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California utility expects to pay $2.5 billion for wildfires
The blazes killed 44 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and wiped out vineyards, marijuana farms and other agricultural operations.

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Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap
U.S. officials have said the cyanide trap was placed in error.
Heavy rain along Rocky Mountain Front leads to flooding
Heavy rain falling along the Rocky Mountain Front over the last several days has triggered some flooding, closing some roads and trapping a horseback party in the Scapegoat Wilderness
Evacuation orders lifted at northern Nevada wildfire
Sierra Front spokesperson says full containment is expected by Wednesday.
Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming fires
The area is the epicenter of a large swath of land in the U.S. Southwest that is experiencing exceptional drought.
Old farm warehouse may be saved as part of Hanford history
One of Washington state's most endangered historic places is located on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland
Send in the goats: Portugal goes low-tech to beat wildfires
Deploying goats as a way to prevent wildfires has been done for decades in the United States, especially in California and the Pacific Northwest.
Produce boxes bring the farm to your doorstep
Produce boxes bring the farm to your doorstep
CSA program now available to Hermiston residents
Wallowa County’s Hawkins sisters fine with fowl
Wallowa County’s Hawkins sisters fine with fowl
It’s successful in many ways but not necessarily financially, they contend.
Colorado wildfire forces nearly 2K evacuations amid drought
The National Interagency Fire Center reported there were 1,746 people responding to fight six active wildfires in the region.
Montana fire season forecast to be big, despite snowy winter
Montana is still recovering from last year’s fire season, when 1,500 square miles burned.