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.
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.
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.
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.