Tag Archives: State of Washington

Oregon, Washington Join North American Agreement On Climate Change

The agreement between the more than a dozen U.S. states and Mexico and Canada is the product of meetings at an international climate conference in Bonn, Germany. Oregon and Washington will be part of a group discussing climate change initiatives with two neighboring nations. The agreement between the more than a dozen U.S. states and […]
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Don Orange Wins Vancouver Port Race In Referendum On Oil Terminal

Don Orange will be the next Port of Vancouver commissioner. His victory is likely a death knell for a massive oil terminal that’s been proposed at the port for years. Don Orange will be the next Port of Vancouver commissioner. Initial results Tuesday night show Orange won 64.58 percent, beating candidate Kris Greene. Source: Don […]
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Poised for West Coast Dominance, Democrats Eye Grand Agenda

State Library Ed. Note: Story added because it discusses the possibility on intrastate policies being enacted by West Coast states. It is the stuff of liberal fantasies: a vast, defiant territory, sweeping along the country’s Pacific coastline, governed by Democrats and resisting President Trump at every turn. A single election in a wealthy Seattle suburb […]
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WDFW looks ahead to post-recovery wolf management

Washington wildlife officials are beginning to talk about how to manage wolves once the species recolonizes the state. It may take five more years, but wolves will reproduce in sufficient numbers throughout Washington to meet the state’s goals, Department of Fish and Wildlife wolf policy coordinator Donny Martorello said Thursday in an interview. “The writing […]
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Washington state must reconsider Longview coal-terminal lease

A judge says Washington state improperly denied a sublease request, a ruling that now gives the proposed Longview coal-export terminal a boost. Developers of a proposed coal-export terminal in Longview got a boost Friday from a Cowlitz County judge who ruled in their favor in a legal battle with Washington state. Superior Court Judge Stephen […]
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New Era For Washington Wolves? State Wildlife Officials Think So

There could be big changes on the horizon for the way the state of Washington manages its wolf population to minimize the conflicts between wolves and livestock. For at least the last two summers, wildlife managers in Washington have had to shoot wolves that have killed or injured livestock. That practice has proven controversial, and in […]
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Car pollution causing rapid coho fatalities

Silvery coho salmon are as much a part of Washington state as its flag. The fish has a sacred place in the diets and rituals of the state’s indigenous peoples, beckons to tourists who flock to watch its migration runs, and helps to sustain a multimillion dollar Pacific Northwest fishing industry. So watching the species […]
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Atlantic Salmon Swim Far And Wide After Puget Sound Fish Farm Collapse

Atlantic salmon have spread far and wide in Pacific Northwest waters since 160,000 of them escaped from a collapsed fish farm near Anacortes in August. The fishy fugitives have swum 130 miles south past Tacoma, 250 miles northwest past Tofino (most of the way up Vancouver Island) and up a half-dozen rivers around the region, according […]
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Editorial: Hemp dilemma leaves farmers in a lurch

We have never embraced “legal marijuana,” but we don’t see any reason hemp should be classified as a controlled substance. Cory Sharp of Moses Lake, Wash., has a problem, and it’s a big one. He has as much as 80,000 pounds of hemp seed from a 75-acre crop he planted in June. He’d like to […]
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Our view: What doesn’t work for Portland doesn’t get done

Northwest Umatilla County is a bustling place filled with farms and food processors, fast-growing cities and industrial development. That growth requires labor, and lots of it. Hermiston and Boardman have more jobs than residents and housing stock, which means many Oregon laborers commute from across the Columbia River in Washington. That’s not ideal but it’s lawful […]
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