eight locks, jetboating into Hells Canyon and a private winery tour.
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BUSINESS
October 7, 2013 | By Charles Fleming
Russian-owned IMZ-Ural has unveiled the latest in its curious line of sidecar motorcycles, this one in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest's fabled Pendleton textile company. The Ural Gaucho Rambler, in a nod to cowboys and the legacy of the Old West, comes painted in Pacific Blue and draped in saddlebag-themed, "sunburnt" colored canvas. Standard equipment also includes a rolled "Journey West" woolen blanket from Pendleton, and an "outdoors cook kit" complete with coffee pot, coffee cups, plates and a skillet.
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NATIONAL
December 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A powerful storm socked the Pacific Northwest with heavy rain and wind gusts close to 100 mph Thursday, flooding streets, toppling trees and cutting power to thousands. More than 150,000 customers lost electricity in Washington and Oregon, utilities reported. A wind gust of 97 mph was recorded at Rockaway Beach, Ore., and Washington reported 70-mph gusts on the coast. Flooding stalled traffic in parts of Seattle, and falling trees and debris forced the closure of several highways in Oregon.
BUSINESS
August 21, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
Los Angeles developer Urban Partners has joined with Seattle and New York developers to form a company that will build multifamily properties in the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. The new firm is specializing in apartments and condominiums in well-established city neighborhoods. Urban Partners was behind such large-scale projects as the University Gateway luxury rental student housing outside USC and the Del Mar Station apartment complex at a Gold Line stop in Pasadena.
NEWS
January 28, 1990 | From United Press International
Winter storms dumped a mixture of snow and rain throughout the Pacific Northwest and into the Rockies on Saturday, while floodwaters rose in the Louisiana bayous and more snow fell in parts of the Midwest. The National Weather Service said that a slow-moving storm dumped up to a foot of snow in the Washington Cascades. Rain fell along the coasts of Washington and Oregon. Winds increased to gale force in parts of the region.
NATIONAL
November 8, 2006 | Sam Howe Verhovek, Times Staff Writer
The warm-weather system that rises from the South Pacific and roars into the cool Pacific Northwest most Novembers is known as the "Pineapple Express," but there is nothing sweet about it this year. Drenching rain, record flooding and highway-closing mudslides have wreaked havoc in western Washington and Oregon in recent days, and claimed at least one life, that of a 20-year-old elk hunter who died when his pickup truck was swept into the Cowlitz River on Monday.
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | By Brian E. Clark
When I lived in the Northwest 15 years ago, I loved to go mountain biking on the trails around devastated Mt. St. Helens, which blew its top in 1980. More than 50 died. Cyclists who'd like to see how St. Helens has changed -- and mellowed -- in the ensuing three-plus decades may want to consider a pair of intermediate to advanced tours by Bicycle Adventures that includes three other volcanoes - - all dormant, of course. The trip along the Pacific Northwest's Ring of Fire is an eight-day, seven-night road ride from Seattle to Portland by way of some 20 major volcanic centers that comprise the Pacific Northwest's Cascade Range.
BUSINESS
November 23, 1995
Pacific Gulf Properties, a real estate investment trust, said Wednesday that it has acquired a 368-unit apartment building in the Seattle area for $12.5 million. The acquisition of the Heatherwood complex in Federal Way will be financed with proceeds from the Newport Beach company's recent sale of four properties in Texas, said Glenn L. Carpenter, president and chief executive officer.
NEWS
January 18, 2000 | Associated Press
A fierce windstorm that battered the Pacific Northwest over the weekend knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people, closed highways and killed two men. Wind along the coast gusted to 115 mph Sunday at Cannon Beach, Ore., and 109 mph at Long Beach, Wash., the National Weather Service said. Gusts hitting 81 mph at Netarts, Ore., pushed a house 12 feet off its foundation.
NEWS
July 28, 2002 | MATTHEW DALY, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
Five Pacific Northwest residents graduated this month, but they didn't wear caps and gowns. The five--four "meth moms" and a dad--are all recovering methamphetamine addicts, and their graduation was held in a Tacoma, Wash., courtroom, where a judge pronounced their completion of a yearlong treatment program.
NEWS
August 16, 2013 | By Jane Engle
The seven-night “Legacy of Discovery” cruise takes you on a ride through history on the rivers of the Pacific Northwest. The newly refurbished, 88-passenger Legacy will travel round trip from Portland, Ore., on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Along the way, guests will encounter historians and other experts, experience onboard “living history” vignettes and visit museums, historic forts and wineries. Highlights include the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, transit through eight locks, jetboating into Hells Canyon and a private winery tour.
