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Bull Elk and Winter Range
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Man Arrested For NOT Eating Dead Elk on His Property

The 2016-17 winter was a particularly harsh one not only for humans but apparently wildlife as well..an eastern Oregon man from Wallowa was arrested after 20+ rotting elk carcasses were discovered on his property and nearby

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Great Barrier Reef Threatened With Extinction "Within 20 Years"
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Rock Bottom Line: Global Warming Will Scare the Color Out of You

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the world's largest coral reef stretching over 1400 miles and in just the last two years over two-thirds of it has bleached...

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Man Dies Boating on the Columbia River During Wind Storm

The month of April notoriously brings major wind storms to the Columbia River Gorge and this month was no exception, the wind storm claimed the life of a man when his boat capsized last week...

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Stacy Lee
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1st Time in 7 Years Oregon is Completely Drought Free

Thanks to this winters epic snowfall in the Pacific Northwest Oregon is completely drought free since 2011 and Washington state is pretty close behind!

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What a Winter! WA Saw More Snow Than CO or UT!

Skiers love Utah and Colorado for the dry powder, and Washington's snow was very wet this year -- but there was a lot of it.

Washington had 456 total inches
Colorado had 242 total inches
Utah had 375 total inches

One of the slopes of Mt...

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Oxford Punting
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NO Columbia River Boating Until You Read This

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in a statement from their office in Portland, Oregon, is advising recreational boaters and commercial mariners that recent high water levels may be concealing some pile dikes on the Columbia River...

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Yakima River Flooding, modern times (Benton County Emergency Services)
Yakima River Flooding, modern times (Benton County Emergency Services)
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1948 Yakima, Columbia River Flood Did $50 Million in Damages

The history of the Yakima River flooding spans many decades, but the 1948 flood that included the Columbia River was one of the biggest. This picture is from 6-7 years ago, from Benton County Emergency Services.

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Stormy Weather Continues To Batter Britain
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Rapid Snow Melt and Rain Cause Flood Advisories in the Basin

I spent the weekend in Suncadia located near Roslin Washington and was amazed how quickly the snow was melting over the weekend...the West Valley in Yakima already had flooding over the weekend and guess what the massive snow melt is headed this way!

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Winter Brings Heavy Snowfalls To Tyrol And Bavaria
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Say It Isn’t So! Another Round of Winter Storms Expected This Week!

Here we go again!  Be prepared for winter driving conditions throughout some areas of eastern Oregon and Washington this week. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch, with snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches below 4500 feet and 9 to 13 inches above 4500 feet.

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Atlantic Storms Bring Consecutive Days Of Torrential Rain To Scotland
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Yet Another Winter Storm Watch for the Northwest

According to the National Weather Service, a front out of Alaska is moving south and will hit Washington tonight and tomorrow. Snow is expected in the mountain ranges including Snoqualamie Pass...

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Scientific Proof Confirms Our Winter Was Just the Worst

Climatologists noticed some areas of the country were having a "worse-than-usual" winter and created a rating system to measure it. According to their research, Walla Walla and Pendleton, OR had one of the worst winters in the nation...

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Seattle Mayor's beverage tax would include sports drinks (Getty Images)
Seattle Mayor's beverage tax would include sports drinks (Getty Images)
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Seattle Mayor Wants Big ‘Sugary’ Beverage Tax

KIRO-7 TV in Seattle is reporting Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to institute a tax on 'sugary drinks' that could raise the price of popular beverages $.2 cents per ounce. Where would the money go?

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