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A fog of dust is kicked up from hooves as cowboys quietly push cattle into a corral from a big draw on Silvies Valley Ranch near Burns, Oregon. CREDIT: ANNA KING/N3

Possible Investigations Task Force In The Works After More Eastern Oregon Cattle Killings

Two more cattle have been mysteriously killed in rural eastern Oregon. Last summer, five bulls were mysteriously slain in Harney County, Oregon, outside of Burns. Although there are many theories ranging from payback, cults or aliens, there have been few leads on the case despite the offer of a $25,000 reward by Silvies Valley Ranch.

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In-person signature gathering efforts from Reclaim Idaho were put on ice during the coronavirus pandemic. CREDIT: Reclaim Idaho via Facebook

U.S. Supreme Court Halts Online Signature Drive To Get Education Funding Measure On Idaho Ballot

The U.S. Supreme Court has put a halt to the Reclaim Idaho K-12 initiative drive. Thursday’s ruling represents a legal victory for Gov. Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney, who requested a stay of a lower court ruling allowing Reclaim Idaho to gather online signatures for its “Invest in Idaho” initiative. Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Halts Online Signature Drive To Get Education Funding Measure On Idaho Ballot

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Former Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley. CREDIT: Austin Jenkins/N3

Court Upholds Conviction Of Former Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, Further Appeals Possible

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected an appeal by former Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley who sought to have his 2017 convictions for possession of stolen property, filing false tax returns and making false statements overturned. Continue Reading Court Upholds Conviction Of Former Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, Further Appeals Possible

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File photo. Customers flocked to the River Mile 38 brewpub in Cathlamet after it reopened its tasting room and patio in mid-May. Wahkiakum County is in the vanguard of Washington counties advancing through Safe Start reopening phases. CREDIT: Tom Banse/N3

Tri-Cities And Yakima County Get Additional Business And Recreational Openings Within Their Phase 1

Benton, Franklin and Yakima counties have been approved for more business and recreational activities beginning this Saturday. The approval means additional operations within the counties’ current modified Phase 1 – not moving to a full Phase 2. Continue Reading Tri-Cities And Yakima County Get Additional Business And Recreational Openings Within Their Phase 1

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A member of a Washington Department of Corrections fire crew assisting on a previous controlled burn. Courtesy of Washington DOC

With Fire Season In Full Swing, Corrections Crews Adapt To Pandemic Safety Measures

As wildfire season heats up, Washington fire managers are working out new ways for incarcerated people to help on the fire lines and stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Correctional crews have helped put out fires and work in fire camp kitchens for decades. And things are a little different this year. Continue Reading With Fire Season In Full Swing, Corrections Crews Adapt To Pandemic Safety Measures

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The Anglin Fire burning east of Tonasket, Washington, July 28, 2020 in a mix of sagebrush, grasses, and light timber. Courtesy of Okanogan County Emergency Management/video

Fire Conditions Heat Up, State Burn Ban In Effect As Anglin Fire Near Tonasket Forces Evacuations

In response to growing fire potential and high temperatures nearing and surpassing 100 degrees, on Tuesday state public lands commissioner Hillary Franz issued a statewide burn ban The order took effect July 28 and lasts through September 30, unless fire conditions improve. Continue Reading Fire Conditions Heat Up, State Burn Ban In Effect As Anglin Fire Near Tonasket Forces Evacuations

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