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The campsite where the last four occupiers stayed is seen near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters Friday outside Burns, Ore.

FBI: No rigged explosives found at standoff site

The campsite where the last four occupiers stayed is seen near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters Friday outside Burns, Ore.

February 12, 2016, 10:46pm Latest News

BURNS, Ore. -- FBI officials said Friday they haven't found any rigged explosives or booby traps at the national wildlife refuge in Oregon that had been seized by an armed group. Read story

The Elwha River flows through what was Lake Aldwell and freely past the old Elwha Dam, at the bend at right, near Port Angeles in June 2014. Scientists are working to develop templates for habitat restoration to bolster struggling salmon and steelhead populations.

Studies aim to restore habitat of imperiled Northwest fish

The Elwha River flows through what was Lake Aldwell and freely past the old Elwha Dam, at the bend at right, near Port Angeles in June 2014. Scientists are working to develop templates for habitat restoration to bolster struggling salmon and steelhead populations.

February 9, 2016, 5:30am Latest News

Scientists in the Pacific Northwest are studying more than a dozen watersheds to develop templates on habitat restoration that could be used in similar streams to bolster struggling fish populations. Read story

A snowshoeing group takes advantage of ample snow last month at Fish Lake, northeast of Medford, Ore.

Five places to snowshoe in Southern Oregon

A snowshoeing group takes advantage of ample snow last month at Fish Lake, northeast of Medford, Ore.

February 8, 2016, 6:00am Northwest

MEDFORD, Ore. -- With a big, fat snowpack on top of the mountains that surround our valley in Southern Oregon, this would be a good winter to finally learn how to snowshoe. Read story

The Washington Department of Fish &amp; Wildlife recently started using a vacuum-powered transport system designed by Whooshh to move Tule Chinook salmon to a waiting truck and then to a hatchery on the upper Washougal River, Tuesday, September 23, 2014.(Steven Lane/The Columbian) (Columbian files)

Tribes seek to restore upper-Columbia salmon

The Washington Department of Fish &amp; Wildlife recently started using a vacuum-powered transport system designed by Whooshh to move Tule Chinook salmon to a waiting truck and then to a hatchery on the upper Washougal River, Tuesday, September 23, 2014.(Steven Lane/The Columbian) (Columbian files)

February 7, 2016, 7:04pm Northwest

SPOKANE -- Some Northwest Indian tribes want in the next 20 years to achieve a long-held dream: restoring wild salmon runs above the giant Grand Coulee Dam. Read story

Mourners gather Jan. 31 at a roadside memorial for rancher LaVoy Finicum near Burns, Oregon. Finicum was killed Jan. 26 in a confrontation with the FBI and Oregon State Police on a remote road. (AP Photo/Nick K.

30 minutes of chaos: Witness details events of Finicum shooting

Mourners gather Jan. 31 at a roadside memorial for rancher LaVoy Finicum near Burns, Oregon. Finicum was killed Jan. 26 in a confrontation with the FBI and Oregon State Police on a remote road. (AP Photo/Nick K.

February 7, 2016, 5:00am Latest News

The line of police SUVs and tactical rigs tucked back in the woods on a side road alarmed Robert “LaVoy” Finicum as he drove by on the highway to John Day. Read story

Cliven Bundy, on horseback at center, joins the funeral procession for Arizona rancher Robert "LaVoy" Finicum in Kanab, Utah, on  Feb. 5. Hundreds of people packed a Mormon church in rural Utah for the viewing ceremony for the fallen spokesman of the Oregon armed standoff. Police shot and killed Finicum during a Jan. 26 traffic stop after they say he reached for a gun.

Some unindicted refuge occupiers attend memorial for LaVoy Finicum

Cliven Bundy, on horseback at center, joins the funeral procession for Arizona rancher Robert "LaVoy" Finicum in Kanab, Utah, on  Feb. 5. Hundreds of people packed a Mormon church in rural Utah for the viewing ceremony for the fallen spokesman of the Oregon armed standoff. Police shot and killed Finicum during a Jan. 26 traffic stop after they say he reached for a gun.

