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SPOKANE — The record-shattering heat wave in the Pacific Northwest prompted fishing and conservation groups to ask a federal court Friday, July 16, to order more spill from dams on the lower S…

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BOISE, Idaho — Airport officials, including those in Northeast Oregon, facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during …

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Jul. 3—Water and salmon managers opted Friday to halt normal summer spill operations at two dams on the Lower Snake in a desperate attempt to keep water temperatures from rising to dangerous l…

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to temporarily raise pay for federal firefighters to ensure that no one fighting wildland fires is making less than $15 per hour, according to a senior …

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SPOKANE — Record-high heat is forecast in the normally mild-weathered Pacific Northwest this weekend, raising concerns about wildfires and the health of people in a region where many people do…

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Farmland Reserve Inc., the real estate company of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, submitted the high bid of $209 million for the Easterday ranch properties  in Eastern Washing…

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WALLOWA COUNTY — People with mobility issues soon will have a much easier time getting to and from sidewalks in Eastern Oregon, according to an Oregon Department of Transportation press release.

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ENTERPRISE — Before the state had the opportunity to declare fire season in Northeastern Oregon, two fires erupted late last week in the remote canyons of Wallowa County.

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PORTLAND — Some Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest are criticizing the suggestion they have competing opinions on how best to save endangered salmon runs, saying tribes are united…

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PORTLAND — U.S. highways will be far busier over Memorial Day weekend than last year, but traffic still won’t reach pre-pandemic levels, according to a forecast by the AAA auto club.

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SALEM — In 2019 and again in 2020, Oregon Republicans walked out of the state Legislature to prevent a vote on cap-and-trade climate bills. The legislation was meant to drive down the state’s …

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The Idaho House on Tuesday approved legislation allowing the state to hire private contractors and expand methods to kill wolves roaming Idaho — a measure that could cut the wolf population by 90%.

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RICHLAND, Wash. — An underground nuclear waste storage tank in Washington state that dates to World War II appears to be leaking contaminated liquid into the ground, the U.S. Department of Ene…

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Daniel A. Rhoads, 31, appeared in Walla Walla County Superior Court on Friday, April 23, to enter his plea of guilty to one count of stolen mail possession, a Class C felony.

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The climate for the Northwest and most of the contiguous U.S. has become slightly warmer in the past decade, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Tuesday.

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BILLINGS, Mont. — Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over the past half-century as climate change warmed the planet, according to a sweeping gov…

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LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon University welcomes Ben Dorfman, an American professor living in Germany and teaching at Aalborg University in Denmark, to discuss his research on history, contempor…

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SALEM — With COVID-19 infection rates rising rapidly in Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown said on Wednesday, Nov. 25, that at least 21 counties will stay in a modified version of the two-week “freeze” t…

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Umatilla County Public Health department  hosts a flu vaccine clinic, 3:30-6 p.m., Monday at Smith Frozen Foods, 101 Depot St. in Weston.

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WALLA WALLA — A national civil rights organization says it will file a suit against the city of Walla Walla if a local police officer’s double lightning bolt “SS” tattoo isn’t removed or alter…

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Washington officials said Thursday they believe they have recovered about half of the hundreds of millions in unemployment benefits paid to criminals who used stolen identities to file claims …

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Washington Fish and Wildlife said Friday it won't shoot wolves in a pack that has attacked three calves in approximately one week in Stevens County.

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LAS VEGAS — Governors and legislative leaders from five western states that are coordinating their response to the coronavirus outbreak asked Congress on Monday to send $1 trillion to state an…

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RICHLAND, Wash. — Protesters in boats and on shore Saturday demanded that restrictions on recreational fishing and shellfish harvesting in Washington because of the coronavirus be lifted.

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BOISE, Idaho — Idaho has issued more than 60,000 unemployment payments totaling nearly $18 million to some 30,000 workers who have lost jobs due to the coronavirus, officials said Monday.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s governor announced Monday the state would loan 500 ventilators to the national stockpile for use by New York and other states experiencing a crush of coronavi…

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has finalized a plan to construct up to 11,000 miles of fuel breaks to control wildfire on federal land in six Western states, including Oregon.

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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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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.