Pacific Northwest News

U.S. Northwest Faces Growing Wildfire Threat

Nestled in the foothills of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, the bustling Seattle suburb of Issaquah seems an unlikely candidate for anxiety over wildfires. The region, famous for its rainfall, has long escaped major burns even as global warming has driven an …

Chipotle’s New Procedures Highlight Food Safety in Wake of E. Coli

Perfect food safety is not possible, but Chipotle is trying to get as close to that ideal as they can with new procedures and testing inside and outside their restaurants, the company’s founder and CEO said during a visit earlier …

More Cases May Be Reported in Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak in Pacific Northwest

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., which is revamping its food-supply standards in the wake of an E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens, said additional cases may be reported as states provide data to federal agencies. The illnesses, which the Centers for …

Search For Source of Chipotle E.Coli in Pacific Northwest Faces Big Hurdles

Investigators looking into the E. coli outbreak at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. restaurants face “significant challenges” in finding the source of the sickness, a U.S. food safety detective said. E. coli has sickened more than 40 people who ate at …

Energi Opens Northwest Regional Office in Washington

Energi has opened the company’s first Pacific Northwest regional office in Kirkland, Wash. The office outside of Seattle will house a number of insurance and risk management professionals serving the company’s clients and partners in the Northwest. Five Energi employees …

Scientists: Western Migration Has Put 143M Americans in Quake-Prone Areas

More than 143 million people in the mainland states now live on shaky ground, earthquake scientists say. That’s because more people have moved into the quake-prone West Coast and some quake zones were recently expanded, according to researchers from the …

Pacific Northwest Study Says More Could Survive Tsunami if They Can Just Walk Faster

About 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the Pacific Northwest if they just walk a little faster to higher ground after roads are knocked out, a new study shows. The report published Monday in the Proceedings of …

Central Washington Jolted by M4.3 Earthquake

A magnitude-4.3 earthquake rumbled under Washington state’s Cascade Range, but no damage has been reported. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says the quake struck at 1:04 a.m. Wednesday and was centered about 20 miles north of Ellensburg and 10 miles …

Rains Good, Lightning Bad for Biggest Wildfire in Washington History

People afflicted by the massive Carlton Complex fires in north-central Washington may get some relief tonight and over the next few days in the form of wetter, cooler weather. But then again the system moving in may bring lighting, which …

Report Makes Chilling Forecast On Northwest Quake

More than 10,000 people could die when – not if – a monster earthquake and tsunami occur just off the Pacific Northwest coast, researchers told Oregon legislators . Coastal towns would be inundated. Schools, buildings and bridges would collapse, and …