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WASHINGTON — Included in the sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure bill approved by the Senate is funding for Western water projects that farmers, water providers and environmentalists say are b…

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For the first time in 122 years of record-keeping, drought covers almost the entire Western U.S. as measured by the Palmer Drought Severity Index.

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BOISE, Idaho — Wildlife advocates last week petitioned federal officials to restore federal protections for gray wolves throughout the U.S. West after Idaho and Montana passed laws intended to…

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WALLOWA COUNTY — The Elbow Creek Fire, which started Thursday, July 15, has quickly grown to an estimated 9,000 acres, causing the evacuation of residents in the northwest end of Wallowa Count…

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BOISE — Airport officials, including those in Northeastern Oregon, facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what…

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Traffic backs up Friday morning, July 9, 2021, on the eastbound side of Interstate 84 due to a fatal crash near about 7 miles from Pendleton. Oregon State Police reported a semitrailer crashed…

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SALEM — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says he is awaiting an announcement by President Biden’s administration about a mobilization plan for firefighters and equipment for widespread forest fires in the West.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley said this week that he will lobby the Biden administration to spend at least $1 billion more per year for logging, prescribed burning and other work d…

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BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildlife advocates pressed the Biden administration on Wednesday, May 26, to revive federal protections for gray wolves across the Northern Rockies after Republicans-backed l…

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The Baker School District announced Friday, May 7 that seven people had tested positive in the district during the week, including two at Brooklyn Primary (grades 1-3), three at South Baker In…

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BOISE, Idaho — Authorities said they are trying to determine what prompted a young girl to open fire at a rural Idaho middle school, one of the few school shootings in which the suspect is female.

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BAKER CITY — Baker County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bill Harvey spent several minutes at the end of the board's Wednesday, May 5, meeting addressing a series of rumors involving his actions.

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PENDLETON — The smell of roasting tri-tip and baby back ribs wafted from smokers across the parking lot outside of the Pendleton Convention Center, where the Willingham family chatted and laug…

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Michael Willingham lifts the lid to examine his tri-tip during the Buckaroo BBQ Challenge at the Pendleton Convention Center on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

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Spectators fill in the stands of the Round-Up Pavilion on Saturday, May 1, 2021, for the Western Select Ranch Horses preview at Pendleton Cattle Barons.

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A young cowpoke watches the start of the Western Select Ranch Horses preview in the Round-Up Pavilion on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

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People browse the Pendleton Cattle Barons trade show at the Pendleton Convention Center on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

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Cody McKillip tends to his meat during the Buckaroo BBQ Challenge at the Pendleton Convention Center on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

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A roper is silhouetted against the Pendleton Round-Up Arena during Pendleton Cattle Barons on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

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RICHLAND, Wash. — An underground nuclear waste storage tank in Washington state that dates to World War II appears to be leaking contaminated liquid into the ground, the U.S. Department of Ene…

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PENDLETON — One of Pendleton’s most prominent buildings is on the market, and all anyone needs to buy it is as little as $2 million.

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