Many were quick to blame the labor troubles that slowed trade through the West Coast with the stunning slowdown in output early this year. The reality is more complicated.
The flag points the way to who we are, even as it complicates what it means to feel for one’s country. The U.S. flag is America’s symbol, but it’s also a cipher, layered with meanings and messages.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign says it has raised $15 million since launching his bid in late April. The campaign has received money from about 250,000 donors. Sanders’ campaign is releasing preliminary totals for the fundraising period that ended this week. He trails Hillary Rodham Clinton in fundraising by wide margins […]
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR’s national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago. The facilities vowed to have the most “welcoming environments in all of sports and entertainment.” The statement was […]
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says safety officials are still trying to find patterns in the series of shark attacks on the state’s coast to keep the key tourism region safe for visitors. McCrory said Thursday that he doubts there’s a single safety response to the string of shark attacks in […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have approved a new combination drug for the most common form of cystic fibrosis, the debilitating inherited disease that causes internal mucus buildup, lung infections and early death. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the twice-a-day pill from Vertex Pharmaceuticals for a variation of cystic fibrosis that affects about […]
An area of spiritual significance to the S'Kallam people has been added to the Washington state register of historic places.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ford is recalling 432,000 Focus, C-Max and Escape vehicles because of a software problem that could keep their engines running after drivers try to shut them down. Ford Motor Co. says there is a flaw in the body control module software in the vehicles. As a result of the problem, the […]
Suitcase unfolds to become a table and an ironing board. It’s this week’s vintage travel photo.
One home was destroyed and another heavily damaged in a Thursday night fire on Beacon Hill, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — A witness says a pig-shaped hot-air balloon crashed into a tree and caught fire at a balloon festival in Utah, cutting the pilot’s face. Kevin Auernig was at the America’s Freedom Festival Balloon Fest in Provo early Thursday when he saw the balloon coming down fast and land in a fenced […]
When recreational marijuana possession became legal Wednesday in Oregon, Vancouver pot shops reaped the benefits, as Oregonians flocked across the border to get their fix.
NEW YORK (AP) — You may have noticed your Facebook friends getting considerably more colorful. More than 26 million Facebook profile photos have taken on a rainbow hue in the days since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that marriage is a right guaranteed under the Constitution regardless of a person’s sexual orientation. People […]
COLUMBIA FISHING REPORTS Weekend Fishing Opportunities: Angling for summer Chinook, sockeye and summer steelhead is open between the Astoria-Megler Bridge and the OR/WA border. Shad angling is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington border. The Bonneville Pool is open to the retention of white sturgeon Friday July 3 – Sunday July 5, 2015. […]
Authorities say two people aboard a helicopter are dead following a crash near Newberg, Ore.
NEW YORK (AP) — Google is apologizing after reports surfaced that an automatic image-recognition feature in its Photos application was identifying images of some black people as “gorillas.” A New York man posted a picture of himself and a female friend on Twitter earlier this week, showing that the Google image software had tagged both […]
A small kitchen overperforms on Queen Anne.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a preacher’s son who withstood a recall election spawned by his fight with public employee unions, is joining the crowded Republican presidential race, aides said. The 47-year-old Walker planned to file the paperwork for his long expected candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday, and kick […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say that they’ve completed their search of the building where gunfire was reported at the Washington Navy Yard, but there is no evidence of a shooting and no sign of injuries. Police say a call was placed from a building inside the naval installation about possible sounds of […]
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are asking their neighbors to be considerate when setting off fireworks this Fourth of July weekend. A group called Military With PTSD is distributing red, white and blue signs nationwide that veterans can put on their lawns or place on their homes. […]