After almost 10 months of waiting, residents of Joseph, Oregon, can feel more confident drinking their water and swimming in nearby Wallowa Lake, according to lab test results released Thursday. Continue Reading Lab Results Show Eastern Oregon’s Wallowa Lake Free Of Herbicide Barrel Contaminants
A Pullman, Wash., family is suing the University of Utah following the murder of their daughter on campus in Salt Lake City last year. Jill and Matthew McCluskey announced the $56 million lawsuit Thursday, June 27 in a press conference. Lauren McCluskey was murdered Oct. 22, 2018 by a man she had dated. Continue Reading Pullman Family Files $56M Lawsuit In Shooting Death Of Lauren McCluskey At University Of Utah
The so-called “Stay Strong Stay Gone” rally marked the latest backlash over bills seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon. Loggers, truckers, farmers and their supporters had all come, they said, to urge 11 Senate Republicans who’ve been absent from the statehouse since last week to remain in hiding. Continue Reading Demonstrators Urge Republican Senators To Maintain Walkout For Rural Oregon Interests
n a defeat for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court leaves the citizenship question blocked for now from the 2020 census, in part because of the government’s explanation for why it added it in the first place. Continue Reading Supreme Court Leaves Citizenship Question Blocked For Now From 2020 Census
Night 1 of the first Democratic debate is over. The conversation was dominated by , and . As the candidates tussled, at least three of them showed off their Spanish-language ability. President Trump even weighed in — to mock NBC for and to “BORING.” Continue Reading 1st Democratic Presidential Debate Kicks Off, Jay Inslee Highlights Climate Message
It’s hard not to notice that cougars are making it into the news these days. It’s also hard to miss how they’re getting there: by entering neighborhoods and putting residents on edge. Continue Reading Are There More Cougars In Our Space Or More Of Us In Theirs?
National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre announced NRATV will stop production. A top lobbyist for the group also stepped down and allegations persist of financial misconduct. Continue Reading Changes Afoot At The NRA As TV Channel Ends, Lobbyist Resigns, A New Hill Probe Begins
The National Transportation Safety Board published its final report Monday on a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington in 2017, with the agency’s vice chairman blasting what he described as a “Titanic-like complacency” among those charged with ensuring train operations were safe. Continue Reading ‘Titanic-Like Complacency’: NTSB Official Criticizes Oversight Before 2017 Washington Amtrak Crash
Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, says Oregon’s sweeping plan for addressing climate change this legislative session does not have the votes to pass. But it’s not clear whether that will be enough to bring Senate Republicans back to work. Continue Reading Oregon Senate President Says Cap-And-Trade Bill Is Dead Amid GOP Walkout
Prompted by a request by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the department’s acting inspector general said he will look into what led to a postponement of the abolitionist’s appearance on the note. Continue Reading Treasury Department Launches Investigation Into Delays Behind Harriet Tubman $20 Bill
In 2013, eight Oregon sheriffs sent letters to the Obama administration saying they wouldn’t enforce new federal gun laws. Two years later, the state legislature passed a bill requiring background checks for private gun sales. And again, Oregon sheriffs dug in. So it was already a well-worn path when sheriffs in Washington and Colorado started making similar assertions earlier this year. Continue Reading In A Break From The Past, Oregon Sheriffs Change Their Approach To Gun Laws
The monarch population has declined more than 80% in the past 20 years, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering them for the endangered species list. Hobbyists and educators have responded by raising and releasing butterflies. But there are issues, they say, with releasing captive, potentially nonmigratory butterflies into the wild population. Continue Reading Monarch Butterflies Born In Captivity Have Trouble Migrating South, Study Says
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