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Major East-West Route Reopens in Washington

May 18, 2017
tripadvisor.com

Washington’s North Cascades Highway is open again for travelers wanting to take another scenic route across the state. It’s a later than usual start after an unusually severe winter.

Jeff Adamson from the Department of Transportation says the usual opening date for the North Cascades Highway is May first but persistently bad weather forced that to be postponed. In fact, he says Tuesday’s opening date is the fifth latest on record.

Idaho Silver Valley Cleanup Moves into Another Year

May 18, 2017
designobserver.com

The cleanup in “the box”, the 21-square mile Superfund site that once included the Bunker Hill mine and mill in Kellogg, Idaho, has been going for more than 30 years. And it’s not going to be finished anytime soon. But if you go to the Silver Valley today and compare it to what it looked like in, say 1982, it looks like two different places.





The Colville Tribe has convinced the Army Corps of Engineers to help keep a daily ferry crossing the Columbia River in northeast Washington state this spring.

On January 25, 1997, Cecil Emile Davis, a “violent offender” on state supervision, broke into the Tacoma home of 65-year-old Yoshiko Couch. Once inside he raped and beat her and then suffocated her by holding a rag soaked in cleaning solvents over her mouth.

Davis was later convicted of aggravated first degree murder and sentenced to death.

North Cascades Highway Reopened for the Season

May 18, 2017
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Washington’s North Cascades Highway is open again for travelers wanting another scenic route across the state. The Washington Department of Transportation says the opening of the northern route of Highway 20 comes later than in most years, but earlier than expected this year, due to the severe winter.

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