February 6, 2016, 10:49pm Latest News

KANAB, Utah - Some of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers who were not among the 16 recently indicted attended memorial services for occupation spokesman Robert “LaVoy” Finicum in southwestern Utah on Friday. Read story

In this photo taken Feb. 1, 2016, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman poses for a photo in her office in Olympia, Wash. while holding a sample of a Washington state enhanced drivers license. Months after Washington state saw record low voter turnout, Wyman and several lawmakers say they want to help increase voter engagement with automatic voter registration for some Washingtonians. Senate Bill 6379 and House Bill 2682 would automatically register people who aren’t on the voter rolls but already have or apply for an enhanced driver's license or commercial driver’s licenses. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington bill seeks partial automatic voter registration

In this photo taken Feb. 1, 2016, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman poses for a photo in her office in Olympia, Wash. while holding a sample of a Washington state enhanced drivers license. Months after Washington state saw record low voter turnout, Wyman and several lawmakers say they want to help increase voter engagement with automatic voter registration for some Washingtonians. Senate Bill 6379 and House Bill 2682 would automatically register people who aren’t on the voter rolls but already have or apply for an enhanced driver's license or commercial driver’s licenses. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 6, 2016, 4:36pm Latest News

Months after Washington state saw record low voter turnout, several lawmakers and Secretary of State Kim Wyman say they want to help increase engagement with automatic voter registration for some. Read story

In this photo taken Jan. 20, 2016, Kerri Kasem, right, the daughter of the late radio personality Casey Kasem, waits to testify during a hearing at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Kasem and others are seeking easier ways for family and friends to visit ailing elders, after she was blocked from seeing her father, who died at 82 in Gig Harbor, Wash., in 2014 due to a long legal battle over his care between his three adult children from a previous marriage and Jean Kasem, his second wife. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Photos by Ted S.

Lawmakers may protect elders’ friends, family

In this photo taken Jan. 20, 2016, Kerri Kasem, right, the daughter of the late radio personality Casey Kasem, waits to testify during a hearing at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Kasem and others are seeking easier ways for family and friends to visit ailing elders, after she was blocked from seeing her father, who died at 82 in Gig Harbor, Wash., in 2014 due to a long legal battle over his care between his three adult children from a previous marriage and Jean Kasem, his second wife. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Photos by Ted S.

February 1, 2016, 6:00am Northwest

The daughters of two late celebrities are seeking easier ways for family and friends to visit ailing elders, and have brought separate legislation to Washington state in memory of their fathers’ end-of-life struggles. Read story

The Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp in Portland, seen in 2013, has been in Chinatown since 2011.

Portland ready to OK move for Right 2 Dream Too camp

The Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp in Portland, seen in 2013, has been in Chinatown since 2011.

January 31, 2016, 9:05pm Northwest

PORTLAND -- An entrenched downtown homeless camp may finally have new digs if the Portland City Council has its way. Read story

The Thompson family of Tacoma, mom Julianne, dad David and kids Simon, 8; Cecilia, 6; Emilia, 4; and Marilyn, 2, unpack in their cabin at Dash Point State Park in Federal Way in November. &quot;We just wanted to find a place close by and get away from the daily grind,&quot; Julianne Thompson said. (Ellen M.

State parks looking to entice potential cabin, yurt renters

The Thompson family of Tacoma, mom Julianne, dad David and kids Simon, 8; Cecilia, 6; Emilia, 4; and Marilyn, 2, unpack in their cabin at Dash Point State Park in Federal Way in November. &quot;We just wanted to find a place close by and get away from the daily grind,&quot; Julianne Thompson said. (Ellen M.

January 30, 2016, 10:15am Northwest

SEATTLE -- If you waver about an overnight stay at a state park, what would it take to twist your arm? More cabins along the lake? A loyalty rewards program? An Internet special on a cottage? Read story