Washington state's Department of Natural Resources has a Wildfire Aviation team that provides rapid response to wildland fires and an occasional rescue. All of DNR's UH-1H helicopters saw service during the Vietnam War.
Olympia is considering zoning changes to allow more in-fill housing. “Missing middle” housing refers to things like duplexes, triplexes, tiny homes and mother-in-law apartments – anything between a single-family home and a large apartment building.
The Puget Sound Energy liquified natural gas plant on Tacoma's Tideflats. In the file video from July 17, 2017, dozens of Puyallup tribal members march against the construction of the LNG pipeline in Fife.
A US Geological Survey drone captured lava erupting at the fissure 8 cinder cone near Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano on July 14. According to the USGS, the lava emerging from the cone was traveling at a speed of 13 to 16 miles per hour.
Colin O’Brady of Portland, Ore., climbed the highest points in all 50 states in 21 days. He broke the world speed climbing record when he summited Mount Hood in Oregon early morning Thursday, July 19, 2018.
A federal grand jury has indicted 13 people — including members of the Aryan Knights and Severely Violent Criminals gangs — for drug distribution, conspiracy, unlawful possession of firearms and other crimes.