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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…

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A series of storms will cross the northeast Pacific through early next week, the National Weather Service in Portland advises. These storms will send significant westerly swells toward the Pac…

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A young male bobcat was released back into the wild Nov. 18 after being found in a family’s fenced-in backyard near Astoria.

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Horror tales from recent earthquakes overseas are moving people in the Pacific Northwest to give a crap about where to crap after a major earthquake.

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More hot and dry weather is expected to hang around the Pacific Northwest, exacerbating drought conditions that have gripped the region.

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Vicki Markley remembers the scene vividly. The owner of Pinehurst Cabins & RV Park stood on her doorstep two weeks ago as the Rattlesnake Creek Fire approached from across U.S. Highway 95 …

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WASHINGTON ─ Minimum wage in Washington will increase to $11 an hour, from the current rate of $9.47, starting on Jan. 1, 2017.

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BURLINGTON — Police searched Saturday for a gunman who opened fire in the makeup department of a Macy’s store at a mall north of Seattle, killing four females and one man, before fleeing towar…

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WASHINGTON — In rural Pacific and Wahkiakum counties, there are frequent occasions when a very small group of cops from a mix of city, county and state agencies are on duty. When a call goes s…

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The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center is projecting that the El Niño weather pattern will dissipate around late summer, and that there are growing indications a La Niña patt…

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OLYMPIA — A decade ago, Seattle entrepreneur Ben Rogovy made headlines for inventing the controversial practice of “Bumvertising” — paying the homeless to advertise his businesses. Now, he’s i…

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PACIFIC COUNTY — New state data reveals a disturbing trend: It’s too easy for Washington teens — including those in Pacific County — to get tobacco.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — Top lawmakers in Washington largely exempt themselves from the state’s public records law, and their offices did not release emails sent and received by their government accou…

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