Tag: Walla Walla

California fire prompts evacuations; Oregon blaze balloons

SAN FRANCISCO — A rapidly growing wildfire south of Lake Tahoe jumped a highway, prompting more evacuation orders and the cancellation of an extreme...

Smoke, extreme heat pose harsh test for West Coast vineyards

TURNER, Ore. — The heat wave that recently hit the Pacific Northwest subjected the region’s vineyards to record-breaking temperatures nine months after the fields...

Scrutiny mounts of legacy of pioneering Northwest missionary

SPOKANE, Wash. — For generations Marcus Whitman has been widely viewed as an iconic figure from early Pacific Northwest history, a venerated Protestant missionary...