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Central Oregon’s Tumalo Creek Trail is ideal for novice mountain bikers, families

September 19, 2021, 4:05pm Northwest

Central Oregon is home to hundreds of miles of singletrack trails. In fact, our area boasts more than 900 miles of singletrack, according to bendtrails.org. Read story

Need a bite at Seattle-Tacoma airport? A robot will now deliver food to you at your gate

September 19, 2021, 4:05pm Business

You don't have to leave your gate or get in line to order food at the airport anymore, thanks to "Gita," the robot that delivers. Read story

Cowlitz County COVID-19 vaccine rates increase, mostly due to mandates, providers say

September 19, 2021, 4:37pm Northwest

Cowlitz County is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 vaccines with the number increasing about 55% over the last six weeks, according to the state Department of Health. Read story

After low harvest, farmers face tough conditions for winter wheat

September 18, 2021, 6:39pm Nation & World

Washington’s wheat growers are planting their winter crop in the worst conditions some have seen since the 1970s. These conditions come on the heels of a harvest that’s among the lowest in the same period. Read story

Sauk-Suiattle tribe sues Seattle utility over green stance

September 18, 2021, 4:13pm Nation & World

The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe has filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of Seattle on behalf of its members and the public, saying the electric utility’s green power claims are misleading and hurting the tribe. Read story

Washington state workers getting exemptions to avoid vaccines

September 18, 2021, 4:09pm Nation & World

Washington government agencies are granting hundreds of religious and medical exemptions for state workers who don't want to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Read story

Man sentenced to 12 years in $200 million phone-fraud scheme

September 18, 2021, 3:43pm Nation & World

A Pakistan resident has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a conspiracy to “unlock” phones from AT&T’s network, a scheme the company says cost it more than $200 million. Read story

Scott Hokonson, Director of Long Term Recovery in Malden, Wash., points out remaining damage and debris left in the town. The high cost of cleanup and removal of debris has played a large part in the delay of rebuilding.

A year after fire destroyed Malden, a grieving town slowly rebuilds

Scott Hokonson, Director of Long Term Recovery in Malden, Wash., points out remaining damage and debris left in the town. The high cost of cleanup and removal of debris has played a large part in the delay of rebuilding.

September 18, 2021, 10:04am Latest News

MALDEN — Laura Rankin watched a mushroom cloud of smoke balloon from her kitchen window the day fire came. Read story

Chinook salmon swim up a fish ladder at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Feather River Hatchery just below the Lake Oroville dam during the California drought emergency on May 27, 2021, in Oroville, Calif. (Patrick T.

Why some fish are ‘junk,’ others are protected. Study points to bias against native species

Chinook salmon swim up a fish ladder at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Feather River Hatchery just below the Lake Oroville dam during the California drought emergency on May 27, 2021, in Oroville, Calif. (Patrick T.

September 18, 2021, 6:50am Latest News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Andrew Rypel grew up fishing on Wisconsin’s pristine lakes and rivers. With just a worm on his hook, he caught suckers, gar, sunfish and other native fish he never saw in his game fishing magazines. Read story

Jack Dwyer stands on the dry creek bed of Deer Creek in Selma, Ore. on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. In 1972, Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with Deer Creek running through it. . But now, Deer Creek has become a dry creek bed after several illegal marijuana grows cropped up in the neighborhood last spring, stealing water from both the stream and aquifers and throwing Dwyer's future in doubt.

Illegal marijuana farms take West’s water in ‘blatant theft’

Jack Dwyer stands on the dry creek bed of Deer Creek in Selma, Ore. on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. In 1972, Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with Deer Creek running through it. . But now, Deer Creek has become a dry creek bed after several illegal marijuana grows cropped up in the neighborhood last spring, stealing water from both the stream and aquifers and throwing Dwyer's future in doubt.

September 18, 2021, 6:08am Latest News

LA PINE, Ore. — Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it. Read story