Authorities identified the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s deputy who was fatally shot while responding to a parking incident on a rural roadway Saturday night as 29-year-old Justin DeRosier. Late Sunday night, the sheriff’s department reported that officers had engaged near Spencer Creek Road in Kalama, Washington, with a person referred to as a suspect in the DeRosier shooting. Continue Reading UPDATE: Suspect Identified In Fatal Shooting Of Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin DeRosier
Land managers are using prescribed burns — also called “good fire” — and thinning to restore forests and reduce the extra wood, sticks and needles that fuel megafires. Different land managers look for certain things when they’re selecting where prescribed fires will work best. Continue Reading ‘Good Fire’ Season: How Land Managers Select Areas For Prescribed Burns
LISTEN BY SARAH VARNEY It’s Saturday morning and the women of the Contreras family are busy in Montclair, Calif., making pupusas, tamales and tacos. They’re… Continue Reading Watchdogs Cite Lax Medical And Mental Health Treatment Of ICE Detainees
Politicians and wildlife managers are engaged in a fresh debate about whether to intervene in nature to save an imperiled species. The question is whether humans can get seals and sea lions to lay off Chinook salmon so there’s more for killer whales to eat. Continue Reading Wildlife Managers To Northwest Seals And Sea Lions: Stop Eating So Much Salmon … Or Else
The Washington County sheriff in Oregon says there was nothing unusual about the call. Sure, it was broad daylight — 1:48 p.m. local time exactly — but “crime can happen anytime.” Continue Reading Oregon Man Called Police About A Burglar. Armed Officers Found A Rogue Roomba
A tool forest managers use to determine the level of fire danger is getting its first update in more than 40 years. The National Fire Danger Rating System uses information like temperature, humidity and wind to let firefighters know how wildfire will behave. Continue Reading New Technology Will Help Northwest Forest Managers Assess Wildfire Danger
The Douglas County Public Utility District operates Wells Dam on the Columbia River north of Wenatchee. The dam generates a lot of surplus electricity, especially during spring runoff. Quite a few years ago, utility managers hit on the idea of using surplus electricity to split water molecules to make hydrogen. Continue Reading Central Washington Utility Eager To Branch Into Hydrogen Fuel Production
Marijuana is legal medically or recreationally in 34 states, but it’s still illegal under federal law. And though many businesses have entered that new gray market, the financial services industry has not. No major U.S. banks will open accounts for a company like Canndescent or its retail clients. Continue Reading Bags Of Cash, Armed Guards And Wary Banks: The Edgy Life Of A Cannabis Company CFO
Residents of the Palouse region of southeastern Washington and north-central Idaho experienced flood conditions Tuesday. The localized flooding from heavy rain was expected to persist into Wednesday. Continue Reading UPDATES: Flooding Closes Roads, Prompts Emergency Response In Moscow-Pullman Area
The world is seeing the first-ever image of a black hole Wednesday, as an international team of researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope project released their look at the supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy Messier 87 (M87). The image shows a dark disc “outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it under the influence of strong gravity near its event horizon,” the consortium said. Continue Reading ‘We Have Seen What We Thought Was Unseeable.’ Scientists Unveil First Image Of A Black Hole
Several major crops in Oregon and Washington are significantly delayed from foul winter weather and a cool spring. Wheat farmers are having trouble planting in the wet ground. Potatoes are still being planted a month late. And fruit tree buds are developing slowly. Continue Reading Farmers Nervous As Major Northwest Crops Are Weeks Late In Planting
For the first time, a proposal that Oregon honor the national popular vote in presidential contests got a vote on the Senate floor on Tuesday, passing easily. Continue Reading After Tense Hearing, Oregon Poised To Join National Popular Vote Movement
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