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LONG BEACH — Dungeness crabbers will get their earliest season start in seven years. Coast-wide meat recovery tests have been good, and levels of the marine toxin domoic acid are low in Pacifi…

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The La Nina expected to shape the West's winter has strengthened in the past month and almost certainly will stay through at least March, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sa…

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ILWACO — Tuna landings are still trickling into local ports, capping what has been a calamitous season for commercial albacore fishermen across the Pacific Northwest. With only weeks remaining…

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NORTHWEST COAST — The National Science Foundation has funded a multi-institutional team led by Oregon State University and the University of Washington to work on increasing resiliency among P…

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The Washington Supreme Court will hear arguments Sept. 28 on whether an $18 million fine against food companies for illegal campaign activities was a politically motivated assault on political speech.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Kurt Schrader (OR-05) on July 14 announced that a joint Community Project Funding request they supported to protect endangered s…

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When the recent heat wave broiled the Northwest, some meteorologists started to question the validity of historical climate comparisons, as our past is increasingly disconnected from our prese…

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ASTORIA — In 1943, in the midst of World War II, Navy ships and amphibious seaplanes moored in a sheltered harbor east of Astoria, then known as Naval Air Station Tongue Point.

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SEATTLE (AP) — The Biden administration has halted its predecessor’s decision to sell the federal archives building in Seattle, following months of opposition from people across the Pacific No…

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An ongoing La Nina enhances chances that late winter and early spring in Washington will be cool and wet, the federal Climate Prediction Center forecasted Thursday.

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PACIFIC OCEAN — By now, just about everyone has heard of “the Blob” — a mass of warmer seawater blamed for steadily declining salmon and steelhead populations along the West Coast, along with …

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COLUMBIA RIVER — A new federal rule gives states and tribes greater flexibility to kill double-crested cormorants to help migrating salmon.

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A La Nina has formed and is expected to make winter in Washington and the Idaho panhandle wetter and colder than average, the federal Climate Prediction Center said Thursday.

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CANNON BEACH — After what the city called one of the worst years for July 4 fireworks, the City Council unanimously voted Sept. 1 to ban all fireworks.

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Odds increasingly favor a La Nina weather pattern taking hold by fall, upping the chances for a cold and wet Northwest winter, the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center says.

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SOUTH BEND — Preparations are in full swing for Cascadia Rising 2022. Pacific County Emergency Management Agency Director Scott McDougall is one of many emergency management directors amping u…

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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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