By Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
December 4, 2013 10:42 a.m.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Gov. John Kitzhaber and representatives of the Obama administration have signed a breakthrough agreement for sharing scarce water in the Upper Klamath Basin, where irrigation was shut off to ranchers last summer after the Klamath Tribes exercised newly awarded water rights to protect fish.
MISSOULA, Mont. — Montana Department of Transportation officials are considering an application from an Oregon company to move an oversized load of refinery equipment through the state to an oil sands project in Alberta, Canada.
By Todd Dvorak, Associated Press
December 4, 2013 10:02 a.m.
BOISE, Idaho — More search and rescue personnel joined a team on Wednesday scouring the central Idaho mountains for five people, including four family members, who were onboard a plane that disappeared three days ago.
ROY — Emergency responders hope to have a collapsed grain silo stabilized Wednesday so they can recover the body of a man who was buried under tons of corn when the structure gave way Monday in Roy, Wash.
By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press
December 3, 2013 4:54 p.m.
SEATTLE — Two workers sued one of the nation’s largest rail companies Tuesday, saying their same-sex spouses have repeatedly been denied health benefits even though gay marriage is legal in Washington state.