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Region that includes parts of Canada and the United States

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Pacific Northwest: Region that includes parts of Canada and the United States
The Pacific Northwest (PNW), sometimes referred to as Cascadia, is a geographic region in western North America bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and (loosely) by the Rocky Mountains on the east. Though no official boundary exists, the most common conception includes the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) and the U.S. states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Broader conceptions reach north into Southeast Alaska and Yukon, south into northern California, and east to the Continental Divide to include Western Montana and parts of Wyoming. Narrower conceptions may be limited to the coastal areas west of the Cascade and Coast mountains. The variety of definitions can be attributed to partially overlapping commonalities of the region's history, culture, geography, society, and other factors.


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Oregon's wildfires force mass evacuations

Deadly wildfires raging across Oregon kept half a million people under evacuation alert on Saturday even as weary firefighters took advantage of improved weather to go on the offensive against the..

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Researchers spotted the killer whale they call J35 alongside her “robust and lively” new calf on Saturday — a ray of hope for the endangered Southern Resident population off the Pacific..
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Endangered orcas at risk from U.S. Navy, activists warn

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US carries out 1st federal execution in 17 years

The federal government has carried out its first execution in almost two decades, killing by lethal injection a man convicted of murdering an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only..
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Asian giant 'murder' hornet: 5 things to know about the invasive species

A small number of Asian giant hornet sightings in the Pacific Northwest has raised alarm.
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Secession in the Pacific Northwest? Some Oregon residents petition to join Idaho

Frustrated by liberal policies, some Oregon residents are petitioning to leave the state by moving the border with Idaho.
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As Amazon.com flexes its muscle, Seattle moves to curb corporate political donations

Seattle, the Pacific Northwest city where home-grown online retailer Amazon.com has increasingly flexed its political muscle, is expected to approve on Monday legislation banning political..
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Asian Giant Hornet Invasion Threatens Honey Bees in Pacific Northwest

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Pacific Northwest apple 'detectives' are hunting for varieties of domesticated apples thought to be extinct in century-old pioneer homestead orchards. There were once 17,000 varieties of domesticated..
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Will Whale Hunting Return to the Pacific Northwest?

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How to protect trees of Pacific Northwest?

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The debate over Pacific Northwest forests: Clear-cut or protect?

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Texans agree to trade three-time Pro Bowler Jadeveon Clowney to Seahawks, per reports

Jadeveon Clowney is heading to the Pacific Northwest. The Texans agreed to trade the three-time Pro Bowler to the Seahawks on Saturday, per reports.
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