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Official: Plan to exclude Florida from drilling isn't final
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Official: Plan to exclude Florida from drilling isn't final
An Interior Department official says the Trump administration's promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action

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Trespassers entering Columbia Gorge areas closed after fire
Oregon authorities say trespassers continue to venture into areas closed after a Columbia River Gorge wildfire to get to nature attractions despite dangers
Authorities: Man burned wife with oil for unseasoned chicken
Authorities: Man burned wife with oil for unseasoned chicken
Authorities in Oregon say a man put his wife's hand in boiling cooking oil because she did not season the friend chicken she was making
Jordan to take break from legislative duties to campaign
State Rep. Paulette Jordan says she's taking next week off from the Legislature to campaign for governor in southern Idaho
Murphy orders review of New Jersey's tax credit programs
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered an audit of programs that authorize billions of dollars' worth of tax credits to companies
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game
Idaho lawmakers applaud man involved in Nevada standoff
A central Idaho man who pleaded guilty for his part in a 2014 confrontation with federal agents near a ranch owned by a Nevada cattleman received applause from Idaho lawmakers when introduced on the House floor
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 1PM' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 1PM' game
Idaho judge grants class action status for ACLU lawsuit
An Idaho judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho over public defender funding can move forward as a class action
Students evacuated due to bathroom fire during exam week
Officials at a southwestern junior high school say a fire that caused an evacuation during exam week is of suspicious origin
State Senate passes bill protecting students' free speech
The Senate has passed a bill passed that would protect high school and college students' rights to free speech within school-sponsored media
State Supreme Court remands man's murder conviction
The state Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a Washington state man convicted in a deadly drive-by shooting of a Tacoma woman
Changes made to Mount St. Helens permitting process
The Mount St. Helens Institute says it has made changes to its permitting process for volcano hikes after receiving suggestions from climbers
Idaho forester tapped as acting director for lands agency
State officials have voted to appoint State Forester David Groeschl as acting director of the Idaho Department of Lands
Senate passes conversion ban, transgender bullying bills
The Washington Senate has passed bills seeking to ban gay conversion therapy for minors and to address transgender bullying in schools
Charge dropped against Klamath County pastor
Prosecutors have dropped a charge against a Klamath County pastor who was accused of taking footage of a nude woman without her consent
Judge: Washington state lawmakers' emails, texts are public
Judge: Washington state lawmakers' emails, texts are public
A judge says the emails and text messages of Washington state lawmakers are subject to public disclosure
Washington Senate passes Voting Rights Act
The Senate has passed a measure seeking to reform representation of minorities in local elections
Walmart parking lots no longer home to Salem homeless
Walmart parking lots no longer home to Salem homeless
Idaho board approves creation of chief education officer
The State Board of Education is supporting the formation of a chief education officer position to help consolidate back office operations in Idaho's public community colleges and universities
Oregon mother charged in infant's death
A manslaughter charge has been filed against a McMinnville mother whose 7-week-old daughter died in November
The Latest: Judge: Washington lawmaker records are public
A judge is expected to issue a ruling in a public records lawsuit brought against the Washington Legislature by a coalition of news organizations.
Court date scheduled for boy accused of starting Gorge blaze
A court date has been set for the Washington teenager accused of starting last summer's wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge
Police arrest final suspect in southwestern Oregon killing
Police arrested the third and final suspect in the killing of a man in southwestern Oregon last year
2 injured when truck pulling a trailer hits stopped train
Officials are investigating after a vehicle crashed into a train in West Spokane County
Body of man found on side of road not identified
Authorities say an unidentified man had been dead four or five days before a passing driver noticed his body along Interstate 82
Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent
Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent
Amazon raises price of monthly Prime membership plan by nearly 20 percent, annual membership fee isn't changing
Kennewick couple fined for dumping dirt in floodway
Officials say a Kennewick couple has been fined $16,000 after refusing to make a plan to remove the 296 cubic yards) of dirt that they dumped in the Naches River floodway in central Washington
Oregon county settles suit with former probation officer
A western Oregon county has paid $80,000 to a former county parole and probation officer to settle a federal lawsuit that was filed after he was fired in 2015
Man booked for attempted murder in South Kitsap shooting
A 22-year-old man has been booked into the Kitsap County Jail for investigation of attempted murder after he allegedly shot a man who had been sleeping, and then stole his car
Deputies remain on leave after deadly shooting of Tigard man
Three deputies remain on paid leave following the fatal shooting of a Tigard man southwest of Portland in Sherwood last week