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Senate makes a tough choice — Salmon or sea lions?

A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Pacific Northwest has cleared the U.S. Senate.

Fast-moving Oregon wildfire forces evacuations, leaves one dead

A fast-moving fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest killed one person, forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare a state of emergency Wednesday.

The 'Soul' of the Pacific Northwest is dying of starvation

The Southern Resident orca pods of the Pacific Northwest are in a tough spot - literally. The orca's primary food source is disappearing, while pollution, oil tankers and marine ecosystem collapse are all factors.

'Worst is yet to come' from storm in Pacific Northwest

A powerful Pacific Northwest storm fueled by the remnants of Typhoon Songda is set to hammer parts of Washington, Oregon, and northern California on Saturday, potentially bringing strong winds, heavy rains, and coastal flooding.

Pacific Northwest sardine fishing banned as populations drop

Seattle - For the second year in a row, regulators with the U.S. Pacific Fishery Management Council have shut down fishing for sardines off California, Oregon and Washington to allow the species to hopefully recover.

Utah woman finds a snake's head in can of green beans

Farmington - People have found toads, mice and grasshoppers in their canned green beans, but a Utah woman has a story that beats all the others. She found a snake's head in her "fancy cut" green beans.

New study shows massive earthquake in Bay area 'imminent'

San Francisco - A new study of the San Andreas Fault system has scientists worried that a potentially devastating and deadly earthquake in parts of the Pacific Northwest is imminent.

Large magnitude earthquake predicted in Pacific Northwest

Chris Goldfinger, professor of geology and geophysics at Oregon State University, says, "sooner or later a [large magnitude] earthquake will occur in the Pacific Northwest." And on Sept. 10, a major solar flare headed toward earth, to hit on Sept. 13.

Review: ‘Salmon in the Sea’ — Is farmed salmon a threat to wild salmon? Special

Campbell River - A recent segment of CBS’ “60 Minutes” focuses on the positive and adverse aspects of salmon farming, potential threats of this activity to wild salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest, and comparative facets of salmon products for the consumer.

White supremacist couple indicted on murder charges

Portland - A federal grand jury in Portland indicted a militant white supremacist couple on murder charges this past Thursday after the pair allegedly unleashed a wave of terror across the Pacific Northwest region that left four dead last fall.

Pacific waters off coast of Oregon full of caffeine

The waters off of the coast of Oregon have reported slight amounts of caffeine in them due to heavy rains, overflowing sewage and septic systems. Oregon is said to need to remedy this problem before it begins to threaten marine life.

Crossroads Art Center hosts prestigious ceramics exhibition Special

Baker City - On July 6, the Crossroads Art Center in Baker City, Oregon proudly hosted a First Friday open art show featuring the Missoula Art Museum’s traveling exhibition of contemporary ceramics “Persistence in Clay: Contemporary Ceramics in Montana”.

Photo essay: Christmas in the Northwest Special

Seattle - During a recent trip to Washington State, I decided to bring my camera along and take a few pictures of some of the holiday festivities.

Catholic religious order to pay $166 million to sex abuse victims

Seattle - A Roman Catholic order situated in the Pacific Northwest agreed to pay a total of $166 million as compensation to more than 500 individuals who were sexually and psychologically abused as children between the 1940s and today.

Invasive Species Threaten Salmon in Pacific Northwest

A study published in the March 2009 issue of BioScience concludes that nonindigenous species pose a threat to native salmonids.

Bank Robberies, Exploding Backpack, Murder, Local Police Kept Busy

Vancouver, Washington, Just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, enjoys a crime rate less than the National Average in most categories. A spate of bank robberies in the last few days threatens to change all that.

Rare Tornado Hits Vancouver, Washington

Shortly after 12 noon today, a dark cloud moved across Vancouver, Washington, spawning a tornado that touched down, causing considerable damage to fences, trees and buildings.

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U.S. bans most Pacific sardine fishing after population crash.
U.S. bans most Pacific sardine fishing after population crash.
Maple Fire in Hamma Hamma area at Olympic National Forest August 2018.
Maple Fire in Hamma Hamma area at Olympic National Forest August 2018.
U.S. Forest Service - Pacific Northwest (Public Domain Mark 1.0)
Various sunset pictures (many taken from my phone!) from the Pacific Northwest.
Various sunset pictures (many taken from my phone!) from the Pacific Northwest.
DOWN: High winds blew over a large tree across Interstate 80 in Vallejo  Calif.  on Tuesday  blockin...
DOWN: High winds blew over a large tree across Interstate 80 in Vallejo, Calif., on Tuesday, blocking traffic was blocked in both directions for nearly an hour.
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