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Wet Spring Forces Temporary Shutdown At Washington Sawmill

Northwest News Network | May 18, 2017 8:30 a.m.

The wettest spring on record in eastern Washington state not only rendered state highways and other roads impassable, it has also kept loggers from harvesting timber and shuttered one sawmill for at least two weeks.

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Wild Horse Populations In Oregon On The Rise

OPB | May 15, 2017 1:21 p.m.

The figures show there are far more horses than the BLM says the rangelands can handle in balance with other public land uses.

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No Drought Warnings In Northwest For First Time Since 2011

AP | May 12, 2017 8:04 a.m.

For the first time since 2011, the Pacific Northwest isn't showing any signs of drought.

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Washington AG Pledges To Defend National Monuments

NWPR/EarthFix | May 11, 2017 3:40 p.m. | Richland, Washington

In a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is defending the state’s national monuments, including Hanford Reach.

Forestry | Land | Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Timber Company, Tribe Left With Little After Vote To Cancel Elliott State Forest Sale

OPB/EarthFix | May 10, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The only parties to offer a bid for the Elliott say they are frustrated and disappointed with the outcome.

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Restoring Habitat For Monarch Butterflies In Southern Oregon

Jefferson Public Radio | April 30, 2017 12:34 p.m.

North America has lost more than 75 percent of its monarch butterfly population since the 1990s. Now, government agencies and local nonprofits are teaming up to restore feeding and breeding habitat for the monarchs in southern Oregon.

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2 Convicted In 1st Nevada Standoff Trial, Mistrial Declared For Other 4

AP | April 24, 2017 9:43 a.m. | Las Vegas

A jury in Las Vegas convicted two men in an armed standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014 but then deadlocked on federal charges against four others later Monday.

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Proposed Kalama Methanol Refinery Hits Snag In Permit Approval

OPB | April 20, 2017 10:37 a.m.

The Washington Department of Ecology wants more information before deciding whether to approve a shoreline permit for a controversial methanol refinery in Kalama.

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Burrowing Rodents Threaten Central Oregon Canals

AP | April 12, 2017 10:12 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Rodents' underground dens and tunnels provide protection from predators and the elements, but they also risk causing millions of dollars in damage to urban developments.

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Deschutes Forest Closes Camping Area Near Whychus Creek

OPB | April 11, 2017 2 p.m.

The Deschutes National Forest is closing an area near Sisters to overnight campers because of long-term illegal camping.

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