Northwest

Cougar Country opening new location on WSU campus this fall

PULLMAN, Wash. -- An iconic Pullman restaurant is opening its newest location in the WSU student union building. Cougar Country's newest location will be serving up its classic burgers, fries, shakes and more on the ground floor of the CUB…

Fire near Canadian border prompts Level 1 evacuations

OKANOGAN CO., Wash. -- A fire at the Canadian border has put Level 1 evacuations in place for those living in the Nine Mile Ranch Development area in Molson and Chesaw, Washington. Okanogan County Emergency Management said the fire is…

Northwest heat wave: Death toll reaches at least 112

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say last month’s Pacific Northwest heat wave that toppled all-time temperature records killed at least 112 people in Washington state. KUOW reports the Department of Health updated its tally on Monday, which caused the death toll…

DNR-managed campgrounds to close for the foreseeable future

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Your upcoming camping trip may need to be put on hold.  The Washington Department of Natural Resources announced that all of their managed lands, including campgrounds, in Eastern Washington will close Friday because of fire danger.  Those…

Officials say shellfish illnesses linked to heat wave

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington health officials are warning of a spike in shellfish-related illnesses believed to be connected to last month’s heat wave. The Washington Department of Health has reported 52 cases of vibriosis so far in July, surpassing the…

SR 174 in Lincoln County reopened

LINCOLN CO., Wash. -- SR 174 in Lincoln has been reopened, after it was closed for a short time on Saturday afternoon. Earlier, Washington State Department of Transportation said a brush fire had closed it in both directions at milepost…

Repairs being made to buckling roads on US 395

SPOKANE, Wash. -- As the heat continues, we are experiencing the results of it. An expansion joint concrete panel on US 395 over the Little Spokane River in the Wandermere area buckled due to the heat Friday afternoon. Crews were…