Should Washington Allow Home Grows Of Recreational Pot?

Washington is the only state with legal marijuana that doesn’t allow home grows. There have been unsuccessful efforts to change that in recent years . Now the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board is taking public comment on the issue through October 11.

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation on Tuesday after the latest sexual abuse allegation against him.

The resignation comes after a younger cousin accused him of sexual abuse in the 1970s. 

Murray's full statement is below:  

“While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my personal issues do not affect the ability of our City government to conduct the public’s business.“I am announcing my resignation as mayor, effective at 5 p.m. tomorrow.

On a clear day, Jocelyn Bentley-Prestwich can see Mount Adams from the vineyard where she works in Hood River. But lately, she’s had difficulty seeing to the end of her property line. 

With the Eagle Creek Fire burning along the Columbia River Gorge, Hood River has been cloaked in heavy smoke for more than a week. 

One of Boeing Defense subsidiary Insitu's 45-pound high-tech unmanned aircraft joined the fight against the Eagle Creek fire this weekend.

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In preparation for the Fall pledge drive I sorted through regional news and found something I thought you'd be interested in; trending stories at NWPR. Wildfires, Hanford and the

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U.S. Army soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in Washington State, are helping fight fires in southern Oregon. 200 soldiers have been deployed to the Umpqua North Complex of Fires, which has burned nearly 40,000 acres east of Roseburg.

Chelan County Emergency Office Under Scrutiny

Sep 11, 2017
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The Chelan County Emergency Management Office is under scrutiny today for a social media post.

Two small-town hospitals in the Palouse have announced they plan to offer gender confirmation surgeries. The same surgeon would offer the procedure at Pullman Regional Hospital and Gritman Medical Center in nearby Moscow, Idaho.

USFWS - Pacific Region

As wildfires rage across the Pacific Northwest, more than just people are displaced from their homes. Finned and furry creatures are also feeling the effects of the flames. 

Until the fires stop burning, biologists won’t be able to survey places where imperiled birds, mammals and fish have been barely hanging on.

Wyden Calls For More Fire Prevention Funding

Sep 11, 2017
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  Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden was in the state Friday visiting several wildfires. His stops included touring the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge, and the Jones Fire in Lane County.

Speaking at a press conference, Senator Wyden said lawmakers in Washington need to be doing more to pay for firefighting prevention efforts.

Walden Introduces Bill To Expedite Reforestation In The Gorge

Sep 11, 2017

Oregon Republican Congressman Greg Walden introduced a bill to Congress Friday to expedite salvage and reforestation projects in the Columbia River Gorge and other National Scenic Areas after catastrophic events like the Eagle Creek Fire. That blaze, which ignited Sept. 2, is now the nation's top priority wildfire and is burning more than 33,000 acres in the Gorge.

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