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Need a vacation? Find travel tips and information on destinations in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and beyond the Pacific Northwest.
26 May

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A type of frog made famous by Mark Twain will soon be hopping and swimming through California’s Yosemite National Park after a decades-long absence, officials said Wednesday. The California red-legged frog, named for its colorful legs and belly, vanished from the park more than 40 years ago. It is the type […]
26 May

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Astronaut John Glenn is getting an airport named in his honor in his home state of Ohio. In a gesture of bipartisan cooperation, the Republican-dominated Ohio House and Senate voted Wednesday to support a bill adding the 94-year-old Democrat’s name to Port Columbus International Airport. The facility’s new name will be […]
26 May

North Cascades Institute director Saul Weisberg shares his list of wonderful adventures in Washington’s wild north.
26 May

Seattle Times reader Dylan Ma’s telescopic photo of the crescent moon setting beyond the Space Needle.
26 May

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 has outlasted two world wars, the decline of the automobile industry, a bitter split in open-wheel racing and more death than anyone cares to recall. The Greatest Spectacle in Racing might as well be called the Greatest Survivor in Sports. Through it all, though, this iconic event in America’s […]
26 May

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — You’re flying alongside Superman, seeing the world as the Man of Steel views it, thanks to virtual reality headsets on a roller coaster at Six Flags New England. Or you’re feeling the fear as you come face to face with King Kong, 30 feet tall, at Universal Orlando’s new Skull Island […]
26 May

DETROIT (AP) — Google’s self-driving car project is heading to the Motor City. Google said Wednesday it’s opening a self-driving technology development center in the Detroit suburb of Novi. The company isn’t yet saying how many people will be employed at the 53,000-square-foot facility. Workers will be moving in throughout this year. Silicon Valley-based Google […]
25 May

If you want to indulge — and have the cash to do it — you can find some distinctive offerings by beach hotels that are getting creative.
25 May

HONOLULU — Investigators are reviewing the records and the burned-out wreckage of the single-engine plane in Hawaii that went up in flames just after takeoff and then exploded as it hit the ground, killing the pilot, two instructors and two tandem jumpers. So far, there are no records of accidents for the owner of the […]
25 May

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Trucks race along a winding road in the arid New Mexico desert. As they travel through Santa Teresa, a border-crossing port of entry and unincorporated town, they pass millions of square feet of warehouses that store steel coil, wind turbine blades and specialty glass. It’s a town that state officials […]
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