While deciding whether to shrink Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Interior Department officials focused on the land’s logging potential. The information was revealed in mistakenly-released documents. Continue Reading Logging Potential Drove Recommendation On Shrinking Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou Monument
The legend and theorizing about Northwest skyjacker D.B. Cooper just won’t die. A new documentary about the unsolved 1971 hijacking introduces a new twist to the tale. It suggests we might have been looking for D.B. Cooper and his loot in the wrong place for all these years. Continue Reading Yet Another D.B. Cooper Theory: He Survived And Landed In … Cle Elum?
The legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington state in 2012 resulted in a dramatic decrease in the number of people sentenced for marijuana-related felonies, according to an analysis conducted for public radio by the Washington State Caseload Forecast Council. Continue Reading Legal Marijuana Means Huge Drop In Washington Felony Convictions
A warming climate is knocking nature’s rhythms out of sync. High in the Rocky Mountains, scientists have been tracking the impact for decades. Continue Reading In The Mountain West, Spring Is Springing Sooner, Throwing Nature’s Rhythm Out Of Whack
An FBI agent is facing trial on charges linked to a deadly incident in January 2016 during the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. Jury selection begins Tuesday at a federal court in Portland. Continue Reading FBI Agent Heads To Trial, Accused Of Lying About Deadly Malheur Shooting
During every berry picking season in the Pacific Northwest, blueberry and raspberry growers fight to prevent birds from gobbling up the crop before they can harvest it. This year, some farmers are trying something new and high tech to scare away the thieving birds. It involves lasers. Continue Reading Forget Scarecrows, Northwest Farmers Take Up Lasers To Shoo Pesky Birds
The push for a bullet train between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, BC, is getting additional backing. The state of Oregon and Microsoft Corporation are putting money into an in-depth “business case analysis” previously launched by Washington and British Columbia. Continue Reading All Aboard The Case Study For Oregon- Washington-Vancouver Bullet Train
The Substation Fire east of The Dalles has killed one person and burned more than 70,000 acres on a mix of Bureau of Land Management and private land. The fire is estimated to be 92 percent contained as of Monday morning. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Here’s what we know about it and how wildland fire investigations occur. Continue Reading Q&A: How Investigators Sniff Out Wildfire Causes
An amendment to prevent the relocation of grizzly bears to Washington’s North Cascades has passed the U.S. House. The move is opposed by conservation groups, which say more grizzly bears are needed in the state. Continue Reading Amendment Defunding Grizzly Reintroduction In Washington Passes U.S. House
Policymakers, academics and regional industry leaders from the U.S. and western Canada are getting together in Spokane on Monday, July 23 to get an update on ongoing talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. So far, top U.S., Canadian and Mexican officials have missed numerous self-imposed deadlines to reach a deal. Continue Reading Renegotiating NAFTA Proving Harder Than It Sounds As Outlook ‘Changes With The Wind’
Crews have finished drilling around 230 core samples in Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River in central Washington state. Continue Reading Investigation Into Leaky Spillway At Priest Rapids Dam Nearly Finished
Three major wildfires are burning in central Washington near the Columbia River in Kittitas and Grant counties. And the fires could make getting to a big three-day Phish concert at the Gorge Amphitheater more difficult. Continue Reading UPDATES: Central Washington Fires Make Travel Tough In Vantage – Ellensburg Corridor
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