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Colville Tribes files response in Teck’s 9th Circuit Appeal

NESPELEM – The Colville Tribes has filed a final brief in its latest 9th Circuit Court of Appeals battle with Teck Metals, a company which dumped toxic waste in the Upper Columbia River for decades.

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Hot and dry weather continues into July

Excessive heat will continue to periodically plague areas east of the Cascades in the coming days, as parched summer weather looks to remain persistently entrenched over the region, according to AgWeatherNet.

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Board reviews impacts of conservation and timber harvest alternatives

OLYMPIA – At their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, members of the state Board of Natural Resources dug into a staff-prepared draft financial analysis of several alternatives for managing revenue-producing western Washington state trust lands into the next decade.

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Washington Service Corps, Reading Corps need 792 service seekers now

OLYMPIA – The Washington Service Corps and the Washington Reading Corps need a total of 792 service seekers: people interested in making a difference.

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How to tell if your fireworks are legal?

The Washington State Fire Marshal advises people to ensure that they purchase legal consumer fireworks that are both safe and high quality, visit one of the many licensed fireworks stands operating during the Fourth of July fireworks sales period. By law, these stands may only sell approved and legal fireworks.

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Rep. Shelly Short  (R-Addy)

Legislature approves tax incentives to help bring jobs to 7th Legislative District

OLYMPIA – Late Friday night, June 30, the Legislature approved a new tax exemption for silicon smelter facilities.

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Youth Cheerleading in Oroville

OROVILLE – Oroville will be conducting its inaugural year of Youth Cheerleading and is looking for kids who are interested in participating.

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Mission restoration project analysis continues; additional comments sought

TWISP – As part of the Forest Service’s mission to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of this landscape, the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest sought comments earlier this year on a 50,000 acre forest restoration project south of the community of Twisp.

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Mats of Eurasian Milfoil.

Still time to sign up for milfoil treatment

OROVILLE – There is still time for those Osoyoos Lake property owners interested in participating in a program to treat Eurasian Milfoil along the the lake shore, according to Ford Waterstrat with the Lake Osoyoos Association.

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Coming heat wave raises fire danger rating in Eastern Washington

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources increased fire danger ratings across eastern Washington today, Thursday, June 22. A dry, cold front is expected to increase temperatures, lower humidity and increase winds across the region through the evening of Tuesday, June 27. These conditions heighten the risk for wildfires and create challenges for [...]

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