Can Central Washington Survive a Massive Earthquake?

Located about 20 miles below the surface, the Cascadia subduction zone is a geologic sticking point just off the coast where one tectonic plate is pushing under another.

Colorado Enters $1 Billion Federal Disaster-Relief Competition

The competition will parcel out $1 billion total, with a maximum award of $500 million to any one applicant.

Being Prepared: Recent School Shootings Have Officials Ready for the Worst

Working sheriff's and police departments, school district is reviewing emergency response plans, running drills with new software and preparing staff for any event that would require teachers to lock their doors or evacuate students.