Tag Archives: State of Washington

Washington, Oregon should be careful with pot tax money, Pew study warns

Washington, Oregon and other states that have legalized recreational marijuana should be careful about how they spend the tax money it generates. That money may flow in quickly at first but can be unpredictable, according to a study by The Pew Charitable Trusts released Monday. With so little historical marijuana sales data, trying to estimate […]
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Oregon will spend $9 million on new Interstate Bridge project

Oregon will spend $9 million on the newly revived effort to replace the Interstate Bridge over the Columbia River, a decision officials say is intended to show the state’s growing commitment to the once moribund project. Top transportation decisionmakers approved a plan Friday to direct a large share of unanticipated federal money toward the bridge […]
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Oregon kicks in $9 million for I-5 Bridge replacement

Transportation commission bumps up suggested $5 million contribution to send ‘message’ about project’s importance. Oregon has provided $9 million toward operating an office to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge. The Oregon Transportation Commission, meeting Friday in Ashland, Ore., increased a proposed $5 million contribution to underscore the project’s importance and to come closer to the […]
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Oregon appoints eight to I-5 Bridge panel

Legislators will join Washington counterparts as states move past Columbia River Crossing’s failure. Oregon is revving up efforts on the south side of the Columbia River to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge. Source: Oregon appoints eight to I-5 Bridge panel – Columbian.com

Rare Sighting Of Blue Whales Off The Washington Coast

A whale expert is reporting a rare sighting of blue whales off the Washington coast. The largest animals on the planet have also been sighted in unusual numbers offshore of Oregon this summer. Source: Rare Sighting Of Blue Whales Off The Washington Coast . News | OPB

Who Uses Physician Assisted Suicide in Oregon and Washington

Most patients seeking physician assisted suicide in Oregon and Washington have medical insurance, some college education, and are white. Most are enrolled in a hospice program, but die at home. Researchers were curious to find out if there were similarities between patients seeking medical assistance in dying, or MAID,  in Oregon and Washington. Source: Who […]
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Tribes Release 1st Salmon Into Upper Columbia Since Dam Construction

Salmon are now swimming in the upper Columbia River for the first time in decades. For tribes, Friday’s ceremonial fish release is a big step toward catching fish in traditional waters. Cheers erupted from the crowd as the first salmon was released since 1955 into the Columbia River above Chief Joseph Dam. It was the first of 30 […]
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Residents Say Columbia River Gorge Rock Mine Violates Scenic Area Act

Residents of Washougal, Washington, say a controversial rock-mining operation is disrupting their neighborhood’s peace and quiet and violating the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act. The Zimmerly mining operation is located in the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, just outside Washougal. Source: Residents Say Columbia River Gorge Rock Mine Violates Scenic Area Act . […]
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New salmon agreement could impact Columbia River treaty

The impact of a new agreement between native tribes and the Canadian government to restore salmon to the upper reaches of the Columbia River will depend on how the fish are managed, says the director of the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The Syilx Okanagan, Ktunaxa and Secwepemc Indigenous Nations, Canada and British Columbia recently […]
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Larger apple crop faces trade issues

Washington’s 2019 apple crop is forecast up 18% from last year which likely will prove a marketing challenge given tariffs and trade issues, particularly in India and China. Source: Larger apple crop faces trade issues | Orchards, Nuts & Vines | capitalpress.com