A plastic bag at a grocery store (KOIN 6 News, file)

Portland clamps down on all plastic bags

Until now, Portland’s plastic bag ban only applied to bigger stores. As of Tuesday morning it expanded to all retail establishments, markets…

South Korea Koreas Tension

SKorea displays new home-built missile

Tuesday’s televised ceremony of the missile reveal was held at a military airport near Seoul — involving about 11,000 troops, 190 weapons s…

pacific crest trail

2 hikers safe, search resumes for others

A sheriff’s officer said a helicopter has picked up two of four hikers being searched for after heading on Washington’s Pacific Crest Trail …

white pass wash out-WSDOT

Washout closes US12 over White Pass

The Washington Transportation Department reports that a 45-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 12 across White Pass has been closed by a washout.

Fort Vancouver was closed by the federal government shutdown, Oct. 1, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Oregon parks close, thousands furloughed

Fort Vancouver is one of the 401 national parks closed by the federal government shutdown, affecting 39 employees and an average of 1400 vis…

airport security file-Steve Jurvetson March 2013

Fla. airport evacuated over packages

In national news, Florida’s Jacksonville International Airport has been evacuated due to “police activity” regarding suspicious packages Tue…

home for sale sign

Ore., Wash. home loans in limbo

The effects of Monday night’s federal government shutdown could even impact the local housing market — as home buyers and sellers wait for …