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Oregon’s top baby name for 2020: Oli

May 15, 2021, 6:39pm Nation & World

Few people will look back fondly on the year 2020, with the possible exception of one group: new parents. Read story

In this handout photo released by the Yurok Tribe shows 70 dead juvenile salmon captured by the Yurok Tribe that are presumed to have died from deadly pathogen, Ceratonova shasta, in the Klamath River water flows. On May 4, 2021, the most recent date for which data is available, 97 percent of the juvenile salmon captured between the Shasta River and Scott River stretch of the Klamath were infected with C. Shasta and will be dead within days, according to the Yurok Tribe. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says it won't release water into the main canal that feeds the massive Klamath Project irrigation system for the first time in 114 years, leaving many farmers and ranchers with no water at all. The agency also says it won't release water from the same dam to increase downstream water levels in the lower Klamath River, where tribes say 97% of juvenile salmon are dying from a bacterial disease caused by poor water conditions.

Water crisis ‘couldn’t be worse’ on Oregon-California border

In this handout photo released by the Yurok Tribe shows 70 dead juvenile salmon captured by the Yurok Tribe that are presumed to have died from deadly pathogen, Ceratonova shasta, in the Klamath River water flows. On May 4, 2021, the most recent date for which data is available, 97 percent of the juvenile salmon captured between the Shasta River and Scott River stretch of the Klamath were infected with C. Shasta and will be dead within days, according to the Yurok Tribe. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says it won't release water into the main canal that feeds the massive Klamath Project irrigation system for the first time in 114 years, leaving many farmers and ranchers with no water at all. The agency also says it won't release water from the same dam to increase downstream water levels in the lower Klamath River, where tribes say 97% of juvenile salmon are dying from a bacterial disease caused by poor water conditions.

May 15, 2021, 12:56pm Latest News

PORTLAND — The water crisis along the California-Oregon border went from dire to catastrophic this week as federal regulators shut off irrigation water to farmers from a critical reservoir and said they would not send extra water to dying salmon downstream or to a half-dozen wildlife refuges that harbor millions… Read story

The descent into Box Canyon Springs is rocky and steep, with a cable handrail for some support. Cf'uThe terrain getting down into canyon may not be for everyone,Cf`u said Thousand Springs State Park ranger Juelie Traska.

Idaho park boasts water as blue as the Caribbean Sea

The descent into Box Canyon Springs is rocky and steep, with a cable handrail for some support. Cf'uThe terrain getting down into canyon may not be for everyone,Cf`u said Thousand Springs State Park ranger Juelie Traska.

May 15, 2021, 6:04am Northwest

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho is known for all kinds of natural wonders — mountains, canyons, waterfalls, unique rock formations. But tropical waters? One increasingly popular Southern Idaho trail follows a basalt canyon rim before taking hikers down into the canyon itself to walk along bright blue-green water reminiscent of the… Read story

Oregon businesses asked to check vaccine status

May 14, 2021, 5:55pm Northwest

PORTLAND — Oregon’s state health officer said Friday businesses will be asked to either enforce mask policies or check whether customers have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Read story

Parents must file taxes by Monday deadline to receive correct monthly payments up to $300 per child starting in July

May 14, 2021, 11:51am Latest News

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service will begin sending families monthly payments of up to $300 per child in July, the result of a reimagined child tax credit Congress passed in March, but parents need to file their taxes by Monday’s deadline to receive the correct amount based on their… Read story

Newspaper delivery driver wounded in early morning N.E. Portland shooting

May 14, 2021, 11:50am Northwest

A newspaper delivery driver is in the hospital after being shot in Northeast Portland’s Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood early Friday. Read story

Senate passes bill to lift restrictions on Seattle-to-Alaska cruises

May 14, 2021, 8:22am Business

A U.S. Senate bill allowing cruise lines to circumvent a Canadian cruising ban passed unanimously Thursday, paving the way for the first large cruise ships in more than a year to sail between Seattle and Alaska as early as this summer. Read story

UW researchers think a fish might be the answer to treating mood disorders, addiction

May 14, 2021, 8:10am Health

University of Washington researchers are studying how to control the brain. They might have found the answer in an eel-like fish. Read story

Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for death of Everett firefighter

May 14, 2021, 8:01am Northwest

EVERETT — A Snohomish County judge sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and parole for the rest of his life for the killing of an Everett firefighter 34 years ago. Read story

Portland leaders approve $5.7B budget, slow Portland Street Response expansion

May 14, 2021, 8:00am Northwest

Portland’s elected leaders approved a budget for next year that will pour millions of dollars into citywide cleanup efforts and programs to spur economic recovery but take a more cautious approach in expanding a non-police alternative to some public safety calls. Read story