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Virus Outbreak Reported Among Animals and Staff at Oregon Mink Farm

An Oregon mink farm has reported an outbreak of COVID-19 among animals and staff. The Statesman Journal reports the farm has been placed under quarantine, meaning no animals or animal products can leave the farm. The state has not said …

Boeing Suspending Production in Seattle over Virus

Boeing will suspend operations at its Seattle area facilities due to the spread of coronavirus, idling tens of thousands of aerospace workers, the company said Monday. At least 110 people have died from COVID-19 in Washington state, mostly in the …

Power Outage Grounded Flights at Southern California Airport

A Southern California airport cancelled all flights after a power outage left all its terminals in the dark. John Wayne Airport in Orange County diverted all arriving flights and cancelled departing flights after the outage hit at around 7:30 p.m. …

Panic Gripped Hawaii After False Missile Alert

The second recent blunder in Hawaii’s planning for a possible North Korean nuclear attack left islanders shaken after an emergency alert warning of an imminent strike sounded on hundreds of thousands of cellphones. For nearly 40 minutes people waited. Then …

Some Businesses in Dickinson, Texas, Still Recovering from Harvey

Some Dickinson business owners are getting back on their feet — or trying — after flooding from Hurricane Harvey swamped more than 80 shops, restaurants and offices. The Galveston County Daily News reports Keith Lilley, owner of two popular Dickinson …

North Dakota Governor Seeks Federal Help Amid Severe Drought

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is seeking a presidential disaster declaration, saying the state is “the epicenter of drought for the nation” because of a rain-free summer. Burgum said in a statement that his request to President Donald Trump would …

Colorado Petroleum Wells Shut Down After Home Explosion

More than 3,000 petroleum wells are being shut down in Colorado as a precaution after a house explosion killed two people, an oil and gas company said. Anadarko Energy said it operated a well about 200 feet (60 meters) from …

Gnarly Oregon Winter Puts Breaks on Bend Construction Boom

Central Oregon’s historic cold temperatures and record snowfalls this winter are hurting Bend’s booming construction sector. The Bulletin newspaper reported Sunday that many building projects – from single-family homes to large commercial projects – are running up to three months …

Oil Spill Shuts Down Pipeline in Cushing, Oklahoma

A Seaway Crude Pipeline Co. pipeline that spilled oil at a storage hub in Oklahoma remained closed on Oct. 25, according to a spokesman for Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners, a 50 percent owner of Seaway. “As of right now we …

Tourism Decline in California’s Scenic Big Sur Sparked by Wildfire

Lodge managers and cafe owners along California’s dramatic Big Sur coast were looking at a summer of jittery guests and cancelled bookings after fire officials warned that crews will likely be battling a wildfire raging in steep, forested ridges just …