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Northwest Salmon
6:37 am
Wed December 12, 2012

NOAA Asks for Input From NW Salmon Stakeholders

Sockeye salmon swim the final leg of the journey to Redfish Lake in Idaho.
Credit Photo by Aaron Kunz / EarthFix

Environmentalists in the Northwest are being offered an expanded role in shaping the long-term recovery plan for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia Basin.

Earthfix reporter Aaron Kunz has more.

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Mt. Hood Tree Sale
6:29 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Mt Hood National Forest Withdraws Thinning Sale

The Mt. Hood National Forest has withdrawn a decision to thin trees in the upper Clackamas River watershed. Reporting for EarthFix, Amelia Templeton has the story.

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Rodent Exterminators
5:55 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Oregon Considers Limits On Rodent Killing Devices

Propane-powered pest killers like are popular for exterminating gophers and groundhogs.
Credit Wobbyball / Wikimedia Commons

An Oregon man injured by an explosive rodent killing device is pushing lawmakers to regulate the machines. The issue was the subject of a hearing at the state capitol Tuesday.

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Portland Mall Shooting
5:42 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

People Run For Their Lives At Portland Mall Shooting

Three people are dead after a shooting at Clackamas Town Center in suburban Portland.
Credit Steve Morgan / Wikimedia Commons

Police say three people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting at a shopping mall in suburban Portland.

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Portland Mall Shooting
5:40 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Shooting At Portland Shopping Center

The shooting occurred at the Clackamas Town Center in Oregon.
Credit Steve Morgan / Wikimedia Commons

Police say the threat has been neutralized at Clackamas Town Center, but at least one person is dead. People are now being escorted out of the mall.

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American Indian Lawsuit
4:53 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

American Indians To Receive First Round Of Payouts In $3.4 Billion Settlement

The first payouts from a historic class action suit against the federal government will be sent to American Indians within the week. The settlement will be split by 500,000 American Indians, including many here in the Northwest.

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Hanford Cleanup Plan
4:35 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Hanford Planning Document Leaves A Key Question Dangling

Hanford’s 100 Area, located along the banks of the Columbia River.
Credit U.S. Department of Energy

Washington environmental regulators say a new 6,000 page plan for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is very useful. But it lacks a definitive path forward for treating a large part of the radioactive sludge there.

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Endangered Species
6:25 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Feds Propose New Endangered Species Listing in Northwest

The Mazama pocket gopher.
Credit Photo by Tom Banse / Northwest News Network

The Northwest may have another species listed as endangered. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service yesterday (Monday) proposed listing the Mazama pocket gopher as threatened in the South Puget Sound region of western Washington. This is the third time this fall the government has moved to protect a critter that depends on dwindling Northwest prairies or coastal grasslands. Correspondent Tom Banse reports from Olympia.

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Endangered Species List
6:18 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Mazama Pocket Gopher Slated To Join Endangered Species List

The Mazama pocket gopher
Credit Kim Flotlin, FWS / Wikimedia Commons

For the third time this fall, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to add a Northwest meadow critter to the endangered species list. This time, it's the Mazama pocket gopher. But, the listing is fairly limited.

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Senate Power Grab
5:08 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Democrats React Angrily To Power Grab In Wash. Senate

Democratic Senators Rodney Tom, left, and Tim Sheldon will caucus with Republicans.
Credit Washington Legislature

Some Washington Democrats are reacting angrily to a power grab in the state Senate. A coalition of Republicans and two breakaway Democrats announced Monday they will seize the majority, but share power.

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