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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is planning to look for pygmy rabbits using drones over the next year. WDFW said in a news release Tuesday that its staff would fly drones over … more
Reps. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Washougal, and Lori Chavez-DeRemer, R-Oregon, last week introduced legislation that would make it easier to harvest special products from national forests such as … more
Wherever you were on Sept. 11, 2001, Americans from coast to coast w ere affected by the terrorist attacks unleashed on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, even if they had no personal connection. … more
Gifford Pinchot National Forest managers are seeking public input and ideas on actions the Forest Service can take to improve the visitor experience in the Lewis River Recreation Area. The Lewis … more
The Washington Supreme Court ruled last week that the state is not constitutionally obligated to provide monies for capital construction projects to local school districts at the same level as basic … more
The Washington Department of Natural Resources has begun using remotely operated camera systems placed around the state that scan for signs of wildfire and quickly alert authorities to respond. … more
The Chronicle in Centralia is standing by its original reporting amid a threat of legal action from a Third Congressional District candidate’s attorney over an article published in March 2022. … more
Smoke lingered in the heat as fire Capt. Jeff Wainwright sweltered near Hangman Valley outside Spokane this past June. Baking in his bunker gear on a wildfire assignment, he caught a whiff of himself … more
Gas prices in the area are quickly rising to $5 per gallon, although some have exceeded the mark and some sit not far below it, but AAA Washington predicts some relief on the horizon. AAA … more
Kids learning to garden at Toledo Elementary School can now be part of the full growing process, from seed to fruit, thanks to a new greenhouse built in the school’s garden.  The … more
Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Battle Ground resident Ayodele Idowu to the Statewide Reentry Council in July. Idowu’s term is from July 12 through June 30, 2025.  Boards and Commissions … more
The last big travel weekend of summer is approaching: Labor Day weekend, and county and state agencies advise travelers to take basic precautions before hitting the roads. The Clark-Cowlitz Fire … more
Washington’s fatal drug overdose rate increased in a one-year period the fastest of any state, according to a new report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The report found that … more
Washington state has received just over $859.2 million in revenue from its new capital gains tax since collection began Feb. 1. As of Wednesday, a total of 6,012 capital gains accounts have been … more
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources [DNR] has banned rule burns, permit burns and all campfires on lands it protects throughout its Pacific Cascade Region, as hot, dry summer weather … more
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife surpassed 36,000 boat inspections this summer in the quest to keep zebra quagga mussels out of waterways and lakes.  First found in the Great … more
Along a back road in northwestern Lewis County, Anthony Novack studied the long line of trees behind a big, open, grassy field. From afar with binoculars. Then up close in person. For Novack, a … more
Growing up in the mountains of East Tennessee with a father who couldn’t read or write, Dolly Parton’s most valuable possession was the “coat of many colors” her mother sewed … more
Staff at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville have raised over 300 endangered northern leopard frogs from the egg to froglet stage and are set to release them in Eastern Washington at the end … more
One member of Packwood’s abundant elk herd, dubbed “Hammock Head” by locals, earned regional notoriety for getting himself caught in a hammock late last year and spending the winter … more
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