West Coast of the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28938/all en California's Hispanic population projected to outnumber white in 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/californias-hispanic-population-projected-outnumber-white-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alex Dobuzinskis</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 31 (Reuters) - California's Hispanic population will equal that of whites this year before becoming the state's largest demographic group in 2014 for the first time since statehood in 1850, a government report showed on Thursday.</p> <p>That change in the most populous U.S. state will make it the third where whites do not comprise a plurality of the population, after New Mexico and Hawaii.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/californias-hispanic-population-projected-outnumber-white-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California California Entertainment Politics Social Issues Southern United States West Coast of the United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:30:35 +0000 5742500 at http://www.globalpost.com California Latinos to overtake whites within year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/california-latinos-overtake-whites-within-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Latinos will outnumber non-Hispanic whites in California by early next year for the first time since it became a US state, according to official forecasts released Thursday. </p> <p>The number of Latinos will equal the white population by mid-2013, when each group is expected to be about 39 percent of the western state's population, the Department of Finance predictions showed.</p> <p>"Early in 2014, the Hispanic population will become the plurality in California for the first time since California became a state," it added. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/california-latinos-overtake-whites-within-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California California Entertainment Puerto Ricans in the United States West Coast of the United States AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:15:18 +0000 5742526 at http://www.globalpost.com Alaska starting first full cruise ship season under fuel rules meant to cut emissions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130501/alaska-starting-first-full-cruise-ship-season-under-fuel-rul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JUNEAU, Alaska - More than 1 million cruise ship passengers are expected to visit Alaska this year, but industry officials fear new fuel standards intended to limit pollution from large ships could drive vessels away and lower that number later.</p> <p>This will be the first full cruise season in Alaska under rules that require cargo carriers and cruise ships to use a low-sulfur fuel within 200 miles of U.S. and Canadian shores. The U.S. agreed to the standards as part of an international treaty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130501/alaska-starting-first-full-cruise-ship-season-under-fuel-rul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Alaska Arctic Ocean West Coast of the United States The Canadian Press Thu, 02 May 2013 00:45:03 +0000 5829576 at http://www.globalpost.com Washington governor open to approving transportation package without Columbia River bridge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130903/washington-governor-open-approving-transportation-package-wi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. - Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that Washington state might pursue a broad transportation package without funding for a new Columbia River bridge that some Republicans had opposed.</p> <p>Inslee said he wants lawmakers from both parties to come together over the coming weeks to develop a plan that would pay for projects around the state. He said he is prepared to call lawmakers back from a special gathering in November to get the package swiftly approved.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130903/washington-governor-open-approving-transportation-package-wi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pacific Northwest States of the United States West Coast of the United States The Canadian Press Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:30:39 +0000 5923455 at http://www.globalpost.com Fire near San Francisco forces evacuation of dozens of homes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130909/fire-near-san-francisco-forces-evacuation-dozens-homes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Authorities in northern California went door-to-door on Sunday to order the evacuation of dozens of homes in the path of a small but fast-growing brush fire near Mount Diablo State Park, northeast of San Francisco.</p> <p>The so-called Morgan fire was first reported on Sunday afternoon and within a few hours had devoured 400 acres of dense, dry brush and grass southeast of the town of Clayton, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Julie Hutchinson.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130909/fire-near-san-francisco-forces-evacuation-dozens-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California Contra Costa County, California West Coast of the United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 09 Sep 2013 06:26:50 +0000 5928219 at http://www.globalpost.com Oregon highway engineer behind 1970 decision to blow up beached whale dies at age 84 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131101/oregon-highway-engineer-behind-1970-decision-blow-beached-wh <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GRANTS PASS, Ore. - An Oregon highway engineer who blew up a dead beached whale with a half-ton of dynamite in 1970 has died at the age of 84.</p> <p>George Thomas Thornton gained national attention over the exploding whale, and the act endured for decades thanks to a video that shows giant pieces of whale carcass splattering across the beach and spectators.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131101/oregon-highway-engineer-behind-1970-decision-blow-beached-wh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cetaceans George Thomas Thornton Oregon Coast Technology West Coast of the United States The Canadian Press Fri, 01 Nov 2013 05:04:02 +0000 5977063 at http://www.globalpost.com Business Highlights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131122/business-highlights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>___</p> <p>Don't bet your shirt on a great 2014 for stocks</p> <p>NEW YORK (AP) — Don't bet your shirt on a repeat performance.</p> <p>That's the message from some of the nation's biggest investment firms as the Dow Jones industrial average has closed this week above 16,000 for the first time and the Standard </p> <p>Although investment professionals still are optimistic, investors shouldn't expect such outsized gains will be repeated.</p> <p>___</p> <p>To spin or not to spin: Does Microsoft need Xbox?</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131122/business-highlights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Arctic Ocean Business Labor Law Social Issues Technology West Coast of the United States The Canadian Press Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:19:56 +0000 5997641 at http://www.globalpost.com Small plane crashes in Alaska killing four http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131130/small-plane-crashes-alaska-killing-four <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A small plane crashed in Alaska late Friday killing four people including the pilot, police said Saturday, though six passengers survived and their lives were reportedly not in danger.