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A mother wolverine and her kits were successfully captured on webcams in Mount Rainier National Park this spring and summer. Hikers in the park confirmed a sighted of their own in August 2020. CREDIT: National Park Service via Flickr

Conservation Groups Vow Challenge After Federal Decision Not To Protect Wolverines

Conservation groups are vowing to again challenge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s decision not to add wolverines to the Endangered Species List. There are likely fewer than 300 wolverines across its habitat across the Mountain West, which includes populations in Washington, Idaho and Oregon, where 90 percent of their habitat is on federally managed lands and wilderness areas. Continue Reading Conservation Groups Vow Challenge After Federal Decision Not To Protect Wolverines

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Crews throw pumpkins onto a tractor and trailer from the field on the Cox farm outside of Kennewick, Washington. A proposed reservoir from the Kennewick Irrigation District would flood the farm. The Cox family isn't interested in selling. CREDIT: Anna King/N3

Why An Irrigation District Wants To Flood A Kennewick Family’s Pumpkin Farm

The Kennewick Irrigation District, or KID, wants to flood 400 acres of land for a new reservoir. It’d take at least eight to 10 years to design, permit and build. A project on this scale hasn’t been built in the Yakima Basin since the 1930’s. And this 65-acre pumpkin farm is in the way. Continue Reading Why An Irrigation District Wants To Flood A Kennewick Family’s Pumpkin Farm

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James Jacobs lost his home to the fire that destroyed much of Malden and Pine City on Labor Day 2020. And like many others, didn't have insurance. CREDIT: Kirk Siegler/NPR

‘Everything’s Gone’: Residents In Malden Sift Through The Ashes One Month After Devastating Fire

Malden is a tiny farming town amidst eastern Washington’s “oceans of wheat fields” in Whitman County. Or it was. The 2020 wildfire season is a grim reminder that disasters unfairly hit the poor and the elderly. Thousands of people on the West Coast still lack even temporary housing. Continue Reading ‘Everything’s Gone’: Residents In Malden Sift Through The Ashes One Month After Devastating Fire

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Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee met with his GOP challenger, Republic Police Chief Loren Culp, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, for a debate sponsored by the Washington State Debate Coalition and broadcast statewide.

Jay Inslee And Loren Culp Debate, Highlight Stark Differences In Race For Washington Governor

Washington voters got their first glimpse of how the two candidates for Washington governor feel about the same issues at the same time. Two-term Gov. Jay Inslee met with his Republican challenger, Republic police chief Loren Culp, Wednesday night for a one-hour debate. Continue Reading Jay Inslee And Loren Culp Debate, Highlight Stark Differences In Race For Washington Governor

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks with reporters during her weekly press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

White House Eyes Piecemeal Pandemic Aid After President Trump Ends Talks On Overall Package

hite House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Wednesday that he and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are discussing potential stand-alone bills for aid to airlines, small businesses and Americans. He said the Trump administration was “still willing to be engaged” on piecemeal aid bills, though it was not optimistic about a comprehensive aid bill. Continue Reading White House Eyes Piecemeal Pandemic Aid After President Trump Ends Talks On Overall Package

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Mayor Ted Wheeler stands between Police Chief Chuck Lovell, right, and Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt at an Aug. 30 press conference. CREDIT: Bradley W. Parks / OPB

Portland Pulls Officers From Federal Deputations, But Legal Questions Swirl

As part of the law enforcement response to a Sept. 26 Proud Boys rally in North Portland, the U.S. Marshals deputized most of the bureau’s rapid response team, the officers responsible for policing protests. But the 56 deputations extend through the end of the year, well beyond the weekend rally. Continue Reading Portland Pulls Officers From Federal Deputations, But Legal Questions Swirl

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