Quantcast

Latest West Coast of the United States Stories

c277c380fcd05b8006ca9829f90756141
2009-09-22 10:37:17

U.S. home prices rose 0.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from June to July, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said Tuesday. The agency downgraded its previous estimate from a 0.5 percent increase in June to a 0.1 percent increase. In the past year from July U.S. home prices dropped 4.2 percent, the agency said. Prices in July were 10.5 percent below the peak reached in April 2007. Price adjustments varied across the country in July, reaching a high of 1.6 percent in the Pacific...

2009-09-10 10:55:01

The U.S. Geological Survey says global warming has resulted in some arctic-nesting geese electing to spend the winter in Alaska instead of Mexico. USGS scientists said they've discovered the winter distribution of Pacific brant -- a small, dark sea goose -- shifted northward from Mexico to sub-Arctic areas as Alaska's climate warmed in the last four decades. The USGS-led survey found until recently, about 90 percent of Pacific brant wintered in Mexico. Now as many as 30 percent are opting to...

2009-09-01 12:00:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 5th Annual Alaska Oil & Gas Congress brings together hundreds of leading industry players to discuss the latest developments, regulatory changes, and project updates. Announcing Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Governor Sean Parnell We are pleased to welcome Governor Sean Parnell to the speaker faculty. He will give the opening keynote address on Tuesday, September 15, 2009. Delegates will hear directly from high-profile...

2009-08-27 15:02:00

SALEM, Ore., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- As consumers scale back household budgets, they are taking shorter trips and staying closer to home. To capture that market, Travel Oregon is launching its largest culinary campaign ever. A nearly one million dollar investment, the 2009 Oregon Bounty campaign is designed to inspire travel to and within the state during the fall harvest season. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071001/AQM187LOGO-b) The new campaign includes: a...

2009-08-06 09:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Drawing upon the state of California's escalating budget deficit, high taxes and strict business regulations, the Nevada Development Authority (NDA) tomorrow will launch an advertising campaign that seeks to attract business owners to relocate to Southern Nevada. More so than in past years' campaigns, NDA foresees many California businesses considering relocation due to the state's current troubles. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2009-08-04 14:15:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported July operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported an increase in load factor to 84.3 percent in July 2009, compared to 79.7 percent in July 2008, on a 5.4 percent decline in available seat miles (ASMs) compared to the prior-year period. Alaska also reported that 87.2 percent of its flights arrived on time in July 2009,...

2009-08-03 11:23:00

CA Energy Commission's Proposed Ban on Big Screen TVs Would Cost California $50 Million A Year; Destroy 4,600 Jobs Coalition Launches Website - www.CASmartEnergy.com - To Educate the Public, Engage Supporters SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, consumer advocates, small businesses, trade associations, and anti-tax groups launched a new coalition -- Californians for Smart Energy -- to demonstrate the widespread opposition to the California Energy Commission's (CEC)...

2009-07-29 13:59:00

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals clarified its April 17 decision regarding the 5-Year Oil and Gas Lease Plan. The court has established that the Minerals Management Service must properly consider the relative environmental sensitivity and marine productivity of different areas of the OCS under Section 18(a)(2)(G), and strike a proper balance incorporating environmental and coastal zone factors under Section 18 (a)(3) for...

2009-07-28 12:27:00

LAS VEGAS, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevada Drug Card, a statewide prescription assistance program, announced today that it has partnered with the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. Their mission is to insure that all Nevada residents have access to the free drug card program. The Chamber has committed to help create awareness for Nevada Drug Card and to work with members to develop additional card distribution sites. "The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a partner in offering this...

2009-07-02 13:07:00

SEATTLE, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported June operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported an increase in load factor to 80.7 percent in June 2009, compared to 79.5 percent in June 2008, on a 4.1 percent decline in available seat miles (ASMs) compared to the prior-year period. Alaska also reported that 84.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in June 2009, a...


Latest West Coast of the United States Reference Libraries

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
2013-11-25 14:48:46

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is a national forest found in southern Washington, USA, managed by the US Forest Service. It has an area of 1.32 million acres and extends 116 kilometers along the western slopes of Cascade Range from Mount Rainier National Park to the Columbia River. The forest straddles the crest of the South Cascades of Washington State, spread over broad old growth forests, high mountain meadows, several glaciers, and a number of volcanic peaks. The forests highest...

Olympic National Park
2013-04-18 01:02:08

Olympic National Park is located in the state of Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula, in the United States. The park holds 922,650 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans. Most of the tribes were wiped out once European explorers introduced diseases into the area. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the logging industry boomed, but the public began to express concerns of over logging in the 1920’s. However, the first proposal to establish the area as a...

North Cascades National Park
2013-04-18 00:41:24

North Cascades National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States and was established in 1968. The park holds 504,781 acres and is the largest of three national park areas known as the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. It once contained 318 glaciers, but all of these have retreated at a fast rate and many glaciers have completely disappeared. The largest remaining glacier is Boston Glacier, but other large glaciers include Redoubt, Neve, and McAllister....

The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range
2012-07-17 13:48:38

The Sierra Nevada Mountains located along the Eastern portion of California and the Western Portion of Nevada have a huge impact on the weather in this region. The first is the Sana Anna winds. These are very warm winds that ascend from the mountains westward back into the basins of California in such places like Los Angeles. These are very dry winds that can heat the temps up into the 100s and can cause rapidly forming fires. When weather systems come in from the west they hit these...

More Articles (4 articles) »
Word of the Day
ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
Related