</p> <p>Alaska's state troopers named the victims and surviving passengers on their website and said the Cessna 208 had been flying between Bethel in southwest Alaska and St. Mary's when it crashed at around 7.00 pm (0400 GMT Saturday).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131130/small-plane-crashes-alaska-killing-four" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Arctic Ocean Technology West Coast of the United States AFP Sat, 30 Nov 2013 19:47:27 +0000 6005039 at http://www.globalpost.com Oregon overcomes Illinois 71-64 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131215/oregon-71-illinois-64 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Oregon overcomes Illinois 71-64</p> <p>PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon coach Dana Altman would rather not have his team lose just to learn an important lesson.</p> <p>The 15th-ranked Ducks avoided a stumble at home on Saturday night, rallying from a nine-point deficit with an 11-0 run in the second half to defeat Illinois 71-64 at the Moda Center.</p> <p>"Sometimes you have to lose to learn, but I hope we have the maturity to learn from wins and get a lot better," Altman said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131215/oregon-71-illinois-64" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Oregon Oregon Pacific Northwest West Coast of the United States Thomson Reuters Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:33:03 +0000 6020660 at http://www.globalpost.com Preview: Pacific at Gonzaga http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140104/preview-pacific-at-gonzaga <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Gonzaga again proved it was capable of hanging with the boys by going 3-1 against major-conference teams during its nonconference season and its No. 21 ranking in the USA Today Coaches' Poll validates that belief. The Bulldogs try to win their 22nd straight West Coast Conference regular-season game when they host Pacific on Saturday, and aren't expected to be challenged much for the next two months prior to the NCAA Tournament.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140104/preview-pacific-at-gonzaga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Sports in the United States West Coast Conference West Coast of the United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 04 Jan 2014 14:46:57 +0000 6035095 at http://www.globalpost.com Gonzaga makes Pacific 22nd straight WCC victim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140104/gonzaga-86-pacific-64 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Gonzaga makes Pacific 22nd straight WCC victim</p> <p>SPOKANE, Wash. -- Each and every winter, Gonzaga basketball players dutifully line up before television cameras and tape recorders at the start of the West Coast Conference season and inform the media that competition in the WCC "gets better every year."</p> <p>The Bulldogs have a funny way of backing up their words. The 24th-ranked Zags stretched their WCC winning streak to 22 by blasting Pacific 86-64 Saturday night at McCarthey Athletic Center.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140104/gonzaga-86-pacific-64" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Sports in the United States West Coast Conference West Coast of the United States Thomson Reuters Sun, 05 Jan 2014 04:17:53 +0000 6035391 at http://www.globalpost.com Preview: Gonzaga at Portland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/preview-gonzaga-at-portland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Gonzaga, winners of 21 straight games in the West Coast Conference, looks to widen its conference lead when it visits Portland on Thursday. Despite a rash of injuries, the No. 18 Bulldogs have won three straight - including a blowout of rival Saint Mary's last time out. The sharp-shooting Bulldogs rank third in nation in field goal percentage knocking 52 percent of their shots and have beaten Portland 20 straight times.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/preview-gonzaga-at-portland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports in the United States West Coast Conference West Coast of the United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:53:32 +0000 6038919 at http://www.globalpost.com Portland 82, Gonzaga 73 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140110/portland-82-gonzaga-73 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Portland 82, No. 18 Gonzaga 73: Bryce Pressley led five Pilots in double figures with 16 points and Portland wrapped up a five-game homestand by beating the Bulldogs for the first time in their last 21 meetings.</p> <p>Alec Wintering had 14 points and Bobby Sharp scored all 12 of his points on 3-pointers giving coach Eric Reveno his first career win over Gonzaga in 15 tries. Kevin Bailey scored 13 points as Portland (10-7, 2-3 West Coast) shot 51.9 percent including 8-for-14 from 3-point range.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140110/portland-82-gonzaga-73" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kelly Graves West Coast Conference West Coast of the United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 10 Jan 2014 07:31:08 +0000 6039668 at http://www.globalpost.com Portland 82, Gonzaga 73 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140110/portland-82-gonzaga-73-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Portland 82, No. 18 Gonzaga 73: Bryce Pressley led five Pilots in double figures with 16 points and Portland wrapped up a five-game homestand by beating the Bulldogs for the first time in their last 21 meetings.</p> <p>Alec Wintering had 14 points and Bobby Sharp scored all 12 of his points on 3-pointers giving coach Eric Reveno his first career win over Gonzaga in 15 tries. Kevin Bailey scored 13 points as Portland (10-7, 2-3 West Coast) shot 51.9 percent including 8-for-14 from 3-point range.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140110/portland-82-gonzaga-73-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kelly Graves West Coast Conference West Coast of the United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 10 Jan 2014 07:31:08 +0000 6039669 at http://www.globalpost.com Portland 82, Gonzaga 73 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140110/portland-82-gonzaga-73-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Portland 82, No. 18 Gonzaga 73: Bryce Pressley led five Pilots in double figures with 16 points and Portland wrapped up a five-game homestand by beating the Bulldogs for the first time in their last 21 meetings.</p> <p>Alec Wintering had 14 points and Bobby Sharp scored all 12 of his points on 3-pointers giving coach Eric Reveno his first career win over Gonzaga in 15 tries. Kevin Bailey scored 13 points as Portland (10-7, 2-3 West Coast) shot 51.9 percent including 8-for-14 from 3-point range.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140110/portland-82-gonzaga-73-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kelly Graves West Coast Conference West Coast of the United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:49:32 +0000 6040097 at http://www.globalpost.com