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Tropical Dolphins Are Appearing In Pacific Northwest Waters

For the first time, bottlenose dolphins have been sighted off the coast of British Columbia. And more might be coming.

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Interior Secretary Downplays Possibility Of Drilling Off NW Coast

In congressional testimony Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said he has heard the strong opposition from the West Coast to the Trump administration's plan for offshore oil and gas drilling.

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Yakama Nation's Hanford Warrior Russell Jim Dies

The 82-year-old was well-known by tribes and environmentalists across the nation for his fight to clean up Hanford.

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Priest Rapids Dam Leaking In Several Sections

The dam is made up of large sections of concrete and steel-bound together by 50-foot-long layers of grout. Now, at least four sections of the grout are failing and it’s causing leaks.

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Portland Warns Public To Avoid Willamette River After Sewage Overflow

Sunday's overflow was the first of 2018 and the first since Oct. 22, 2017.

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Priest Rapids Dam On The Columbia River Is Leaking

In Central Washington, Grant Public Utility District officials have declared what they're calling a "non-failure emergency" at the 1950's-era Priest Rapids Dam.

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Oregon Mega-dairy Uses Legal Loophole To Tap Endangered Aquifer

Oregon's second-largest dairy used a loophole in state law to pull water from an underground aquifer that's been off limits to new wells for 42 years.

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Oregon Agency May Be Awash In Red Ink From Water Litigation

The Oregon Water Resources Department is on track to overspend its litigation budget by $1.3 million in the 2017-2019 biennium.

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Oregon Agency Wants To Boost Dam Inspection Authority

In the next legislative session, the Oregon Water Resources Department plans to ask lawmakers to revise dam safety statutes that were originally written nearly 90 years ago.

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Groups Sue Army Corps For Failing To Protect Salmon In Willamette Watershed

The groups say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Marine Fisheries Service have failed to take required steps to improve conditions for the threatened fish.

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