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ILWACO — One crew ran as far as 100 miles offshore hopeful to hit a fishing honey hole few others could reach. But it was the small boat, a 24-footer that barely cracked the 30-mile barrier that caught the biggest tuna and ultimately took home the $6,000 top prize.

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PORTLAND — NOAA Fisheries has released a draft plan for public comment to remove and kill as many as 416 California and Steller sea lions each year in a 180 mile stretch of the Columbia River …

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A Washington State University agricultural weather service is reorganizing staff and expanding weather stations following a vacanies in staffing.

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Washington's drought retreated slightly over the previous week, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday, and federal climatologists said they're less confident fall will be warmer than average.

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WASHINGTON COAST — A whale expert is reporting a rare sighting of blue whales off the Washington coast. The largest animals on the planet have also been sighted in unusual numbers offshore of …

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A weak El Nino went away in July as sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean along the equator cooled to within a normal range, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reporte…

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ABERDEEN — A drop in enrollment at Grays Harbor College has led to a loss of state funding, resulting in a round of layoffs as the college tries to right itself financially.

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ILWACO — One crew ran as far as 100 miles offshore hopeful to hit a fishing honey hole few others could reach. But it was the small boat, a 24-footer that barely cracked the 30-mile barrier th…

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The Pacific Ocean along the equator cooled in June and is expected to be at normal temperatures in a month or two, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review the status of seven threatened or endangered species in Washington state, including four types of pocket gophers found in only two westside counties.

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A Washington State University Extension office has created a bilingual website mandated by state lawmakers and pushed forward by the belief that farmers have a high suicide rate.

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The El Nino that was too late and too weak to have much influence last winter may stick around and grow stronger by next winter, according to the Climate Prediction Center.

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A winter storm watch was issued at 7 a.m. Saturday for much of the area between Pacific County and the Portland area, but not for Pacific County itself.

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COLUMBIA RIVER — Just half the average number of upriver spring Chinook salmon are forecast to enter the Columbia River this year, a decline in abundance that will limit spring recreational angling.

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NASELLE — During their regular monthly meeting on Jan. 15, the Naselle-Grays River Valley School District’s (NGRVSD) Board of Directors received a presentation by students Hannalie Popkin and …

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About half the salmon swimming up the Columbia River come from hatcheries — most of which are raised to be caught by fishermen. The rest are wild. And many of those salmon are protected under …

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LONG BEACH — An enormous cold-water cyclone has developed offshore Tuesday and is generating significant ocean swells. Rough seas are expected to move closer to the mouth of the Columbia over …

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The head of the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association hopes to combat misconceptions about the relationship between orca recovery in the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia and Snake rivers.

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A federal judge has dismissed a third lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s experiment with killing barred owls to protect threatened spotted owls.

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Odds are high that the Pacific Northwest will be warmer than average the next three months, and current drought conditions are expected to persist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrat…