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Wells dry up as reservoir is drained

By Kathie Durbin December 4, 2011 6 a.m.

Some cabin owners near Northwestern Lake, the former reservoir on the White Salmon River, have seen their wells run dry since the breaching of Condit Dam in late October.

Herrera Beutler fights regulations

By Kathie Durbin December 3, 2011 6 a.m.

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler took a tall stack of federal paperwork to the House floor Thursday as a prop to illustrate what she described as a burdensome regulatory climate that is hampering small-business growth.

Democrats chide Herrera Beutler over debt panel

By Kathie Durbin December 1, 2011 6 a.m.

It’s only December, but the 2012 election season is under way.

Special session starts Monday

By Kathie Durbin November 27, 2011 6 a.m.

Has the time come for Washington voters to consider new revenue to plug the state’s persistent, ongoing budget gap?

Wylie tells town hall she backs new revenue

By Kathie Durbin November 23, 2011 6 a.m.

The crowd was small but those who did show up on a rainy evening had plenty to say.

Local Republicans assail call for tax hike

By Kathie Durbin November 22, 2011 6 a.m.

This is no time to raise taxes, local Republican lawmakers said Monday, reacting predictably to Gov. Chris Gregoire’s proposal to ask voters for a temporary half-cent increase in the state sales tax.

Gorge scenic area gets new manager

By Kathie Durbin November 20, 2011 6 a.m.

Lynn Burditt, a veteran Forest Service manager who has a master’s degree in conflict management, has been named area manager of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. She will begin her duties in the Hood River, Ore., office in early January. Burditt succeeds National Scenic Area Manager Dan Harkenrider, who recently retired.

Wind farm effort’s end blamed on agency

By Kathie Durbin November 18, 2011 6 a.m.

Investors in a proposed wind farm in coastal Pacific County say the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is largely to blame for their decision last week to terminate the $4 million project after four years of planning and studies.

Latest forecast adds $122 million to state deficit

By Kathie Durbin November 17, 2011 7:49 p.m.

The state's chief economist says that the state has taken in $12 million less than expected since September, and that revenues are projected to drop by $122 million over the next two years.

Wind project in Pacific County killed

By Kathie Durbin November 17, 2011 6 a.m.

Four public utility districts in Southwest Washington have pulled the plug on a proposal to build Washington’s first coastal wind farm in the heart of the state’s most valuable nesting habitat for the threatened marbled murrelet.

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