NATIONAL
July 23, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
SAN FRANCISCO - Federal wildlife officials have moved one step closer to their plan to play referee in a habitat supremacy contest that has pitted two species of owl against one another in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. On Tuesday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a final environmental review of an experiment planned in three states to see if killing barred owls will assist the northern spotted owls , which are threatened with extinction after a major loss of territory since the 1970s.
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | By Brian E. Clark
When I lived in the Northwest 15 years ago, I loved to go mountain biking on the trails around devastated Mt. St. Helens, which blew its top in 1980. More than 50 died. Cyclists who'd like to see how St. Helens has changed -- and mellowed -- in the ensuing three-plus decades may want to consider a pair of intermediate to advanced tours by Bicycle Adventures that includes three other volcanoes - - all dormant, of course. The trip along the Pacific Northwest's Ring of Fire is an eight-day, seven-night road ride from Seattle to Portland by way of some 20 major volcanic centers that comprise the Pacific Northwest's Cascade Range.
NATIONAL
March 11, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Three Navy fliers were killed when their jet crashed about 50 miles west of Spokane, Wash., on Monday, officials said. The fliers were on a training mission on an EA-6B Prowler based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island , on Washington's Puget Sound. No one on the ground was hurt, Navy officials said. The fliers' names are to be kept confidential for a day while their families are notified, officials said. A farmworker, Mike Johnson, told the Spokesman-Review newspaper that he was feeding cattle shortly before 9 a.m. when he saw a black mushroom cloud rise soundlessly in the distance.
NEWS
March 8, 2013 | By Karin Klein
What is it with Oregon and Washington state, those places that supposedly have it so much more environmentally together than car-obsessed California? Both states are entertaining proposals to levy a fee on bicycles. Small, admittedly, but isn't one of the ideas behind taxes supposed to be to encourage actions that help society as a whole? You know, like more non-motorized bicycle use? In Washington, Times reporter Matt Pearce writes, the state might levy a $10-per-bike registration fee similar to the annual car registration fee. And in Oregon, they're talking about a $25 “sales fee” on bicycles costing $500 or more, making it part of a larger transportation bill.
SPORTS
March 5, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC AT WASHINGTON When: 8:30 p.m. Where: Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 710. Records: USC 14-15 overall, 9-7 in Pac-12; Washington 16-13, 8-8. Update: USC, winner of six of its last eight games, heads to the Pacific Northwest for its final regular-season games and a chance to keep momentum heading into the Pac-12 tournament next week in Las Vegas. The Trojans, 7-5 under interim Coach Bob Cantu, are tied with Colorado for fifth place in the conference standings.
BUSINESS
May 20, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to acquire Pacific Northwest Bancorp in a stock swap, the banks said Monday. Under terms of the agreement, which has been approved by the boards of both companies, shareholders of Seattle-based Pacific Northwest would receive $35 in Wells Fargo stock for each share of Pacific Northwest stock they own. That would value the deal at about $590 million, based on Pacific Northwest's 17 million shares outstanding and its Monday closing price of $28.
NATIONAL
October 9, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE - It's been three months of almost unrelenting sunshine in the Pacific Northwest, day upon day of blue skies, balmy temperatures, barbecues that don't have to be covered with tarps. What many are secretly thinking, but are almost afraid to say out loud: Thank heaven it's almost over. Seattle doesn't do dry. And the line of weather systems now stacked up across the Pacific ready to land like enemy planes, starting Friday, is being quietly welcomed by a collaborating public tired of watering its gardens and of being all cheerful . The National Weather Service says a record-breaking dry spell that imposed 80-degree temperatures and higher between July and September is about to be overcome by the unrelenting drizzle and gloom that characterize a proper Northwest late autumn.
SCIENCE
August 17, 2012 | By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times
They managed to avoid the notice of nosy humans beings for thousands of years, mostly by clinging to the roofs of dark caves and keeping their six, tiny eyes peeled for trouble. But the secret existence of these eight-legged West Coasters has come to an end. On Friday, scientists announced the discovery of a heretofore unknown family of spider that some have playfully compared to Bigfoot, the privacy-loving man-beast of legend. In the journal Zookeys , California Academy of Sciences arachnologist Charles E. Griswold and colleagues described their discovery of trogloraptor, or “cave robber,” a spider that is partial to caves and redwood debris in coastal forests from California to British Columbia.
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