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Judge Awards $1.9M to Medical Clinic Whistleblower in Pacific Northwest

The former chief financial officer of a chain of medical clinics in Washington and Idaho has been awarded $1.9 million after claiming he was fired for refusing to file fabricated financial reports. Gregg Becker was the CFO of Rockwood Clinic, …

Report: Big One Along Full-length of San Andreas Could be Quite Destructive

A large earthquake along the San Andreas fault impacting both Northern and Southern California at the same time could wreak much more havoc than most may believe. Such an event, once considered impossible up until demonstrated otherwise by the U.S. Geological …

USGS Confirms Moderate Quake in Southwest Alaska

A moderate earthquake was felt by residents in southwest Alaska, but there were no immediate reports of damage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the temblor had a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 and it was located …

USGS: Small Quake Shakes Northern Colorado

U.S. Geological Survey officials confirmed a small earthquake shook a rural area in northern Colorado. Paul Caruso, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, says scientists don’t expect to see any damage from the …

Disaster Declared for Kansas Counties Hit by Storm

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for 11 Kansas counties hit hard by last month’s severe storms and flooding. The declaration means federal funding is now available for state and eligible local government and some nonprofit organizations. The …

Minor Flooding Follows Downpour in Nevada Wildfire Area

Fears of flooding are dissipating after rainfall helped quell a wind-whipped wildfire in Northern Nevada that destroyed 22 homes and 17 other structures in the Washoe Valley north of Carson City. Sierra Front Fire Management spokesman Mark Struble said that …

Volunteers in Oregon Gather to Assess Damage from Tornado on Coast

Volunteers who worked to keep residents safe when a tornado ripped through a coastal Oregon town are now assessing the damage. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that no one was hurt or killed by the tornado that ripped through Manzanita late last …

Weather Service: Tornado, Rain Walloped Pacific Northwest

A tornado struck an Oregon beach town, sending debris flying and toppling power lines and trees as strong winds and heavy rain walloped the Pacific Northwest over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Thousands of people were without …

Last Evacuation Orders Finally Lifted at Louisiana Sinkhole Site

More than four years since a massive sinkhole that in 2013 swallowed trees in Assumption Parish and forced more than 300 residents from their homes now no longer poses a risk to the public. Assumption Parish officials declared last week that …

USGS: Two Small Earthquakes Confirmed in Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded four small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma. No injuries or damage are reported. A magnitude 3.1 quake was recorded at 6:10 a.m. Saturday 16 miles northwest of Fairview, 93 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. A …