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Oregon Gold Miners Face Limits If Lawmakers Don’t Act

OPB | March 3, 2015 6:30 p.m. | Cave Junction, Oregon

The Washington and Oregon legislatures are considering limits on suction dredge mining -- a technique that uses large floating vacuums to suck up rocky streambeds and sift out precious metals. 

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Oregon Man Shoots Cougar Suspected In Chicken Attacks

AP | March 3, 2015 11:06 a.m.

A Southern Oregon man says he thought raccoons had been killing his backyard chickens for a couple of nights, but it was a cougar. 

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Environmental Groups Sue Over Plan To Kill Wolves

AP | March 3, 2015 10:07 a.m.

Five environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the federal government challenging its authority to kill endangered wolves in Washington state.

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Too-Tame Wolf Settling Into Wash. Wolf Sanctuary

AP | March 3, 2015 7:36 a.m.

An Eastern Washington gray wolf that had gotten too comfortable around people is settling in to a Western Washington wolf sanctuary.

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Dead Fish On Sauvie Island Are A Good Sign

OPB | March 2, 2015 11:28 a.m. | Portland

Dozens of dead fish ended up on the banks of Sauvie Island over the weekend, causing a smell and quite a stir.

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Cougar Sighting Reported In Baker City

AP | Feb. 26, 2015 10:56 a.m.

Baker City Police say tracking dogs had no luck finding a cougar that two people reported seeing Wednesday afternoon.

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Feds Spot Third Baby Orca Born Recently To Imperiled Pods

AP | Feb. 26, 2015 10 a.m.

The calf was seen with other whales in the "L'' pod, one of three families of southern resident killer whales frequent the inland waters of Washington state.

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State Might Buy Section Of Ranch Along Lower Deschutes

AP | Feb. 26, 2015 9:44 a.m.

If the purchase goes through, the land would become part of the Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area, which already has about 8,500 acres mostly on the east side of the river.

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Wildlife Agencies Plan To Restore Grizzlies In Washington

AP | Feb. 26, 2015 9:29 a.m.

There's an effort under way to help ensure grizzly bears don't become extinct in the North Cascades.

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Report: Oregon Wolves Up, Livestock Attack Cases Down

AP | Feb. 25, 2015 11:53 a.m.

The report released Tuesday by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will be a key document as the state Fish and Wildlife Commission considers taking wolves off the state endangered species list in coming months.