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On last day of summer, snow falling in the Sierra Nevada
Several inches of snow were expected at elevations of at least 6,000 feet in the northern Sierra.

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Wildfire season sparks calls for forestry reform
Wildfire season sparks calls for forestry reform
Oregon lawmakers are pressing for forestry reform following this year’s record-breaking wildfire season.
Northwest drought retreats; seasonal outlook turns colder, wetter
Northwest drought retreats; seasonal outlook turns colder, wetter
Drought recedes in Washington and Oregon; La Nina form
New fight in California water wars: How to update old system
Current plans call for building twin tunnels east of San Francisco to deliver water to farms and cities hundreds of miles away.
New Mexico sends crews to help with western wildfires
Firefighters with the New Mexico State Forestry Division are answering the call for help as states around the West are dealing with large wildfires
Montana budget director recommends $229M in spending cuts
The governor's budget director is recommending Montana agencies cut $229 million in spending over the next two years to balance the state's budgets due to declining revenues and higher fire costs
Oregon’s governor, Hispanic lawmakers vow to defend Latinos
The state’s Latino population has increased 72 percent since 2000.
Taiwan signs $576M wheat deal with United States
A total of 5 percent of Idaho’s wheat production is purchased by Taiwan.
Judge OKs lawsuit seeking better protection of Puget Sound
Oregon-based environmental group takes on Washington’s Department of Ecology.
Farmers deal huge blow to proposed California water tunnels
The board of Westlands Water District votes to withdraw its participation from WaterFix project.
Brothers in southern Indiana farm hops for beer brewers
INDIANA EXCHANGE: Brothers in southern Indiana farm 7 kinds of hops for beer brewers

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