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Why we are here

Meaningful, independent journalism is at a crossroads. Advertisers who once filled newspaper coffers and funded local journalism have shifted resources to the Internet. And... — Updated 6/17/2021

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NTSB releases report on Custer train derailment

A report issued on June 10 by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) examines how the tank cars were operated during last December's train derailment. The report does not... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Ecology announces remedies for contaminated orchards

The Washington State Department of Ecology recently released a map showing the locations of about 115,000 acres of historic orchards that could be contaminated by lead arsenate... — Updated 6/10/2021

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U.S. border to re-open June 22

While there has been no official word, two highly placed sources in the Blaine port of entry have told local immigration attorney Len Saunders on May 25 that the U.S. intends to... — Updated 5/28/2021

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No Discover Pass needed on Juneteenth, state land managers say

Following passage of a bill designating Juneteenth a state holiday, recreationalists now won't need to display a Discovery Pass for day-use parking at many Washington state public... — Updated 5/28/2021

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