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5:21 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Oregon Fines Wildlife Sanctuary Following Deadly Cougar Attack

File photo of a female cougar
Steve Jurvetson Flickr

The state of Oregon is fining a wildlife sanctuary $5,600 after a cougar attack last fall left its head keeper dead.

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4:53 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Irrigators Struggle To Secure Fish Screens And Water In Time

Many irrigation pipes don’t reach the lowered Columbia River behind the cracked Wanapum Dam
Anna King Northwest News Network

Dozens of central Washington fruit farmers are still high-and-dry without water for their valuable fruit trees.

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4:22 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Ongoing Slide Movement Hampers Search For Victims In Snohomish County

Aerial photo of the mudslide in Snohomish County, Wash.
Office of the Governor Flickr

Ongoing movement of the huge landslide that crashed down on a rural Northwest Washington neighborhood on Saturday is hampering the search for more victims.

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5:25 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Study: Cigarette Tax Evasion Sky-High In Washington, Idaho A Big Supplier

Tax Foundation/Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Originally published on Sat March 22, 2014 9:23 pm

Nearly half of the cigarettes smoked in Washington went untaxed by the state according to an estimate from a new study by two think tanks.

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5:05 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Attorneys Cast Doubt On Effectiveness Of New Oregon Mugshot Law

A formerly lucrative trade that posted mugshots on commercial websites was undercut last year by the Oregon legislature.

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3:13 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Washington State Orders Hanford Managers To Empty Leaking Tank

View inside the space between the two walls of Tank AY-102 at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
U.S. Department of Energy

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 8:37 am

The state of Washington has ordered the federal government to start pumping out a leaking double-shell tank of waste at Hanford by September 1.

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6:07 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Washington Fruit Farmers Scramble To Irrigate From Lowered Columbia River

Frosty Hansen, 74, of Wenatchee, Wash., says many of his neighbors can't reach the Columbia River with thier irrigation pipes. He plans to pump water for them until the Wanapum Dam can be repaired.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Dam engineers are continuing to keep the pool behind the ailing structure drawn down to relieve pressure.

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5:43 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Legal Groups See Church-And-State Battleground In Idaho Town's Park

A newspaper clipping from 1972 shows the placement of a 10 Commandments monument in Sandpoint, Idaho.
City of Sandpoint

A little-known display of the 10 Commandments in north Idaho has attracted the attention of a couple of national legal organizations.

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4:00 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Fish Experts Plan A Salmon Water Slide On Cracked Wanapum Dam

File photo of the fish ladder at John Day Dam on the Columbia River. The fish ladders at the Wanapum and the Rock Island dams are dry.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 3:24 pm

The ongoing issue with the cracked Wanapum Dam in central Washington is now creating a problem for migrating salmon.

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3:47 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Spring Outlook Looks Warm For Coastal Northwest, 'Normal' Spring Inland

The National Weather Service's outlook calls for above-normal temperatures along the West Coast.
NOAA Climate Prediction Center

The spring seasonal outlook from the National Weather Service calls for a warmer-than-average spring west of the Cascades and normal temperatures and rainfall across the inland Northwest.

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