Wildfire Smoke From Canada Drapes Pacific Northwest in a Haze

By ALAN BLINDER and CHRISTINA CARON August 7, 2017 SEATTLE — Mount Rainier is invisible from this city. The Blue Angels, the Navy’s elite flight demonstration team, flew two weekend shows in chalky, smoky air. Government officials have...

Blistering Heat Wave Threatens Seattle, Where Only a Third Have Air-Conditioning

By MAGGIE ASTOR August 1, 2017 Much of the country is used to occasional 100-degree days. Seattle, which has had just three in the past 123 years, is not. So unaccustomed is Seattle to scorching heat that, in 2015, only one-third of the housing units in its...

Portland Killings Dredge Up Legacy of Racist Laws in Oregon

By KIRK JOHNSON June 4, 2017 PORTLAND, Ore. — The fatal stabbing of two good Samaritans who intervened when a man on a commuter train shouted slurs at two women — both African-American, one in Muslim dress — has reawakened bitter memories...