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Idaho county passes Emergency Declaration ahead of eclipse
County commissioners passed the declaration so they could ask the state for assistance in case more resources are need.

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Military Airstrips Are Poisoning People’s Wells
Washington state’s plan to deal with the water supply problem is six years behind schedule.
Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US
Temperatures in parts of Arizona, California and Nevada soared to nearly 120 degrees this week.
Forestry officials fretful of flammable cheatgrass outbreak
A wet winter and spring has led to taller, thicker patches of the grass.
Too hot to handle: Study shows Earth’s killer heat worsens
Nearly one in three people now experience 20 days a year when the heat reaches deadly levels, study says.
Trump revokes blocked program to protect immigrant parents
The program to protect immigrant parents was announced by President Barack Obama in November 2014 but was never fully launched.
US expands review of cyanide predator traps after boy hurt
Predator-killing cyanide traps have come under scrutiny after one of the devices in March injured a 14-year-old Idaho boy and killed his dog.
Official says more Hanford nuke mishaps likely
The U.S. Energy Department's top official at Washington state's severely contaminated Hanford Nuclear Reservation says future accidental nuclear radiation releases are likely because of aging site's infrastructure and inadequate cleanup funding
Snowbound California roads still getting a major plow job
Crews have been digging, blowing and blasting for months — and the work is not finished.
Wyoming coalition seeks ban on cyanide traps to kill coyotes
A coalition of some of the same groups filed a similar petition in March in Idaho.
Farm Bureau donates $1,500 of groceries to Bend’s Ronald McDonald House
Farm Bureau donates $1,500 of groceries to Bend’s Ronald McDonald House
The donation of groceries on June 12 is an annual tradition organized by the Oregon Farm Bureau Women’s Advisory Council that spans the entire 20-year history of the house in Bend, and almost 30 years at the two houses based in Portland.