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July 25, 2014

Northwest Wildfires Boost Call For Funding Reform

As fires continue to rage through tinder-dry wildlands in Oregon, Washington and California, Northwest-based politicians are leading an effort to change how the federal government pays to fight and prevent these wildfires.

Washington Vied For Tesla ‘Gigafactory’ Worth Thousands Of Jobs

Washington Governor Jay Inslee tried to woo electric carmaker Tesla Motors to build a massive battery factory in the Evergreen state. But according to at least one report, the company may have already broken ground near Reno, Nevada.

Drought Starting To Kill Salmon In Klamath Basin

Low warm water conditions from the drought are starting to kill salmon in the Klamath Basin — the site of a massive fish kill in 2002.

Work Continues At Seattle Oil-Train Derailment

Railroad crews have reopened tracks where an oil train derailed early Thursday in Seattle, but work continues on three damaged tanker cars.

Oregon Oil Train Safety Report Calls For More Rail Inspectors, Fees

A new statewide rail safety report identifies gaps in the resources Oregon needs to prevent and respond to an oil train derailment.

July 24, 2014

Study: Coal Project Would Help One Puget Sound County But Others Would Pay

The Northwest's largest proposed coal export terminal would provide a significant jobs boost for Whatcom County, where it would be built. But there would be a negative impact on the central Puget Sound region's economy, according to a new study.

Seattle Considers Fining Residents For Failing To Compost

In a push to reach its 2015 recycling goals, the city of Seattle might start fining residents who put food waste in the garbage instead of the compost bin.

Donors Pay To Test Seawater For Traces Of Fukushima Radiation

Radiation experts don't believe there is cause for alarm on our shores, but some coastal residents are stepping forward to pay for seawater testing just to be sure.

Oil Train Tanker Cars Derail In Seattle

Three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard in Seattle early Thursday, but Burlington Northern Santa Fe says none of the oil spilled.

July 23, 2014

A State Forest In Oregon Could Be Sold To Timber Companies

All 93,000 acres of the Elliott State Forest on the south Oregon coast could be sold to private timber companies.