Idaho

Numbers explain how and why West bakes, burns and dries out

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The American West is baking, burning and drying in intertwined extreme weather. Four sets of numbers explain how bad it is now, while several...

Wildfires threaten homes, land across 10 Western states

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LOS ANGELES — Wildfires that torched homes and forced thousands to evacuate burned across 10 parched Western states on Tuesday, and the largest, in...

‘Scary’: Fuel shortage could ground firefighting aircraft

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BOISE, Idaho — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during...

Oregon heat wave victims older, lived alone, had no AC

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Most people who perished in last month’s record-smashing heat wave in Oregon’s most populous county were white, male, older and socially...

Oregon heat wave victims older, lived alone, had no AC

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Most people who perished in last month’s record-smashing heat wave in Oregon’s most populous county were white, male, older and socially...

Smoke, extreme heat pose harsh test for West Coast vineyards

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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...

Study: Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change

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The deadly heat wave that roasted the Pacific Northwest and western Canada was virtually impossible without human-caused climate change that added a few extra...

Idaho will send 5 troopers to help Arizona secure border

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BOISE, Idaho — Five Idaho State Police troopers will go to Arizona for 21 days to help with border security, Gov. Brad Little said...

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...

Rolling blackouts for parts of US Northwest amid heat wave

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SPOKANE, Wash. — The unprecedented Northwest U.S. heat wave that slammed Seattle and Portland, Oregon, moved inland Tuesday — prompting a electrical utility in...