Tag Archive for Pacific Northwest

Sen. Murkowski questions China’s shellfish ban

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she wonders whether the Chinese ban on shellfish from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest might be about more than safety…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

Hatfield’s bill designating official oyster passes Senate

Ostrea lurida
The Ostrea lurida is one step closer to becoming the official oyster of Washington state.
The small oyster would earn the designation under Senate Bill 6145, sponsored by Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond. The bill cleared the full Senate on Thursday and now goes to the state House for consideration.
Ostrea lurida, sometimes called the Native or Olympia oyster, is a species native to Pacific Northwest waters and a popular component of Washington’s $270 million shellfish industry. The inspiration for the bill came from Claire Thompson, a student at Olympia’s Nova Middle School. Thompson asked Hatfield to propose the bill as part of a school project and to bring attention to ongoing threats to the state’s waters.
“I’m excited to see this bill move through the process. It’s an opportunity to shed light on an industry vital to our state’s economy and culture,” Hatfield said. “It’s also an excellent opportunity to share a lesson in civics with a young student in our state.”
Ostrea lurida

Storm Brings Snow, Rain to Pacific Northwest

Storm brings rain, snow to Northwest; freezing rain prompts Portland warning to stay indoors

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Snow returns to Northwest for 3rd consecutive day

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Snow has started falling in downtown Portland as many in the Pacific Northwest brace for a third consecutive day of storms…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

    

Stores Close Early as Twin Storms Sock Northwest

Stores close early as second winter storm in as many days pummels Pacific Northwest

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Winter Storm: Pacific Northwest Heads for Round 2

Second winter storm in as many days bears down on Pacific Northwest, promising more snow, ice

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Rare snowstorm hammers Western Oregon

By By TIM FOUGHT PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A rare snowstorm hammered parts of the Pacific Northwest on Thursday, leaving one person dead in a massive traffic pileup on Interstate 5, causing multiple other wrecks, and closing schools and offices…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

    

Chanticleer completes buyout of 2 Hooters

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chanticleer has completed its acquisition of Hooters’ U.S. Pacific Northwest franchise rights and two existing restaurants in Oregon and Washington. Financial terms were not disclosed…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

    

National lab at Richland studies power grid

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A new building at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will help the lab study how to integrate wind power into the power grid…. …read more

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Explosion reported from across Grays Harbor, registered as small earthquake

Aberdeen, WA – An explosion was heard and felt earlier this afternoon in Aberdeen, Hoquiam, and even Montesano, but there is no need to fret, the explosion was due to a planned blasting by Weyerhaeuser.

Weyerhaeuser officials tell us, that the section 11 site had planned a blast for 3pm this afternoon, but went off a little early. Section 11 is near Ray Anderson Rd off of 101.

Usually, the blasts go unheard by residents but due to coincidental weather conditions, the blasts were more apparent. The blasts also had enough force to be registered with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network as a 1.7 earthquake.