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This Togo pack wolf, an adult male shown when he was radio-collared in early June, is now marked for death by Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife. CREDIT: WDFW

More Wolf Kills Authorized By Wildlife Managers In Northeastern Washington

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

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The Top Notch Cafe in Colfax is the site of good food and plenty of political discussion from the regular group of retired farmers on Nov. 6, 2018. CREDIT: ANNA KING/N3

Black Coffee Served With Anticipation On Election Day In Eastern Washington Wheat County

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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Rancher Dave Creveling believes the cost of a new Washington state carbon fee would be passed along to rural people like him if voters approve it. CREDIT: ASHLEY AHEARN

Washington’s I-1631 Is Latest In Long Line Of Attempts At Nation’s First-Ever Carbon Tax

Ballot Initiative 1631 is the latest in a string of failed legislative efforts in the state to charge polluters for the carbon they are emitting. This initiative is the first of its kind nationally because of the billions of dollars it would generate—and it’s become one of the most expensive ballot initiative fights in Washington history. Continue Reading Washington’s I-1631 Is Latest In Long Line Of Attempts At Nation’s First-Ever Carbon Tax

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