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Vancouver Port Commissioner Race On Pace To Hit $1 Million

OPB | Oct. 18, 2017 noon

A race for a commissioner seat with the Port of Vancouver is proving to be one of the most expensive port races in recent history. So far, both candidates have raised just under $1 million.

News | Environment | local | Fish & Wildlife

Prosecutors: Southwest Washington Poaching Bust Is Unprecedented

OPB | Oct. 12, 2017 6:01 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Seven people have been charged with nearly 200 criminal counts related to illegal hunting in southwest Washington and parts of Oregon — one of the largest poaching busts in recent memory.

Environment | Politics | Election | Energy

Oil Terminal Backers Give Big To Vancouver Port Candidate

OPB | Oct. 2, 2017 5:05 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

The company proposing to build the nation’s largest oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver just donated $150,000 to port commissioner candidate Kris Greene.  

News | Fish & Wildlife

Gray Wolf Roaming In Northwest Washington

OPB | Sept. 30, 2017 1:49 p.m.

Federal officials say DNA testing has confirmed that a wolf is roaming on the west side of the Cascade mountains in northwestern Washington state.

News | local | Business

Nevada Cannabis Sales Eclipse 1st Months In Oregon, Washington, Colorado

AP | Sept. 29, 2017 12:01 p.m. | Reno, Nevada

The first month of legal sales of recreational marijuana in Nevada significantly outpaced the opening month of sales in other states where it's legal for adult use.

News | local | Science

Washington Scientists Detect Black Holes Colliding In Space

Northwest News Network | Sept. 27, 2017 4:29 p.m.

Scientists in southeast Washington state announced Wednesday that they had detected two black holes revolving around each other and then morphing into one.

News | local

More Charges Filed Against Alleged Washington School Shooter

Northwest News Network | Sept. 27, 2017 2:31 p.m.

The student accused in a fatal shooting at a high school near Spokane this month has been charged with 51 counts of second-degree assault. He also faces murder and attempted murder charges.

News | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | local | Animals

Wildfires Delay Efforts To Return Fishers To North Cascades

AP | Sept. 24, 2017 8:33 a.m. | Olympia, Washington

A state-led effort to return the weasel-like fishers to Washington's North Cascades has been delayed because of the massive wildfires in British Columbia.

News | Transportation | local | Politics

Washington Senator Wants Her State To Help Develop Oregon Tolling Plan

OPB | Sept. 22, 2017 5:15 p.m. | Portland

Washington Sen. Patty Murray tells Oregon Gov. Kate Brown she wants Washington state and the city of Vancouver to be voting members on an Oregon congesting pricing committee.

News | local

Oregon Sheriff: Courthouse ICE Incident Builds Fear, Lowers Trust

OPB | Sept. 22, 2017 8:46 a.m. | Portland

Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett is concerned about a U.S. citizen's recent interaction with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in front of the county courthouse.

News | local

Accused School Shooter In Washington Pleads Not Guilty

Northwest News Network | Sept. 19, 2017 4:26 p.m.

The suspect in a shooting that left one student dead and three injured at Freeman High School outside of Spokane, Washington, last week quietly pleaded not guilty on Friday.

News | local

ICE Presence Creates Chill At Clark County Courthouse

The Columbian | Sept. 19, 2017 1:55 p.m.

Some attorneys say Immigration and Customs Enforcement presence at Clark County courthouses discourages accessing the judicial system.

Think Out Loud

Parents In Prison | Public Records | Campus Sexual Assault Policy

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017 noon

We learn about Oregon's Bill of Rights for children of incarcerated parents, a public records lawsuit filed against the Washington legislature and a new University of Oregon policy related to sexual assault allegations.

News | local | Business

Should Washington Allow Home Grows Of Recreational Cannabis?

Northwest News Network | Sept. 18, 2017 7:07 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

Washington is the only state with legal cannabis that doesn't allow home grows. There have been efforts to change that in recent years.

Think Out Loud

Forest Ecosystems | 'Class Of 2025' | Amazon Headquarters | Seattle Mayor

OPB | Sept. 13, 2017 noon

We consider the forest conditions of the Eagle Creek Fire and listen in to OPB's "Class of 2025" podcast. Also, we talk about Amazon's quest for a second headquarters and the resignation of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.

News | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Shelters Become Homes To Hundreds As Gorge Fires Rage On

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 3:40 p.m. | Stevenson, Washington

As wildfires have swept across Oregon and Washington this summer, emergency shelters have become temporary homes for hundreds of people and, in some cases, their pets.

News | local | Politics | Nation

Oregon, Washington Sue Trump Administration Over DACA Decision

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 12:19 p.m. | Portland

Oregon and Washington have joined a coalition of other states to sue over the Trump administration’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  

local | NW Life | Think Out Loud

On The Road: The Long (Beach) Road To Cape Disappointment

OPB | Sept. 4, 2017 noon | Long Beach, Washington

A radio road trip up and down Washington's Long Beach Peninsula, from Cape Disappointment to Leadbetter Point State Park.

Education | News | local

Ex-Employee Accuses GET Pre-Paid Tuition Program Of Mismanagement

Northwest News Network | Aug. 31, 2017 5:46 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

As Washington state prepares to reopen its popular pre-paid college tuition program, a recently terminated employee is alleging "gross mismanagement."

News | Food | Agriculture | local

Northwest Fruit Companies Dump Old Crop Apples

Capital Press | Aug. 31, 2017 2:06 p.m. | Wenatchee, Washington

Tree fruit companies are dumping some old crop apples on the ground, but probably not near the amounts they dumped two years ago.