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Tribes break ground on Oregon hatchery that aims to restore salmon

January 15, 2020, 9:34am Northwest

MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. — The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation has broke ground on a long-awaited hatchery in the Walla Wall River basin. Read story

State Sen. Braun knocks Inslee’s clean fuels plan, opposition to methanol project

January 15, 2020, 8:43am Northwest

LONGVIEW — In his Republican response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s State of the State address Tuesday, state Sen. John Braun knocked the governor’s plans to address housing shortages and his opposition to the $2 billion Kalama methanol plant. Read story

Bend man who shot, killed woman sentenced to 9 years

January 15, 2020, 8:42am Northwest

BEND, Ore. — A Bend man who fatally shot a Sisters woman at his apartment during their first date was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison. Read story

Train strikes, kills pedestrian near Sumner

January 15, 2020, 8:42am Northwest

SUMNER — Authorities say a pedestrian was hit by a train and killed Wednesday morning on the tracks north of Sumner. Read story

Western Washington hit with more snow, power outages

January 15, 2020, 8:41am Latest News

PORT ANGELES — Another winter storm brought more snow to Western Washington through Wednesday morning, dropping more than a foot of snow on parts of the Olympic Peninusla. Read story

Heavy snow causes power outage at Crater Lake National Park

January 15, 2020, 8:41am Northwest

MEDFORD, Ore. — Heavy snow has temporarily cut communications with people at Crater Lake National Park. Read story

WSU fraternities make new rules on drinking, partying after freshman’s death

January 15, 2020, 8:41am Latest News

SPOKANE — The student council that oversees fraternities at Washington State University is imposing new rules on drinking after a 19-year-old freshman died of alcohol poisoning in November. Read story

Lewis County mulls using tax dollars for affordable housing

January 14, 2020, 7:07pm Northwest

Lewis County Commissioners directed staff to draft an ordinance to authorize a sales and use tax — at the rate of 0.0146 percent — for affordable and supportive housing at their Monday morning regular business meeting held at the Historic Courthouse in Chehalis. Read story

UO considers adopting a tuition guarantee program

January 14, 2020, 7:02pm Northwest

EUGENE, Ore. — Lindsay Luallen chose to move from Alabama to enroll at the University of Oregon five years ago because the university was able to accommodate the fact that she only had herself to rely on for financial support. She hadn’t lived at home since she was 16 years old. Read story

Work begins on new cap and trade bill for Oregon

January 14, 2020, 5:04pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A climate change bill that could dominate the 2020 Oregon legislative session got its first public hearing as lawmakers try to find a compromise on an issue that led to GOP senators walking out of the Capitol last year. Read story