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OSU artifacts could rewrite ancient history

OSU artifacts could rewrite ancient history

CORVALLIS, Oregon – Stone tools and other artifacts unearthed from an archaeological dig in Cooper’s Ferry site in western Idaho suggest that people lived in the area 16,000 years ago. That’s more than 1,000 years earlier than scientists previously thought. The findings, published in Science at the end of last month, add weight to the…

First Washington respiratory illness linked to vaping recorded

First Washington respiratory illness linked to vaping recorded

News release from the Washington State Department of Health:  OLYMPIA, Washington — Washington State Department of Health (DOH) officials are reporting the first confirmed case of a severe lung disease linked with the use of vaping devices identified by Public Health – Seattle & King County. “The symptoms of this patient match what the Centers for Disease…

OSSA calls budget cuts ‘devastating’

OSSA calls budget cuts ‘devastating’

The Oregon State Sheriff’s Association is calling on the Oregon Legislature to take immediate action to address a huge shortfall in funding for Community Corrections programs throughout the state. As passed, the current Department of Corrections budget funds Community Corrections programs throughout the state at $268.5 million. However DOC estimates it would need another $50…

Hepatitis A outbreak in Washington state; Spokane County has 17 cases

Hepatitis A outbreak in Washington state; Spokane County has 17 cases

News release from Washington State Department of Health:  Washington state is experiencing a hepatitis A outbreak in multiple counties including King, Pend Oreille, Snohomish and Spokane, according to the the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). Residents who don’t have access to sanitation, restroom facilities or hand-washing stations as well as those who share needles are…

Pacific Power to show off hydropower turbine at Wallowa Lake

Pacific Power to show off hydropower turbine at Wallowa Lake

News release from Pacific Power: JOSEPH, Ore. — Nestled amongst the campgrounds, snow-capped mountains and gleaming waters of Wallowa Lake State Park lives a brand-new attraction: a small log cabin with a big new idea for producing clean, renewable energy for the region. The recently completed Power House is home to a micro hydropower turbine…

Columbia River is closed to barges

Columbia River is closed to barges

PORTLAND, Oregon – A critical lock at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River has been shut down, bringing barge traffic to a halt at the peak time for shipping wheat to market. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports that cracks in the lock’s downstream gate were preventing the lock from filling properly. The…

Portland man sentenced to 270 years in prison for exploiting children

Portland man sentenced to 270 years in prison for exploiting children

News release from ICE:  PORTLAND, Ore. — Brad Bench of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Seattle Field Office announced today that after years of contentious litigation and attempts to obstruct justice, Andrew Franklin Kowalczyk, 44, formerly of Portland, was sentenced today to 270 years in federal prison followed by a…

Fire officials: Forest thinning was crucial in HK Complex battle

Fire officials: Forest thinning was crucial in HK Complex battle

News release from the USDA Forest Service:  PENDLETON, Ore. – Proactive hazardous fuel treatments on the Heppner Ranger District of the Umatilla National Forest were instrumental in changing fire behavior and slowing the advance of the HK Complex, which burned approximately 2,700 acres. These treated acres were critical in keeping the wildfire shorter in duration, less…

BLM announces new district manager for Spokane, Coeur d’Alene

BLM announces new district manager for Spokane, Coeur d’Alene

News release from BLM:  Portland, Ore. – On Monday the Bureau of Land Management announced the selection of Kurt Pindel as the new District Manager for the Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane Districts. In a nearly 30-year career in federal service, Pindel has worked for the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land…

Confirmed wolf depredation in Garfield County

Confirmed wolf depredation in Garfield County

News release from Washington Fish and Wildlife:  On Aug. 30, a range rider reported a dead 450 lb. calf in a fenced pasture on private land. Livestock producers reported the calf to WDFW staff, who conducted an investigation on site. At the site, WDFW staff noted multiple wolf tracks along with evidence the carcass had…