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Man who made thousands of vulgar calls to women gets prison

December 2, 2019, 1:41pm Northwest

PORTLAND — A 50-year-old Oregon man who for years made thousands of anonymous vulgar phone calls to seven women in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. Read story

Boy arrested after fatal shooting of man in Forks

December 2, 2019, 10:16am Northwest

FORKS — Authorities say a 19-year-old man was killed in a shooting in Forksand a boy has been arrested. Read story

Data: Seattle area is one of three in America where marijuana use tops nicotine

December 2, 2019, 10:14am Northwest

As more states legalize marijuana, the number of adult consumers has been on the rise. But there are only three major metro areas where cannabis is more popular than cigarettes and other products containing nicotine, according to new market-research data. Read story

Marion County rejects hemp drying facility application

December 2, 2019, 10:13am Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — Marion County has rejected an application for a $15.5 million hemp drying and oil-processing facility proposed for a 37-acre farm in Turner, Oregon. Read story

Public Lands commissioner proposes fund to fight wildfires

December 2, 2019, 7:55am Latest News

SPOKANE — The state’s commissioner of Public Lands released a proposal Monday that provides some $63 million each year to fight wildfires and take steps to prevent them in the first place. Read story

Montana court removes potential obstacle to silver, copper mine

December 1, 2019, 8:33pm Northwest

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Supreme Court has removed a big obstacle for a mining company seeking to explore a silver and copper deposit potentially worth billions of dollars under the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness in northwestern Montana. Read story

WSU’s new Cosmic Crisp apple hits market

December 1, 2019, 8:14pm Northwest

YAKIMA — FirstFruits Marketing, the Yakima-based sales arm for FirstFruit Farms and Congdon Orchards, sold the first shipment of its Cosmic Crisp apples several months ago. Read story

New crab pot could help reduce whale entanglements

December 1, 2019, 7:56pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s Dungeness crab season is coming up, but there’s a problem looming over this fishery. Read story

La Grande, Elgin will receive seedlings from trees that survived bombing of Hiroshima

November 30, 2019, 3:35pm Northwest

LA GRANDE, Ore. — Ginkgo trees have survived the extinction of the dinosaurs, the bombing of Hiroshima and traveled around the world. The tree has become a symbol of peace between Japan and other nations through the Green Legacy Hiroshima project, with seedlings planted across the globe. The cities of La Grande and Elgin will join the movement when they plant ginkgo trees in the spring. Read story

Oregon cigarette tax backers raise nearly $9 million

November 30, 2019, 3:15pm Northwest

PORTLAND (AP) — Supporters of an upcoming ballot measure that will ask Oregon voters to raise the cigarette tax by $2 per pack say they have raised nearly $9 million. Read story