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SEATTLE — Rights groups in Washington state filed a complaint on Monday with federal health officials claiming plans developed by the state health department and University of Washington Medic…

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BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho House ended its legislative session on Friday after balancing fears of spreading the coronavirus with potential vetoes of several bills representatives will now be pow…

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BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho bill banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports despite warnings that such a law is unconstitutional headed back to the House on Monday after being amen…

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OLYMPIA — Washington Senate Democrats voted Thursday to make the state carbon-neutral by 2050, following the state House in embracing the aspiration of the Green New Deal.

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SALEM — Oregon public workers who expected to contribute more to their savings in July to make up for cuts to retirement benefits will have to wait until September.

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Tribal-treaty rights make salmon akin to a fourth branch of government in Washington, and fish recovery should guide farming near water, and rural and economic development, according to a bill…

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Tri-Cities residents in Washington share their thoughts on the four dams in the Lower Snake River for a study from Gov. Jay Inslee's office.

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SPOKANE, Wash. — A Washington state lawmaker took part in “domestic terrorism” against the United States during a 2016 standoff at a wildlife refuge in Oregon and traveled throughout the West …

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Below Lower Granite Dam, hordes of spiders do circus trapeze acts over a fish ladder.

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Climate change imperils orcas in Puget Sound and to save them Washington should restructure its economy and eliminate carbon emissions by 2050, according to a task force report finalized Nov. …

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DAYTON — Forging a new path is not an easy task, and residents from here and Waitsburg were reminded of that at a meeting this weekend.

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BAKER CITY — When Daniel Koopman arrived in Baker City in August 2015 to become the Baker County director of Blue Mountain Community College, smoke darkened the sky and hung over the town.

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RICHLAND, Wash. — Not enough is known to decide on the best and most economical way to treat much of the low-activity radioactive waste in Hanford’s underground tanks, said a committee of the …

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CORVALLIS — Ancient human artifacts found in a remote corner of northwestern Idaho could deliver a major blow to a long-held theory that North America’s first humans arrived by crossing a land…

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WASHOUGAL, Wash. — Residents of Washougal, Washington, say a controversial rock-mining operation is disrupting their neighborhood’s peace and quiet and violating the Columbia River Gorge Natio…

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PORTLAND — Conservationists are accusing the Trump administration of putting the interests of industry — including logging and grazing in the Pacific Northwest — ahead of the survival of the c…

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SPOKANE — More work needs to be done to determine the cost and impact on the region's power grid in the next 30 to 50 years if four dams on the Snake River are removed, experts say.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — In the span of just a few years, the Washington State Patrol has built up a fleet of more than 100 drones. At last check, the Oregon State Police had three. The Washington pat…

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SPOKANE, Wash. — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Wednesday authorized killing some members of a wolf pack that are preying on cattle in the northeastern corner of the state.

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An irrigation district serving farmland and residents in Kennewick and Richland, Wash., says the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is threatening its water supply. The bureau says it is working with …

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BILLINGS, Montana — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens …

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review the status of seven threatened or endangered species in Washington state, including four types of pocket gophers found in only two westside counties.