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FEMA has $7.6M for Snohomish County

Members of Washington's congressional delegation say the Federal Emergency Management Agency will give Snohomish County nearly $7.6 million as the first payment in a grant program that reimburses local governments for spending on recovery after federally declared disasters.



N.D. OKs power line in historic battlefield area

By JAMES MacPHERSON

North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved a permit for a proposed $375 million high-voltage power line that would run through the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield, a site in the western part of the state where a battle between U.S. Army soldiers and American Indians occurred in 1864.


Burst main floods downtown Corvallis

hen a water main broke in downtown Corvallis, office workers saw the pavement heave and thought they were in an earthquake.


Building ban eyed in slide hazard areas

The Snohomish County Council has drafted an emergency, six-month moratorium to ban new housing construction within a half-mile of landslide hazard areas, such as the Oso community hillside that collapsed March 22.


Bus supporters vow to file new initiative

By JOURNAL STAFF

A group called Friends of Transit announced it will file an initiative for the November ballot that would raise up to $25 million to help restore bus service in Seattle.


Settlement will allow sale of land for Alaska park

The city of Anchorage will buy the land with a grant from the Alaska Legislature.


Clean energy lab dedicated in Idaho

The 148,000-square-foot Energy Innovation Laboratory was dedicated Tuesday at the Idaho National Laboratory's Research and Education Campus.


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Disaster-resiliency expert Stephen Flynn says we can do a better job preparing for the worst.

The case involved a contractor’s attempt to foreclose a lien that included the unpaid balance of its written contract plus unwritten change orders.

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