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Trina Jo Bradley at the gate to one of her ranch's pastures. Like most ranchers here, she's been largely accommodating of the grizzlies as their population has rebounded and they've spread off of the neighboring mountains into the more populated plains. CREDIT: CLAIRE HARBAGE/NPR

As Grizzlies Come Back Across The West, Frustration Builds Over Continued Protections

Since being listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, grizzly bear populations in northwest Montana and the Greater Yellowstone Area have more than tripled in size. That tolerance, scientists and wildlife officials say, is key to the grizzly bears’ future as the effects of climate change harden, the West gets more crowded, and bears spreads into areas they haven’t been in more than 100 years. Continue Reading As Grizzlies Come Back Across The West, Frustration Builds Over Continued Protections

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Former Grant County Supervisor Mark Webb has challenged the anti-United Nations and other anti-big government initiatives. CREDIT: TOM BANSE/N3

Oregon’s Grant County Keeps Its United Nations Ban. Leaders Have Other Ideas Against Big Government

In 2002, Grant County, Oregon banned the United Nations by citizen initiative. The referendum wasn’t close: 58 percent of voters said to keep the United Nations out of Eastern Oregon. The sponsors asserted the United Nations sought to impose “world taxation,” take away guns and private property and bring about “one world controlled education.” Continue Reading Oregon’s Grant County Keeps Its United Nations Ban. Leaders Have Other Ideas Against Big Government

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The Columbia Generating Station is the Northwest's only nuclear plant, located outside of Richland, Wash. CREDIT: ENERGY NORTHWEST

The Northwest’s Only Nuclear Plant Racks Up Two ‘Green Findings’ From Federal Safety Regulator

The federal government recently doled out two “green findings” to the Northwest’s only commercial nuclear reactor. The Columbia Generating Station, near Richland, is run by the utility Energy Northwest. Green findings are the lowest infractions for the nuclear industry, but it’s not the only time the plant’s been in trouble. Continue Reading The Northwest’s Only Nuclear Plant Racks Up Two ‘Green Findings’ From Federal Safety Regulator

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Traces of cadmium, lead and arsenic have been discovered in many brands of apple and other fruit juices. CREDIT: Westend61/Getty Images

There’s Arsenic And Lead In Many Brands Of Fruit Juice. Should You Be Concerned?

The consumer-advocacy organization Consumer Reports tested 45 fruit juices, including apple, grape and juice blends, and found that 21 of them had “concerning levels” of cadmium, arsenic and/or lead, according to a new report. Juice samples came from 24 national and private-label brands. Continue Reading There’s Arsenic And Lead In Many Brands Of Fruit Juice. Should You Be Concerned?

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