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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.

2009-09-10 10:55:01

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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.

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.

2009-08-04 14:15:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc.

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.

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.

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.

2009-07-02 13:07:00

SEATTLE, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc.

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...

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