Wolf Haven International needs some new wheels. The van it uses to transport wolves to and from the Tenino-based wolf sanctuary broke down on Interstate 5 last week, leaving the non-profit organization without emergency transportation and unable to transport rescued animals to the sanctuary.
The Environmental Protection Agency has detected trace amounts of radioactive iodine in Richland's drinking water this week that's believed to have come from Japan.
The Evergreen State College has pulled the plug on a plan to use wood debris to heat the campus. The $14 million biomass gasification plant project is not completely dead, but it won't be happening any time soon, college officials said.
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WASHINGTON - The California sea lions were unwelcome visitors from the very beginning, greeted with yells, rubber bullets and firecrackers when they swam up the Columbia River to gobble up thousands of endangered salmon at the Bonneville Dam.
Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority members are attempting to overcome internal strife as the group tries to figure out where and how to move forward.
A bill requiring the state to maintain Capitol Lake as a permanent part of the Capitol Campus died a quiet death this session.
As wolves spread through Oregon from Idaho, ranchers are trying to get the right to shoot any wolves they see attacking livestock, and for the state to pay for cattle and sheep that are killed.
SEATTLE - Just as Washington is weaning itself off coal, two companies are pushing to make the state a leading exporter of the fossil fuel.
The Nisqually Land Trust will award its annual President's Partner of the Year awards to the state Recreation and Conservation Office and Hancock Forest Management. They'll get the awards at the trust's 19th annual auction and dinner, set for 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the Saint Martin's University Worthington Center in Lacey.
As a young boy, Rollie Geppert went to grade school in a one-room schoolhouse built on his parents' rural Minnesota farm. He followed his father's simply stated advice: "Make your living with your head, not your back."