4 Things To Know About The Columbia Generating Station Lawsuit

Environmental groups say the Northwest’s only nuclear power plant is harming fish. The groups are suing a Washington state permitting agency because they say a permit it issued violates the Clean Water Act. Full Story »

SolarWorld To Expand, Add 200 Jobs At Hillsboro Plant

by Cassandra Profita

Solar panel manufacturer SolarWorld announced Thursday it will be expanding its plant in Oregon, adding a new production line and around 200 jobs at its U.S. headquarters in Hillsboro.

Northwest Tribes Take Steps To Corral Growing Wild Horse Population

by Tom Banse

Growing populations of wild horses in the inland Northwest are creating headaches for federal land managers. Wild and feral horse herds overrun tribal lands in our region too.

Conservation Group Makes Huge Land Purchase Near Snoqualmie Pass

by Courtney Flatt

A conservation group has made the largest private land acquisition in Washington history, purchasing nearly 48,000 acres near the Cascade Mountains' Snoqualmie Pass east of Seattle.

Transportation Officials Say 3,000 Rail Crossings In Washington Go Un-Inspected

by Jessica Robinson

Washington’s rail safety regulator says there are about 3,000 rail crossings in the state that inspectors have never looked at. That's because they're on private land.

Billionaire’s Money Helps Enviros Spend Big On Northwest Races

by Ashley Ahearn

Environmental groups have emerged as one of the biggest spenders in this year’s state elections in Washington and Oregon, pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into campaigns to ensure Democratic statehouse control.

UW Receives $8 Million From Navy To Develop Tidal, Wave Energy

by Courtney Flatt

There aren’t any tidal or wave energy projects in the Northwest right now, but researchers at the University of Washington are hoping to change that with an $8 million grant from the Navy.

National Parks Vandalism Cleanup On Hold During Investigation

by Jes Burns

The National Park Service says a vandal's paintings will stay while its investigation continues at 10 parks in the West, including Crater Lake. The images first came to light through social media.

Oregon Divers Find Hope In Thousands Of Baby Sea Stars

by Cassandra Profita

Divers at the Oregon Coast Aquarium say their discovery of thousands of juvenile sea stars offer new hope that sea stars will recover from the widespread wasting syndrome that's wiping them out.

How To Kill An Invasive Plant On The Metolius River

by Courtney Flatt

You have probably seen ribbon grass before. It’s a pretty, ornamental plant. It may even be in your yard. But ribbon grass is invasive in the Northwest, and it’s choking one of Oregon’s most pristine waterways.

Is Alaska Safe For Sea Stars?

by Katie Campbell

A deadly disease has been wiping out West Coast starfish for more than a year. One place that has held off the disease the longest is Alaska. Researchers recently traveled there to search for new clues.

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