DNR lands east of Cascades to reopen Thursday

Washington Department of Natural Resources lands east of the Cascades will reopen to public access on Thursday, after closing in July due to extreme heat, drought and wildfire risk.

Gaps in US wildfire smoke warning network leave many exposed

Huge gaps between air quality sensors in the western U.S. have created blind spots in the warning system for wildfire smoke plumes sweeping North America this summer, amid growing concern over potential health impacts to millions of people exposed to the pollution.