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Asian Flights
6:16 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Delta Airlines Wants to Expand Service to Asia

Delta Airlines wants to expand service to Asia. By next summer it plans to offer non-stop flights from Seattle to Shanghai, China. The airline will also offer nonstop flights between Seattle and Tokyo. The additional international service will be expanded through its partnership with Alaska Airlines.

Delta CEO Richard Anderson announced the proposed routes Monday morning at SeaTac Airport. He says delta will fly Boeing 747-400 jets to Japan’s Narita Airport…

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2012 Fire Season
6:22 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

2012 Wildfires In The Northwest Have Burned Record Number Of Acres

The Forest Service and BLM say 2012 has been the worst fire season in the last 100 years. Oregon and Washington have reported fewer fires than average, but a record number of acres burned.

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Media Savvy Kids
6:12 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Program Aims To Make Kids More Critical Of Junk Food Ads

Researchers aim to make kids less susceptible to junk food advertising.

Researchers in Washington are trying a new approach to the growing problem of childhood obesity. They plan to teach kids to be more media savvy, and less susceptible to all those junk food ads.

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Statewide Burn Ban
4:42 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Burn Ban Extended In Washington

A statewide burn ban has been extended through mid-October due to the long stretch of unusually dry weather. Washington had no measurable rain in August, and September was the third driest on record.

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Snowfall Forecast
3:59 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Northwest Skiers Bank On Early Forecasts Being Wrong

A light dusting of snow fell on Oct. 2 at Schweitzer outside of Sandpoint, Idaho.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Weather forecasters say the current dry spell in the Northwest may turn into a dry winter. But the region’s ski areas aren’t buying it. They’re banking on enough snowfall for winter sports.

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Oregon Football Tailgaters
6:26 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Some Duck Fans Bring More Than Just The Typical Tailgate Gear

Photo of Oregon fan firetruck.
Photo Credit: Jes Burns

The Oregon Ducks continued their roll Saturday night with a victory over their Washington rivals, the Huskies.

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Wash. Wolf Pack Kill
6:13 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Differing Ideas Offered To Avoid A Repeat Of Washington Wolf Pack Kill

Courtesy of USFW Services

The director of Washington's Fish and Wildlife Department Friday said he hopes never again to have to order the killing of an entire wolf pack, as happened last month. In Olympia Friday, cattlemen and wolf lovers offered the agency radically different ideas for how to avoid a repeat.

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Oregon Football Vistory
6:04 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Ducks And Beavers Continue Their Rolls

Photo of University of Oregon Duck mascot.
Photo Credit: John Martinez Pavliga/Wiki Commons

The Washington Huskies came to Eugene Saturday night, high off a surprise victory over Stanford. They were expected to give 2nd-ranked Oregon a tough challenge. But that wasn’t the case.

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Wounded Grizzly Bear
5:16 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Wounded -- And Possibly Cranky -- Grizzly Bear Loose In Idaho

A wounded grizzly bear is on the loose in Idaho.
Bryan Harry NPS.gov

Idaho wildlife officials are worried a wounded grizzly bear on the loose could be a danger to people. A group of hunters shot the bear after it charged them in the eastern part of the state, across the border from Yellowstone National Park. Apparently, both the hunters and the bear were after the same elk.

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Silent Earthquakes
5:12 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

'Silent Earthquakes' Ripple Under Cascadia

The past five weeks saw two swarms of "slow slip and tremor" in the Northwest.
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

Parts of Washington and Oregon are in the midst of silent earthquakes this week. You can't feel this so-called "slow slip" quake and it doesn't cause damage. Still, scientists want to learn more about the recently discovered phenomenon.

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