Tag Archives: State of Washington

Washington halts all fishing through April 8, ODFW closes Columbia River fisheries

Washington is closing recreational fishing and shellfishing in response to Gov. Inslee’s stay-at-home order. In an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus, WDFW says they are closing fishing statewide until at least April 8. To support that action, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced it would be closing recreational salmon and steelhead […]
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Washington And Oregon State Parks Close Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

You’ll have to put off your favorite hike on Washington public lands for at least two weeks. State-managed parks and wildlife areas are closing starting Wednesday, March 25.The Department of Natural Resources is closing all public lands it manages starting Thursday, March 26. Source: Washington And Oregon State Parks Close Amid Coronavirus Pandemic . News […]
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Whose Life is Worth Saving? In Washington State, People With Disabilities Are Afraid They Won’t Make the Cut.

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, state employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

National Guard activated in six states to help fight coronavirus

Roughly 400 National Guard personnel have been activated in six states to help curtail the spread of the coronavirus, with another 600 expected to join them within 24 hours, the National Guard Bureau announced Friday. “As of this morning, about 400 Air and Army National Guard professionals in six states — Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, New […]
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Editorial: Parallels between Washington and Oregon on climate change

Disappointed by legislative inaction on climate change, the governor used executive authority to attempt to regulate carbon emissions. That could be said of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in 2020 and also of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee in 2015. It’s not an apples-to-apples comparison. So we can tell you right now that what happened in Washington […]
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Oregon Gov. Brown Considers Closing Bars Or Restaurants, But They Remain Open For Now

Gov. Kate Brown is weighing closing bars and restaurants, but stopped short on a call with reporters Sunday night from announcing a closure. “I’m looking for an Oregon way to do this. We are looking at that for an option,” Brown said. She’s debating a curfew instead of a blanket demand that food-related businesses close, […]
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Washington governor to close bars, restaurants to fight coronavirus spread 

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday night that he would order all bars, restaurants, entertainment and recreation facilities to temporarily close to fight the spread of coronavirus in the state with by far the most deaths in the U.S. from the disease. Source: Washington governor to close bars, restaurants to fight coronavirus spread – oregonlive.com

Research in northeast Washington looks at effectiveness, long term impacts of hazing cougars

She’s not that big, at least by big-cat standards, but even 35 feet up a tree surrounded by five baying hounds, she looks unconcerned. Standing beneath her on a sunny Tuesday in February, it’s hard not to draw comparisons between this 80-pound cougar’s lethargic disinterest and my 9-pound house cat’s lazy indifference, although her teeth […]
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Washington Lawmakers Stop Short Of Banning Controversial Pesticide Linked To Neurological Problems

Washington regulators must soon consider rules to limit the use of a controversial pesticide that can cause neurological and health problems, especially in young children. A bill passed by state lawmakers this session didn’t outright ban the pesticide, as health and farmworker activists had proposed. Source: Washington Lawmakers Stop Short Of Banning Controversial Pesticide Linked […]
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Oregon needs to join Washington on coronavirus, some doctors say

More than 30 doctors say state needs decisive leadership to slow the disease’s spread. Some health professionals say Oregon should be moving as quickly as Washington to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak with measures to slow the spread of the disease. Top Oregon health officials concede the spread of disease in Oregon likely looks very […]
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