Bill Radke discusses the week’s news with science journalist Jane C. Hu, health journalist Joanne Silberner, and Seattle Times Amanda Zhou.
The bipartisan infrastructure law granted federal firefighters a big pay bump. Amid a looming government shutdown, that wage increase will expire, leaving first responders unsure about their income.
“I’ve never walked by anything like that before,” Campos said at 3:30 a.m. “The fire was right next to the road. Little fireballs rolling down, landing in the ditch right next to the road. Bowling-ball-size rocks, laying in the road. Pretty intense.”
Chunks of hot carbon and lubricant pads spewed from a 1970s-era BNSF Railway locomotive caused a wildfire in southern Washington in July, according to an investigation from the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
High-tech fire lookouts are now helping spot wildfires in Washington. This fire season, the state has cameras geared up with artificial intelligence. And so far, we’re told it’s working.
Justin Knutsen his wife and children had mere minutes to escape their home in Elk, Wash., as the Oregon Road Fire bore down on them.
There's little that separates the ocean from the 2,200 burned buildings in Lahaina. Officials are working to block runoff that could harm the coral reefs offshore.