Fish Interbreeding Study
4:23 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Study Suggests Hatchery Fish Don't Harm Native Fish Stock

A new study out today suggests hatchery fish don't necessarily have a negative impact on wild fish when the two interbreed.

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Effects Of Northwest Smoke
4:09 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Northwest Smoke Makes Air In Some Areas Worse Than L.A.

Experts predict few, if any, long-term health effects from the wildfire smoke.
Vince Patton OPB

About a dozen wildfires are still burning in the Northwest, keeping the air hazy and unhealthy. But experts predict few, if any, long-term health effects. Correspondent Anna King reports.

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Lack of Latino Officials
7:46 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Latinos Barely Represented On Elected Bodies

Photo Credit: Chris Lehman

Across the Northwest, Latinos make up nearly 12 percent of the population, but only two percent of the region’s elected officials.

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Bug Increase From Fires
7:25 am
Mon October 1, 2012

After The Fire, Bring On The Bugs

Photo Credit: USDA

Charred Northwest forests are already a-buzz with new life: bugs.

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Evergreen State Professor
7:14 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Elusive Evergreen State Professor Found In Chile

Washington state is heading south in its quest to recover the largest ethics fine in state history.

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Washington Cattle Farms
7:03 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Drought And Wildfires Force Ranchers To Look For Efficiencies

UI Professor Rod Hill and part of the university's purebred herd.
Photo Credit: Tom Banse

Ranches and feedlots are looking to cut their feed costs in the short term and even have an eye on making the cattle themselves more efficient.

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Idaho Natural Gas
6:51 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Idaho Begins Seismic Testing For Natural Gas

Photo of seismic testing in Idaho.
Photo Credit: Aaron Kunz

The Natural Gas Industry is shaking the earth in Idaho. It’s looking for the best places to start drilling.

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Apple Picker Shortage
6:44 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Washingon's Massive Apple Crop Slow To Come Off Trees

Photo of apple picker.
Photo Credit: Anna King

Washington state apple growers are harvesting the second-largest crop in history, but it appears there won't be enough workers to get the fruit off the trees quickly enough. The bulk of the region’s fruit will be picked in the next few weeks. As Correspondent Anna King reports, the labor shortage comes as apple prices are high.

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Ore. Wind Farm Construction Blocked
5:12 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Obama Blocks Wind Farm Construction By China Company

President Obama has blocked a Chinese company from further construction on four Oregon wind projects.
Tedder Wikimedia Commons

President Obama has blocked a Chinese company from building wind farms in northeastern Oregon. the president cited national security concerns at a nearby Navy facility.

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Hanford Timesheet Fraud
4:36 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Justice Department Intervenes In Hanford Timesheet Fraud Case

A time card fraud case at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has caught the attention of the U.S. Justice Department.

The U.S. Justice Department will intervene in a timesheet fraud case at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The case began in 2009 as a whistleblower complaint against Hanford contractor CH2M Hill. Since then, eight former workers have pleaded guilty to falsifying their time cards.

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