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Salmon could return to upper reaches of Columbia River
Officials say salmon soon could return to the Columbia River, above the Grand Coulee Dam

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Nevada pot supply steady as wholesale rec prices remain high
Nevada's recreational marijuana supplies are plentiful but not overly abundant, keeping wholesale cannabis prices on the high side compared to other adult-use markets
Oregon standoff defendant sentenced to time served
A man has been sentenced to time served and two years of supervised release for his role in the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Heat Wave Known As ‘The Blob’ Appears To Be In Retreat
Within the past year, the El Niño effect has dissipated, and other longer-term climate cycles are shifting back toward a more average level.
Alaska senator backs bill to allow pot business banking
Many banks refuse to do business with marijuana growers, processors and sellers because marijuana is still a controlled substance under federal law.
Ranchers sue utility over California’s largest wildfire
The Thomas fire covered more than 440 square miles and destroyed more than 1,000 buildings.
Feral cats make Western Governor’s list of invasive species
The West-wide invasive species list is a first, and the governors hope it will help state workers collaborate against the broader problem.
California could cut pot taxes in bid to lure legal users
Finding a sweet spot for marijuana taxation has been an issue in other pot-friendly states.
Del Taco posts 4Q profit
Del Taco Restaurants posts 4th-quarter profit of $35.2 million
Blue Apron plans to bring its meal kits in stores
Blue Apron, which ships boxes of raw food to subscriber's doorsteps, wants to start selling its meal kits in stores
Study: Portland faces widespread destruction in big quake
A state agency has released a report that shows Portland faces mass casualties and billions of dollars in building damages if a massive earthquake hits off the coast