After wildfire season ends each year, land managers start planning what comes next for the areas that burned. Often, the strategy used to ensure the forests return is to salvage log and then replant. But a recent study suggests that in some areas, it might be just as effective to leave the forest alone. Continue Reading To Save Money And Resources, Replanting Trees After Wildfires May Not Be Necessary
Groups of Oregonians, particularly hound hunters, say that Oregon’s cougar population is growing out of control. Cougar advocates, on the other hand, say that Oregon is over-hunting cougars, which research suggests can lead to an increase in problem encounters. Continue Reading Oregon May Be Over-Hunting Cougars — Which Could Cause More Conflicts
Matt Manweller and Joe Fain, two Washington legislators accused of sexual misconduct during their re-election campaigns, are seeing very different outcomes in their races this week. Continue Reading Two Washington Lawmakers Accused Of Sexual Misconduct: Manweller Wins; Fain In Tight Race
Almost 40 years ago, Scott Nicolai started his stream restoration career taking logs out of the water. A project that’s putting more than 6,000 logs back into remote streams across Central Washington. Continue Reading Helicoptering Logs In Yakima Valley For The Northwest’s Largest River Restoration
Washington officials have authorized the killing of wolves in two more of the state’s packs. Conservationists oppose the move. They say it could only worsen wolf-livestock conflicts. The order comes after wildlife officials confirmed wolves preyed on four cows in one attack and six in another this past fall. Continue Reading More Wolf Kills Authorized By Wildlife Managers In Northeastern Washington
The hotel chain has reached a tentative $7.6 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit. Motel 6 employees in multiple locations provided guests’ names to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Continue Reading Motel 6 Pays Fine For Giving Lists Of Washington Guests To Immigration Authorities
Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen was among the Republicans fighting to keep his seat after Tuesday’s election. AUSTIN JENKINS / N3 Listen It wasn’t a… Continue Reading Democrats Make Gains In Washington Legislature, Many Races Too Close To Call
A fresh federal watchdog report about Hanford says after a major review, systemic fraud and inadequate oversight keep happening at the site, and it’s costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. Continue Reading Federal Watchdog Report Says Hanford ‘Plagued With Mismanagement … Fraudulent Activities’
Washington 5th Congressional District Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers beat Democratic challenger Lisa Brown in the 2018 Midterm election to claim her eighth term in the U.S. House. Continue Reading Washington 5th District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Cruises to Victory, Claims Eighth Term
Democratic Gov. Kate Brown defeated Republican state Rep. Knute Buehler in the race to see who will hold Oregon’s highest office. Continue Reading Oregon Re-Elects Kate Brown As Governor
Lisa Brown fell about 8,000 votes short of incumbent and fourth-ranking Republican House leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers in August’s primary. But that was before roughly 60,000 students returned to campuses across the district. Continue Reading With Control Of U.S House At Stake, Eastern Washington Race Could Hinge On College Students
At the Top Notch Café in Colfax, Wash., eight retired farmers and small-town guys drink black coffee every morning. Some travel near 100 miles round-trip just for the caffeine and chatter. On election day, plates overloaded with eggs, sausages, biscuits and waffles clatter onto a long table — and the guys dig in. Continue Reading Black Coffee Served With Anticipation On Election Day In Eastern Washington Wheat County
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