Washington

Summer swelter trend: West gets hotter days, East hot nights

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As outlandish as the killer heat wave that struck the Pacific Northwest was, it fits into a decades-long pattern of uneven summer warming across...

Governor: Heat death toll at least 95 in Oregon alone

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PORTLAND, Ore. — A Pacific Northwest heat wave has killed at least 95 people in Oregon alone, a number that state's governor called “absolutely...

Justices turn away florist who refused same-sex wedding job

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday declined to take up the case of a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex...

Tax law experts see ‘strong’ case against Trump Org. CFO

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NEW YORK — Companies give perks to their employees all the time. Many top executives at Fortune 500 companies have access to a corporate...

Death toll from Northwest heat wave expected to keep rising

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SEATTLE — Each day, more deaths are being linked to the heat wave that struck the Pacific Northwest this past week, with medical staff...

Buttigieg doles out transport grants with eye toward climate

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg doled out $905 million in infrastructure grants Wednesday, including to repair a cracking bridge in Seattle during a crippling heat...

Amazon says its carbon footprint grew 19% last year

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NEW YORK — Amazon said Wednesday that its carbon footprint grew 19% last year as it rushed to deliver a surge of online orders...

Latest reopenings mark return to business in mainland US

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon and Washington on Wednesday lifted most of their COVID-19 restrictions to become two of the last states to broadly ease...

As wildfires rage, Biden will raise federal firefighter pay

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to temporarily raise pay for federal firefighters to ensure that no one fighting wildland fires is making...

Gates Foundation commits $2.1B to advance gender equality

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Bill and Melinda Gates’ namesake foundation announced Wednesday it will spend $2.1 billion to advance global gender equality. It comes as private donors, government...