BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Legislature may soon ask its neighbors to the west to join a conversation about absorbing some of its counties.
BOISE — Growth in Idaho’s food-production sector and the state population are reflected in State Department of Agriculture’s slightly larger spending plan proposed for the next fiscal year. Sp…
A Washington House member has proposed taking wolves in northeast Washington off the state's endangered list, a move the state's wolf policy leader said would not imperil recovery.
An aerial view of the Idaho State Capitol building in Boise during winter.
Eleven Oregon counties have directed their local officials to explore seceding from Oregon and joining Idaho.
Human-made dams can benefit surrounding area, help water stay in ground longer before re-emerging downstream.
OLYMPIA — Two House Republicans have introduced a bill to set up an independent watchdog to police Washington's emerging multibillion-dollar carbon-credit market. The Department of Ecology has…
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — During a 12-year period, Canadians have made up on average 65% of Bellingham International Airport’s customer base, said Sunil Harman, director of aviation at the Port of B…
Washington Supreme Court justices Thursday zeroed in on what exactly is being taxed by the state's new capital gains tax, a question at the heart of whether the tax is constitutional.
Idaho's wolf population is down from recent highs as wildlife managers work to reduce the predator's numbers, particularly where wolf-livestock conflicts are chronic or elk populations are down.
After saving up about $100 of allowance money, Lucy Palenske wanted to donate part of it to a good cause.
DEARY, Idaho — Not far from the little Deary in Latah County, Idaho, in a clearing of white pine trees about 200 yards off the highway, stands a home that has no earthly business being here.
Environmental harms, including to sage grouse habitat, were not adequately addressed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in approving a new phosphate mine in southeast Idaho, a federal judge…
SPOKANE — A former Spokane doctor is going to federal prison for eight years for trying to hire hit men on the dark web to kidnap his estranged wife and assault a former colleague.
Farmers provide food for everyone, including those who are underprivileged, poor or homeless, said Danny Beard, director of strategic partnerships at Union Gospel Mission, a nonprofit organiza…
Each year, the Spokane Ag Show's managers emphasize the importance of "Meet, Learn, Grow."
Heavy snow in southeastern Idaho’s Upper Snake River region has prompted state Department of Fish and Game staff, landowners and volunteers to increase their efforts to feed elk. The effort is…
Washington's new cap-and-trade program may be hitting farmers' wallets even though the law is supposed to shield agriculture from higher fuel costs. The Washington Farm Bureau said Wednesday t…
The high cost of fertilizer has had a major impact on farmers’ management decisions since Washington State University’s last soil health conference a year ago, an event organizer says.
Idaho panelists say partnerships, persistence among keys to long-term success.
CHINOOK — Quick thinking by a Pacific County Sheriff's Office deputy prevented a man from harming himself or others with a "partially loaded" semi-automatic rifle.
U.S. Highway 30 is now open to two-way traffic at the location of a landslide east of Astoria.
Idaho Power Co. plans to rebuild its fish hatchery near Oxbow Dam on the Snake River starting this spring. The work “will allow for the continued safe and efficient production of salmon and st…
The sound of the Q-400 turboprop plane will no longer echo over Walla Walla when it takes off; the sound of a jet engine is replacing it.
A young gray whale washed up dead on the beach Jan. 18, 2023, near the Peter Iredale shipwreck near Warrenton.
The proposed Lava Ridge wind project — one of the largest in the nation — could ultimately shrink. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s two preferred alternatives call for a smaller area and f…
A young gray whale found dead near the Peter Iredale shipwreck at Fort Stevens State Park on Wednesday died soon after birth, officials said.
On Jan. 20, NeighborImpact broke ground on a new, $5.5 million food warehouse in Redmond to help combat growing rates of food insecurity in Central Oregon.
Doubling the beef checkoff to $3 from $1.50 per head in Washington received support at a state Senate hearing, except from the Cattle Producers of Washington.
A dead whale was found beached on Wednesday near the Peter Iredale shipwreck at Fort Stevens State Park, making it the second one in the past week.
A steelhead at the Oxbow Hatchery.
The installation of a new water intake structure at the Oxbow Hatchery.
Derrick Josi, a fourth-generation dairy farmer in Tillamook, Ore., began posting blogs and videos online in 2016 to fight back against what he says is misinformation about his industry being s…
A plan to protect the Oregon spotted frog in the Upper Deschutes River lacks teeth to be sufficiently effective.
The plan and fervent hope of Walla Walla County officials is the former jail building can be rehabilitated and be useful to society once again.
An Alaska Airlines jet aircraft uploads at the Walla Walla Regional Airport.
Nora Olsen of the University of Idaho is the new vice president of the World Potato Congress board of directors. She is a professor in the university’s Department of Plant Sciences based at th…
OLYMPIA — Washington’s climate ambitions rely heavily on undeveloped technology and other states, a Senate committee heard Friday during a hearing on the state’s energy production.
Farmers can do their part to defend potatoes against negative perceptions about their health benefits, a nutrition policy influencer says.
Water levels in Upper Snake River's largest, most upstream reservoirs lag those of whole system. Filling reservoirs system-wide requires above-normal precipitation into June.
A necropsy conducted on a dead sperm whale that was found beached near the Peter Iredale shipwreck at Fort Stevens State Park on Saturday found the whale likely died from a ship strike.
As the economy reopens after the COVID-19 pandemic, the wheat industry is at a critical point, the new chairman of the Washington Grain Commission says. "A lot of our buyers, in South Asia any…
The system uses proximity sensing technology that functions in mountain terrain.
Local veterinarians and extension service personnel can be key players in narrowing down the cause of the poisoning.
PORTLAND — Columbia Riverkeeper’s Board of Directors announced a new board president, Emily Washines, and the appointment of four new members: Alanna Nagegos, Brett VandenHeuvel, Sue Vosburg, …
Idaho Power Co. has applied to the state Public Utilities Commission for a certificate of public convenience and necessity associated with the proposed Boardman, Ore., to Hemingway, Idaho, tra…
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a Washington rancher have settled a long-running dispute over livestock, public land and property boundaries.
After closing on a $1.65 million purchase of the Goonies house in Uppertown on Wednesday, the new owner said his goal is to be a good neighbor while also making the home more welcoming to visitors.
Spokane Ag Show attendees will get an up-close look at Washington State University Spokane County Extension’s new meat processing mobile classroom.
Washington's cap-and-trade program, less than two weeks old, has reportedly already raised gas and diesel prices, as oil refineries and others face fees on carbon emissions.
The former Chase Bank property in College Place will be the new home of two new tenants, one being the restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Prosecutors have brought more theft charges against Deborah Lee Morrow, a former executive officer of the Clatsop Association of Realtors.
Under House Bill 1216, introduced Jan. 10 at the governor's request, the Inslee administration would help select projects obtain permits, opening a new path for energy companies to build.
Tewalt has been with the agency for 15 years and served as deputy director and COO.