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Washington Sues Feds Over Hanford Tank Worker Safety


Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit Wednesday against the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors over worker safety at Hanford.

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Human-Caused Fires Strain Resources In The Northwest


At least 12 wildfires in the Northwest this season were human-caused, but dozens more remain under investigation.

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Desert Music: Burning Man Confronts The Rising Beat


As Electronic Dance Music becomes more and more popular at the world's most extreme outsider arts festival, the playa's vibes are a-changing.

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Feds Propose New Water Quality Rule For Washington


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is following through on its promise to propose a new clean-water rule for Washington, in case the state doesn't come up with its own plan in time.

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After Denali, Should Oregon Change Mount Hood's Name?


Think Out Loud considers the idea of renaming Oregon's Mount Hood after Mount McKinley was renamed its traditional name, Denali.

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