Tag Archives: State of Washington

Guest column: Shape plans to cut carbon emissions for coastal communities 

The risks and damages just keep mounting. Abundant fisheries are Ilwaco’s lifeblood, so I take an interest in reducing the carbon emissions that undercut the ocean’s ability to produce seafood. I own a charter fishing operation and currently serve as mayor of Ilwaco. Why do I care? Source: Guest column: Shape plans to cut carbon […]
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Study outlines economic impact of H-2A workers – Washington

Foreign seasonal farmworkers hired by Washington growers through the farm labor association WAFLA harvested $424.3 million in tree fruit value in 2015, a report says. WAFLA says it shows the economic value of foreign farmworkers in the state. Foreign guestworkers hired by the farm labor association WAFLA harvested about one-seventh of the total production value […]
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For our families and our economy, we must revisit the Columbia River bridge (Guest opinion)

Nearly 300,000 vehicles cross the Columbia River daily. About half cross on Interstate 5. Recently, commute times have soared and rush hour speeds have dropped dramatically. A C-Tran bus used to be able to travel from Fisher’s Landing on the Washington side to downtown Portland in 26 minutes. It now takes 40. Source: For our […]
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State documents detail extensive poaching ring

An extensive set of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife case reports recently obtained by The Chronicle through a records request have shed light on the shady backwoods undertakings of a well-orchestrated group of poachers based out of Cowlitz County. The reports, which for one suspect alone totaled 223 pages, reveal the extent of the […]
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Cellphones Provide Mountain of Evidence in Poaching Ring That Potentially Claimed 100 Animals

Editor’s Note: The following story is the latest in a series of articles detailing a massive poaching operation uncovered in Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon. It comes after a records request that yielded hundreds of pages of evidence collected by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Members of a prolific local wildlife poaching ring […]
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Washington’s pot law hasn’t meant more use by kids, new study says

Youth use of pot and cannabis-abuse treatment did not increase after Washington’s legalization of marijuana for grown-ups, according to analysis by a state think tank. But more study is required before more sweeping conclusions can be made. Youth use of pot and cannabis-abuse treatment admissions have not increased in Washington since marijuana was legalized, according […]
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Eagle Creek Fire Jumps Columbia River Gorge Overnight

Fire officials confirmed Tuesday morning that the growing Eagle Creek Fire jumped the Columbia River Gorge. Interstate 84 from Troutdale to Hood River remains closed. UPDATED (10:55 a.m. PST): The Eagle Creek Fire jumped the Columbia River Gorge overnight, sparking a smaller fire on the Washington side of the river Tuesday morning according to the Oregon […]
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A Deadly Deer Disease In Washington Prompts Calls For Precautions

A disease that can be deadly to deer has been found for the first time in Washington. Wildlife managers are asking people to not give deer food or water — in hopes of minimizing the spread of the infection. Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease — or AHD — is common in other western states. Washington’s first confirmed […]
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Washington forms I-5 Bridge committee

Oregon yet to show interest in new project. Washington has taken a step towards restarting the process to replace the chronically congested Interstate 5 Bridge. But so far, officials in Oregon, who would have an equally important role in replacing the bridge, haven’t indicated that they’re interested in taking that walk with their Washington counterparts. […]
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After Atlantic salmon spill, fish farms’ future under attack on both sides of border 

Cooke Aquaculture Pacific knew its Cypress Island facility was “vulnerable” before the spill that sent tens of thousands of invasive Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound. Now, the future of Atlantic salmon farming in Washington is in doubt. Cooke Aquaculture Pacific knew it had problems at its Cypress Island fish farm before the catastrophic failure that spilled […]
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